8.3 out of 10

Mango Hill

Ranked 144th best suburb in Brisbane
-27.2339909469064 153.040490384587
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Safe & Sound
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Nov 06, 2017

"Affordable and close to everything you need"

Great area, close to North lakes shopping, and easy access to Redcliffe beach. Can pop up to sunshine coast for the day no problem.
Trainline is the best way to get into Brisbane on weekdays, as traffic on Bruce highway is bad. The only things this area is lacking is some high quality dining. Its all sports clubs and chain restaurants, and there is no no- religious private schools. (but very few places do)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Aug 28, 2017

"A future boom suburb"

Infrastructure has improved greatly with the recent completion of the new railway. Close to the North Lakes shopping center. Nice and quiet for family with kids
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Aug 09, 2017

"Great for families and professional"

Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Jul 24, 2017

"NextGen Suburb for smart professionals"

Great suburb with good people and multicultural environment. Easy access to Trains, Bus, Westfield, IKEA, COSTCO.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
davidspar
davidspar Is it a good suburb to invest in with strong capital growth? Especially in the capestone region?
Jul 24, 2017
simont5
simont5 Yes and soon the government will be building a University about 10 minutes away. I bought an investment property there recently and looking for quality tenants was easy
Aug 01, 2017
David Spar
David Spar Excellent to hear! Thank you for your response. I too have recently purchased land in Capestone and building a 4B. Glad to know tenants are of great quality and easy to rent out. May we both enjoy the long term growth prospects ahead. Cheers
Aug 25, 2017
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Apr 21, 2016

"Coming soon! Check for Internet!"

Mango Hill is the next boomtown, its close to the city but still holds that rural escape feel. Depending on where you choose to live that is! Choose carefully just like every other suburb in Brisbane!
Things to consider:

-Lots of new rentals particularly ones with NO INTERNET. (Explained further at end) some have Fibre nbn, some have nothing as copper phonelines are no longer connected to internet ports!

-Loads of young people and their first rental! Sucks!!!(Noise, smoke, rubbish, loud arguments, p plater cars etc!) But a simple kind request is more than appreciated by all of the ones near us. They mostly seem kind, hardworking/ employed! Not doll thank god.

-Swarm proportions of mosquitoes closer to swamp areas backing onto murrumba downs etc.

-Rat maze of streets to get back onto main roads. Supposedly to stop traffic thoroughfare....

-Highway noise, to be honest Im a light sleeper and can see the highway off in the distance but cannot hear it.

-Swamp Gas smell! This terrible dead odour lingers in the air! Sometimes there, sometimes not. It gets to the point where it smells like an outdoor toilet!

-Upcoming noise from trainline and atributed longer teaffic delays due to stupid installation of more poorly planned and timed trafficlights!

-GPS issues due to so many new streets and estates being established. However a quick report to google maps is quick and easy!

-bus routes...Most areas complete blackspots! We can see 3 trainstations from our balcony but cannot get to one using public transport! And due to the mozzies its a terrible walk, having to bathe in repellents!

-Generally one of the nicer suburbs, its a short trip to the city, or the coast. new shops and superstores popping up almost weekly. Ikea and kmart coming 2016, costco, bigw, coles, woolies, Event cinemas, plenty of trendy eats, bars, plenty of womens shops, plenty of caryards, hardware and males shops.

Personal experiences: apart from an overly loud nymphomaniac woman somewhere around tattler street? yes the noise carries! strange smoke, tobacco smoke an idiot or two with Harleys its not too bad especially considering the superclose location of neighbours.

-Telstra 3/4g Coverage is good, LTE -70dbm to -108dbm and GSM consistent -87dbm.
-TV/FM/AM reception is excellent, you will generally not need a signal amplifier.
-Natural gas is available most areas.
-Stable electricty supply no interruptions previous 10months.
-Fibre to the premisis in new builds! But beware developer promises if its not allready connected to the estate/ street

Re: Internet Face it, Its basically an essential service akin to Power and Water!
Some/most areas particularly new areas are in an NBN zone. This means either future or existing infrastructure is coming or existing.

This can be a blessing or a right pain in the butt, due to the nbn presence ADSL via the normal telephone line isnt available! Providers will not give you it as they see nbn presence. Dont assume you will be special and allowed to connect to thw pots (old copper telephone adsl)
Check the nbn rollout map and if your worried knock on a door and ask also ring multiple nbn suppliers and ask :)
-Dont believe real estate agents! One particular estate targeted at young people with pets was developed with NO internet infrasturcture (NBN cable) in the ground to the estate!
Pros
  • Clean
  • Good lifestyle
  • Safe
  • Bush walks with kids and dog
  • The open feel and space
Cons
  • Traffic congestion to the city
  • Plagues of Mosquitos
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A hill lacking infrastructure and planning"

Mango hill holds promise but as part of the planned North Lakes community it is lacking plenty in infrastructure (the train line is coming) and social options (only a few places to eat out but the parks are nice). What it is not lacking in is new houses filled with commuters to clog up the Bruce Highway. This is a suburb that is all dressed up with nowhere to go.
Pros
  • Clean
Cons
  • Needs more restaurants
  • Mobile reception
  • Traffic congestion to the city
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Tales of 2 reviews"

This is a fantastic place to live for so many reasons, lots of parks, access to public facilities, more and more shopping options and access to beaches, wineries and the hinterland only 20-40 mins drive away.
On the other hand, if your planning to commute by car to Brisbane then be prepared for regular 20+ km tailbacks. If you are hoping to enjoy your lovely back garden then be prepared to be bitten by mozzies for 4-6 months of the year.
The council is forward thinking and the 2 issues above are being actively improved but it won't be better for a number of years.
Pros
  • Access to beaches and hinterland
  • Clean
  • Good lifestyle
  • Safe
Cons
  • Plagues of Mosquitos
  • Traffic congestion to the city
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Love North Lakes"

Agree NLs isa great place for all kinds of people. Great community and now that we all pay a leve to keep the grounds look great it will get even better!
Pros
  • Clean
  • Good lifestyle
  • Safe
Recommended for
  • Gay & Lesbian
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A great community"

North lakes is a hidden gem. Very community focused and a diverse mix of demographics. We moved into one of our investment properties while we planned our next home expecting to be there for a year. We are now staying in North Lakes and building again!

Very Safe, friendly and open minded suburb full of house pround people. Once the town centre is finished and we have the train. Watch out! Highley recomended!!
Pros
  • Clean
  • Good lifestyle
  • Safe
Cons
  • Mobile reception
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Best Family location!"

This Estate has everything for the growing family to the retired couple, with even more services and info structure in store the near future.
Pros
  • Clean
  • Good lifestyle
  • Safe
Cons
  • Mobile reception
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Very nice friendly feel for us expats"

We have lived here on Mango Hill for the last five years and have seen this area grow to a very friendly family place,We live on Halpine Lake development Mango Hill and do love the ability to have shops and bush around us.
With the new proposed rail link going in it will make this area even better for transport to the city and more people will want to live here.The area is having loads of money spent on it with the new school being built on Mango Hill so again it will help families live or migrate to the area.
We as British expats love the friendly feel and the way your neighbours will say hello and stand and talk,it makes us feel as we are in a safe place with our children.
If there are any persons thinking of moving/buying here all i can say is you will LOVE IT
Pros
  • The open feel and space
  • Bush walks with kids and dog
  • Bigger blocks to live on
Cons
  • Need more parks/BBQ areas
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Peaceful, yet close to everything!"

Mango Hill Village has that delightful village atmosphere ...Friendly neighbours, peaceful living, a sense of safety and the knowledge that there would always be someone around to help you if you were in need. Taking a walk around the leafy neighbourhood we almost always happen upon kangaroos, koalas, kookaburras or parrots enjoying their beautiful habitat.
All this and yet only 5 minutes from a thriving Westfield shopping and business hub. With many upgrades in the works Mango Hill has limitless potential.
I can honesty say I hope we never have to leave this unique piece of paradise!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Excellent across the board!"

Have recently moved up from Victoria and the entire family is enjoying the amenities of North Lakes. With the walking/bike paths, sports fields, play equipment, and the golf, what else do you need for a growing family. Westfield Mall is excellent and has every store you could possibly want to get your shopping done. Yes, there is a little traffic on Discovery Drive during peak hour but this will be mostly eliminated once the new road by the Night Owl is opened, and it is about due to be opened! We find the neighborhood to be safe and clean and the neighbors to be nice! Seems to be a good melting pot of different Nationalities in North Lakes as well...which is what we want for our children. We are very happy with our move to North Lakes, we only wish we would have moved up here sooner!
Pros
  • Clean
  • Safe
  • Good lifestyle
Cons
  • Mobile reception
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great for young couples or singles looking to start"

Lovely leafy area that's going ahead all the time, a real gem in the burbs
Recommended for
  • Professionals
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"New Farm for straight people on the northside"

If you're a fan of roundabouts, then Discovery Drive is for you.

North Lakes (Mango Hill west) is a 'planned community' by Stockland on the Brisbane's northside to rival southside's Springfield Lakes by Delfin. The houses are new and large, but fall into the McMansion trap at times, and yard sizes are minuscule.

The attitude in the area seems to be that if you can't get to it in five minutes, it isn't worth having. This mirrors the mood in New Farm being so wonderfully close to 'everything', and anything two suburbs or more away is in the bush.

Westfield North Lakes is a nice touch, but a nightmare to get to since there is just one entrance to it from Memorial Drive off Anzac Avenue (unless you're coming down from the north on Bruce Highway). Then once you get in from Memorial Drive, do laps through limited parking out the front to see if there are any spaces, or eventually make your way to the back where car parking is more plentiful. This should have been better thought-out from the start by the developer and Westfield.

Public transport is atrocious, but this is thanks to state government inaction -- a railway line has been planned for nearby for more than 100 years. The nearest train station is Petrie, but it is busy enough already (how do you get there? Drive of course, or a rare bus). Unlike older, established suburbs, the roads are quite narrower so you have to park on the footpath or risk being scalded by a local resident reading the riot act if you dare park on the road the traditional way (there are an actual set rules that cover this, apparently). Parking on the footpath takes away the reason for the word "foot" in the name.

These types of suburbs are popular with new families, but when you take into consideration the lacking public transport and that these families have probably two cars, then the kids will grow-up and eventually have their own car each... be prepared for more vehicles having to park somewhere. They won't necessarily be rusted wrecks that don't go anywhere as features on front yards, it will be an issue.

North Lakes is now ten years old. It is still nice now, but keep in mind what happens as communities get older and bigger (Stockland expect it to eventually house 25,000 people). The new developments in Mango Hill across the other side of Anzac Avenue isn't any better. The artificial lakes are also nice, however it is a shame the singing ducklings from their television commercials in the 2000s aren't there anymore.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great for families, Great Capital Growth....."

North Lakes Estate boasts numerous lakes, bikeways, walkways, private & public schooling, daycare facilities, Westfield Shopping Centre, Sporting & Community facility centres & Business Centres.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Very safe and clean with good amenities"

Great place to live with young children, very safe and good facilities.
Close to the coast,airport and city.
Not alot of activities for older children and teenages.
Well maintained estate.
As said previously, very bad mobile and internet reception.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5
2yrs+

"Land size"

The land size are approaching 250m^2. This is very small and requires two storybuildings. It is still much better than living in a flat (High density building) and it is affordable for young couples who want to get into the market at a very good location close to shops and schools.

The other problem is mobile phone coverage and internet supply. I do not know if the developers (Stockland) are responsible but they have made very little attempt to provide good services and coverage. I can not use my Telstra connected iPhone and ther is not ADSL 2 available unless you want to use Telstra. This is not acceptable for a new develpment. You find this out only after yopu have moved in
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Convenient and quality suburban lifestyle"

Convenient for transport, good road and rail links, easy travel to City, Airport, Trade Port, North to the Sunshine Coast or Gateway to Gold Coast. Excellent local shops and a major Westfield shopping centre. Choice of schools and childcare.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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4.5/5
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4.5/5
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4.5/5
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