6.1 out of 10

Marsden

Ranked 233rd best suburb in Brisbane
-27.6723420872066 153.102355711698
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Childcare
  • Shopping Options
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Medical Facilities
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Students

Reviews

2/5 rating details
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
Nov 09, 2017

"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.
Recommended for
  • Singles
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Jan 07, 2017

"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).
Pros
  • Multicultural
  • Many parks and nature parks close by
  • Cheap housing
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"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.
Cons
  • A lot of break ins/stealing
  • Hooning
  • Large immigrant population
  • Night time experiences
Recommended for
  • 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. :)
Jan 07, 2017
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"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.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"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. :)
Pros
  • Home and Land packages
Cons
  • Night time experiences
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"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.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
2yrs+

"Marsden - a good family orientated suburb"

We have no complaints. The tenants we look after in the area are friendly hard working families.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"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
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"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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Fifth Avenue

3.5/5
"Convenient and Fast Toll road"
-27.6587537138 153.0869559808
"the area is fine but does have alot of hoons n teens walking streets late at night lately"
-27.68019 153.09574