Parkinson, QLD 4115

4.6(39 reviews)

Ranked 34th best suburb by locals in Brisbane Region, QLD

Great for

  • Clean & green
  • Parks and recreation
  • Safe and sound
  • Medical facilities
  • Neighbourly spirit

Not great for

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  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
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Reviews of Parkinson, QLD

10th November 2021

"Phenomenal Place"

I have been in Parkinson for 21 years, I adore this place, walked in the Middle of The night from the bus stop many times nothing happened to me, people are extremely friendly I met some of my lifetime friends here, Parkinson your in my heart , love u x

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
1
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10th November 2021

"A Family-friendly environment in a great location with great amenities"

My partner and I bought in Parkinson near Greenways Esplanade Park
and we are so glad we did.

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  • Families with kids
1
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16th August 2021

"An established suburb close to everything"

Parkinson has everything you want and still not very expensive (yet).. happy to be here.

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  • Families with kids
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4th June 2021

"A great family sort after area"

Close to shops and less than 30 minutes to the gold coast and 18 km to brisbane city surrounded by green and so close to everything you cant go wrong.

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4th May 2021

"A great place to live for young professionals"

Parkinson has everything you need nearby such as Cafes, Parks & Reserves as well as Dining, Schooling & Public Transport Options! There are good things on the cards for this place like the IGA. I cannot believe the affordability of this area being surrounded by well established neighbouring suburbs.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
1
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9th March 2021

"Beautiful Area to live or work"

Forget Paddington, I think I left my heart in Parkinson. It has everything.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
1
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2nd March 2021

"Safe, cosy place to live"

I am loving living here. We bought the house of our dreams up on a hill and love the neighbourhood because everyone is so friendly, have beautiful gardens and take good care of their houses. I like living somewhere where your neighbours greet you every time they see you.

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  • Families with kids
1
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25th February 2021

"Great community"

I have been in living in Parkinson for quite some time now and I love it! Everyone around is so friendly. There is easy access to schools, shops, swimming pool, gyms, the gateway and Algester Medical Centre. Public transport is also pretty good, there are lots of busses around. There are parks for kids and lots of yummy restaurants and cafes around. I think this place is good for any type of living, whether it’s to retire or start a family.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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23rd February 2021

"Great Location Good lifestyle"

30 minutes from the City & Southbank, 45 minutes from Surfers Paradise and 35 minutes from th airport makes Parkinson a fantastic location with great access to the main motorways.

Shopping options are great with close proximity to Browns Plains, Calamvale, & Sunnybank, with Garden City not much further afield.

With numerous parks and reserves, Karrawatha forest and the new Swim centre there is plenty to keep you occupied.

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  • Families with kids
3
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23rd February 2021

"Great Neighbourhood"

Parkinson is an amazing suburb especially to raise a family. Great school catchment. All amenities stone’s throw away. Variety of shopping centres, parks and recreation centres. Clean and diverse.

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  • Families with kids
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18th February 2021

"Perfect Place to Live"

Moved all my family here from Byron Bay 5 years ago, we fell in love with the wide and clean streets, child friendly parks and people here in Parkinson. If you are looking for a good size, clean and peaceful area then you can't go past this one. It has it all, quiet and relaxed atmosphere, safe and secure family friendly neighbourhood, excellent schools nearby, surrounded by beautiful parks.

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  • Families with kids
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18th February 2021

"Nice area to raise kids"

Would definitely recommend Parkinson, Its a great place to raise kids, good neighbours. Parkinson has a friendly community spirit where neighbours catch up at the letterbox or for street barbecues. Everyone is willing to lend a hand if one is needed and strangers will greet you while a smile and a "G'day". There are plenty of parks to walk the dog or take the kids to play with purpose built bike tracks and picturesque pathways through bushland and parks.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5
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17th February 2021

"Family friendly suburb, happy place to live."

Parkinson is a lovely green suburb, almost a park around every corner, many choices of primary schools, high schools, ample transport, close to a few Shopping Centre (Sunnybank hills, Calamvale North and Calamvale Centre), shops, restaurants, gyms which offers every amenity necessary. Bus's (130s,140s and city rocket bus, etc) regularly service the area making for an easy commute direct to the city. It's clean, safe and friendly.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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Ils Townley real estate agent
Ils Townley

Great post pauly5!

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3rd May 2020

"Peaceful and Convenient"

I’ve lived here for 17 years and have watched this area grow . Recently , a new aquatic centre has been built with a gym on the premises . There are another two within 5 min drive from me . Shopping choices a plentiful and I’ve found a private florist who does beautiful work for reasonable cost .I live within walking distance to the Greenways park which has wonderful facilities for children and adults to exercise . Having two dogs , we have a choice of 3 off leash areas which is rare in Brisbane . There is traffic calming in my area so it’s not practical for the hoons and for which I’m grateful . I can’t comment on the schools because my children had finished school when I moved here . I enjoy waking up to the Bluewrens who often visit as well as the many lorikeets and butterflies . The walking tracks are wonderful and plentiful to choose from.The soil is good and it’s easy to grow fruit and vegetables .I’ve read a number of reviews and it appears the cons depend on which part of Parkinson you live. I chose Parkinson to build because the home insurance rates were lower due to the reduced crime rates and I believe , still are . It’s not for the city person who wants to socialise often . I worked near the city for 23 years & lived in Parkinson for 17 of them . I wouldn’t change a thing . Love it here .

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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"Awesome Family Suburb to live in"

Have been staying in this suburb for the last 9 years and its an absolute charm to live in. Awesome Parks, lots of open spaces, dog parks, great school in catchment area, most of house have young families, friendly neighbourhood, 24 hours bus connections on weekends, Highly recommended

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"..."

parkinson is very very far from the city and theres a hell of a lot of crime around here so be careful, the railway dosent go near here so your best bet is the overcrowded 140 bus. keep in mind that Parkinson borders both drewvale and calamvale which are both in RACQs top 13 suburbs with the highest theft rank...

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Content51

Where are your stats on this ? Its very difficult for robbers to make a get away in Parkinson because of all the traffic calming . The neighbours are good too . I moved to Parkinson because the insurance premiums were lower due to less crime in the area . I suspect kids do some petty theft as they do in most places around Brisbane . A good dog , crimsafe or alarm system are good deterrents . I have lived here since 2002 and Parkinson is a lovely place to live

michellef26

I have rented here for 8 years in the same house and I love it. My kids dont want to leave the area. The best suburb I have lived in.

jiteshj
jiteshj

most of the population is nearer to the 130. 140 is best for the area nearer to Beaudesert. Worse thing that happened to us was an empty letterbox taken and then returned by drunken kids. Lived here 2002 - 2015 and think it was great.

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"Enjoyable, Relaxing, Peaceful"

A gorgeous place with a family friendly neighbourhood. It is sooooooooooooo peaceful and quiet and I wouldn't want to live anywhere else!
It is very close to an IGA, Woolworths and Aldi. It has Lots of wildlife and walking tracks.

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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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"Perfect place to live!"

Wonderful place to live. It's great for families with kids, but also for singles. We have only lived here for two years but we love it and have already fallen in love with this children friendly area. It is soooo peaceful and quiet and a great place to have a relaxing life!
I recommend that you look into renting or buying this beautiful area.It is definitely a great area. There is lots of parks and paths and gorgeous wildlife.

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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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"Not good everything"

It’s not good for schools and public transportation. Some area get lot of public transport and some not. Now a days lots of crime happened around these areas. Make sure you select the right areas in Parkinson

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Content51

lots of crime ? This is not the case in comparison to other places in Brisbane . An easy way to confirm is by checking insurance premiums as they are higher in higher crime areas .

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"Parkinson family"

Great safe, tidy family area serviced well by buses to the city etc

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"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.

Great for

  • 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.

Not great for

  • Bus is only form of public transport-30-40mins to CBD(there is a direct line to Griffith Uni campus at Nathan)

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Great suburb to live"

Great for

  • 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.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
1
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"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.

Great for

  • Good medical centers/schools
  • Great parks for children and dogs
  • Access to major feeder roads.

Not great for

  • 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

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
1
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"My Favourite Suburb to Live In"

Great for

  • 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.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"Nice place to live"

Close to bus and transport, close to schools and shops, good parks and bike trails.

Great for

  • 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.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3
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"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.

Great for

  • Access to major feeder roads.
  • Reasonably good bus service, train will come "eventually".

Not great for

  • Hoons.
  • Heavy vehicle noise from Logan Mwy & Beaudesert Rd.
  • Termites.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"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!

Great for

  • 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.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"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.

Great for

  • Well planned quiet neighbourhood with consistent growth.
  • Good medical centers/schools
  • Great parks for children and dogs

Not great for

  • 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

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"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!!

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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"Heaven of Brisbane"

I love this place :)

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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"Great Place To Live"

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Great Place"

Awesome place to live!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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"It is a tough area, but a good place to buy your first home"

Who lives here?

  • Singles
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"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.

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

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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
0
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"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.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
1
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"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.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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"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.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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