Thorneside, QLD 4158

4.5(11 reviews)

Ranked 52nd best suburb by locals in Brisbane Region, QLD

Great for

  • Clean & green
  • Neighbourly spirit
  • Parking
  • Parks and recreation
  • Schools

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Reviews of Thorneside, QLD

midge
midge
23rd September 2021

"Brisbanes'' Hidden Gem"

I visited QLD a few years back to look for an investment property with an aim to buy somewhere out towards Ipswich.
For some strange reason I booked a night in Manly so decided to have a drive around the coastal area whilst I was up there. I am so glad that I did as I found Thorneside and was amazed at how cheap property was sooooo close to the Ocean. I bought a place near to the station and really have never looked back. I have recently just purchased my second property close to the station but prices have gone up so I did pay significantly more than I did in 2018.
Thorneside is literally a hop skip and jump away from the City and Airport.
I am considering buying even another property there before I get priced out of the market.
This hidden gem is definitely not going to be hidden much longer. I am so happy that I have bought when I did.
If you are wanting to get a cheap house in a Brisbane suburb very close to the City and water then THIS is the place to buy.
Happy house hunting but hopefully I will get in before you ha ha ha

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catherinetallows
catherinetallows
9th February 2021

"Friendly bayside living"

I was looking to buy in Manly, Birkdale or Wellington Point- had never heard of Thorneside. With walking distance to train, schools, buses, the water- you can't go wrong. It is cooler than where I lived in the inner city. People are friendly, it is just a really nice place to be. With prices so low in this area, it won't be long until prices reach the nearby suburbs.

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baylife
baylife
26th June 2020

"A beautiful spot right on the bay."

We moved to Thorneside over 5 years ago now and have never looked back. We are close to the bay for kayaking, paddle boarding and fishing and within seconds to Beth Boyd Park. It truly is a hidden gem. More recently the area has started to liven up with cafes, cycling and small events at the park but it is just enough to keep things interesting and still preserve our peace and tranquility. There is a lovely bayside walk/bike track along the esplanade that is well used by the locals. With its friendly and neighbourly vibe we wouldn’t want to live elsewhere!

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  • Families with kids
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"Perfect Place To Raise Kids"

We moved to the area 3 years ago to be near family after living in Norman Park for years. We had always had an inner city mentality and thought it necessary to live as close to the CBD as possible. We can't believe it took us so long to realize that bayside living is so much nicer. We wouldn't contemplate living anywhere else now. Waterloo bay is beautiful! There are a variety of parks and recreational areas to choose from. There are restaurants and cafes near by at Birkdale and Wellington point and shopping hubs at Capalaba and Carindale. My husband still works in the city and can catch a train either from Thorneside or Birkdale Station. I work on the southside and manage to escape traffic. A few family members and friends who have visited us over the years have also made the move to the bayside. It's the kind of gem that you can't overlook once you have discovered it.

Great for

  • Friendly
  • Quiet
  • Great for families with kids and dogs
  • Local shops an easy drive with minimal traffic

Not great for

  • The potential for overdevelopment - lots of houses being pulled down and multistory townhouses and units replacing them

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mon_ella
mon_ella

Are there a lot of midges near the water?

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"Ssshhhh"

Quiet, peaceful and lovely. Parks, bush, bike tracks, walking tracks which take you right along the beautiful bay and Tingalpa Creek, this is indeed Brisbane's best kept secret, and only minutes from shops either in Birkdale, Capalaba, Cleveland or if you want to venture a little further there's Westfield Carindale. You need never travel further than that unless you want to go to one of the major hospitals or see a show. A bonus is if you're a dog owner there are plenty of places to walk your pooch, and there's a great off-leash park at Aquatic Paradise, Birkdale which is within easy walking distance, taking in the magnificent views along the way.

Great for

  • Great for families with kids and dogs
  • Local shops an easy drive with minimal traffic
  • Very friendly, as a regular walker just about everyone I pass by says hello
  • Family
  • Friendly
  • Quiet

Not great for

  • Midges!
  • The potential for overdevelopment - lots of houses being pulled down and multistory townhouses and units replacing them

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
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mon_ella
mon_ella

Was keen to move to the area, but luckily I read about the midges. Unfortunately, that's a deal breaker for me :(

kitkatz
kitkatz

Yes although I hate to admit there is a downside to Thorneside, the midgies can get bad at certain times of the year but you just learn to live with it, coils, spray, repellents etc. Having said that, they seem to disappear completely for a few months at other times of the year, autumn and winter mainly.

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Rentals in Thorneside

"Probably the best hidden bayside suburb in Brisbane!"

Probably the best place to reside in Brisbane. Little traffic, there is a train station to Brisbane, great shopping and restaurants in the area and nearby, moreton bay at and all of its pleasures at your back door, great public and private schools etc. What more could one wish for? We absolutely love it here and would never consider living anywhere else.

Great for

  • Family
  • Friendly
  • Quiet

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"A great place for anyone who has a family"

I moved here a few years ago, and have to say that its a great place for anyone that wants a nice quiet place for children to grow up. I go for walks along the beach, river and around the neighborhood, and everyone is not only friendly, but also helpful... its has excellent facilities within the suburb, and also close by... Anyone who wants a family life should move here... its amazing!

Great for

  • Quiet
  • Friendly
  • Family

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
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""Wynnum" or "Manly" without the price tag."

Safe neighbourhood with a great demographic, water views, Esplanade walks, boat ramp, Tingalpa creek kayaking, 18km from the CBD and on a train line.
I moved here a couple of years ago and love it. Because it's off the main track it feels like a small coastal town. Reminds me of what Wynnum and Manly were like before wealthy people realized Brisbane was a coastal city.
However street by street, house by house the old cottages are being snapped up and renovated.
A lot of them are adding the extra storey and taking in the view over Waterloo Bay or Tingalpa Creek.

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"Always been a quiet GEM"

Easily missed GEM of a suburb, much like Hendra is to Hamilton/Ascot, Thorneside is snuggled between Aquatic Paradise & Manly by the sea. Should I purchase in the area again, I would not sell.........

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"Secure,peaceful and great water views"

Great spot for families,and retirees,safe, friendly and great for walking along the river or bay.
Cycle everywhere,good sports clubs,and transport.
Close to shops and dining.

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"A great place to live for young families and professionals. It's close to all essential facilities and the CBD. Great water views and you'll love the quiet beach walk."

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