7.7 out of 10

Runcorn

Ranked 194th best suburb in Brisbane
-27.5975781731332 153.08448015671
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • 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
Apr 28, 2017

"Runcorn and Runcorn Heights - more economical than neighbouring suburbs of Sunnybank Hills, Stretton, Calamvale"

Pros
  • Lots of new shops and restaurants
  • Great transport links
  • Not for from the city
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
Mar 23, 2016

"Pretty Average"

I cant really understand people saying Runcorn is central to everything, maybe if you are student at Griffith and study at Mt Gravatt or Nathan or if you work at Garden City shopping centre but for anyone working in the city its a 45 to 60 minute drive with peak hour traffic the whole way. The city buses are completely unreliable and I wouldn't catch the train due to the crime that is always at the station. The amount of home theft in Runcorn gets higher every year with the suburb being ranked 3rd on RACQ's list of worst suburbs for home theft in Queensland, there was even a shooting outside the sushi train where the man shot died. I certainly do not feel comfortable walking by myself alone at night in this suburb anymore.
Pros
  • Lots of new shops and restaurants
Cons
  • Lots of crime and theft
  • close to high crim suburbs
  • too far from the city
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
buyers-agentsn
buyers-agentsn Having lived in Runcorn for over fifty years I may be a bit biased. Having it's own railway station is a definite bonus and there are plenty of BCC bus services https://jp.translink.com.au/plan-your-journey/journey-planner . Runcorn properties are far more economical then neighbouring suburbs of Sunnybank Hills, Calamvale, Stretton, Sunnybank
Apr 28, 2017
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1/5
Feb 16, 2016

"Public schools not performing well"

Our kids went to the local schools and it certainly doesn't help their OPs
Cons
  • too far from the city
  • close to high crim suburbs
1/5
Feb 16, 2016

"Quiet but too far from the city"

I like Runcorn its very quiet, but Its a bit too far from the city and I don't find the public transport that reliable
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great Suburb"

Lovely area, easy access to train (Fruitgrove station) and buses run almost every 3-5 min over Warrigal road. Close to everything.
Pros
  • Great transport links
  • Lots of new shops and restaurants
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Runcorn - The middle of everywhere!"

I've lived in Runcorn for the last 9 years and its one of the most accessible suburbs that I've lived in. The suburb is so central to everything. Sunnybank eateries, Highway to Gold Coast, Brisbane City and the airport... to name a few. There have been so many shops and restaurants open up recently as well. Just an all round great place to live.
Pros
  • So central to everything
  • Great transport links
  • Lots of new shops and restaurants
  • Not for from the city
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A growing community with access to all directions."

Have been living here since 1992 and it has changed drastically! I did my primary schooling here and have been catching the same bus route as I did growing up. It has access to all major freeways and motorways, it is just as quick to get to the CBD as it is to get into Gold Coast and to the Brisbane Airport, all of these trips take less than half an hour. It has become a growing community with major land developments in the last 15 years. It will be filled up to capacity soon so move in while you can!
Pros
  • Great transport links
  • Lots of new shops and restaurants
  • Not for from the city
Cons
  • Quiet
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Quiet place to live"

Lived here for a couple of years. Was a quiet place to live.
Pros
  • Great transport links
  • Lots of new shops and restaurants
Cons
  • Quiet
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
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+

"Like a country town hiding in the middle of the city"

Could not be situated in a more convenient place. Everything you could ever need is within 15km - including the CBD.
And having highway access nearby, it's only a half hour drive to the Gold Coast.
Pros
  • Great transport links
  • Lots of new shops and restaurants
  • Not for from the city
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
NinaS
NinaS You must be speeding, otherwise it will be another 10 mins extra.. lol
2yrs+
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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 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Quiet & peaceful"

We feel like we live in the country, yet only 20klms from CBD..Peaceful, quiet, abundant wildlife, great place to live. close to bus, train, shops, schools,parks but we don't have to listen to it all.
Pros
  • Great transport links
  • Lots of new shops and restaurants
  • Not for from the city
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • 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 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Too expensive"

cob
cob To Nashtu. I think you actually never go to any of the listed sites on Realestate.com.au. Actually I went to this property and found the price for 300,000 plus a steal and bought it. Hope you have fun with you reviews from you bedroom.
2yrs+
tartar
tartar are you kidding?
2yrs+
JadeT
JadeT Nashtu, saying too expensive... ahhh... what are you comparing to? You are not serious, right? Just go to realestate.com and check the prices and suburb's profile. Try to find a comparative property with the same price just in next door in Sunnybank or Eight Mile Plains! If you find any then you can say 'too expensive'.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A beautiful place to live"

It's a wonderful place to live with lots of parks and free spaces. It has lots of new shops and a big brand new shopping centre coming soon.
I'd recommend Runcorn to anyone who is looking for a great neighbourhood and close proximity to Brisbane city..
Pros
  • Lots of new shops and restaurants
  • Not for from the city
  • Great transport links
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"great place to live"

Great place to live close to transport and shopping centres....
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5
2yrs+

"#1 Suburb in Brisbane"

Cannot fault Runcorn, other than its quite an expensive place to live.
Recommended for
  • 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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A Perfect Place to live"

I have lived in Runcorn for 3 years and I have never got problems for shopping and public transport. Close to Mt Gravatt shopping centre, underwood shopping centre, Griffith University. Runcorn and Fruit Grove train stations service the area, city express 150 bus just at the coner of the shopping centre. Another shopping centre is being built right now. A lot of parks, playgrouds around. Many schools in this area.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Best Streets in Runcorn

1

Gumtree Street

4.5/5
"Extremely quite, pleasant, natural bush setting, wildlife"
-27.60851 153.07115
2

Sentry Place

3/5
"Luxurious correctly defines this place"
-27.5970122188 153.0873521318

Unranked Streets in Runcorn

"A quiet, friendly street "
-27.59118 153.08601
"Great cul de sac street backing onto Brady Bushland Park"
-27.60869 153.06522
"Quiet street, close to parks, transport and local shops."
-27.59943 153.06999
"Quiet, nice street with park"
-27.6031525588 153.0803443577

Daw Road

4.5/5
-27.5859575576 153.0696756022
"Very close to Fruitgrove Train Station and public transport - straight into the city"
-27.60014 153.0868