9.3 out of 10

Ormiston

-27.5039500672067 153.256515167716
Great for
  • Safe & Sound
  • Public Transport
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Tourists

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Jan 11, 2017

"The gem of the Redlands!"

Driving down Wellington St is like driving down an avenue of beautiful trees.
There are still koalas in the area, and the bird life is fantastic.
It is a sought after place to live, and is affectionately called "The Shire" due to it's relaxed country feel.
The heritage listed Ormiston House is at the end of Wellington Street, very popular with vintage and classic car clubs.
A unique area!
Pros
  • Clean
  • Peace & quiet, beautiful flora & fauna
  • Safety
  • Little traffic
Cons
  • 35 to 40min drive to city if you work there
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country 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 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Hidden Gem"

Ormiston is great. It's such a small suburb that it can be easy to miss. Has a good neighbourly and community feel and only a few minutes drive to the center of Cleveland which has a Woolworths and Coles and numerous eateries. Capalaba is also only a 5-10 minute drive away. The train station is very central and within walking distance from most parts of the suburb. Has a couple of small local shopping complexs and a primary school and private High School.

Driving into the city during peak times can be a nightmare though, especially along Finucane Road.
Pros
  • Little traffic
  • Clean
  • Peace & quiet, beautiful flora & fauna
  • Safety
Cons
  • 35 to 40min drive to city if you work there
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
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 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"So quiet, you can hear a pin drop"

This is a bit of old charm with established homes and many new and modern ones, amongst beautiful flora and fauna, chosen for the safety and peaceful minded neighbors, who are very considerate of others. The atmosphere is of well educated and cultural professionals (and some retirees), who enjoy the outdoors with their children. It is a happy environment and walking to the shops, schools (private and state), and train station is a must to make the best of it.
Pros
  • Peace & quiet, beautiful flora & fauna
  • Safety
  • Clean
Cons
  • 35 to 40min drive to city if you work there
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish