Petrie, QLD 4502

4.6(20 reviews)

Ranked 18th best suburb by locals in Brisbane Region, QLD

Great for

  • Schools
  • Public transport
  • Parks and recreation
  • Cost of living
  • Internet access

Not great for

  • Nightlife

Who lives here?

  • Families With Kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Country Lovers

Reviews of Petrie, QLD

"Well rounded - central to everything, gorgeous rivers/parks"

I have lived in Petrie for 11 years and intend to for may years to come. Surrounded by the north pine dam, lake kurwongbah and the north pine river, there are so many recreational options. Most streets off the main roads are quiet and there is a broad range of housing options from quaint cottages to large modern homes. Development appears to be well managed and has not stripped away the beauty of this suburb. Petrie village offers your convience shopping, post office, news agent, fast food etc and supermarket woolworths. There is also an IGA and other specialty stores in Freches Forest. There are a number of schooling options both in and surrounding Petrie. There are also good linking transport connections to the likes of Grace Lutheran, Genesis, North Pine Christian and st Paul's. Petrie is well connected to major shopping precincts like North Lakes and Strathpine. In fact few suburbs are so well connected. Petrie station is a 24hr maned train station and provides express trips to the city in 35 mins. Traffic congestion has increased since the January floods, but this is a short term problem being addressed by council. Future proposed developments to the railways and the Petrie bypass will when complete take additional traffic away from Petrie in peak times and further enhance this suburb as a great place to live. If you are looking at moving here, come out one weekend and walk around some of the streets, you will quickly see why it is that Petrie residents so love this area.

Great for

  • Location perfect
  • Fishing/kayaking running tracks
  • Central to schools, shops, transport

Not great for

  • Post flood traffic congestion

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
hindz
hindz

Hi, thanks for your review. What do you think about Illoura street in Petrie? We are looking to move to Petrie and found a house on Illoura st however unsure if it is the best choice for us. Thank you

angelam26
angelam26

Hi there, we are moving into the area. I was just wondering if you had a rough idea of when upgrades will be made to the anzac avenue congestion and what those upgrades will be? I travel to Scarborough for work and my kids to Grace College. Not a huge fan of the idea of sitting in congested traffic. I know there are alternative routes too but we will be going via primary school first. Thank you

Myfamily
Myfamily

Hi Angela, by chance our children attend grace college. However they catch the bus which removes the Anzac avenue issue for us as parents. Getting your timing right is key, you will quickly work out the best window to start your journey. You will likely find your approach to and through north lakes is your slowest patch. The Petrie roundabout is undergoing a significant upgrade which will help in parts but until the east Petrie bypass is fully committed Anzac avenue congestion will be present. I suspect the university will help push this agenda.

angelam26
angelam26

Thank you so much for the reply, much appreciated. Our kids will be catching the bus on certain days too. Are there many Grace families in the area?
Thanks

Myfamily
Myfamily

I wouldnt say significant but there seems to be a few families in each year level.

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robgrubb
robgrubb
19th November 2019

"Quiet and friendly but close to everything"

We have been here for 3 month and love it, the lakes are beautiful and we are close to north lakes and only a 35 min drive to brisbane cbd or 30 minute express train. There is heaps of wildlife too, koalas, kookaburra etc. Old petrie town and the new uni going in is great too. Theres a boat ramp close by un lawnton too.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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"Move to Townsville"

Come and try Townsville! You will love it more then Petrie.

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"Beautiful green country feel"

We bought in Petrie as a young family a year ago. It is a beautiful suburb to live in that has all the charm of a small country town but close to amenities, especially north lakes. The area feels so safe and has many other young families near us. It has great highway access, or close to a quick trip to Sanford/Dayboro, our to north pine dam, lake kurwongbah or Sweeney’s reserve. Our only hope is for a few more funky cafes locally, but with north lakes so close by we don’t feel like we are missing out. We hope to stay here for many years to come, especially with some lovely local schools in the area!

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
hindz
hindz

Hi, thanks for your review. What do you think about Illoura street in Petrie? We are looking to move to Petrie and found a house on Illoura st however unsure if it is the best choice for us. Thank you

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"Petrie. .. country and city combined"

A great suburb of North Brisbane, out of the rat race, but close to everything.
Soon to be a university town.
Try Sweeney Reserve, behind the police station.

Great for

  • Central to schools, shops, transport
  • Fishing/kayaking running tracks
  • Location perfect

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
hindz
hindz

Hi, thanks for your review. What do you think about Illoura street in Petrie? We are looking to move to Petrie and found a house on Illoura st however unsure if it is the best choice for us. Thank you

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"A lovely place to live"

We have lived here for 15 years and plan to for many more. We live in Petrie on Pine estate which is a lovely quiet area surrounded natural bushland. There are lovely areas to walk around such as Sweeney's Reserve and the Lakes which are so peaceful and green. It is close to schools and the train line as well as being only a short drive to Northlakes Westfield or Strathpine Centre. The North Pine Country markets are a couple of minutes drive which are also a nice attraction and somewhere to visit on a Sunday. Once the new university opens at Petrie in 2020 and with the new Moreton Bay Rail link it will only improve the area further.

Great for

  • Central to schools, shops, transport
  • Fishing/kayaking running tracks
  • Location perfect

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
hindz
hindz

Hi, thanks for your review. What do you think about Illoura street in Petrie? We are looking to move to Petrie and found a house on Illoura st however unsure if it is the best choice for us. Thank you

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"Lovely little suburb, tucked away"

Lovely suburb tucked away in a quiet location with friendly neighbours!

Great for

  • Central to schools, shops, transport
  • Fishing/kayaking running tracks
  • Location perfect

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
hindz
hindz

Hi, thanks for your review. What do you think about Illoura street in Petrie? We are looking to move to Petrie and found a house on Illoura st however unsure if it is the best choice for us. Thank you

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"Great safe family area"

I have lived in Petrie for the last 12 years. It is a great place to live. My children went to Kurwongbah State school and have thrived academically from their schooling. They now have easy access by bus to Grace Lutheran College. Walking distance to shops, schools, parks, transport. Easy access to highway to Sunshine coast. Lakes and dams nearby. Children feel safe. Trees and nature everywhere. Highly recommend living here.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
hindz
hindz

Hi, thanks for your review. What do you think about Illoura street in Petrie? We are looking to move to Petrie and found a house on Illoura st however unsure if it is the best choice for us. Thank you

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"Petrie is a suburb north of Brisbane"

Petrie is a suburb north of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Its Local Government Area is the Moreton Bay Region. It is located in the North Pine River section of its local council 24 kilometres north of Brisbane City.
The origin of the suburb name is from an early inhabitant by the name of Tom Petrie. The township was named Petrie after his death. Prior to this, the area was known as North Pine. Tom Petrie was a highly regarded individual in the area through his community work and his cooperation with the local Aboriginal inhabitants.
[1] Petrie is a suburban village with new housing developments on land which was previously used for pine plantations and agriculture .
[2] Petrie railway station provides access to regular Citytrain services to Brisbane and Ipswich, as well as Caboolture and the Sunshine Coast.
The residential estates of Frenchs Forest and Petrie-on-Pine are located in this area.

Attractions:
Tourism in Petrie is mainly focused on recreation. The North Pine Country markets operate each Sunday from 8:00am – 2:00pm on Dayboro road. Recreational activities such as bushwalking, canoeing, fishing and horseriding take place. Signage at Wyllie Park on the Lawnton / Petrie border provides information relating to tourism in the area.

Education:
Petrie State School
Kurwongbah State School
Our Lady of the Way Catholic School
Mt Maria College

Economy:
Large industries in Petrie include Boral Quarries and Amcor Paper Mill. The Gympie Road, Dayboro Road and Anzac Avenue roundabout junction and surrounding area encompass the town centre which includes retail, commerce and mechanical industries.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
Laurahh
Laurahh

Yvonne Watson works for Ray White Murrumba Downs, she has a very good knowledge of the Petrie and surrounding areas.
Yvonne is a highly recommended sales consultant/ Property Stylist & Photographer, she aims at getting you the highest possible price for your property in the current market.

deb67
deb67

After dealing with Yvonne Watson from Ray White Murrumba Downs I am firmly of the opinion that she is one of the most highly skilled knowledgeable agents currently working anywhere in Brisbane today.

hindz
hindz

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"Some rough elements"

There are some rough elements in the area that bring it down. Transport is a problem.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
sirrom
sirrom

Where would the rough areas be that you are talking about?

melinda-wardm
melinda-wardm

Compared to suburbs around us we have very little issues compared to them. Petrie for me

seonacraig
seonacraig

If your close to rail transport is great. Not sure of rough elements? Few bogans perhaps, but in 8 years never seen a crime, fight or robbery. Insurance reflects this.

hindz
hindz

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"Great suburb with great parks on the river - express train to Brisbane!"

Lots of parks, great to have the river, lakes and Old Petrie Town with its weekend markets
Easy access to Brisbane by train (express) and to the Gateway Motorway
Easy access to Sunshine Coast
20 minute scenic drive past the dams and through the country to Dayboro on west, and 20 minute drive to the east to Redcliffe and Moreton Bay

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
hindz
hindz

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"a little too suburban"

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"Great area for rasing a family"

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
hindz
hindz

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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Great area for families"

This is a great area for families. I completely understand why those who live in the area love it so much. But, young single girls (and guy) might find the area a little stifling. It is too far from the things that young people need access to. No area can be all things to all people, and I don't mean to be critical, but suburbs shouldn't be rated solely on how they cater to nuclear families. I still give it 4.5 stars.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
hindz
hindz

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"A Fantastic Place To Come Home To !"

We moved from an innercity northside suburb to Petrie about 5 years ago. To get away from the noise and neighbours living in our pockets with no privacy.
Aside from scoring a beautiful house. The first thing we noticed was the peace and quiet, the most friendly, helpful neighbours and the fact that the children play in the street (great place to bring up kids). We have the most beautiful reserve to walk or bike in with natural lakes (not those manmade ones !) and a river right at our doorstep. The wildlife is astounding.
If you want nightlife go to town, but there are some lovely restaurants close by.
Beautiful drives like samford, dayboro and Mt mee are not far away and close to the sunshine coast.

I never want to leave Petrie !!

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
hindz
hindz

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"Family Haven"

I've lived in Petrie for approx 9 years now and I'd have to say this place is the best place I've ever lived. I've lived around various parts of Brisbane since moving from the country, until finally settling here in Petrie. Having grown up in the country and moving to Brisbane when i was 17, Petrie is the place where I've finally felt, I can warm upto and really call home. Having 3 kids now and one more on the way, Petrie has been a great place to bring up children,and I have no intentions of leaving anytime soon. I recommend Petrie to all. A great place to live and handy to the city when required.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
hindz
hindz

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"Great Place to Live, have a family"

We moved into Petrie on Pine about 3 years ago. It’s a beautiful place, quite with no through traffic. Perfect for families with a beautiful nature reserve within walking distance with lots of open space for kids to run around and play. Close access to Petrie station with express trains to the city (25 min) and great Child care facilities on Beeville road. No night life but hey! We don’t care.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
hindz
hindz

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"what a wonderful community"

since moving to petrie fve years ago i have found such a wonderful community of people , i feel that petrie is a very safe area as you have a local police, fire and ambulance stations. i would highly reccomend petrie !!

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
hindz
hindz

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"PERFECT PETRIE, GREAT AFFORDABLE FAMILY LIVING"

As a real estate agent with Raine and HorneI find that the people who are moving to Petrie are doing such for the size of the blocks, the layout of the neighbourhood and the proximity to services such as transport, schools, sports and local shopping.

The area is still affordable to first home buyers or those looking to upgrade. The 'high' side of Petrie on Pine is attracting a more up market clientele wishing to take advantage of relatively new homes on large blocks with a relaxed lifestyle.

The surrounding attractions of Old Petrie Town, Lake Kurwongbah and North Pine Dam are an easy drive for family to take in a picnic or bbq.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
hindz
hindz

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