8.9 out of 10

Parkinson

Ranked 66th best suburb in Brisbane
-27.6426179622917 153.029665378136
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  • Clean & Green
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Safe & Sound
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Reviews

MK1 MK1
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Aug 02, 2016

"quite, family oriented suburb"

Moved in 6 months ago with my wife and two kids, love this area, quiet and friendly with plenty of parks and playgrounds around for kids and dogs. Easy Motorway access to airport, gold coast, ipswich and easy access to Calamvale village and Sunnybank Hills plaza. Not very convenient for city workers, bus does take close to an hours to get to CBD, would recommend city worker to drive to closest train/bus hub for city transit.
Pros
  • Great parks for children and dogs
  • Access to major feeder roads.
  • Well planned quiet neighbourhood with consistent growth.
  • Modern, well planned, great upmarket area, parks great for families.
Cons
  • Bus is only form of public transport-30-40mins to CBD(there is a direct line to Griffith Uni campus at Nathan)
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 5/5
  • 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
Apr 30, 2015

"Great suburb to live"

Pros
  • Good medical centers/schools
  • Great parks for children and dogs
  • Access to major feeder roads.
  • Well planned quiet neighbourhood with consistent growth.
  • Modern, well planned, great upmarket area, parks great for families.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Not for everyone"

We lived in Parkinson for 12 years and have kept our old family home as a rental. The suburb was quite good when we first move in but we kind of outgrew it and moved to acreage further out. Over time the suburb has became much more crowded with the associated traffic problems. When we moved in, there were a lot of young kids around the neighborhood. Now they have grown up and there are problems with hooning. Initially we found the suburb to have some neighborhood spirit but this seems to have reduced somewhat and people have become more insular. I have actually found Algester to be a friendlier place. The facilities (shopping etc) are good but tend to be on the expensive side. The property prices are also a bit on the high side for houses which, in many cases, are approaching 30 years old. From what I can tell, the suburb seems to capture some of the spill over from neighbouring more expensive suburbs like Sunnybank and Calamvale; buyers who can't afford to buy in Sunnybank or Calamvale buy in Parkinson. Regrettably, some the elitist attitudes seem to follow. Parkinson is a fair way out, being right on the southern boundary of Brisbane. The bus service is good but it can take a ""long""" time to get to the city. In the end we gave up on the bus service and drove. Would we live there again ? Probably not. It's an okay suburb and we get good rental returns on our investment property. However, in the end we found the suburb to be suffocating and simply outgrew it.
Pros
  • Good medical centers/schools
  • Great parks for children and dogs
  • Access to major feeder roads.
Cons
  • Bus is only form of public transport-30-40mins to CBD(there is a direct line to Griffith Uni campus at Nathan)
  • Heavy vehicle noise from Logan Mwy & Beaudesert Rd.
  • Hoons.
  • Need to travel outside Parkinson for most cultural activities
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • 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+

"My Favourite Suburb to Live In"

Pros
  • Great neighbours
  • Lots of birds
  • Great transport system
  • Good medical centers/schools
  • Great parks for children and dogs
  • Well planned quiet neighbourhood with consistent growth.
  • Access to major feeder roads.
  • Modern, well planned, great upmarket area, parks great for families.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • 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 5/5
  • 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+

"Nice place to live"

Close to bus and transport, close to schools and shops, good parks and bike trails.
Pros
  • Good medical centers/schools
  • Great parks for children and dogs
  • Well planned quiet neighbourhood with consistent growth.
  • Access to major feeder roads.
  • Modern, well planned, great upmarket area, parks great for families.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • 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 5/5
  • 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+

"One of Brisbanes Gems! Lovely modern family suburb."

One of Brisbanes Gems! Loverly modern family suburb. Leafy parks, lakes, walks, dog parks, kids parks. Real friendly quiet suburb. Perfect for young families. Has experienced great capital growth year on year.
No chance of flooding!
Pros
  • Modern, well planned, great upmarket area, parks great for families.
  • Good medical centers/schools
  • Great parks for children and dogs
  • Well planned quiet neighbourhood with consistent growth.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
CMR CMR
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Generally a good place to live, with some quirks."

In the olden days (just kidding), but it's kind of true, Parkinson used to be a thriving and lush bushland until a good majority of the bush was bulldozed and the topping soil scrapped up and pushed into a large pile down near the train line (for those who live there will know what their soil conditions are like). I wouldn't recommend this suburb to gardeners unless you're up for a challenge and hard work - allot have fort hard and given up, I'm a fighter so I'm pressing on. If getting away for the weekend is your thing, you'll appreciate having 3 great motorways on your doorstep. Depending on which side of the "hill" you're looking at, ever since the additon of the Browns Plains/Larapinta/Heathwood industrial estates heavy vehicle noise (engine braking) is growing more apparent, and depending on which way the breeze blows you'll also hear the beeping of reversing trucks and forklifts. The buses are frequent, but will take you longer than 40 mins to the CBD (maybe less once the Kessells Rd underpass is finished), and driving there in 25mins is a stretch off peak (take the motorway if you don't mind one toll, avoid Mains Rd). Some areas of Parkinson do feature on the councils flood mapping, so please do your homework - however we're more prone to hail and wind squalls (mini tornado back in the day - sorry reminiscing again). As we're closer to Logan/Ipswich we're more prone to thier weather patterns. We're generally young families, with at least 2 cars (or more), suggesting many work/play locally - boats and caravans are also common (getting towed around, not roaming the streets, haha). There you go, review brought to you by a non-realestate agent. Looking forward to seeing you around.
Pros
  • Access to major feeder roads.
  • Reasonably good bus service, train will come "eventually".
Cons
  • Hoons.
  • Heavy vehicle noise from Logan Mwy & Beaudesert Rd.
  • Termites.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Peace and Quiet with only the sound of Birds to break the silence"

I've lived here since 2002 and have watched this area grow into a wonderful haven. I love my home and the wonderful walking tracks and duck ponds that surround it.The Ducks are so relaxed that they don't panic when cars approach them on the road.I love the smells of the Australian Bush on my walks. I enjoy the proximity of the city being only a 30min drive . It's a good drive to work in the city and great to arrive home to Parkinson after a long day at work.
Pros
  • Well planned quiet neighbourhood with consistent growth.
  • Good medical centers/schools
  • Great parks for children and dogs
Cons
  • Bus is only form of public transport-30-40mins to CBD(there is a direct line to Griffith Uni campus at Nathan)
  • Traffic calming prevents bus from entering many streets other than main roads(the price for peace)
  • Need to travel outside Parkinson for most cultural activities
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • 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
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great Neighbourhood"

Affordable housing in a nice, safe and friendly area. Showing growth when other areas decline so a safe investment. People are friendly and there are plenty of parks, childrens playgrounds, schools and shops in the local areas. Public transport to the city is about 25 minutes by bus on the Express service, and being near the start of the line a seat is virtually guaranteed - something lacking on the trains!!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • 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 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Heaven of Brisbane"

I love this place :)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • 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 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 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+

"Great Place To Live"

Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • 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 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 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+

"Great Place"

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

"It is a tough area, but a good place to buy your first home"

Recommended for
  • Singles
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A BOOMING area"

Parkinson is booming with lots of new houses for sale and lots of people hunting for it. It is a clean nice area suitable for first home buyers and family.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Lovely suburb"

This is a lovely suburb, and it is good to see that the local real estate agents are so enthusiastic about it. But, this is an area for families. Young single people should not be ignored when taking account of a suburb. There is relatively little for young people in this area. I have visited friends in this area, and it is very nice. Don't get me wrong. All I am saying is that it is a little way out for young people who need to get public transport to work, go to uni, or have a good time on weekends. I give it 4.5 stars.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great for the family"

I had the pleasure of living in this great neighbourhood for a while and would loved to have stayed in the area. There are heaps of bush tracks and parks, its quiet, clean and respectable. The only down side of Parkinson is its expensive to live there. I give Parkinson my highest recommendation.
Recommended for
  • 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 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • 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+

"Great suburb to raise a family"

Parkinson is located only 25 minutes drive from Brisbane’s CBD and is well known for its lakes, parks and natural bushland. Parkinson is perfectly located near all major freeways for easy access to the gold coast, Ipswich or Brisbane’s airport. This makes it perfect for a family who has work commitments in Brisbane but then wants to relax on the beach on the weekends. It’s just over 30 minutes drive to all the major theme parks like dream world, Sea World and movie world. There are two shops with in 5 minutes drive that have an IGA and Woolworths for you convenience. Grand Plaza shopping centre is just over 5 minutes drive away and is home to over 170 specialty stores and even has 8 Cinemas. There are several schools in the area and public transport is only a few minutes walk away. Parkinson has heaps of play grounds and bike tracks for your family to enjoy, so why would you want to buy anywhere else.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A great place to watch the family GROW"

parkinson has many places to see and things to do

So many parks and walking tracks it's amazing.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids

Best Streets in Parkinson

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Algester Rd

4/5
"A great place to raise a family"
-27.6381931368 153.0424641286

Unranked Streets in Parkinson

Barrine Pl

4.5/5
"Nice place to live"
-27.637135 153.017319

Innaminka Pl

4.5/5
"Veery Quiet Location"
-27.63966 153.01975
"Awesome Crescent in Parkinson"
-27.6360108914 153.0391036755

Lomond Pl

4.5/5
-27.6411813446 153.0202933345

Clifton Pl

4.5/5
-27.63045 153.02703

Appleby St

4.5/5
"A great suburb to raise a family"
-27.630734 153.043361
"Parkinson's Best Kept Secret"
-27.63582 153.03253

Killarney Pl

4.5/5
"Nice Quiet Cul De Sac"
-27.6289484758 153.0251427689

Maryland Pl

4.5/5
-27.62944 153.02649