Marsden, QLD 4132

2.8(15 reviews)

Ranked 262nd best suburb by locals in Brisbane Region, QLD

Great for

  • Parks and recreation
  • Childcare
  • Neighbourly spirit
  • Shopping options
  • Internet access

Not great for

  • Nightlife
  • Eating out
  • Peace and quiet
  • Lack of traffic
  • Medical facilities

Who lives here?

  • Families With Kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Students

Reviews of Marsden, QLD

jadew8
jadew8
10th May 2021

"The most convenient place to live in South East Queensland."

Pros:
Convenient location. For instance it's a 40 min drive to Brisbane CBD, an hour to popular Gold Coast beaches, 40 mins to the beautiful rainforest's of Mount Tambourine, and a short drive inland to Aussie bushland boasting an array of creeks and camping grounds. The suburb its self is in extremely close proximity to large local shopping centres (grand plaza, Hyperdrome) as well only a 25-30 min drive to Westfield shopping centre's Garden City and Carindale.
It is a 10 min drive to the massive Logan Hospital.
Plenty of schools in and around the area, the most notable being Marsden State High School which has been named 2020 Australian Best School of the Year.
Heaps of great parks.
Extremely multicultural.
Lots of kids sporting teams in surrounding areas.
Easy access to motorways.
Decent public transport system.
There are plenty of Businesses in the area (lots of jobs for young people in non-professional roles - like hospitality and retail).
Affordable Housing, including brand new houses.

Cons:
Poor reputation.
Hoons. However, in recent years it has decreased due to council installing lots of traffic control measures in local streets.
Noise. However, this issue seems to be most prevalent in the new estates, where houses are so close together that their roofs are almost touching. In these sort of situations noise is almost inevitable.
Trouble definitely exists in this area but if you don't go looking for it you will probably be fine.

When looking for a house in Marsden I would suggest choosing an older home on a quiet street where most residents own their home. These houses are on bigger blocks and are usually owned by working families and retirees therefore minimising noise.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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malyc
malyc
25th November 2019

"Marsden used to be a good place to live in"

Too many units and townhouse too many drugs and robbing, we need more cops around Marsden areas poor oldies people too sceard to stay home alone.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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suev5
suev5
4th July 2019

"worst place ever"

Marsden is the Worst place in queensland ever to have the misfortune to live in. Surrounded by drug addicts, hoons, criminals, gangstalkers, drink drivers, groomers, bullies. Loud noise all night.

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suev4
suev4
1st May 2019

"marsden is the worst place we have ever lived"

from kids being bullied at school, being kept awake all night by idiotic criminal neighbours, hoons all day and night, all night parties, tresspassers, scam artists, unsafe to go out after dark, unsafe to shop after dark, security guards in the local shops, not secure to walk during the day either. marsden is the worst suburb we have ever had the misfortune to live in.

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jakesimpson
jakesimpson
16th February 2019

"Home is what you make it"

I see alot of mixed reviews here but all in all Marsden has been great for me! You can find trouble anywhere you go and thats the same for marsden but i keep to myself i walk the kids to the park i see other families at the parks and dont see any dramas ever! If you look for trouble you'll find it im sure but thats everywhere, Marsden is a family friendly town.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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"Marsden is now a distination"

RW Marsden have been selling real estate in Marsden since 2008. In this time we watched the suburbs improve year on year. Thanks to the tremendous work ex mayor Pam Parker and current Mayor Luke Smith have and are putting in. Marsden/Crestmead area is becoming a hot
spot for investors and owner occupiers alike. More estates, more families, more business, more jobs coming to Marsden/Crestmead.
With our State, Private and Catholic schools combined with Griffith University we have a great education system.
Lots of parks and huge nature reserves for play and to enjoying nature.
Marsden is the Place to be.
www.rwmarsden.com

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"Hard to sell here"

Close friend who bought here found it impossible to sell her house, which is 4 bed 2 bath and in good condition (built 2010). She had it on market for 6 months +. My cousin lived here briefly and hated it. He said neighbours were not friendly, lots of loud parties in the street and he found that the suburb was not well connected with public transport.

Who lives here?

  • Singles
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"Good location for between Brisbane and the Gold Coast."

I've been living here for around 7 years now. We moved here due to how cheap it was and the location as we travel to Brisbane city and the Gold Coast often. It's a small suburb, not much to do, but also not far from things in surrounding suburbs. More of a place for young families. There are many parks and nature parks close by, so always activities for young children to do. More and more shops are been built, so you have basically all you need within a 5 minute drive. It's extremely multicultural which is a really wonderful thing, & why we have stayed here so long (were originally only going to stay for 2 years).

Great for

  • Multicultural
  • Many parks and nature parks close by
  • Cheap housing

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Gone downhill FAST"

When we shifted here 18 yrs ago from Sydney it was a nice place to live. It is NOT anymore!!!!
The main reason that stands out is because of the BIG influx of immigrants and refugees.
The rate if break ins and stealing of cars has spiked DRAMATICALLY!! There are ALOT of non Australian youth "gangs" that hang around now , and it is now longer SAFE to walk or drive around at night. Very wise to have ALL of your doors.locked even in the Day time, and to drive with your doors locked at night.
There is ALOT of hooning around now especially after it has been wet.

Not great for

  • A lot of break ins/stealing
  • Hooning
  • Large immigrant population
  • Night time experiences

Who lives here?

  • Retirees
amandac07
amandac07

An intelligent person does not stereotype, & understands ones skin colour or nationality etc does not determine ones character.
You should probably move to the KKK club away from decent people tho, sounds like you would enjoy it there. :)

prajs
prajs

I have been living in Marden since 2 years there are a bit of problems but which suburb doesn't have? On the road there are all kinds of teenagers and hooning does takes place but regardless of their skin colour also an Aussie can be Fair, Brown or Black, this is a multi-cultural country and all are migrants except the aboriginals if you study the past well.

malyc
malyc

I agree

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"Marsden - The good and the bad"

Hi everyone,

I have a couple of friends that have recently moved to Marsden and I have lived close by the area for many years. The area is showing a lot of growth and development right now with some nice family homes (home and land packages) coming out for sale.

The only down point which I have noticed in the area the amount of loud hoons at night which speed up and down the main streets of Marden but can be heard from far away, and also late at night you see some drunken teenages walking around the streets staring straight at you when your driving home late at night.

That said a nice neighbourhood with lots of affordability and new comers.

Hope this helps. :)

Great for

  • Home and Land packages

Not great for

  • Night time experiences

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
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"Safe, well positioned suburb. Handy to large shopping plazas and smaller centres offering day to day needs."

Lived in marsden over 25 years and would not move. Like the walkways, bike tracks,parks and shops. My street is great with good neighbours, friendly but not a nuisance. Getting more and more developement now but still offers lots of bush and wildlife. Easy to get in any direction and onto major highways. Entrance to Logan tollway via Wembley road is awful at peak hours but I think this is being reviewed at present. Entry from Kingston road/ Battle street better.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Marsden - a good family orientated suburb"

We have no complaints. The tenants we look after in the area are friendly hard working families.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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"Keeps getting Better"

Marsden is a great area to live in i have lived here since 2000. The area has got better and better with new development which is increasing the value of property. The area is full of schools, parks and close to shops and transport. I have never head a problem in this area, have never been broken in to. This really is a nice place to live.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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"A great place to live"

Marsden is a nice suburb with plenty of parks in it and especiallly the berrinba busland parks with very modern facilities and great for bush walking or cycling. you have logan hospital nearby and grand plaza shopping centre is within 5-7 minutes drive. Not much traffic and i found marsden to be quiet and friendly place to live in. I lived in Marsden for about 3 years now and never had any problem with anybody. It's really good to live in Marsden

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"Noisy neighbourhood - the area asks way too much for the properties."

Not really a place for families, especially with young children. As a stay at home mum who lived in Marsden for a while, I would say it was the worst area possible for the littlies with loads of traffic and very inconsiderate neighbours making way too much noise. Very unfriendly neighbourhood with nothing to do or see without a vehicle.

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