Runcorn, QLD 4113

3.6(21 reviews)

Ranked 239th best suburb by locals in Brisbane Region, QLD

Great for

  • Safe and sound
  • Public transport
  • Clean & green
  • Parking
  • Parks and recreation

Not great for

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Reviews of Runcorn, QLD

2nd December 2021

"LIVED IN RUNCORN SINCE 1966"

Great transport close by - trains, buses, SE Freeway to Brisbane CBD. Excellent value compared to neighbouring suburbs Sunnybank Hills, Stretton, Calamvale. Good childcare, primary and high schools. Close to Griffith University. Near QEII Hospital. Shopping centres close by Sunnybank Hills and Underwood. Local public pool. Good mixture of homes and townhouses to choose from. Affordable rentals.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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31st May 2021

"A small suburb, but not good"

Fruitgrove station is very dodgy and I do not feel safe there practically ever! My son is a normal kid and he has been attacked and robbed here twice now considering he’s only 14! I hope to move out of here very soon, I cannot get my head around as to why houses are expensive here...

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21st February 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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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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8th February 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.

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Wayne Harrison - Net Worth Property Buyers Agents Advocates
Wayne Harrison - Net Worth Property Buyers Agents Advocates

Compare Runcorn with other suburbs with this Police Online Crime Map https://www.police.qld.gov.au/maps-and-statistics

Wayne Harrison - Net Worth Property Buyers Agents Advocates
Wayne Harrison - Net Worth Property Buyers Agents Advocates

https://www.goodschools.com.au/compare-schools/in-Runcorn-4113/runcorn-state-high-school/naplan-score

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There is a reason crime is worse. Useless comment

usmans1
usmans1

whats the reason?

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"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.

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Rentals in Runcorn

"runcorn suburb"

didnt like it

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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.

constantlytravelling
constantlytravelling

exactly, people should know before moving in

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

Great for

  • Lots of new shops and restaurants
  • Great transport links
  • Not for from the city

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  • Singles
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"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.

Great for

  • Lots of new shops and restaurants

Not great for

  • Lots of crime and theft
  • Close to high crim suburbs
  • Too far from the city

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
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Buyers-Agents NetWorthProperty
Buyers-Agents NetWorthProperty

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

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"Public schools not performing well"

Our kids went to the local schools and it certainly doesn't help their OPs

Not great for

  • Too far from the city
  • Close to high crim suburbs
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"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

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"Great Suburb"

Lovely area, easy access to train (Fruitgrove station) and buses run almost every 3-5 min over Warrigal road. Close to everything.

Great for

  • Great transport links
  • Lots of new shops and restaurants

Who lives here?

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

Great for

  • So central to everything
  • Great transport links
  • Lots of new shops and restaurants
  • Not for from the city

Who lives here?

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

Great for

  • Great transport links
  • Lots of new shops and restaurants
  • Not for from the city

Not great for

  • Quiet

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
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"Quiet place to live"

Lived here for a couple of years. Was a quiet place to live.

Great for

  • Great transport links
  • Lots of new shops and restaurants

Not great for

  • Quiet

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
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"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.

Great for

  • Great transport links
  • Lots of new shops and restaurants
  • Not for from the city

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
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NinaS

You must be speeding, otherwise it will be another 10 mins extra.. lol

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"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.

Great for

  • Great transport links
  • Lots of new shops and restaurants
  • Not for from the city

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"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..

Great for

  • Lots of new shops and restaurants
  • Not for from the city
  • Great transport links

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"great place to live"

Great place to live close to transport and shopping centres....

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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"#1 Suburb in Brisbane"

Cannot fault Runcorn, other than its quite an expensive place to live.

Who lives here?

  • Retirees
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"Too expensive"

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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.

tartar

are you kidding?

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'.

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"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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  • Families with kids
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