Sunnybank, QLD 4109

3.3(9 reviews)

Ranked 254th best suburb by locals in Brisbane Region, QLD

Great for

  • Public transport
  • Eating out
  • Parks and recreation
  • Shopping options
  • Schools

Not great for

  • Parking

Who lives here?

  • Families With Kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Students

Reviews of Sunnybank, QLD

peterturner1956
peterturner1956
27th September 2021

"Wonderful for families"

Sunnybank is a tremendous suburb on the southside of Brisbane affording great access to the Gold Coast south and fast access to Brisbane's CBD.

Reasonable prices justify its sought after status appealing to young families with affordable restaurants, diverse shopping opportunities and well regarded full facilities public schools.

My experiences living in Sunnybank sometime ago were all positive and especially impressed with the neighbourly feel of the community.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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luiss12
luiss12
23rd August 2021

"Great place"

Great place for families. Diverse and the place to go for Asian food.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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bellab14
bellab14
16th February 2021

"Great and Convenient Suburb to live"

I have lived in Sunnybank for 15 years. Great foods, tons of choices, excellent MacGregor State School, Strong Sunnybank Rugby Club with great facilities right on the foot steps. Arm Length to Griffith University, Sunnybank Private Hospital, QEII hospital, Garden City Shopping Centre and only 12 mins drive to Brisbane CBD via M3. Multi Culture and Loving Community. Convenient Public transport buses and trains close by, where Sunnybank has everything you are asking for...

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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fle20h
fle20h
18th October 2020

"overpriced homes"

Overpriced houses and the whole suburb is unsafe. Lots of crime in the area including robbery and break ins.

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"Best place ever!"

Everything you could ever want in a suburb. A ton of restaurants $10-15 dollar meals. A primary and high school. Buses goes everywhere you want to go. 129, 130, 132, 133, 136, 137, 139, 140, 599. (Buses to griffith, qut, uq, city) There is a bus every 5 minutes in the morning. A ton of shops, strong competition in super markets means lower prices for you. Close to gym, bowling, pool, cinema, sporting clubs. One of the few places where you can get access to asian super markets. Got everything at your door step.

Great for

  • Chinese Restaurant at Sunnybank Plaza
  • Fantastic eateries
  • Public transport options
  • Sporting clubs

Not great for

  • Inconsiderate young people walking on the street at night talking loudly sometimes
  • Not enough parking built at shops during peak hours.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
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"Everything is here!"

I've lived in Sunnybank since December 2010 and I have found it a great place to live. Everything you need is here; a tonne of restaurants, lots of shopping options including Sunnybank Plaza and a Westfield only 5 minutes away; cinemas, universities nearby, excellent public transport options with the 130, 139, 150, and great circle lines plus Altandi and Sunnybank Station. There are also bike ways nearby in Macgregor for cyclists. I live a two streets back from Mains road and don't hear any of the noise except for when trucks use compression brakes. I can't think of anywhere else with everything at your fingertips (except for maybe the CBD, haha).

Great for

  • Fantastic eateries
  • Public transport options
  • Less than 15km to Brisbane city
  • Quiet neighbourhoods

Not great for

  • Parking in some areas can be difficult
  • Mains Road can get very busy in peak hour

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Students
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"The place is very unsafe, people are not nice, the food is horrible."

The place is very unsafe, my house got robbed a few times and my car got broken into many times. Too many people from different background that don't want to get along and want to live their way only.

Not great for

  • Too many people and crowded
  • Too noisey and busy
  • Mains Road can get very busy in peak hour
  • No real sense of community
  • Lots of young kids hanging out
  • No parking
  • Too many drug dealers and gangsters
FaWang
FaWang

Totally agree. Currently living in this area but considering moving to toowong. I moved to this suburb because of its lower rental costs but you get what you pay for. People are rude, too many minorities and marginalised groups, too far from city, cars rarely give way to pedestrians. In summary, simply horrible.

dshizzle17
dshizzle17

yes i agree, junkie scum and way to busy. used to be a nice area once upon a time.

samd28
samd28

It's a busy place because people like it. House rubbery exist because people at Sunnybank have lots of cash money. There are 1000s of carparks here, yet full? That means we're on business. And literally 100s of food providers are at Sunnybank with a great price. You can order the old fish n chips if you don't like them.

mariap15
mariap15

I have lived here over 40yrs .It was a classy and well kept suburbs .It looks like a getto now and its getting worse

lisw
lisw

Sunnybank and alot of student accom areas are now definitely ghetto and v unsafe. Use to be different!! Now it's awful, people spitting on the street. Rubbish and unkempt lawns and gardens. Trees cut down but not removed, so a feast for termites!!

bellab14
bellab14

The people commented Sunnybank is horrible place people is rude or food is horrible who must be tenant, havent live in Sunnybak for long and couldnt fit in Sunnybank community. And they have no idea about Sunnybank at all!
My house in the heart of Sunnybank and I have been living here for 15 years. Im very proud to be a sunnybanker and I have everything I need here.
Sunnybank is a rising star suburb in either business and education and becomes a real China town. And the house price keep going up in Sunnybank must have good reasons. A good example- MacGregor State School is the top primary school in QLD and parents try everything they could just to get their kids in this school.

mariapool
mariapool

bellab 14. I am glad that you and other people like you like Sunnybank . As an investor and looking up Free Property Profile on the web shows that the houses performed below average and the capital growth over 10 yrs didn't perform well. The school at MacGregor did perform above average but when you look up My School on the web about SunnyBank State high School is scored the same as Woodridge state high school. The restuarants in SunnyBank came 2nd in QLD for food poisoning. Check Queensland Health Site. When a suburb is rated they also look at employment status.English is the language of employment. In Sunnybank about 30% of people have poor english and are under 60yrs of age which means they will struggle to get a job.There is a large number of students that live in rentals that are classed as low income . The suburb is classed as retailers (insecure and low income). The suburb is a sinking ship! .Lately SunnyBank and Sunnybank Hills has had a bad reputation in regards to COVID. Check Qld Health site on the web. Sunnybank is a Suburb in QLD. It is not a COUNTRY. In QLD we have Standards .That is why people complain about Sunnybank! and the surrounding Suburbs. You need to look beyond your nose and look at the future .I drove past Market Square and saw the new green constuction. It is a white elephant .The bulding had a large number of vacancies.

bellab14
bellab14

The quick jumping into conclusion of Sunnybank is sinking ship above is an absolute nonsense, not to mention that $40 million redevelopment in market square and the building just completed, which adds on an additional 7,911 sqm of retail space and 304 car parking spaces. Yuan's group won't be dumb enough to keep developing and spent fortune in Sunnybank if it is a sinking ship. Ha what a joke! My house in Sunnybank purchased of low $400K ten years ago, after a bit renovations and guess what? My house is valued at 1.2 Mil by Westpac a couple of years ago due to our refinance. Of course house market goes up and downs especially during COVID but it not only happens in Sunnybank! Another fact is I do have people/agent call and knock on my door offering to buy my house from time to time. And I don't know why people doing this if it is sinking ship??
MacGregor State School is top 10 school in QLD not only in public school but also include private schools. Not only in academic, but also in performing arts and sports! Anyone realize Sunnybank has very strong Rugby Club with great facilities? Sunnybank dragons? Check it out!
Maybe Sunnybank State High is not top high school, but lots of MacGregor State School graduates are not necessary to go to local high school but go to GPS schools, Brisbane State High, QA, Mains field etc and many students got various scholarships, academic, sports, arts....
Why don't you say there is no top University in Sunnybank and it is not good enough? You probably forget to mention Sunnybank Private Hospital, QEii hospital, Griffith University Nathan Campus, Mt Gravatt Campus, Garden City Shopping Centre are only arm length from Sunnybank? It is only 12 minutes drive to CBD via M3?
Regards to COVID cases, anyone who has brain would think, being curious and wondering why those people come to Sunnybank? What attracts them? Why don't they go to Rocklea, Salisbury instead? Aha, who can resists hundreds of choices of yummy foods, restaurants and shopping?
Anyway, if people who can't fit in Sunnybank culture and community and being sour about it please don't buy house or live in Sunnybank.

mariapool
mariapool

bella 14. For people who do not know Brisbane ,you could be talking about suburbs in Logan.They have everything what you have mentioned above eg hospitals ,shopping centre ,restuarants etc. MacGregor school is in Macgregor. QE2 hospital is in Coopers Plains. Griffith university is in Nathen and Garden city is at Mt Gravatt. I am talking about Sunnybank.I am stating what is on the web . Look up FreeProperty Profile on all of the suburbs I have mentioned .They are doing well except SunnyBank. 99% of your restuarants are oriental asian. I have eaten at Sunnybank.It attracts oriental asians and hardly any other nationalities .There is no variety or diversity . I look for suburbs where there is intergration of nationalities. Look what had happened to West End over 30yrs. I bought a house ,renovated it and it is worth over 3 million. Their restuarants caters everybodys tastes. it has an upmarket appearance.It hasn't got the smell of burnt garlic or old oil. My Father owned a farm at Robertson and subdivided a large area . I grew up in that area.I know Sunnybank very ,very well.What the people on this site are saying is true.I am glad you love this area but it is a suburb that dosnt have a good vibe.In my eyes this is a bad investment.

bellab14
bellab14

You did not even read properly! Please be aware I never said on my comments above that QEII hospital Griffith Uni Garden City etc. are in Sunnybank. My original words are " .....are only arm length from Sunnybank" I am not sure how much you know about Sunnybank, especially MacGregor State School. I have three kids attending this school, the fact is Sunnybank is catchment area of MacGregor State School. I have two investment houses in MacGregor Suburb. Unfortunately my tenant's kids couldn't go to MSS due to they are not in the catchment of MacGregor State School... Obviously it is not all about which suburb MacGregor State School is in but is about to look into the fact.
I accept there are always suburbs out there better than Sunnybank for investment since the property price in Sunnybank is already pretty high. However, your comments about Sunnybank is sinking ship, attacking Sunnybank with COVID cases in order to make people believe Sunnybank is horrible place is very aggressive, untruthful and unacceptable.

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"Ritzy and quiet"

In my short time living at Sunnybank, I found it to be a nice place to live, but a lot of the community didn't like to mix. The local Rugby League club, however is as passionately followed and played for as any around. Public transport services the area as well as any suburb. Also, it's located nicely. Not to far from the CBD, but not too close. And, there is Griffith University not too far away at Mt Gravatt too.

Great for

  • Chinese Restaurant at Sunnybank Plaza
  • Sporting clubs
  • Quiet neighbourhoods

Not great for

  • No real sense of community
  • Mains Road can get very busy in peak hour

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
The opinions expressed within this review are those of the individual and not those of Homely.com.au.Report

"Great food in Sunnybank"

Sunnybank is close to universities, schools, shopping, great food and more. I like Sunnybank its a great place to visit or live.

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