7.2 out of 10

Redbank Plains

Ranked 217th best suburb in Brisbane
-27.6537355393088 152.859161074859
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Schools
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • No ratings yet
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Students

Reviews

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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+
Editors Choice

"Lived here for 2.5 years and have bought another house"

I moved to QLD in 2007 from Bankstown NSW. I have 2 kids under the age of 10. I work full-time but home most weekends. My first house I purchased in 2009 and I have to say I stay clear of the northside of Redbank Plains Rd - due to what I had been told of that area. But I have been just off School Rd (not in the Fernbrooke or Mountview Estate). I have loved it. I had built a 1.8m fence all around my property as that is what I have always wanted. I have never owned a dog and on quite a few occasions we have left the house unlock and the front door wide open. I have never been broken into and the only time I had insurance claimed was when my husband put a stone through our glass door from mowing (over rocks of cause) ... Our neighbours are great and friendly and we socialise with them on most weekends. The rent for what you get is considerably cheap in comparison to what I had to pay before I bought my first home. I have to say I have noticed that in other areas of Redbank Plains I have noticed some 'interesting people' but I reckon if the rents were raised it would reduce the issues popping up. From my understanding the northside of Redbank Plains Rd has gone downhill because of it being Department of Housing. We used to have party kids in our street but we now have families all around us so the street is kid friendly and there are plenty of kids to play with. There is always one neighbour that has a personality disorder but I have never had a face to face issue. I have now bought right around the corner since I love the area. I won't go any further on that topic. Anyhow I walk the kids to the local parks - which are between a 10 & 25 min walk - depending where you go. Woolworths is a 5 min drive - you could walk but I wouldn't recommend walking the distance as it is hilly. There is plans for a railway station to be at the end of School Rd as well as a major complex - including a tavern and yet again another daycare centre (Already have 2 on School Rd at the moment). McDonalds 24 hr has just opened up also just across the road from Woolies. Around Woolies is a BWS, Post Office, Hairdresser & Barber, BOQ, Chemist, Fish & Chips, Chinese, Bakery, $2 dollar shop to name a few. 7/11 servos are behind the Woolworth's. Behind that is Redbank Plains Tavern, Foodworks (used to be BiLo), Subway, Brodies, Fish & Chips again to name a few. We also have Dan Murphy's that is right on Redbank Plains Rd where the servos are at the lights. Oh also about a 10 min drive to Brookwater (Greg Norman designed Golf course) which you have the club available for functions and meals - Woolworths and a medical centre are planned to be completed there by mid next year. St Augustine's College is also located in this area. Drive another 5mins away and you get to Springfield Central - this has a water park that opened this year (kids love it), major shopping complex called Orion (will be the biggest shopping complex in the southern hemisphere when the 3rd stage has completed) also has the new Masters store which opened in September/October. Now also have Spotlight which opened in November. So this area is a nice place to be and I am sorry for those who have had bad experiences but it only pushes me to say 'Raise the rent'. I hope I have assisted someone looking at moving to the area.
Pros
  • Whats up and coming to the area
  • Parks and kids play areas
  • Shops, food, local entertainment, public transport - all close by
Cons
  • Stay clear of Henty Drive area if you want piece and quiet
  • Council needs to be called to mow council strips
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
ErinS
ErinS I agree with this review. I think the residents that are happy don't tend to come onto this website to say why!
2yrs+
chris_and_niki
chris_and_niki I thought I should update the 'What's in the area' details ... I have been told that Aldi's will be opening up next to Woolies at Redbank Plains - I am very excited to know we will have our own in the near future. I was told that this was planned to be open by 2015. I have also been told that Costco has taken up an idea to build there first store in QLD next door to Masters in Springfield Central ... So looking forward to that happening too - the dates for that were also expected in the next few years too. From what I understood that Mirvac (who run Orion) had to establish a few more buidlings before they were considering on starting on the Costco building. Anyway I hope that helps.
2yrs+
AdamS
AdamS Fantastic chris_and_niki great review (and well done on the editors choice!)
2yrs+
JudeA
JudeA Does anyone know the area around Pleasant Drive Redbank Plains? Thinking of moving there? As I do not know the area I am really relying on the locals for their input. Thanks. :)
2yrs+
OscarJi
OscarJi hey dear chris and niki, thank you for such wonderful reviews, however,I was wondering that is this place convenient for people who works in CBD? it took 30 min to get to CBD. However, I have heard that the government are building a new CBD in springfield, is that true? I am thinking to buying a house in redbank, what is ur opinion for that ? :)
2yrs+
chris_and_niki
chris_and_niki Hello Oscar! In relation to your first question - the buses here are pretty bad not very reliable and aren't exactly setup to get to places quickly. The best public transport is the trains. Your choices are Springfield Central, Goodna or Redbank Station. I prefer Springfield Central as there are expresses that can get you into the city in 30 mins comfortably and you always get a seat. They have approved plans for Redbank Plains train station but it is population capped. In regards to your second question yes that is correct Maha (CEO of Springfield Land Corp) has great plans for Greater Springfield. It won't all be here tomorrow but he is pushing quite a bit through. The government isn't building it but they are supporting it (sometimes). Finally, Redbank and Redbank Plains are older suburbs so you will have neighbours that have been here for quite a while. Asking the neighbours of the potiential buy wouldn't hurt to find out about the street. Also take note that Redbank Plains was obviously a flood plain so blacksoil is very common so just means to get the footings inspected to be safe. The older houses seem to have been built to last where the newer ones not so much - movement can be pretty bad for some. I have also been informed where the Redbank Plains shopping centre is will no longer be Aldi's but will be ripped down and the entire corner block (including the grass area next door) will be a whole new complex that will include Coles & Target and other shops. So will be interesting to see. Also Redbank Plains Rd gets a revamp starting this year so it will be dual access right through from Jones Rd to Centenary Highway. Also with the opening of of Collingwood Drive from Redbank Plains Rd now also means quicker access to Redbank & Collingwood Park now too.
2yrs+
chris_and_niki
chris_and_niki Oh and Costco now is on the backburn but now Bunnings is setting up next door to Masters at Springfield Central - so loving that convenience!
2yrs+
NishantG
NishantG Dear Chris and niki, thanks for all the help you are offering to make up people's mind on moving to this area. I am thinking of buying an Investment property in Fernbrooke Ridge Estate. This is my first IP and I am not very aware of the market and factors. Would really appreciate if you could suggest me a couple of things, I am worried about:
1) cappital growth in this estate
2) flooding and black soil issue
3) if the population is that much here to get tenants easily or if the properties are vacant for long times.
4) how is this estate's accessibility from other main areas of redbank plains
any other thing you would like to suggest. Sorry for all the trouble. But it would really help me avoid getting into trouble with my first IP as I dont have much money to pay bank installments without place getting rented.
Thanks
Nish
2yrs+
chris_and_niki
chris_and_niki Hello NishantG I hope I can assist with your questions.

1) Capital growth in this area has slowed right down due to the influx of property availability. With Fernbrooke Ridge and Edens Landing going full swing the growth will probably hold out now until the land availability starts to be scarce.

2) Flooding is always going to be on the cards as the name says 'plains' - just keep an eye out for 6 Mile Creek. Redbank Plains is entirely blacksoil. This just means that it has the capability of moving quite a bit between dry spells and wet seasons. If you have a soil test done on the land you buy this will let you know how bad the soil can move. It some cases it can costs you 10s of thousands to be able to limited the movement in the slab (deeper piers) also do research if the builder recommends waffle pods for the slab. I have seen a lot of bad cracking in houses because waffle pods had been used.

3) in relation to turnaround in 2012 it took 7 weeks for my house to be rented so wasn't too long. Unsure to be honest in the availability side I would contact Ray White in Redbank Plains and ask them for those details. Units seem to go pretty quickly I have to say though.

4) even though Redbank Plains is an older suburb all the developments happening around it are making it more accessible. To the west we have a 15-20 min drive to the centre of Ipswich and to the east we have a 10 min drive to the Greater Springfield area and all its potential. I recommend going to the Edens Landing website and checking out their master plan so you can see what's coming near Fernbrooke Ridge.

So I suppose the question should be asked if you are tight for repayments now when the interest rates are at a record low how would you handle a rate rise? If things are already tight I wouldn't recommend buying your first IP in houses. Also with growth that means land values go up so rates are higher and so in tale your insurances will also increase. If you are limited for money I would consider going into units. Look at a complex that you like and as each property becomes available on the market buy the next unit. The growth for units as been very similar to housing and the rent availability of units is a very small turn around but at least you won't need to go bankrupt when the interest rates start to go back up again.


Hope I helped ;)
Jul 05, 2015
AnonA1
AnonA1 redbank plains is a terrible place to live. people take their lives into their own hand by walking around after dark sharing the streets with machete wielding punks. at school start and finish our streets become raceways with idiots both sexes young and old travelling in access of 60 km/h. Our streets are 50. Hoons sitting on corners burning rubber , engines screaming with no regards to anyone's safety. Does any one care? No. council don't give a s*** police are never around when you need them. Roads are almost totally blocked off with all these people dropping of kids instead of making them take school busses. Parties that you can hear from kilometres away, and no one cares. Flying foxes are taking over the trees behind willow road west, screeching and smelly, but don't complain to council this vermin is a protected species. There is nothing nice to say about redbank plains.
Aug 17, 2016
SamS7
SamS7 Hi Chris & Niki !

Thanks for sharing all info earlier.

I am looking to get an corner block /Land + Home Package at Six Mile Creek Collingwood Park.would be able to guide me please about how good is the area.I am just looking for more open space area with access to gardens and all,and i am also not sure if moving to Karalee could be other better option as well.Please advise.Thanks !
Nov 15, 2016
SamS7
SamS7 Hi Chris and Nikki, Thanks a lot for providing all info in this forum.I am looking to get an land and home package in Six Mile Creek Collingwood Park Qld 4301.Please advise if area is good for living.Thanks !
Nov 15, 2016
Cadence Evans
Cadence Evans Hi Chris and Nikki. Bottlebrush Cres, Redbank Plains is this a nice & quiet area?
May 30, 2017
Add a comment...
kk3 kk3
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 5/5
3 days ago

"So far so good - it will definitely continue to grow."

We have been in Redbank Plains almost 18 months. We live just off school road which seems safe enough so far. We were first attracted to the area due to rent affordability and for how close it is to Springfield Central train station (about 50 minutes to Brisbane CBD for work). I've ended up getting the train from Goodna as it's easier for my husband to drop me off on his way to work. The Ipswich line is express after Darra which is great so it only takes about 30 minutes to Brisbane CBD (and $2 cheaper per trip to SC). We were told to avoid areas around Henty drive as we were told there's a lot of crime around that spot. I'm on the local crime watch page and there always seems to be break ins, cars stolen and creepy people hovering in backyards at night .

We're on a wide road and is seems most people hoon down our street. Being near the school traffic is also a nightmare around drop off and pick up. I can see they're going to have to add more lanes to School road eventually with all the development happening up the other end towards White rocks. White rocks is a conservation park and has a few hiking trails and picnic tables but not much else (no bbq's). There's a new fancy looking playground just been finished on Redbank Plains road (down from the Town Square) which is great for families. The big Town Square shopping centre is now also finished with lots of restaurants, takeaways and everything else you could want (Target, Coles, Woolies & Aldi). The Pig & Whistle has also just opened which now at least gives a night life hang out. It's only a 10 minute drive to Orion shopping centre or Redbank Plaza which is also good.

The house we're renting is definitely on black soil (as others have mentioned) and we're a bit concerned with just how much the yard has changed in such a short time. We would NEVER buy the place. It's right next to a storm water easement and every time it rains more soil from our block disappears through the retaining wall only a couple meter's from the house. The house also has some cracking in a couple of places but we hope not to be there much longer.

Also it's close to USQ which is good for students.
Pros
  • Shops, food, local entertainment, public transport - all close by
  • Walk to local shopping centres, short drive to Orion Shopping Centre
  • Lots of bargains available with houses under 300k
  • Parks and kids play areas
Cons
  • Stay clear of Henty Drive area if you want piece and quiet
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Students
  • 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 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Mar 02, 2017

"Great place to live for family and singles. everything close by"

quite and convenient place
Pros
  • Shops, food, local entertainment, public transport - all close by
  • Walk to local shopping centres, short drive to Orion Shopping Centre
  • Lots of bargains available with houses under 300k
  • Parks and kids play areas
Cons
  • Optus not available in the area
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
Nov 02, 2016

"Cheap"

Cheap
Pros
  • Cheaper groceries
  • Lots of bargains available with houses under 300k
Cons
  • Far from the city
  • Council needs to be called to mow council strips
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Retirees
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
Aug 21, 2016

"A crime citadel"

Robbed more times than i could count. Gang fights on my front lawn. Sirens non stop. No community spirit. Fearful. Poor area.
Pros
  • Lots of bargains available with houses under 300k
Cons
  • High crime area
  • Gangs and fighting
  • Drug area
  • Public Transport is ordinary after 5pm on a weekend/public holiday
  • Stay clear of Henty Drive area if you want piece and quiet
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Aug 13, 2016

"place to live ...."

nice place to raise kids.
Pros
  • Shops, food, local entertainment, public transport - all close by
  • Walk to local shopping centres, short drive to Orion Shopping Centre
Cons
  • Public Transport is ordinary after 5pm on a weekend/public holiday
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
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 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jul 08, 2016

"Great place to live"

After moving from Melb my wife and I love it here and are so happy. Close to everything or a short drive. The only time we would go to Melb is for a visit
Pros
  • Shops, food, local entertainment, public transport - all close by
  • Walk to local shopping centres, short drive to Orion Shopping Centre
  • Lots of bargains available with houses under 300k
  • Parks and kids play areas
  • Whats up and coming to the area
Cons
  • Public Transport is ordinary after 5pm on a weekend/public holiday
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Nov 09, 2015

"RBP local"

I have lived in RBP for 8 years now. Like every suburb, it has some less desirable streets (usually right on main roads) but overall I think it's a great place to live. We live in a quiet cul-de-sac, have great neighbours, and love being so close to the new water park at Springfield (Orion lagoon) and both the Riverlink and Orion shopping centres. I've never felt unsafe and the local parks are great for the kids. Friends of ours just moved here after visiting us in our home on numerous occasions over the past few years. RBP primary has been a great school for my kid. I even have friends that live across the main road, (Eagle Street) from the Henty Drive area that have had no issues, except occasional graffiti at the local park but I guess that's everywhere. The train to the Brisbane CBD takes about 40 minutes and there are a lot of express options. I get to the city quicker than most of my colleagues that live the same distance from the city in the northern and southern directions. I honestly didn't expect to like living here based on what I'd heard. But I was pleasantly surprised, and now I love it. Much nicer than where I used to live (Browns Plains in Logan). We also now have the NBN! Our house will be linked to Springfield via a connection road in 2016 built as part of the Edens Crossing estate so it will only be 5kms away. Can't believe how much infrastructure is being built.
Pros
  • Parks and kids play areas
  • Shops, food, local entertainment, public transport - all close by
  • The Redbank Plains new town square opening with Target, Aldi
  • Whats up and coming to the area
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
LOVING-IT
LOVING-IT Having lived off Highbury Drive for the last 6mths I cannot understand why this area is getting such bad reviews.
Apart from the odd party Friday and Saturday nights the area is lovely and quiet, being a shift worker I am often driving home at 11pm or later and have never noticed anyone walking the streets late at night or cars hooning in the area.
I often walk to the local library or to the local shopping centre and have never once felt scared or apprehensive..
2yrs+
ErinS
ErinS Thanks for your input. I have never actually lived in the Highbury estate myself, was only going by things I'd heard a while ago...and to be fair, I haven't heard anything recently.
2yrs+
Add a comment...
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Oct 13, 2015

"living in a low class area"

There are breakins around and on the increase. If you have a nice front fence it is constantly graffitied. As soon as you get rid of it, it's back. The vacant shop down the street is covered in it and has had its windows smashed so many times they have boarded it up. There is graffiti on the road signs and on peoples property all over redbank plains, they even graffitied an elderly persons garage door. I have a solar powered house number which today I noticed has been smashed they hit it with such force that not only the glass was smashed the metal casing was cracked in several places.
I have great neighbours either side that unfortunately suffer this as well. One had his letterbox smashed off the pole.
The other side has had bikes stolen and the people next to them their dog was stolen.
Pros
  • Shops, food, local entertainment, public transport - all close by
  • Walk to local shopping centres, short drive to Orion Shopping Centre
  • Parks and kids play areas
Cons
  • stay clear of redbank plains rd constant traffic
  • buses are every hour on weekends and they are an unreliable form of transportation if you need to get to work.
  • dealing with constant graffiti.
  • Council needs to be called to mow council strips
  • Optus not available in the area
  • Public Transport is ordinary after 5pm on a weekend/public holiday
  • Stay clear of Henty Drive area if you want piece and quiet
  • Hard to get internet access until they upgrade the exchange.
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+

"Best place to live"

quite, clean and family friendly place for everyone who wish to spend quality time with their family.
Pros
  • Shops, food, local entertainment, public transport - all close by
  • Walk to local shopping centres, short drive to Orion Shopping Centre
  • Lots of bargains available with houses under 300k
  • Whats up and coming to the area
Cons
  • Optus not available in the area
  • Public Transport is ordinary after 5pm on a weekend/public holiday
  • Stay clear of Henty Drive area if you want piece and quiet
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Excellent for the family life"

excellet area where everyone enjoys... nice parks, new constructions, shopping around and nearby train station. very good community people
Pros
  • Shops, food, local entertainment, public transport - all close by
  • Walk to local shopping centres, short drive to Orion Shopping Centre
  • Lots of bargains available with houses under 300k
  • Parks and kids play areas
  • Whats up and coming to the area
Cons
  • Council needs to be called to mow council strips
  • Optus not available in the area
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
JudeA
JudeA Can anyone tell me what Pleasant Drive Redbank Plains is like? Is it a good area? Any hoons and rednecks?
2yrs+
Add a comment...
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A nice suburb with an obsolete reputation."

After living in Upper Mt Gravatt for the last two and a half years I was more or less used to loud traffic, hoons, car accidents, screaming domestic neighbours and sirens tearing up and down the streets at all hours. After moving to RBP I couldn't believe how peaceful and quiet it was, given what I had been prevously told about it. I live in a side street just off the infamous Henty Drive and I haven't heard a single hoon even on weekends, our neighbours are extremely friendly and we've had no trouble with keeping our place secure. There's plenty of options for grocery shopping which is open quite late, though eating out is pretty limited apart from fast food. Almost every house in the area is set up with ultra fast NBN lines, so it's a great place if you're a heavy internet user. The lots are quite small, that doesn't bother me as I don't make use of big yards but to each his own. The houses themselves are nice quality and you can't argue with the prices.

The only downsides I can really see are that there isn't much in the way of council maintenance of public areas, it can get quite dirty in some places and street lighting is very dim and sparse at night. Public transport can also be a pain as the buses seem to shut down quite early, it definitely feels like a suburb for people with cars.

All in all I'm happy with the place, it's been one of the most surprisingly pleasant suburbs I've ever lived in.
Pros
  • Fibre to the home NBN internet (100mbit) across entire suburb
  • Walk to local shopping centres, short drive to Orion Shopping Centre
  • Lots of bargains available with houses under 300k
  • Parks and kids play areas
Cons
  • Make sure any alarm system you get is NBN compatible
  • Council needs to be called to mow council strips
  • Public Transport is ordinary after 5pm on a weekend/public holiday
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • 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 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Scary and not safe"

Having lived in inala my whole life I decided to check out redbank with my friend as she lived there, it was about 4:30 in the afternoon and we were both 15. We were walking out of the train station when there was this guy there cuts and blood all over him violently banging on the bus window, then he chased us across the road and up the street a bit before he went back to abuse more people at the station. Then we walked past a bar where we got very inappropriate comments by some older men at the bar. Walking through the street was quite scary as there were ghostly looking homes with furniture in the front yards. After that we were chased down the street by some scary pitbull dogs. Finally we got to redbank plaza the three story shopping centre there. I've been there many times before but never by walking, it's a pretty good shopping centre good shops a lot safer looking, some scary looking people who look like they're on drugs and just your normal looking people. I've heard the red bank plains high school is good and i have many fiends who go there.
Pros
  • Shops, food, local entertainment, public transport - all close by
Recommended for
  • Singles
OscarJi
OscarJi I dont believe what u said, no offense.
2yrs+
EvaL
EvaL Same. I don't believe a word
Jun 29, 2016
FaizaK
FaizaK place is not that bad....
Aug 13, 2016
Add a comment...
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Not as bad as people think!"

I lived here for over 2 years and it was a fine place to live. I agree there a a couple of undesirables lurking around but most suburbs do! It has everything you could need convienience-wise and the houses are a good price. I live on henty drive and on street just off henty and was fine! Yes there are a couple cars or bikes but seriously, I hear them everywhere I have lived and a few noises on the weekends won't kill you. I think some people just are up themselves and just like to complain about anything. Those people can all go move to goodna, then you'll have a endless amount of things to keep you entertained!
Only downside is access from the motorway. Driving through goodna to get home sucks, would be nice if they would hurry up and connect it to the centenery.
Avoided the south area where new estates are as the block sizes and streets are very small.
Pros
  • Shops, food, local entertainment, public transport - all close by
  • Walk to local shopping centres, short drive to Orion Shopping Centre
  • Lots of bargains available with houses under 300k
Cons
  • too far from motorway
  • too many whinging people
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Affordable Living"

Redbank Plains i would consider a very working class area, it has some colourful characters, but like most areas you have them anyhow. A few hoons frequent the streets occasionally, again its not happening 24/7. Lived in the area for the past 9 months both renting and recently have purchased. I like the area its a great place to buy to get yourself into the housing market.

In my opinion RBP is fairly central, Orion 10mins down the road, Mt Omanney 20 mins away, Ipswich 20 mins away.
Pros
  • New train station end of school road or close to it.
  • Affordable Housing
  • Parks and kids play areas
  • Shops, food, local entertainment, public transport - all close by
  • Walk to local shopping centres, short drive to Orion Shopping Centre
  • Lots of bargains available with houses under 300k
  • Whats up and coming to the area
Cons
  • Public Transport is ordinary after 5pm on a weekend/public holiday
  • Stay clear of Henty Drive area if you want piece and quiet
  • Hard to get internet access until they upgrade the exchange.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Growing at an inconsistent rate"

Just moved here, public transport is non existent. Only one shopping mall which has the bare minimum of shops, great Country Fried Chicken outlet. There are no small convenience stores here in the plains or near Mount View which is where is a hassle as you have to drive to the mall or servo to get a milk. The number of house's going up is incredible but there is no supporting infrastructure to support the number of tenents/home owners/children in the area. There are some small kit set parks dotted around the area but nothing that could keep the kiddies entertained for very long. Haven't seen any snakes although the toads and frogs come out when it rains. The schools great although the paths along school road itself need to be widened/resealed. Street lighting is very minimal and the streets are quite narrow so if you have a few cars be prepared to park them on your lawn.
Overall its actually a very quiet suburb, the odd hoon on a Saturday night but still a safe area to bring up a family. Most neighbours keep to themselves. Bit of area for quads and dirt bikes if your that way inclined as well.
Pros
  • Walk to local shopping centres, short drive to Orion Shopping Centre
Cons
  • Council needs to be called to mow council strips
  • Optus not available in the area
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
ErinS
ErinS Try out the new water park at Springfield - Robelle Domain I think it's called. My kids love it, we stayed for hours, they couldn't get enough!
2yrs+
chris_and_niki
chris_and_niki Hello John, thought I'd let you know that in relation to shopping malls - they have started on a new on at the end of school road ETA is beginning next year to mid next year. On the corner of Allawoona & School Rd will be corner stores - not too sure when that's opening but have been told they were looking for specific stores to contract before opening. The Redbank Plains shops are handy for most of us on the south side of Redbank Plains Rd .. I know its not exactly handy but when the shops start opening up off School Road other wills come too. At some point School Road will meet up to the Brookwater Roundabout near the Police Station so it will become 'handier' to access that end too. Hope that helps :-)
2yrs+
Add a comment...
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Modest suburban living"

Redbank Plains is an eastern suburb of Ipswich in Queensland, Redbank Plains is a working class suburb that provides very modest housing and living standards. The suburb contains a high concentration of housing commission accommodation and because of this if you are thinking of moving here you would be best advised to avoid those streets.
The suburb has also suffered from stagnant capital growth, and some people have reported difficulty in locating decant tenants to occupy there investments.
Some parts of the suburb are also prone to floods
Treesnleaves
Treesnleaves I may have been a little kind to Redbank Plains in my review, was up there again recently on Business....This place is absolutely terrible!
Kids are uncontrollable hooligans the streets are filthy. Thinking of Buying in Redbank Plains?.......DONT !
2yrs+
chris_and_niki
chris_and_niki I am disgusted that a Real Estate agent like yourself can say things like this ...Now I know who not to go through in the future. I am disturbed that you can be so narrow minded and I bet you are an agent who tells their clients to reduce their rent in the area too.
2yrs+
ErinS
ErinS The comments above re the kids in this suburb must be a broad generalisation based on limited experience. My kids, and their friends from RBP primary are all lovely, well-mannered children. The streets in and around my house certainly aren't filthy either for that matter.
2yrs+
melly1984
melly1984 I would Just like to say that i find your comments, Adam to be extremely discrimitory, not every one who lives in housing are bad, infact i live in housing, i am the only housing in the WHOLE of my street, i get along with all my neighbours except the people who live over the back, they are the ones who hurl abuse at my extremely WELL BEHAVED, WELL MANNERED CHILDREN, their father and myself, after the constant harrassment from these homeowners, whom i can only suggest are as ignorant as you are, or hold some personal vendetta for the majority of australians struggling, WE have been left with only one decission, and that is to up root our 5 children from a home and community they have become attached to. People like you are what is wrong with society, absolutely disgusted and appalled that you could openly admit what is either your hatred, or insensitivity towards those that are less fortunate, or temporarly struggling. NEWSFLASH: Bad neighbours can come from both sides of the fence.
2yrs+
melly1984
melly1984 P.S Using generalisations such as , "apples are nice" is ok, but choose your words carefully when discussing certain topics, People do not liked to be boxed into a narrow minded persons way of thinking!
2yrs+
Treesnleaves
Treesnleaves People cant seem to accept that this is a forum for opinions, mine just happens to hold a liite more water as i am a property professional. Yes i was generlising but people like to know whats really going on in suburbs not just the opinions of people that have biased and vested interest such as people who own in a suburb or live there. i am pleased with my comments and stand by them
2yrs+
chris_and_niki
chris_and_niki Trees opinions are one thing but to say your a property agent and 'professional' at that then maybe you should consider taking a professional approach. You have made it pretty clear that you don't like the area so maybe you should accept that people live here. This might be the area that they truly admire. What suburb do you live it so I can compare your assumptions?
Jul 05, 2015
FireandiceS
FireandiceS Hmmm it seems that Trollnleave's enjoys all the attention by blogging and trolling nonsensical trash of no substance. Another egotistical wannabe Agent that was dragged up not raised up hahaha
Jul 18, 2015
Add a comment...
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Fight Night every nights"

I have lived in a brand new home in the new Fernbrooke Estate. Because of issues the developers had with the major telstra / optus etc, we can only get fibreoptics. It is expensive and crap.

The neighbourhood is full of renters who don't give a damm about their living environment, there are fights every Friday and Saturday nights between the different races ie, samoans, indians, aboriginals, Maoris and sudanese as well as individual households. The females are as bad as they males. There is little police activity because they figure someone will have sorted it out by the time they get there. It is nothing more than a ghetto and is getting worse. I would rather pay top money and rent somehwere civilised than continue to live in Redbank Plains, which is what I am doing. It is not a good place to walk at night nor let your kids play in the park or streets.
Recommended for
  • Singles
laughterzone
laughterzone Great review. You wrote this on the 25th October. On that day 4 houses got their windows smashed on Henty Dr. -in daylight. There was a helicopter doing low flybys along the waterways and bushland for 30-40 minutes. There is a residential police beat just off Highbury Dr, what is the good of it?? Does anyone actually live or work there??
2yrs+
joey722
joey722 I have lived in Redbank Plains for 17 years, i have lived in springfield for 7 months and now moved to leichhardt, been there for just on 5 months.... you could say i have gone from one extreem to the next.. Whilst living in RBP, we have had our house broken into once.. about 10 years after being born we were broken into.. touch wood we havnt been again.. i dont understand all the hatred for RBP i understand there is "CRIMES" but holy crap.. when i lived in springfield there was fights every night and all sorts of things.. now im in leichhardt and everyone bags the crap out of us for renting in leichhardt.. well honestly its more peice and quiet thatn springfield.. anyway.. my parents still live in the same house they build 19 years ago... 1 break in & 1 fight with a neighbour (that we never spoke to anyway). so please it may be a rising crime suburb but dont make it seem like it is worse than it is... Redbank plains or any suburb has crime. file a complaint and move on.. and yes the police beat is there, yes someone lives there, as i live around the corner from it...... but just remember there is always someone somewhere worse off than you 'hence why the police can't always get there on time'.. if your so worried about that why dont you become a police officer and tackle the "crime" youself.... SImple.. don't like it.... don't live there!!!
2yrs+
Add a comment...
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Think twice about Redbank Plains"

Redbank Plains is a beautiful suburb on 'the outside' to live in, however, if you're planning on buying or renting around Highbury Dr, Henty Dr, Carney Cct or anywhere around the storm run-off areas/creeks, bush surrounds, be prepared for criminal activities, such as graffiti, vandalism, late night noise from neighbours, loud motor bikes driving up down the streets and water ways. Just to name a few.
The best thing about living in RBP is the affordabilty.
Most of the time it is quiet, but be prepared for the unexpected.
One downfall is the pathetic lack of internet service. If you rely on internet services, look elsewhere.
Telstra is extremely unco-operative here, and 3G services are unreliable. Vodafone seems to work better than Telstra or Optus.
If you're looking for a house here, make sure you have ample security measures in place, such as, security screens, house alarm, adequate fencing, a guard dog as well.
Make sure you have adequate insurance as well. (Car & home and contents.)

I have lived in RBP for 2 years now. This is my honest reveiw of the suburb.
There is no perfect suburb and crime is everywhere, however this year especially has seen a dramatic increase in crime here. If we can have a lot more police presence here, then perhaps RBP would be a better place to live in. For now though, I won't be going anywhere. Great citizens are required here so we can weed out the scum.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
Citizen22
Citizen22 Well congratulations "Laughterzone", I had an outstanding citizen looking to buy a property in Redbank Plains last week. He read your review of Redbank Plains and cancelled his offer, purely from what you have described Redbank Plains is like to live in.
Perhaps next time you should think before you speak, considering buyers looking in your area will be reading what you expel from your reputable mouth.
You have not only lost a great citizen for yourself, but also for the entire suburb. Well done.
2yrs+
SummerBreeze
SummerBreeze I totally agree with "Laughterzone". Like it or not everyone, this is an accurate comment. I would much rather know these things BEFORE moving here than to find out afterwards and have to deal with the consequences at mine and my families expense.

We also have lived in this same area (Highbury St/Jack Drive) for 2 years now and it has honestly been more trouble than it's been worth. We've dealt with vandalism, theft, constant noise from neighbours partying into the early hours, barking dogs, teenagers hooning around on off-road motorbikes, just to name a few! There was even a SHOOTING here earlier this year, something to do with "rival car gangs". (Was reported all over the news). It has been a huge disappointment for us. We came here thinking we'd hit the jackpot with such a beautiful house and cheap rent that was so close to a variety of living essentials. But it has been nothing short of a headache. We are practically ready to break lease and pay the extra $$ somewhere else if that's what it means to have peace of mind and quality living. Noise complaints to police are a waste of time, and our real estate has even offered to help us relocate because of all the issues we've had. I hope this area does improve in time because it has potential, but we won't be sticking around to find out. All I can say is, be VERY cautious and do your research! Life is just too short to not be able to enjoy the home and area you live in. Good luck! :)
2yrs+
jaycee777
jaycee777 thank you for your honesty Laughterzone, I don't want to just hear fancy stuff about somewhere I want to hear the pros an CONS :) Sorry Citizen22, I personally think this person did your possible client a favour, who wants to cons someone into living somewhere they don't really want to live in after a while since no one has been honest.
2yrs+
chris_and_niki
chris_and_niki I have to say that sadly laughterzone must be in the area I mentioned - I get Optus cable where I am - perfect reception with Telstra & Optus - vodafone/3 not so good but when are they really unless you are on top of a hill ... But heres a thought ... you drive 5 mins down the road towards Brookwater & Augustine Heights and you are paying anything from 400 per week upto 850 in rent ... Rent in my street for a 3 bedroom house starts at 320 ... There is a reason why people look for cheaper rent. But if you drive over to Henty Drive side your rent would be starting from 215 upto 290 - that is why the area can be a bit nasty. But I will repeat my point about how to solve this nasty issue ... raise the rent - if Redbanks lowest rent was around $300 a week you would notice it slowly cleaning up.
2yrs+
ErinS
ErinS The reception where I am (Optus for me, Telstra for my partner's phone) is perfect. Must really depend on the particular street you're in.
2yrs+
LOVING-IT
LOVING-IT All I can say is I live in this area and it has certainly changed since this review was written. I havent noticed any hooning, vandalism or excessive noise in fact my parents who live in country qld comment on how quiet the area is whenever they visit. I bought 6 mths ago and still cant believe that I got such a lovely house for such a low price. Regardless of what suburb you live you in unfortunatley there will always be a few bad apples., however I can honestly say I havent come across any.
2yrs+
jaycee777
jaycee777 I have to add...yes there are some unfortunates out there that you want to stay clear of in most suburbs, but please remember that not all of us who have to look for low rent as we are struggling with poverty or maybe issues like health problems, domestic violence etc are not bad people, just had a run of bad luck, so please be considerate of that.
2yrs+
Add a comment...
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
  • 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 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
2yrs+

"Am Loving Redbank Plains"

I bought off Highbury Dr and am loving the area. I have lived there for 6 mths now and as a shift worker I have found the suburb to be suprisingly quiet. The large trees provide nests for the local bird life and after installing a bird bath I enjoy watching the 50 plus lorikeets that enter my yard every day. My neighbours are friendly and the odd party on Friday and Saturday nights is not excessive.
There are a high number of renters in the area but with bargains to be had I dont know why there arent more owner/occupied houses. I bought a large 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom with 2 car garage house for under $280,000.
The area is central to Ipswich, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. With new shopping centres and railway lines in the pipeline housing prices are sure to rise.
Pros
  • Lots of bargains available with houses under 300k
  • Walk to local shopping centres, short drive to Orion Shopping Centre
  • Major Shopping Centre and Train Station being built
Cons
  • Optus not available in the area
Car Car
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 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A good suburb"

Everybody live happy together from families with kids, singles and retires. Library, schools and shopping are all on walking distance as well as handful of beautiful parks. It is close to Ipswich and have a good road connection to Brisbane. It is a suburb with great potential as railway is due to be built in 2015. In one word it is a great place to live.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
TheBoy
TheBoy Bullllsh*^ you are ither very nieve or youv never walked through the streets
2yrs+
LOVING-IT
LOVING-IT I go for a morning walk each morning and every person I come across always has a smile or a hello. As a shift worker I often drive hoem late at night or early in the morning and have never come across gangs or hoons.
2yrs+
samp2
samp2 Hi, I am planning to move to Blaxland Crescent in Redbank Plains, would someone please share your experience of this street, would appreciate both positive and negative feedbacks
Nov 16, 2016
Add a comment...
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Fantastic Place."

have been living in RBP for a year now and am very impressed. the local childcare centre that my daughter attends is excellent. my neighbours have been extremely friendly, very helpful & welcoming. housing prices are very affordable & access to major highways (centenary & ipswich) are nearby. only 15min drive to ipswich CBD & 30mins to brisbane CBD. I find RBP to be a great place for those with children or for those first time home buyers. Everyday you'll find the local children riding their bikes, scooters etc around the neighbour hood or down at the local recreational parks which redbank plains is def. not short of. the local library & shopping centre is very handy. The land&house sizings are very reasonable 99% of houses in RBP have a backyard unlike many of those in springfield lakes. the only problem i have with RBP are the "ants". we're constantly having to exterminate our backyard or the perimeters of our property for ants. other than that, i highly recommend RBP to be a great place with great people. Only a short commute to Springfield/Springfield Lakes (soon to be megacity) & the brookwater golfcourse.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
ErinS
ErinS I agree that RBP is home to great people. My kids and I had the best time today at the new water park at Springfield with our neighbours (also fellow RBP citizens). Our cul-de-sac has a great community atmosphere, especially at Christmas!
2yrs+
Add a comment...
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great location - up and coming area"

Since relocating to the area 2 years ago I have had no issues with the area. Quiet and safe. Its about 20 min to ipswich CBD and 40 to brisbane CBD. Though public transport is in need of development(train) which is happening in the next few years definatly a area which is good value for money!!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Affordable place to live"

Not far from Brisbane City and still affordable place to live and rent. Ipswich is only 15 minutes drive if you like a country city.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+

"Great for investment"

I think the are is great for investment and have one investment in an estate in Redbank Plains. I would not live there personally as I am a single male and love living in Brizzy CBD.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
OscarJi
OscarJi same here, I am thinking buying a house for investment here. what is ur opinion ?+
2yrs+
Add a comment...
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Extremely affordable Redbank Plains"

From an affordability perspective I just do not see how you can go wrong with Redbank Plains. Redbank Plains is located along the western corridor to Brisbane and is approximately 30 minutes drive to the CBD.

When you compare other suburbs located 30+ minutes away from Brisbane CBD are selling homes for well over 80-100K more than what you can obtain in Redbank it makes the suburb highly attractive for those purchasing (investors, fhobs and downsizers).

Again I believe due to much development in the area it will be fantastic long term although I recommend basing your rental returns figures atleast 10% lower than those appraising the property. This will ensure you have minimum downtime and obtain a quality tenant in a suburb that has previously not had the best reputation.

If you scout around you can find some great bargains priced between 300-350K
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"upcomming area!"

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

"Quiet and country feel"

I feel redbank plains is a nice place,quiet and green,i bought a house here becuase its cheaper here but still very near to the highways.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
2yrs+

"take it from a kid.."

lol place is crazy.. i live and i hope to god i leave soon i live in a house which i belive my mum pays wayy to much for. roof had to be redone,doors barly fit other that not realy complaning. but walking to school and the shop, seriosly i never or try not to walk by myself, place is nearly always talking bout someone getting "rolled" (street term for beat up and items stolen) the school i go 2 is the redbank one and nearly all the time atleast 4 pepole a week say there phones been stolen. Not to mention how much fights there are, but, hay come pair it to other schools the fights don't happen that much. I have a friend who works in a local store there, shoplifting has came a part of life there.

This is the truth and i won't lie there some really nice and awsome pepole there, despite this crazyness I'v found a way to avoid it and i find redbank plains a perfect place if your looking for a place to live with no kids, i'm a kid myself and seriosly i'm outta here!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A great value for money suburb, excellent for first home buyers and families"

I have lived and worked in and around this suburb for many years. The suburb has all amenities and is an excellent choice for first home buyers and families looking for excellent value for money homes on larger than average blocks. Only minutes to the Orion shopping centre which is set to be the largest one of it's kind in the southern hemisphere. Approximately 25 klms to Brisbane City and less than 15 klms to Ipswich City Council.
Jason Lamborne
Ray White Goodna/Redbank Plains
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 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • 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+

"Lots of shops, schools, parks and sporting areas"

RB is very underrated, it's a lovely green suburb, great for families and still only 30 mins from Brisbane Cbd.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A great place to get to know your neighbours."

Great place for families. A couple of small shopping centres nearby with fruit shops and grocery stores. Quite a few open spaces around, with a library close by. Public transport is not so good.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Excellent growth"

I moved to redbank plains area after reviewing the press, council developments and government funding in the area. There is a lots going off in the area, the Orion shopping centre is very near, excellent golf course, and the housing is very affordable at the moment!. when the new hospital, and train station have been built it will be a wonderful place to live, especially with quick links to the gold coast!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Best Streets in Redbank Plains

1

Cameron St

4.5/5
"Quiet, friendly street, close to shops, schools and public transport"
-27.64084 152.86734

Unranked Streets in Redbank Plains

Cedar Rd

4/5
-27.6426173919 152.861805625
"Dont let looks decieve you!"
-27.64821 152.84763

Barambah Ct

4.5/5
"The best so far"
-27.66259 152.86426

Siedofsky St

3.5/5
"Great for families"
-27.65139 152.84494
"Beautiful country street"
-27.657248 152.849602

Cobbin Cct

0.5/5
"Peace - not here mate"
-27.6555827984 152.8491970958

Sturt Dr

1/5
"A Hole - Glad to be out of there."
-27.63042 152.87204

Hey St

4.5/5
-27.6529281 152.8507057

Coleen Ct

3/5
"Great street to bring up a family with large yards for the kids and a shed and pool."
-27.6409337502 152.8620241911