8.2 out of 10

Kingsthorpe

-27.4732207603474 151.822284306394
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Safe & Sound
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Shopping Options
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
May 04, 2021

"Quiet and peaceful"

My wife and I have just moved from Kingsthorpe after several years (purchased in Toowoomba). After moving from Anduramba we were expecting a return to noisy suburbia but couldn't be further from the truth. Most properties are on half acre blocks with some at the top end of Petersens Road or Linton Hill on 1-1.5 acres. This helps with noise. During our tenancy, Kingsthorpe grew significantly as a satellite suburb and "bedroom community" of Toowoomba. My wife works in Glenvale and I work in Toowoomba City - the dramatic reduction in commute time alone was a big incentive for us to move.

Kingsthorpe now has a small shopping centre, featuring an IGA, bottle shop, pharmacy, doctor and dentist. Fibre to the Node NBN in most parts of town. 10 minutes to Oakey and 20-25 to Toowoomba. Never personally had an issue with crime but others were having issues with petty theft in later years. Reason for moving? Landlords sold our property and we were in the position to buy elsewhere.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A quiet rural village."

We love living here. It's so quiet and safe, the local shop owners are friendly and so are the residents. You wouldn't know you were living so close to Toowoomba City. Kingsthorpe is a gorgeous little hamlet that is growing in leaps and bounds.
Pros
  • great walking areas, parks, great for pets and kids.
  • no stress
  • peacefull and quite
  • new shopping complex opening by Christmas
  • amazing lookout
Cons
  • no shopping centre
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Kingsthorpe is a quiet country style town that is starting to show signs of growth."

Pros
  • peacefull and quite
  • no stress
Cons
  • no shopping centre
  • no recycle bin service
  • no real nite life
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Nice and quiet for us older folks not yet retired"

After living in one of the noisiest suburbs you can imagine we find Kingsthorpe a restful, quiet place to live.

We have just bought here and are very happy. We have the best of both worlds, it's quiet and semi rural with nice homes in the area and fairly close to Toowoomba and Oakey.

Only real negative is there is no Supermarket in Kinsthorpe.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great place to call home."

Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees