McDowall, QLD 4053

4.6(24 reviews)

Ranked 13th best suburb by locals in Brisbane Region, QLD

Great for

  • Safe and sound
  • Parks and recreation
  • Clean & green
  • Neighbourly spirit
  • Childcare

Not great for

  • Nightlife

Who lives here?

  • Families With Kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • LGBTQ+

Reviews of McDowall, QLD

6th May 2022

"Quiet and family friendly suburb"

Very nice and quiet suburb. Very close to amenities and has a top-rank school.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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6th May 2022

"Relaxing suburb with lots of future potential"

While most people have heard about Chermside West, Everton Park, etc., surprisingly less people know about the beautiful suburb called McDowall, hidden along Rode road just after Chermside West. When alking with neighbours, they have been there since long time ago and no wonder they're not willing to relocate.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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3rd May 2022

"An amazing place to live, green and leafy and family friendly"

My family has lived here for 5 years. After quite a few moves looking for the right community, we have definitely found it in McDowall. Located less than 25 min from Brisbane CBD, McDowall has a great village feel and a friendly community. It's less than a few minutes from Westfield in Chermside but hidden from all rushes and traffic jams of the neighbouring suburbs. Everything you need is here.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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2nd May 2022

"Excellent lifestyle"

We are really happy with the schools in McDowall. It's a lovely suburb with lots of green spaces and parks. Highly recommended : )

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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2nd May 2022

"Hidden heaven within 10 km from CBD"

Great suburb with great people and culture!

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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2nd May 2022

"Lovely place to live for families"

Living in McDowall is an enjoyable life experience. My neighbours are highly educated people who are very friendly and down to earth. With Raven Street Reserve just around the corner, you can have beautiful moments especially when walking with your kids and dogs.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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1st May 2022

"A suburb with outstanding lifestyle and quality"

McDowall offers the best lifestyle one would expect. Hidden in a quiet and green area within 10 km from Brisbane CBD and access to several local shopping and dining options, my wife and I could not be more happier with living here.

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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1st May 2022

"Fantastic suburb for families with children and pets"

My husband and I recently moved to McDowall. We've been surprised by quality of life here.

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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1st May 2022

"Best suburb money can buy"

Very nice place to live and raise your kids. Love it. The neighbourhood community is also great!

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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1st May 2022

"Family-friendly, cime-free McDowall"

Many people may not hear the name of this suburb as it's hidden right after Chermside West suburb. McDowall State School is one of the best public schools in Australia. Those areas of McDowall within the catchment of Craigslea State High School have access to the best educations for their children. McDowall is one of Asutrlia's safest suburbs and leafiest...

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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1st May 2022

"Austrlia's best suburb"

I have lived in many Australian suburbs. To all my standards, McDowall is one of Australia's best suburbs. Very friendly neighbors, schools are fantastic and crime is almost zero.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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1st May 2022

"Brisbane's Hidden Gem"

McDowall is one of best places to live in Australia. Highly recommended for family with children. Most folks here never want to relocate to other places after start living here.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"Brisbane's best kept secret"

Having lived in the suburb for over 30 years and raising 3 children. I can say that McDowall is a fantastic location for families. We are fortunate to have one of the best primary schools as well as easy access to both private and state high schools.
The parks are great and there are nice bush tracks to wander along. We are close to the CBD for those that work there and have good access to the tunnels, airport and highways north and south.
Shopping locally is fantastic with 3 shopping centres to choose from.
Best of all the locals are so friendly

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"Great Family friendly suburb"

McDowall State school and Northside Christian Catchment area - two great private/government schools on the northern suburbs. People are so friendly here and so close to so so many different shopping centres. It's also conveniently located close to the new up and coming Foodie precinct at Everton Park which will broadly increase eating out options from the already vast choice available from nearby suburbs.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"Family friendly, handy location"

We love living here! The parks, reserves and convenient shops make it a great family suburb.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"Leafy mcdowall"

Excellent

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  • Families with kids
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"Good residential area. Close to Chermside and city"

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"Awesome suburb"

Have just moved into the area on the border of Bridgeman Downs and McDowall and I am loving it. There are so many parks to choose from to take the kids, location is amazingly convenient to everything (Chermside, Aspley Hypermarket, McDowall Village) and yet it feels like you are away from it all when you go home to the quiet suburb with huge houses and big blocks of land. Awesome family friendly suburb and I think we have made the perfect decision by moving into this area.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"Quiet and friendly neighbourhood"

Very close to shops, parks and public transport

Great for

  • Beautiful parklands and bike trails
  • All amenities at your doorstep
  • Safe,quiet living only 12 klms from the CBD

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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Redneck Town"

I lived in McDowall since 1981. Back then there were no rednecks. About 20 years later, many rednecks moved in to McDowall from the south. Just be a little different and the local impostors will pick on you. McDowall is the Redneck Capitol of Australia. Rednecks drive like maniacs. McDowall is flooded with rednecks, traffic and apartments (rat boxes).

Great for

  • Beautiful parklands and bike trails

Not great for

  • Rednecks, Racists, Bogan Capitol

Who lives here?

  • Singles
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keitha4

I cannot understand your complaint, from what I have read, having fellow bogans like yourself next door should suit you

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"Nice and quiet"

McDowall is a fantastic suburb. Its nice and quiet. Everyone is very nice. Its close to parks, public transport and shops!

Great for

  • All amenities at your doorstep
  • Beautiful parklands and bike trails
  • Safe,quiet living only 12 klms from the CBD

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Mcdowall, why the north side is the bomb!"

When my wife and I moved to McDowell what we were struck by is the small town attitude of the suburb. Very friendly people and good community spirit. There are lots of parks within walking distance including dog off leash areas. Local shopping is a bit limited but all basic needs are met and cherside is just down the road. We loved living here but alas I was relocated due to work I no longer live there. Highly recommend McDowall to families and people that love doing stuff outdoors.

Great for

  • All amenities at your doorstep
  • Beautiful parklands and bike trails
  • Safe,quiet living only 12 klms from the CBD

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Glendora Estate - the small leafy friendly village"

The smaller Glendora Estate is beautifully situated and has all of the advantages of city living without the downside. Great location for whatever stage of your life. Plenty of public transport, schools, parklands etc.
Also a new medical centre, dentistry and 24 hour gym have just opened in the main shopping hub which is a mere 5 minute walk away for whatever you need and additionally there is easy access to Chermside shopping centre with the opening of Hamilton road which makes McDowall simply a great easy place to live.

Great for

  • All amenities at your doorstep
  • Beautiful parklands and bike trails
  • Safe,quiet living only 12 klms from the CBD

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"Wonderful Family Neighbourhood"

I have just moved to Mcdowall after liveing in nearby suburbs for the last 20 years and my wife always wanting to buy here and to be honest I never really saw what she did.
Now that we have bought here I wonder why I ever waited. We just love the area. The people are friendly and respect your privacy while just as happy to say hi and have a chat.

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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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