7.3 out of 10

North Lakes

Ranked 216th best suburb in Brisbane
-27.2188170655874 153.022457644804
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Childcare
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

mh6 mh6
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
Jan 15, 2017

"Excellent value for money. Thriving suburb, but also very leafy, lake Eden is beautiful."

Everything you could posssibly need. Costco, bunnings, Westfield, Myers , IKEA, Kmart , big w, target, rail at mango hill, major bus station. The Xmas fair that is held each year with fireworks is outstanding for families. Many trendy coffee shops and restaurants. Modern cinema complex and not far from Redcliffe. It's also a bit cooler than Brisbane as it experiences the coastal breeZes.
Pros
  • Everything is relatively new
  • Shopping
Cons
  • Traffic starting to get a bit hectic
  • Can be delayed if commuting to CBD via gateway.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
Nov 05, 2016

"High density housing"

Houses are packed in so closely that if you have windows open you can hear the neighbours conversation. Streets are so narrow its difficult for visitor parking. High density =high profit for developers....Glut of rentals available due to shabbiness and not clean. High rental area with obvious out of town investors.
Pros
  • Aurora Blvd Park is excellent. Love the fenced off dog park.
Cons
  • Overpriced modern boxes devoid of character.
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
Jul 13, 2015

"Forever growing"

Pros
  • Everything you need is right here
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • 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 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A dream place to live in"

Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • 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 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 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"The best place to live!"

I am living here for many years (7+), I love it 100%. My house is holding value very well over the time and sounds like the big investment is happening now and hope my house will provide good return to me in the nearly future.
Good schools for our kids and huge shopping centre (Westfield) is on the door step. Surround by Golf court, plenty of parks, especially HIGH and DRY (No worry about and any flood conditions. :-) ).
It is a safe, nice and quiet suburb to raise your family and enjoy the life. Not far from CBD and has very good facilities. You will not complain a single bit.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
Smorgasboard
Smorgasboard I have really disliked living in North Lakes - more so than anywhere else I have lived before! The place is charmless, characterless with street after street that looks identical. There is nothing within walking distance - and there are so many roundabouts! There is a claustrophobic feeling about the place and there is no sense of community whatsoever. I would recommend to anyone to think twice before moving here - I liken it to a prison. I breathe a sigh of relief when I drive out of North Lakes and my heart sinks when I return. Yuck. Bad bad move!
2yrs+
88KATmando
88KATmando Somewhere between Ricky and Smorgasboard, DOWNSIDE: we are empty nestors, hard to get out of the place, difficult trip into Brisbane CBD in peak hour, very poor parking at closest railway station Petrie, $30 in a taxi if choose to leave car at home. Local bus but last bus home is 4.55pm Sat & Sunday. If you miss it you have a long walk home, not best option if you are a lady on her own I would imagine. Yes a bit soul less. For us not sense of community either we have found POSITIVES: If you worked nearby, on that note, lots of big companies are building warehouses at North Lakes, Costco, Office Works, IKEA, Bunnings. If you had kids at local schools, and had social connections there, I can see it would be a lovely place to raise your kids, very safe place to live, many lovely parks, plus a man made lake to walk or cycle around or picnic by - 20 minute drive back to Redcliffe/nicest beach. We will move back to the beach we have decided
2yrs+
Smorgasboard
Smorgasboard Interesting. I wrote that comment almost exactly a year ago to the day before we moved out of North Lakes. I've now had a year living on the Redcliffe Peninsula and there is no comparison - it's lovely to be by the sea and meet nice friendly people. It's good to have North Lakes nearby as a place to shop but to live? No way!
2yrs+
88KATmando
88KATmando Good to hear Smorgasboard, funny we came from Redcliffe and will be returning there also, isn't that funny we lived there for 4.5 years before we moved to North Lakes
2yrs+
LeighC
LeighC Add a comment... I've just moved to North Lakes from Sydney and is a really nice place to live. I'm in the process of building a fantastic house on a 640 sqm block, backing onto the golf course for only $1.1 mil....in Sydney it would be three times the price !
It's become a nice established area with tree lined streets, parks, lakes, cycle tracks and the beautiful Sunshine Coast mountains and beaches are a pleasant short drive away up the freeway. You have Westfield Shopping centre, along with a multitude of other shopping areas, including largest Bunnings in Southern Hemisphere and Cosco etc etc. Good new schools. Train station to Brisbane city opens up next year and it's either a 50 min drive during peak hour or 35 min out of peak to the city. It's a middle class area with in general nice neighbours. Redcliffe ocean front is 15/20 min drive and is quite pleasant - Redcliffe in general is a working class area and certainly not a place you'd want to live in (old houses and rough people), but is well away from North Lakes so not a problem.
2yrs+
88KATmando
88KATmando Hi LeighC, Glad to hear you are happy you have found North Lakes, I am sure it is an improvement to similar developments in Sydney which would be even further away from the city etc and we always felt safe there and with the new train coming it should also be an improvement. I think it is simply a case of different courses for different horses. We have ended up now living at the water on Brisbane's south bayside and are happier here. Personally we like an eclectic mix of people and we found, when we lived at Redcliffe, there was no more crime in Redcliffe, than any other place, I think you have to live there to know that and not listen to the usual "people putting other areas down" syndrome when they have not even lived there. Some people like new areas/developments and others like older areas, just as some people prefer to be at the beach. Wish you the best with you new life at North Lakes.
2yrs+
MatthewS1
MatthewS1 Hi guys, I am currently looking at moving to qld (preferably North of Brisbane) from nsw (blue mountains/central western area) within the next 12 months.. I have read a lot of different reviews both good and bad about the north lakes area.. I am looking to move to an area that would be ideal for a young family (safe for my children to roam about). I am in the construction industry and my partner would like to open a hair salon, we would like to find somewhere close to shops, restaurants and beaches but also not to far away from a fresh water lake/dam in which we can still go water skiing.. Look forward to hearing some suggestions. Thanks..
Oct 10, 2015
celian
celian Hi all, we are planning to move to North lakes from Sydney with a young family. I can see the last comment above is a year ago. How is the area now?
Dec 13, 2016
lizk
lizk We are from Sydney and we moved a week ago from St George. We like the area. We have a young daughter. The area is a little far out but affordable for young families. Go for it!
Dec 19, 2016
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