8.9 out of 10

Sandgate

Ranked 63rd best suburb in Brisbane
-27.3177082246553 153.067679535383
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  • Public Transport
  • Neighbourly Spirit
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Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Sep 08, 2017

"No need to get in your car, it's all here"

Funnily enough, like the reviewers below we moved here from the Northern Beaches of Sydney where I have lived most of my life. Why did we move here? To get all the best bits without a $2,000,000 mortgage for a 3 bedroom house (seriously). The one thing we are missing from where we lived though are the Sandy white beaches but with Redcliffe only a 10 minute drive away, we think that it's a fair exchange to save a million dollars (literally).

Good bits: Woolies, Aldi, cafes, restaurants, beach (black sand), parks, beautiful views. 15 minute drive to two massive shopping centres (Chermside and North Lakes) for the BIG things...and yes, there is even an Ikea there. Kite surfing, water sports right on your doorstep, and the train into town takes about 30-45 minutes depending on which end you are going.

Bad bits: Not white sand on the beach, too many empty shops because most of the buildings are owned by a few very greedy apathetic people who charge very high rents and don't' care when businesses go under (please excuse the rant). If you are buying near the lagoons, check how your property is for mosquitos. We have none, but we leave on the water side of Brighton Rd.

Should you live here? Yes, it has a great community feel and people seem to be nicer here overall. We are very happy we moved here and are encouraging our friends from Sydney to do so. One bit of advice, check the flood history of your property though and buy on the water side of Brighton Rd if you can afford to.... and most importantly, fantastic for people with friendly doggys
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Aug 11, 2017

"Pretty family friendly, lifestyle plus! Great village atmosphere"

We relocated here from the northern beaches of Sydney. We love the Queenslanders, beautiful bayside and village life. Food and cafes are increasing in quality. We have no reason to get in our car during the week with the train an easy 30min to the city the kids schools and shops all at our doorstep. This suburb suits people who want to balance lifestyle with proximity to city. It is ideal for young families. Having lived all over Australia for work, sandgate is the surburb we decided to make our "forever home". We are happy, relaxed and live a healthy outdoors life here.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
1/5
Feb 16, 2016

"nice but too far from town"

Sandgate has been great but we are moving cause travel to city is too long
Cons
  • too far from town
  • has become too expensive
  • Very old housing
elisha-b
elisha-b Very old housing = historic Queenslanders full of character.
Aug 11, 2017
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
2yrs+

"Nice place and not far away from the city at all"

Quiet leafy suburb with lots of recreation options. Just 30-45 minutes train trip from the city. Property value is a bit high though.
Pros
  • Quiet suburb
  • Sea shore
  • 30-45 minutes to the city by train
Cons
  • Very old housing
  • Property value
  • Small number of quality dining out venues
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+

"I would love to move here..."

Have visited Sandgate on many occassions and are wanting to move here asap... there's not much for sale though so that should tell you something!
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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 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+

"A great place to Live"

And the commute is just fine! Too many people complaining about a 30 minute train ride of 40 minute peak time drive... nothing to complain about in Sandgate! Everything is hear. The restaurant and bar options are great and most things are in walking distance!
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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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • 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+

"Wonderful place to live!"

Sandgate is a lovely place to live. The waterfront is a fantastic place to enjoy for pleasure or exercise or just to stroll with your pets! Sandgate village has everything you need and there are now some fantastic restaurants and cafes. The BEST pizza is at Il Forno! The train is only 30 mins to the city and when you return in the afternoon you feel a million miles away from work. Recommend Sandgate to All!
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Good Investment"

Great place to live has everything Rail ,close city,bus,everything is handy ,I am very happy living here ,8 months at Sandgate and no worries I love it So you can not get better then that.
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Too far out"

clarkey
clarkey too far out from what...the city? That's the whole appeal
2yrs+
Petepennyc
Petepennyc And it's only a 1/2 hour train ride from the city. Far enough away to not be in the midst of the hustle and bustle but close enough to get to work and back.
2yrs+
DeborahSalmon
DeborahSalmon another unfair review
2yrs+
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A great place to retire, but a little too far from town for most"

Recommended for
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DeborahSalmon
DeborahSalmon who is most ?? not a fair assessment i would say ?
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Proud Queenlander Owners"

The Sandgate train station is a lovely landmark and the train line goes directly to the city of Brisbane witin 30 mins. The shopping and local presence of the Character achitecture is always a pleasure to see, the local new shopping centre has also been built with the character local buildings in mind so as not to look out of place. Sandgate offers the very best in Village living. And the prettiest Queenslander Properties this side of Clayfield. Signed Anya Coory
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Best place to live in Brisbane"

Great for kids - no need for any DS's here - there are so many things to keep the kids happy in this safe neighbourhood - Swimming , crab hunting , fishing , Skimmer boarding , Bikes , Sailing , outriggers list goes on. You cant help but be fit here!
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  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Charming Sea Side Town of Sandgate"

Sandgate - leafy parklands lining the waters' edge - fish & chips overlooking Moreton Bay - historic town centre - trawlers and fresh seafood - breaky at the Shorncliffe Yacht Club - fishing at the end of the pier - big old Queenslanders - friendly neighbours - quiet nights - big old fig trees - undiscovered.
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5/5
2yrs+

"Superb Sandgate"

Sandgate is a hidden gem by the bay in Brisbane. There is a village atmosphere, cafes and a new Woolworths. The people are friendly and the bay the prettiest in Brisbane. All this and it is only a 25 min or so train ride to central station.
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Best Streets in Sandgate

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Flinders Parade

4.5/5
"Best Value this side of Heaven"
-27.31236 153.06831

Unranked Streets in Sandgate

"Family living at its best!"
-27.32476 153.07638

Cliff Street

3.5/5
-27.3203332083 153.0700307721

First Avenue

4.5/5
"Walk to waterfront, bay breezes without the crowds"
-27.3194 153.07275
-27.3219365952 153.0721617911
"perfect place to live"
-27.3164 153.06163