The Gap, QLD 4061

4.2(21 reviews)

Ranked 147th best suburb by locals in Brisbane Region, QLD

Great for

  • Clean & green
  • Safe and sound
  • Schools
  • Peace and quiet
  • Parking

Not great for

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Who lives here?

  • Families With Kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Country Lovers

Reviews of The Gap, QLD

"A nestled suburb"

I've lived in The Gap since 1983 in two locations, it is a lovely green and leafy suburb situated against state forest land. This is the ideal place for people with a bit more disposable income who like the traditional quiet suburbia setting. If you like that sort of thing you'll never leave, the only way people have left my street is when they passed away often then their grown children would move in so there are quite a few people whose family have been here for at least 1 to 3 generations.
The state schools here are excellent with students coming from a 3 suburb radius, Ashgrove Marist is also not far away.
The Gap also seems to be much more active on Saturdays when many Motorcyclists, car clubs, bike clubs, cyclists and picnickers all head up to the state forest and Mt Nebo and Mt Glorious. There are some fantastic roads up there but Saturdays expect a fair amount of traffic and Police speed traps.

Residence wise there are very distinct differences in areas in The Gap as below
"Old Town"
The old sections which were zoned residential from over 60-100 years ago, mostly 60's and 70's style houses , brick veneer and weatherboard. Tends to be characterised by all kinds of lower priced housing styles even a few odd fibro cement and "off the plan" LJ Hooker homes from the 80's.

"Affordableville"
A bunch of rather large new housing estates from the 90's to the 2000's all blonde and tan brick style 1 & 2 story jobs. Small streets, traffic calming intersections many with an estate like "entrance and sign" characterise the entrance to these areas. The ones closer to the Enoggera dam and Gap Creek road areas have poorer public transport and feel segregated from the rest of the suburb.

"Nouveau riche"
This is the line of very expensive houses located on the hill sides or large blocks scattered on the outskirts, (as The Gap is a suburb surrounded by mountains and big hills) These houses are rather big, very expensive and always seem extremely well maintained. These can be found at the end of Hilder Road's "Old town" section, and on the outskirts of the Kay's Rd "Affordableville" area plus on the border of Keperra and the Gap. Becareful though as many of these hillsides were aflame during the bad bushfire season a decade ago. Prices here can enter into the Millions

"Higher Density zones"
There are a number townhouse developments very distinct in appearance. One set was built in the 90's prior to a moratorium on townhouses in the area which was lifted around 2009 or 2010, these tend to be on main roads/streets but further out from the Commercial Zoned area near the golf course. The second set only opened in 2010 and 2011 and are a short distance from the Golf Course area. There are a couple of gated communities, one made famous for being the site of a murder in the 90's. Which is a good reminder that being locked in is all fine and good unless the people you should be worried about are in there with you.

Now the bad points.
Commuting:
You have three choices, car, bus or drive over to Ferny Grove and catch the train, the bus services are regular and generally on time. Problem is despite being only about 8-11km straight line from the City it will take you at minimum (when school is in) 40 mintues to get to the city by bus during peak time, perhaps longer by car as one lane is T2 and can bank right back to Ashgrove west. When school is out times are reduced considerably. The 385 express service that runs through Paddington is oddly faster than it's brother the Prepaid only 384 rocket (peak times only) that uses Waterworks road. However the 385's closest stop in the city is bus station under King George Square. Coworkers who live in Browns Plains and Logan get the same commute times due to their much better arterials and busways. Travel times are not bad outside peak times but any bus service using waterworks road well don't expect to be home in less than 40minutes.

Dormitory suburb:
To do anything except perhaps food shopping, normal errands, small selection of takeaway or drinking coffee, you will have to leave the suburb. Either going to Kmart plaza in Arana Hills, Westfield Brookside in Mitchelton, The Great Western in Keperra, The City, Toombul shopping town, Stafford city or Indooroopilly via the Centenary highway. There is very little commercial zoning and most of it is taken by essential services only. It's a two edged sword, the good side is it means that there are very few people from other suburbs who do anything except drive through from Settlement road to Waterworks road and not much in the way of heavy vehicles or noisier businesses, just don't expect any exciting retail opportunities. Because it's a dormitory suburb it can be a target for burglaries as the chances are noone is home during the day but that's about the only crime you'll find here.

Weather:
I don't know if this is universal or just where I live, The Gap's weather in terms of temperature and humidity are like Ipswich. It is hotter and more humid here in the summer, probably due to it's geographic situation, than any suburb closer to the river and can still get bitterly cold in winter. My sibling's place in New Farm has wonderful weather and breezes but they can get flooded so its a trade off.

House Prices:
House Prices here jumped by $100K in 2005 for no reason whatso ever. Many houses are ordinary and blocks surprisingly small. When I grew up there were a lot of young families but many families have been priced out so the demographic has changed substantially since the 80's. It is a lovely area but with whats available you don't really get much value for money. Don't expect the houses at the bottom of the range to be pretty, they'll usually be ex-rentals or deceased estates in need of a full renovation.

I wouldn't mind living here for the rest of my life but I'm on a single income and can't afford to renovate or rebuild the old home I'm in. I'll probably end up moving to a cheaper area or one with higher density housing which is a shame because I've found my neighbours and residents here to be very nice and quite an eclectic mix in terms of occupations and histories.

Great for

  • Close to city
  • Friendly
  • Green and relaxing
  • Convenient basic shopping
  • Wildlife (Birds)
  • Great public schools

Not great for

  • Peak hour traffic on Waterworks Road
  • Dormitory Suburb
  • Public transport good, not great
  • Peak hour traffic on Settlement Road

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
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KateG
KateG

Thank you for your amazing review. Commenting on the types of residents in different areas is hard to find in other reviews. It really helped me. Thanks

anneb23
anneb23

Thanks for this review. I wish I'd read it before moving. The Gap is a stunning suburb but I agree totally with what you say re. commuting and climate. In fact I've just been to Dunedin in NZ and found it no colder in the morning or evenings than in The Gap! Also a warning to anyone with any inflammatory conditions, including asthma. I've found the high humidity and damp to have really impacted me health wise. The reason I googled about the suburb is I've now returned back to live with my son short term and my health has really deteriorated in the short space of 3 months. However that is the winter. Spring, summer and autumn are truly beautiful here! I would say it is one of the best suburbs in Brisbane to live in provided one is of good health and doesn't mind driving everywhere (or biking if you are fit!)

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waynej6
waynej6
1st November 2021

"Oasis, only 10km from CBD"

One of the best secrets in Brisbane, Surrounded by trees, clean air parks and nature, this surburb is an oasis away from the CBD. But only a short drive or bus away from the heart of the city. Great schools and a shopping village with almost everything.

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
1
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mv4
mv4
5th May 2021

"Bad traffic, lacks community, good schools"

I lived at The Gap for two years. During that two years, I found the people who lived there very political (don’t join the Gap Grapevine if you hate politics) they struggle with understanding how to act towards one another as a community.

The traffic is terrible, with only buses that service the area. One road out to the city ect!
There is also a higher level of crime that has commenced in the area recently.

The surroundings are beautiful but that’s it. They have good schools here apparently, but we decided to put our child in private education so we didn’t utilise the schools.

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evieh8
evieh8

I think this is all highly untruthful! If we're talking about the same Gap here, there is a wonderful sense of community and connectivity in this area. You're right about the traffic, it can be a pain sometimes but overall The Gap is a outstanding place to live in :D

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kylies32
kylies32
5th May 2021

"It’s okay if you’re young, great if you’re old"

The Gap is an okay place to live. It is a safe area where everyone watches out for one another. Most of the demographic are older generations, and most people here are generally wealthy, with quite a few people also being spoilt and entitled. That being said, people can be very picky and have high expectations here and if something is not right they’ll make sure someone knows. The area really needs some young couples for some variety, but then again this area is so unaffordable for anyone young and looking that this area might as well just rebrand itself to a retirement village.
Waterworks Road is an absolute nightmare to live on or near. It’s so noisy and you don’t get a sleep in on days off/weekends because all you can hear are the bikes and sooped up cars roaring past to go up Mt Nebo Road. Then closely followed by the ambulances and police from the nearby stations flying up there. Some nights/early in the AM you’ll even get people racing and/or doing burnouts. So if you plan to move onto WW Road make sure you invest in some good soundproofing or earplugs.
The area lacks any decent, cheap take out options. There’s the generic fast food places and a good Asian food place, but apart from that there’s not much. UberEats, Menulog and DoorDash are sparse with expensive prices and delivery fees, and this place doesn’t even exist on Deliveroo. More places are moving in, but they are high-class, expensive food places that the average Joe cannot afford.
The Gap Village is really lovely and easy to access, apart from the bit where the McDonald’s is which is a nightmare.
Hairdressers in the area are pricey and are booked out months in advance, making it hard for anyone working a full time job to find time for a quick haircut.
The parks are lovely and a lot of places are dog-friendly around here. Residents are also very cautious and aware of cats/dogs roaming the streets and will take extra care to make sure these animals are safe and get home.
Lots of wildlife around here, including snakes, so keep a look out in your garden.
Local school is pretty decent and the students there are generally friendly and behave well.
A short trip over the hill lands you in Keperra where the local Woolies does a straight to boot online order system and is currently being upgraded. There’s also a Taco Bell, KFC, Bunnings, Aldi and a PetStock (amongst other smaller shops) so it’s almost a one stop shop, just needs a Kmart.
There is currently a LOT of development going on here, which is only going to cause everywhere to get busier and the roads to be worse than what they currently are.
Summary: This area is great if you’re looking to retire, not great if you are young and trendy. Be prepared to spent big bucks to even live here.

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keithfoster
keithfoster
16th September 2020

"Quiet peaceful suburb close to the city"

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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henryl4
henryl4
2nd September 2020

"Fantastic suburb that gives rural living only 20 minutes drive to the city"

So I moved to the gap at the start of the year after looking at everywhere north to north west of the city.

The gap offers extra space whilst also having a rural and village feel to it. It’s surrounded by walking trails and wildlife. I’m planning to have a family and could not think of anywhere better to raise my kids.

There are three drinking areas in the gap tavern, blind tiger and Ashgrove golf club which is pretty dam rare for suburbs in Australia. Enoggera dam is sublime and great place for swimming and treks. You have all great shops close by within 5 mins drive to, coles, Woolworths, Bunnings, every fast food joint you could think of, great takeaways. All my neighbours are really friendly and we often have get togethers.

Driving to the city takes 20 minutes, catch a bus takes 30ish mins. Only downside is there are no trains but I think this would diminish the character of the gap.

Such a good spot that will only become more popular as time goes on.

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  • Families with kids
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reij
reij
9th June 2019

"Quiet, beautiful, leafy suburb, nice people, safe and close to the city"

The Gap ticks all the boxes for us, very happy since moved to this area.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
1
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mattf6
mattf6
1st June 2019

"Quiet suburb with beautiful mountain back drop"

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"Peaceful Location"

This is the second time I have lived here, in a rental. We are at the Mt Nebo end of The Gap with the leafy reserve across the road. Bush tracks galore, bike path, Mt Coot-tha, Yoorala St Community Garden, the dog off-leash park, heaps of dog walkers who pick up after their dogs and committed conservationists who volunteer their time to keep the bush surrounds shipshape. No, it's not a trendy coffee precinct or a shopping Mecca but if you're keen to wake up to the call of kookaburras, The Gap is the place to be. Well serviced by buses with a Park'n'Ride at the foot of Mt Nebo, it's no more congested than any other suburb. Coles, and now Aldi, service The Gap Village, and no less than 4 medical centres with other shops and services. Gap Creek Road connects our end of The Gap with Kenmore (a 10 min drive) through the reserve, and out to Ipswich or Toowoomba. It's probably the most community-minded place in which I've lived, where neighbours mostly seem to know one another. Certainly at our end they do. I'll often take the drive up and over Mt Nebo & Mt Glorious, down the other side and stop at the utterly delectable Old Fernvale Bakery on the way back - a fresh cream chocolate eclair, if you must know, and sometimes one of the many loaves of bread baked fresh daily. It will be hard to prise me loose from The Gap. But that's just me.

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  • Families with kids
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"the gap"

I have lived in the gap for the past 2 years and have found it a dump with bogans and much rather the inner city

Not great for

  • Public transport good, not great
  • Has its good and bad parts
  • No decent food options
  • Peak hour traffic on Samford Road
  • Peak hour traffic on Waterworks Road
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andyp88
andyp88

That is absolute nonsense ! The Gap is one of the safest, nicest , most beautiful suburbs in Brisbane. Been here 15 years and brought up a family here and wouldn't live anywhere else.

josédecarvalho
josédecarvalho

As someone from Melbourne, I worry about the Bogan Factor of every suburb in Brisbane. Thanks for this.

evieh8
evieh8

I definitely agree with andyp88, this is highly untruthful!

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"The Gap - Brisbane's most lush suburb"

The Gap is only 9/10 km from Brisbane city centre and has clean air, beautiful walking / cycling tracks; great schools and a real sense of community. Its safe and very friendly - the kind of neighbourhood where children play in the street and many of the people who live there grow their own herb gardens, sharing their produce with their neighbours.
Its quite an affluent suburb with many residents being business owners. There is a village centre where you can buy all your groceries and daily needs.

Its less than a 10 minute drive to Ashgrove; Paddington & Bardon where there are many lovely restaurants; boutiques and bars and cinema - so you really never need to venture into the city where parking is expensive.

The plots of land are generally larger than other suburbs, so it is excellent value for $ - i don't know how long it will stay so!

Great for

  • Large plots of land
  • Very clean air
  • Relatively close to the city

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
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"A Brilliant Suburb Choice for all"

Having lived in many different places around Brisbane and overseas, I've come to the conclusion that I will ALWAYS call The Gap my home and will live here as long as possible (and considering there's a retirement place, that's gonna be a while!).

The Gap is a beautiful leafy suburb filled to the brim with friendly people (not creepily so, mind!). The main reason I love living in The Gap is the peace and quiet and ease of access to the hustle and bustle when you decide you're in need of a night out. The city is a mere 9kms away, and while Ashgrove is a bit of a bottleneck most mornings, once you're past there, it's almost always smooth sailing. Note: Pick your window to leave around the bus schedule and where possible car poole, as the T2 is a fairly clear run if you're not stuck behind a bus!

The Gap Village has everything you could need, and the bigger shops; Brookside, Chermside and Indooroopilly are about 20minutes away.

I grew up in The Gap and live here still as a DINK and it really does cater for everyone.

It's a brilliant suburb to raise a family in as it's safe and surrounded by great schools and as far as teenagers go, nothing will ever please them so it's a good as you're ever going to get! Great for adults too, as it's close to town and peaceful upon your return from work.

In case you hadn't figured it out, I've not a bad word to say about the suburb!

Great for

  • Close to city
  • Friendly
  • Green and relaxing

Who lives here?

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

If you're a single you do need a fairly high salary to afford the house prices though, as with retirees. Hipsters and trendy people would probably prefer the more fashionable suburbs around the inner city rather than out here, much closer to shopping, restaurants and higher density living.

Rachael20
Rachael20

I would agree with that, Ollygt. The house prices are 'better' than they have been, however The Gap is probably still considered one of the 'well-to-do-suburbs' of Brisbane. Having said that, for the comparitive costs, I'd pick The Gap over most other 'well-to-do-suburbs' because it doesn't feel like you're living inner city. Hipsters and Trendy/Stylish may well prefer to be closer to the action, but they'll get over it and want some peace and quiet and some point! :) (I'm speaking from experience there!).

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"Leafy lifestyle, village atmosphere within 10 km city - Brisbanes best kept secret"

We're ex Sydney (Balmain, Rozelle and Glebe) and Melbourne (Albert Park, North Fitzroy) escapees to a greener, cleaner lifestyle. When we first came we looked at inner city but soon realised there is no true "inner city" like in sydney and Melbourne where you are within walking distance of any number of choices of pubs and eating places - in Brisbane you need to get in a car to go out - even if it's only 5 minutes drive. So - what does The Gap offer? The chance of an outdoor lifestyle (most places have pools) in a clean and green environment - yet still only 20 minutes from James Steet for Saturday breakfast and 15 for Rosalie, the Barracks cinema etc. The little village is daggy as anything but does have a terrific deli/grocery, a decent bookshop and, finally, might get some decent coffee shops. We have two dogs so it's important to have a house. The bus service is quick for the big ticketed events at Suncorp, and you can either bus into town or drive to a rail station - I choose Wilston - and catch the train in. It's a freindly, easy escape from the City.

Great for

  • Close to city
  • Friendly
  • Green and relaxing

Not great for

  • No decent food options

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
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"Beautiful Gap"

The Gap is like a cul de sac surrounded by green. It's a beautiful suburb with a village feel yet still close to the city. Close knit community but always welcoming to new residents. Upper middle class but not snobby. Beautiful and safe. Ive not seen a better place to live in Brisbane.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"A suburb for a family - but not for young singles"

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  • Families with kids
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"Everyone loves The Gap"

The Gap has beautiful parks, isn't too large, and is close to everything. Good size blocks this close to the city are rare. A little expensive, but for good reason. This is one of Brisbane's best neighbourhoods.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"The Gap (Shh keep it a secret so we can maintain our lifestyle)"

Having lived in the Gap for 8 years (in 3 different houses) I feel that we are in a reasonable position to talk about the place.

Bottom line, it is fantastic.

We live in Walsall St (Cul-de-sac) that nearly every afternoon has kids out riding bikes, kicking footballs or jumping in each other's pools.

The local schools are fantastic, and especially the Gap State High, has a great reputation for academic achievement.

Public transport is great, 6 separate bus routes (380-385) service the suburb, with the 385 running every 10 mins during peak, and every 15 mins off peak 7 days a week.

Shopping is OK for the basics (Food/Petrol/Alcohol) but not a lot for the shopaholics. Brookside and Indooropilly are only about 15-20 mins away and Chermside is 25 mins away if you want "real" shopping.

For Foodies, there is not a large range, the basics are covered with McDonalds, numerous pizza outlets, Thai, Chinese and the Gap Tavern resturant.

We were living in the Gap when the 2008 Storms hit, and to say that pulled the community together was an understatement, there were strangers help each other that have gone on to become friends as a result.

Through our kids we have found and maintain a number of friendships with other parents and it is the first time we have experienced this type of "community"

One downside of the Gap is the heat and/or Cold. We generally sit between the Brisbane and Ipswich temperatures (Mt Coot-tha blocks some of the breezes), but if you have air con, then this isn't an issue, only when you want to get outdoors is there an issue.

House sales in the Gap are regularly to existing Gap residents that are looking to upgrade. Overall, we love the place and will probably be here for many years yet.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Exception place to live where people are friendly and the cost of living is low, plenty of access to facilities"

Fast access into the city if you need to get there. Plenty of buses to choose from. You can quickly get suncorp stadium and into the paddington nightlife as needed.

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  • Families with kids
0
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"A wonderful neighbourhood for families"

Leafy, quiet and accessible, The Gap is an affordable suburb close to the Brisbane CBD. With the T2 lane in operation and the ability to use it, travel from the far end of the Gap to the CBD in traffic is around 15-20 minutes along a fairly stress free Waterworks Road. Most traffic build up only occurs from Ashgrove and there is little in the way of traffic in The Gap itself. The Gap Village is also very accessible and caters to most daily shopping needs. For dining out/nightlife there are however not many options which is one of the reasons alot of people like this quiet suburb. If you are a motorcyclist then the route up Mount Nebo and Mount Glorious are right on your doorstep and coffee at Maiala is just a short ride. The Gap is a very large suburb and different lifestyle options are available to cater to most needs. The further out from the CBD towards the end of the Gap and Mount Nebo you travel the better it gets.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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shahara
shahara

Why do people think it is 15min to the city from The Gap? It is usually double that.

Do a google map directions search... I chose Illowra as it is central in the Gap to Queen St (city central).

It is 32 minutes travel time is the fastest route.

Driving directions to Queen St, Brisbane QLD 4000
Suggested routes
Waterworks Rd
11.0 km 32 mins
Payne Rd and Waterworks Rd
11.0 km 35 mins
Waterworks Rd and Kelvin Grove Rd
12.4 km 35 mins

Illowra St
The Gap QLD 4061

1. Head south on Illowra St towards Riaweena St 0.3 km
2. Turn left at Payne Rd Go through 1 roundabout 1.5 km
3. Turn left to stay on Payne Rd 0.2 km
4. Turn right at Waterworks Rd 1.8 km
5. Turn right at Monoplane St 0.1 km
6. Take the 1st left on to Atthow Ave 0.1 km
7. Turn left at Wing St 53 m
8. Wing St turns right and becomes Jaloon St 0.2 km
9. Slight right at Coopers Camp Rd 0.3 km
10. Turn left at Fletcher Pde 0.5 km
11. Slight right at Beatrice St 0.5 km
12. Turn left at Jubilee Tce 80 m
13. Take the 1st right on to Arthur Tce 0.8 km
14. Turn right to stay on Arthur Tce 0.7 km
15. Turn left at Enoggera Tce 0.3 km
16. Turn right at Musgrave Rd 1.4 km
17. Continue onto College Rd 0.4 km
18. Turn right at Gregory Tce 94 m
19. Continue onto Wickham Tce 0.2 km
20. Slight right to stay on Wickham Tce 0.3 km
21. Turn left to stay on Wickham Tce 0.5 km
22. Sharp right at Edward St 0.5 km
23. Turn left at Queen St 0.2 km

khopki30
khopki30

Shahara it IS only 15 mins to the city. (non-peak)

Do you even live in the Gap?? Or are you reliing on Google for your experience.

Using Bing/Microsoft Maps, the route it chose is way more simple and direct.

Your route takes you into Bardon and then back onto the road that you started on??

My journey would be; (Using Bing/Microsoft Maps)

10.9 km, 21 min

A Start: petmar st the gap

1 Depart -27.44459, 152.93593 on Petmar St (South-East) (0.0 km)

2 Turn LEFT (East) onto Waterworks Rd [31] (4.4 km)

3 Road name changes to Glory St [31] (0.3 km) (NOTE NO TURNS JUST NAME CHANGE)

7 Keep STRAIGHT onto Waterworks Rd [31] (2.9 km)

8 Road name changes to Musgrave Rd [31] (1.4 km) (STILL NO TURNS)

9 Road name changes to College Rd (0.0 km) (STILL NO TURNS)

10 Road Name Changes to Leichhardt St (0.6km) (STILL NO TURNS)

11 Turn Right (East) onto Edward St (0.9km)

12 Turn Left onto Queen St.

B Stop: queen st brisbane

Ollygt
Ollygt

I'd agree with 15mins to the city non-peak by car even buses manage it in 20-30mins. But during peak time forget it you won't get to Red Hill in that time on waterworks, T2 or otherwise. The route that runs through Paddington is marginally faster in peak time and the route using Samford road is considerably worse.

dieters
dieters

yep it takes us 12 minutes to get in there sometimes

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"Good for families that don't mind the drive to work, not so great for singles or DINKs."

Pros: Leafy suburb with a number of parks. Safe and friendly environment with good schools nearby.
Cons: No rail, buses can be sporatic but usually ok during peak hour. On average it takes 30-35min to drive to the city with no traffic, allow for at least twice that with morning traffic. No real nightlife and very little in the way of eating out.
*Note* Watch out for the carpet eating moths! Make sure you put in synthetic or treated carpets and keep all pantry food in air-tight containers. They also eat books and clothes, but seem to really enjoy being in the pantry and carpet. Other then those, it is just the usual pests.

A nice family environment, but rather isolated and insular. Great for families, not so great for singles or DINKs that may want a more convenient location with better retail and nightlife opportunities.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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marckdesigns
marckdesigns

"On average it takes 30-35min to drive to the city with no traffic..." - You must be riding a skateboard if it takes that long to get to the city... It's a 8-10km drive, depending on which part of The Gap you live in - which with no traffic takes no more than 15 minutes!

shahara
shahara

You must be speeding!

To garner a 3rd party, impartial opinion, I looked it up on Google Maps to see the estimated time. The fastest route is 34 minutes.

I used Petmar St to Queen St, it would differ by about 5min depending on where in The Gap you are travelling from and where in the City you are heading, but not by 20min...

This is from google maps:

Driving directions to Queen St, Brisbane QLD 4000
Suggested routes
Waterworks Rd
11.8 km 34 mins
Waterworks Rd and Latrobe Tce
12.4 km 35 mins
Waterworks Rd and Musgrave Rd
11.6 km 36 mins

Petmar St
The Gap QLD 4061

1. Head south on Petmar St towards Dulzura St 0.4 km
2. Turn left at Waterworks Rd 4.2 km
3. Turn right at Monoplane St 0.1 km
4. Take the 1st left on to Atthow Ave 0.1 km
5. Turn left at Wing St 53 m
6. Wing St turns right and becomes Jaloon St 0.2 km
7. Slight right at Coopers Camp Rd 0.3 km
8. Turn left at Fletcher Pde 0.5 km
9. Slight right at Beatrice St 0.5 km
10. Turn left at Jubilee Tce 80 m
11. Take the 1st right on to Arthur Tce 0.8 km
12. Turn right to stay on Arthur Tce 0.7 km
13. Turn left at Enoggera Tce 0.3 km
14. Turn right at Musgrave Rd 1.4 km
15. Continue onto College Rd 0.4 km
16. Turn right at Gregory Tce 94 m
17. Continue onto Wickham Tce 0.2 km
18. Slight right to stay on Wickham Tce 0.3 km
19. Turn left to stay on Wickham Tce 0.5 km
20. Sharp right at Edward St 0.5 km
21. Turn left at Queen St 0.2 km

neiliss
neiliss

Hi Shahara, I drove in this morning as usual and it took me around 20 minutes to eagle street in total and not once did I speed, however as mentioned I am in the T2 lane all of the time which is 60km/h up until my final part of the journey.

I do this every morning and again in the evening. Yes it is around 12k's in total. I guess it depends on what time you leave but I find there is almost no traffic until I reach Ashgrove to the City and almost no traffic from Ashgrove when I leave the city.

Just a quick bit of maths on this one as well which seems to have been lost as we all rely on our friend google for everything. If I travel at an average of 40km/h (which is quite slow I think for this run) I am able to cover 20km's in 30 minutes and therefore around 15 km's in 22 minutes (very average time). As I am in the T2 lane I am able to mostly travel at 60km/h and probably average more like 50km/h so there is no need to speed to do the run at worst in around 20 minutes. The stop streets and buses on average cause me 1 stop/pause per run (usually 1 or the other).

As marckdesigns mentions it should take around 15 minutes which is exactly what I experience.

As for Google Maps, I am pretty sure that they give good directions but as for time it takes I would doubt their accuracy and ability to intelligently ascertain what an average trip would take as I do it every day.

Cheers
Neil

khopki30
khopki30

Sparodic buses? Have you even hopped on a bus?

The 385 is every 10 mins during peak hours, and every 15 minutes normally. 7 days a week. From 5am till approx 11pm.

Cell/Mobile reception only 3 out of 5, there are tonnes of mobile towers in the Gap and I have never had a call drop out as a result.

1 star for local government? What are you baseing that on?

Geraldine Knapp is the Brisbane City Counciller and she is out and about everywhere, from School fete's to graduations to speech nights.

BCC Services are great, parks are mowed regularly, the place is clean and tidy and they are approachable.

Resale Value? Only 3 out of 5? We are on our 3rd house in the Gap and each time we have upgraded we have made money, there is a very robust housing market in the Gap so not sure what you are referring to.

BTW I have never seen a carpet eating moth in my 8 years in the Gap, so I think you must have been unlucky in that respect.

I also agree that it is a very family orientated suburb and not suited to singles or DINKS.

Isolated and Insular is a bit harsh. Especially when you give neighbourhood spirit 4 out of 5. The Gap is the largest suburb in Brisbane and it surrounded on 3 sides by Brisbane State Forest, Brisbane Water board land and Enogerra Army base land. So it cannot get any bigger and its only 10-12 kms from the CBD.

It is a fantastic place to live and rasie kids.

khopki30
khopki30

Google is also throwing you a right wobbly.

Your journey as listed is complex, difficult and un-necessary.

1. Head south on Petmar St towards Dulzura St 0.4 km
2. Turn left at Waterworks Rd 4.2 km
3. Turn right at Monoplane St 0.1 km
4. Take the 1st left on to Atthow Ave 0.1 km
5. Turn left at Wing St 53 m
6. Wing St turns right and becomes Jaloon St 0.2 km
7. Slight right at Coopers Camp Rd 0.3 km
8. Turn left at Fletcher Pde 0.5 km
9. Slight right at Beatrice St 0.5 km
10. Turn left at Jubilee Tce 80 m
11. Take the 1st right on to Arthur Tce 0.8 km
12. Turn right to stay on Arthur Tce 0.7 km
13. Turn left at Enoggera Tce 0.3 km
14. Turn right at Musgrave Rd 1.4 km
15. Continue onto College Rd 0.4 km
16. Turn right at Gregory Tce 94 m
17. Continue onto Wickham Tce 0.2 km
18. Slight right to stay on Wickham Tce 0.3 km
19. Turn left to stay on Wickham Tce 0.5 km
20. Sharp right at Edward St 0.5 km
21. Turn left at Queen St 0.2 km

My journey would be; (Using Bing/Microsoft Maps)

10.9 km, 21 min

A Start: petmar st the gap

1 Depart -27.44459, 152.93593 on Petmar St (South-East) (0.0 km)

2 Turn LEFT (East) onto Waterworks Rd [31] (4.4 km)

3 Road name changes to Glory St [31] (0.3 km) (NOTE NO TURNS JUST NAME CHANGE)

7 Keep STRAIGHT onto Waterworks Rd [31] (2.9 km)

8 Road name changes to Musgrave Rd [31] (1.4 km) (STILL NO TURNS)

9 Road name changes to College Rd (0.0 km) (STILL NO TURNS)

10 Road Name Changes to Leichhardt St (0.6km) (STILL NO TURNS)

11 Turn Right (East) onto Edward St (0.9km)

12 Turn Left onto Queen St.

B Stop: queen st brisbane

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