8.8 out of 10

McDowall

Ranked 68th best suburb in Brisbane
-27.3800471530305 152.989057992633
Great for
  • Safe & Sound
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Nov 08, 2018

"Family friendly, handy location"

We love living here! The parks, reserves and convenient shops make it a great family suburb.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Apr 30, 2018

"Leafy mcdowall"

Excellent
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Apr 29, 2018

"Good residential area. Close to Chermside and city"

Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
ap3 ap3
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Apr 23, 2018

"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.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Quiet and friendly neighbourhood"

Very close to shops, parks and public transport
Pros
  • Beautiful parklands and bike trails
  • All amenities at your doorstep
  • Safe,quiet living only 12 klms from the CBD
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
1/5 rating details
  • Schools 1/5
2yrs+

"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).
Pros
  • Beautiful parklands and bike trails
Cons
  • Rednecks, Racists, Bogan Capitol
Recommended for
  • Singles
keitha4
keitha4 I cannot understand your complaint, from what I have read, having fellow bogans like yourself next door should suit you
Aug 18, 2018
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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 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • 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+

"Nice and quiet"

McDowall is a fantastic suburb. Its nice and quiet. Everyone is very nice. Its close to parks, public transport and shops!
Pros
  • All amenities at your doorstep
  • Beautiful parklands and bike trails
  • Safe,quiet living only 12 klms from the CBD
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"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.
Pros
  • All amenities at your doorstep
  • Beautiful parklands and bike trails
  • Safe,quiet living only 12 klms from the CBD
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 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"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.
Pros
  • All amenities at your doorstep
  • Beautiful parklands and bike trails
  • Safe,quiet living only 12 klms from the CBD
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 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

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

Unranked Streets in McDowall

Rigg Place

2.5/5
"Sleepy yet pleasant little cul-de-sac"
-27.38794 152.99541

Sabu Court

4.5/5
"quiet and safe neighbourhood"
-27.38343 152.98529