St Lucia, QLD 4067

4.1(16 reviews)

Ranked 161st best suburb by locals in Brisbane Region, QLD

Great for

  • Schools
  • Public transport
  • Safe and sound
  • Clean & green
  • Internet access

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Reviews of St Lucia, QLD

brisbane2321
brisbane2321
1st January 2020

"You will never get bored"

There is a numerous amount of things you can entertain yourself with in St Lucia. Including Hawken Drive which has the local IGA and serves a diverse range of restaurants, from Persian to Thai to Italian there is a great selection of restaurants to choose from all on one little strip! Hawken drive is with-in walking distance from anywhere in St Lucia, and if you don't want to walk the numerous amount of bus services will get to you there in no time! There is also the well-known St Lucia Golf Club which has recently opened a Mini-golf course which is great fun, the food is also amazing. There is also the Famous University of Queensland which contains Tennis Courts, Olympic swimming pools, Running courses, Many clubs for people of any age to join and many more. These facilities are also available to anyone but beware a small fee is involved. If you want to go shopping there is the ginormous Indooroopilly shopping centre and Toowong Village that are a short 5-minute drive or bus ride away. The CBD and South-bank are also a short 10-minute bus ride, city cat or train ride away. The proximity to the city also means uber rides are only a cheap $10-$15. If you want the exercise you can even walk! There is a lovely pathway built right along the river which takes you straight into the city! The neighbours are also lovely! Most of them are either elderly or families and everyone is always respectful. With UQ being the most prestigious universities, if you do live next to a student home the students are most-likely well behaved. Although there is always the odd student neighbours who do throw big parties. Most of the time though they are renting and are gone within 6-12 months! St Lucia is also a very safe suburb. With a council patrol car always driving around you can always have a piece of mind.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"Sought After St Lucia"

St Lucia is one of the most prestigious suburbs in Brisbane due to it's close proximity to the Brisbane CBD, it's peninsular-like (no-through traffic) position, vast expanse of prime riverfront land and the world renowned University of Queensland and associated facilities. St Lucia is one of the oldest and most well established suburbs in Brisbane.

Popular with university students, retirees, young professionals and families. St Lucia weathers the real estate cycles better than most and is always popular with investors due to the strong rental demand.

Brisbane City Council showers St Lucia with regular bus and citycat services. The closest rail station is at nearby Toowong.

Great for

  • Close to the city
  • Ironside state school
  • UQ
  • Leafy and green

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
josecarvalho
josecarvalho

It's great that you want to make the LGBT community feel included, but as someone that has never been to Brisbane and am looking for a LGBT friendly suburb, your advice that "LGBT live here" on every single suburb you work in as a real estate agent highly misleading.

Real estate agents shouldn't be giving reviews on Homely.

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"The best of everything"

St Lucia has good access to the best schools, Ironside state school, St Peters, Brisbane boys college. Having the the Uni campus on your door step is like having a country club on your door step, Olympic pool, tennis courts, and many sports ovals, restaurants, cinemas, libraries and book shops, a first class St Lucia golf course and restaurant, Indooroopilly Golf Club. St Lucia is well serviced by public transport, including City Cat, regular buses,green bridge, Toowong rail station near by. There are many walking and bike tracks around the golf courses and UQ. The Village in Hawken Drive is full of different eateries as well as one of the best IGA supermarkets. The huge, soon to be extended Indooroopilly shopping town is near by with everything from department stores to cinemas. St Lucia is less than 5km from the CBD and 1.5km from the Wesley Hospital. St Lucia has it all so close to the city.

Great for

  • Close to the city
  • Ironside state school
  • UQ
  • Leafy and green
  • Plenty of good shopping

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"Best of Brisbane"

I've owned and lived in properties in Sherwood, Chapel Hill, Brookfield, Toowong and St Lucia and without a doubt St Lucia beats the rest by far. There is plenty of public transport - buses, city cats and trains. It is close to Toowong Village and Indooroopilly Shopping Centre. There are small local shopping centres at St Lucia Village and at Gailey Road fiveways. You would be within walking distance of one of them whereever you lived in St Lucia. There are lots of cheap restaurants down the university end of St Lucia. Trendy eating areas like Rosalie, Paddington etc are within 10mins. There are excellent private and state schools in the area or in the next suburb. The area is a pleasant mix of older Queenslander style homes, contempory houses and townhouses and high rise units. Yes there are university students in the area - 'cause there's a university. I guess if you lived in one of 6 pack type unit blocks there could be issues but that could happen anywhere. It would be unwise to buy in the flood prone areas of St Lucia but they are cheap now and you do get a river view. I suggest sticking to the ridges along Hawken Dve and Carmody Road.

Great for

  • Leafy and green
  • Plenty of good shopping
  • Excellent public transport
  • Close to the city
  • Ironside state school
  • UQ

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"St Lucia - a Two-Level Suburb"

St. Lucia is quite unique, it's almost as if it's two suburbs in one.

To the southern (higher) side, there's Ironside State School, some churches, parks, small shopping areas and lots of ~$1 million houses. On the northern (lower/flooded) side, there are some shops, and a lot of the area is made up of apartments and small houses rented by University students, along with a few more expensive riverfront properties.

Unless you live on Sir Fred Schonell Drive, even St Lucia's 'main' roads are not that busy at all. While the shops are 'non-existent', the frequently running 402/411/412/427/428/432 service the suburb very well, meaning you can be at major shopping centres within 5 minutes. These buses also connect you with rail services. City is within 10-15 minutes drive as well.

It's very much a 'luck of the draw' with neighbours, you may find very friendly neighbours or the dreaded Uni students into hard rock music. Parking is a pain, with restrictions everywhere - although these disappear getting further from the University.

Great for

  • Close to the city
  • Ironside state school
  • UQ

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"St. Lucia beauty"

St. Lucia is located on the Brisbane river and features the University of Queensland. Very visually appealing suburb with majority of students living in the area.

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"Too many people with no manners"

St Lucia is full of students who think nothing of screaming and playing loud stereos all night

Great for

  • Ironside state school
  • UQ
  • Close to the city

Not great for

  • Everyday shopping non existant
  • Noise

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • Students
moonkid
moonkid

You can't expect much. Stay away from adolescents, you'll find peaceful side of st lucia.

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"One of Brisbanes best suburbs"

.. but it languishes in the rankings below Goodna and Inala. Sorry, to have to be the Simon Cowell of this website.

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sandstrom97
sandstrom97

Im sorry but if you think St Lucia is in par with Goodna and Inala,I Would love to know where you get your drugs from.

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"Nice suburb"

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Peterjames
Peterjames

It is a lovely place to live!

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"Close to everything but still leafy."

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"A "Walk To Everything" Location"

St Lucia is a nice leafy suburb with a good mix of high end properties with river, Golf Course and/or City views and low to mid range houses and units in the middle. The university keeps rents above average for the investors and also keeps vacancy rates low. St Lucia is home to some of Brisbane’s best cafes and restaurants including the very popular 100 acre bar at the St Lucia Golf Links. There are lots of parks and public transport options including City Cat terminals and bus stops. The university of Queensland grounds have some fantastic walking paths, parkland, a manmade lake and top notch facilities. Once you’re hooked on the St Lucia lifestyle you’ll never want to leave!

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"i like it here"

overall i like st lucia the only thing i would watch out for is that the water and power infastructure are getting a bit unrelable, in the last year we have had one major water cut off, a couple of problems with merky water from it being turned on and off while we were out and a bus hit a power-pole which cut our power out for half a day.

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  • Professionals
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"Great area close to city and uni!"

St. Lucia is by far one Brisbanes best suburbs with close proximity to transport, shops, uni and the city! Rentals in St. Lucia and surrounding suburbs Toowong and Taringa etc enjoy good strong rental returns.

St. Lucia is definately in my top 10 Brisbane suburbs to invest.

If your looking to downsize and are sick of working maybe you want to go back to university? St. Lucia homes available at good prices start looking today!

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"The Academic Life"

Life in St Lucia is surprisingly quiet and reflective when you consider the amount of activity and buzz surrounding the suburb. The colleges at U.Q mean that the suburb is always teeming with young people and the energy that goes hand in hand with the youth. I was once one of those youth and thoroughly loved living there. The house blocks seem quite generous, the older brick style houses sit on pretty, winding roads and cafes and restaurants all compete for the patronage of bludging students. The transport from the uni itself is also top notch, with ferries and buses available most of the day and night. The village itself offers grocery stores and some great entertainment venues.

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"St Lucia is a small suburb with high and low density house to cater for the nearby university."

Real estate is very sought after in St Lucia for many reasons. It is an exclusive area with some quite large blocks and some very extensive homes and many of them on the river frontage. St Lucia is in a rather unique geographical situation in that the Brisbane River wraps around 3/4 of the suburb, almost leaving it like an island.

University of Queensland campuses are nearby and this is a drawcard for the area and is why there is also some high density housing in the area.

The fact that it is only 15 mins drive from Brisbane city is another plus for those living in this area.

As the suburb is quite small and exclusive many of the facilities are in neighbouring Indooroopilly.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
Hawk3nDriv3
Hawk3nDriv3

Completely agree.

localr1
localr1

St Lucia used to be a sought after suburb but that was in the past. West-End seems to have it all now with all the brand new units and a much higher level of resident than the student short termers left in St Lucia along with the older retirees who aren't going anywhere except to a home so many of the units are run down.All the unit blocks along the river have been flooded and who knows when that will happen again so subsequently, most have no flood insurance. Its colloqually known as the swamp with all the students crammed in there. So go higher up into what is locally know as mid-town (Carmody Road area) or up-town (Hawken Drive area). St Lucia shooping and restaurant district is good with plenty of options except parking. A nice suburb though nowadays, a little over rated.

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