9.0 out of 10

Upper Brookfield Rd, Upper Brookfield

-27.4768504082 152.867256116
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighbourly Spirit
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5

"Maleny close to the CBD"

The easiest way to describe Upper Brookfield is like the Sunshine Coast Hinterland without the same remoteness.

The air is different and clean, it seems hundreds of miles from the CBD yet it is 25 mins outside peak hour (and God knows what in peak hour, but that's the same from Kenmore for everyone!) 10 mins to the major shopping centres in Kenmore, 15 mins to Indooroopilly. It is an area where your kids can play in the creeks, walk the roads safely, ride horses, get outside and do stuff other than Playstation. The local community is thriving and strong, but if you prefer privacy and seclusion they'll leave you alone too :)

If you look at an aerial map of Brisbane it is the last bastion of protected valley. There are no plans for highways, mobile phone towers, quarries, tunnels, railways and all the other 'progress' affecting most surrounding suburbs. Yet we can access all the benefits of these developments a short drive down the road. The minimum allowed block size is 25 acres now, so the 10+ acre blocks and similar are a rarity and worth holding onto. Maybe one day they'll allow a few more houses out here, but it's unlikely, and for now it is scarcity value.

Having any land here is a privilege and in a decade or two it will only be multi-millionaires who can say they have self-sufficient unspoiled acreage within 20km of the Brisbane CBD.

Perfect for families or couples seeking a real escape, but maybe still working in the city. Even better if you do a day or 2 from home as well. Only downside is limited public transport (the 435 bus leaves from Upper Brookfield School on a fairly irregular schedule and doesn't run very late)

Also painful if you forget to buy milk on the way home (we freeze a few bottles, and that works fine). If you plan ahead and shop well and use a freezer for some of the essentials, every day is like a holiday out here !
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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