7.2 out of 10

Runcorn

Ranked 237th best suburb in Brisbane
-27.5975781731332 153.08448015671
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5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Feb 21, 2021

"Accessible, relatively affordable, quiet"

Pros: close to Altandi train station that runs express to CBD and airport, also serviced by buses, easy access to Gateway (northbound freeway) and M1 (southbound freeway), driving time to CBD varies from 15 minutes on a Sunday to 45 minutes in the worst of peak hour at about 8am on a weekday, quiet with plenty of parks and natural waterway of Bulimba Creek, heaps of shops and schools nearby, more affordable than Sunnybank but very close by.
Cons: population growth seems unabated, not much sea breeze whatsoever, a broad range of quality of housing from unkempt dumps to mansions on huge lots, a bit of a slog from the airport (a solid 40 minute drive at the best of times), a bit of a daggy image compared to more well known Sunnybank.
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  • Families with kids
1/5
Feb 08, 2021

"suburban hellhole"

Over the years the crime and drugs has just gotten worse and worse. On top of that, the school is one of the worst schools in qld. The high school that is.
wayneh13
wayneh13 Compare Runcorn with other suburbs with this Police Online Crime Map https://www.police.qld.gov.au/maps-and-statistics
Feb 09, 2021
wayneh13
wayneh13 https://www.goodschools.com.au/compare-schools/in-Runcorn-4113/runcorn-state-high-school/naplan-score
Feb 09, 2021
a b
a b There is a reason crime is worse. Useless comment
Mar 21, 2021
usmans1
usmans1 whats the reason?
Mar 21, 2021
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a b a b
4/5
Jul 27, 2019

"Genuine Resident"

After reading the positive and negative reviews, it appears the negative reviews are written by those suited to being isolated. After working in the city for 2 years, I am more than happy to live and work outside of the city. Working let alone living in Brisbane city is stressful not to mention paid parking is an entitlement for the rich.

To compare Runcorn that is a suburb still developing compared to other Brisbane suburbs is disappointing. I would challenge anyone writing a negative review here to also reply with their ideal suburb before posting one.
1/5
Nov 06, 2019

"runcorn suburb"

didnt like it
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mahees
mahees How come you gave review based on train noise? in that case all sub-urbs where there is a train line is bad for you not only Runcorn.
2yrs+
constantlytravelling
constantlytravelling exactly, people should know before moving in
Jun 01, 2019
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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
2yrs+

"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
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • 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
2yrs+

"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
2yrs+
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1/5
2yrs+

"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
2yrs+

"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
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • 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
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
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 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.
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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