8.0 out of 10

Springwood

Ranked 167th best suburb in Brisbane
-27.61959619743 153.138930175
Great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Public Transport
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Parking
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Students

Reviews

4/5
Feb 01, 2016

"Surprisingly great (and friendly)"

I lived in Springwood for a year and then moved back to an inner city suburb and due to circumstances I'm now back at Springwood. Being a snob, I was a bit worried, but I've been blown away by how nice everyone is, the local school (Chatswood Hills) is amazing with beautiful gardens, the green spaces are impressive, the shopping centre (I use Chatswood Hills and the hyper dome) have everything - one is small and you get to know people and the other is impressively big with everything. Prices are cheaper. EVERYTHING is close by - Ikea, Freedom, every home renovators delight store and so much more. We're also closer to the coast for weekends at the beach. I really do like it here and recommend it as a family friendly suburb with a lot of green space and convenience. The only downside is that all levels of government are not prepared to do the work and get the M1 fixed. So there's a bottle neck which can get rotten at times. The bus system while good, could be better. The Council were going to upgrade Springwood to create plaza's and creative precincts, but they haven't actioned any of this vision that was created 5 - 8 years ago, which is a shame as the town centre area is a bit tacky and ugly and could offer so much more given some leadership and vision availability. But overall, this area is quite lovely - definitely check it out.
Pros
  • Great environment
  • Great People
  • Great places
Cons
  • M1 gets clogged
  • Not enough express buses directly to/from Springwood
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Spring into Springwood!"

I've lived around Springwood for a number of years, including going to primary school and visiting the local shopping villages around Chatswood Rd. The people are extremely friendly, only the slimmest chance of drama happening, but it is such a peaceful place to go for walks, grab a coffee, relax and shopping. Come visit Springwood if you haven't already! :)
Pros
  • Great People
  • Great environment
  • Great places
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A good place to raise a family"

Nothing is too far from Springwood, great shopping nearby, excellent primary schools (although the secondary schooling is average). A nice leafy suburb with the Springwood forest park and some houses with lovely views. You can still pick up a family home here for under $400,000 (just). There are numerous childrens parks but some are a bit run down. The public transport can be a bit of an issue - local buses which are unreliable, the 555 from Springwood Station is more reliable but there is very limited parking, an unsafe drop off zone, and sometimes you get 2 straight after each other and none for 20 minutes. There are numerous restaurants in the area, but not much in the way of nightlife. On the whole, a nice place to live, convenient to the Gold Coast and the City, with everything you need nearby. We have lived here for 5 years and have seen very minimal crime and experienced none.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
MCJ MCJ
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"I like the area"

I really like Springwood, residential areas are quiet and very neat and tidy. A lot of families like the area as good schools are plenty access to freeways and motorways north south east and west are minutes away. Commute to city is 15-20 mins on a good day and public transport is so easy with the busway and new development happening in the heart of the shopping district. I really like this area!
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
3/5
2yrs+

"Springwood - Good palce for first homebuyes and young families."

Springwood is a southern suburb of Brisbane and is in the Logan area in the south east. Springwood is a residential and commercial suburb with many businesses located here as well as housing. There is good shopping with shopping malls with shops for all your needs and specialty shops as well as stores dotting the streets. There are some good schools in Springwood both primary and secondary. This suburb can also be called the gateway to the Daisy Hill State Forest where you will be able to walk the many trails, go mountain biking, picnic and some beautiful birds. Property prices in Springwood are still very affordable young families and first home buyers.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Unranked Streets in Springwood

Briggs Road

3.5/5
"Close to almost everything"
-27.6166 153.12868
"Been here for 4 years ... No problems so far.!"
-27.6284925607 153.1347126635
"Great bush walking and a very quiet street"
-27.62734 153.14101