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Ormiston

"Very nice area, but far from the city."

Ormiston is very quiet and leafy, but still close to the bay. It has a train station so you can train it to the CBD as a young professional. I like the area :)

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  • Families with kids
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Marsden

"Hard to sell here"

Close friend who bought here found it impossible to sell her house, which is 4 bed 2 bath and in good condition (built 2010). She had it on market for 6 months +. My cousin lived here briefly and hated it. He said neighbours were not friendly, lots of loud parties in the street and he found that the suburb was not well connected with public transport.

Who lives here?

  • Singles
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Tingalpa

"Nice suburb"

Tingalpa is in a great location. Close to the bay, within 10ks to the CBD and not far from Carindale shopping centre. It is a family friendly suburb with lots of close by weekend activities on offer. As a first home buyer I was very tempted to buy here however was disappointed with the typical size of blocks of land (usually 400sqm -500). There are bigger blocks but they are rarer.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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Rochedale

"Overpriced, tiny blocks"

Rochedale used to be great when it was more affordable and filled with big, spacious blocks. Now every house looks the same and they are ridiculously overpriced for the tiny parcels of land that they are on. It's close to the CBD (20 min) and has some high reputation schools.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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samr22

Totally disagree with the comments of every house looks the same. Majority of houses are independently build. A small pocket by AVJenning etc but they too are not building same pattern of houses. With respect to tiny blocks - it is a mixer of samll and big lots giving way to all people to buy and move to this suburb. Council and developers pushing the limits of the lot size - commonly seen in all new suburbs especially close to all amneties/transport corridor.

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Burbank

"Country living in the city"

I rented in Burbank for a short time and found it convenient in some ways and frustrating in others. Burbank is only about 20 min from the city, 10 min from Mount Gravatt and 10 min from Redlands suburbs. It is amazing that there are houses on such big pockets of land so close to the CBD. The place I was staying at was on 8 acres. I found it annoying how there are no shops that you can quickly duck into if you need something quick. The closest shops are at Wishart, about a 8 min drive. Many of the properties are neatly presented, but there are also many hoarder houses with old trucks, boats and junk everywhere.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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dr-robb

thank god renters like you can't afford Burbank...you weren't born in the area and do not understand how hard Chandler people have worked to retain it's natural beauty and no Woolies or Bunnings....trust you're loving your new rental in Capalaba where you have your ammenities oh and Centrelink ! You asked for it...don't slam Burbank when you have zero clue and were evicted

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Wishart

"Cute little quiet and clean suburb"

My grandparents live in Wishart and I spent a lot of time here as a kid. It is a wonderful suburb. They feel very safe retiring in Wishart and are happy that Red Rooster, McDonalds and Foodworks are walking distance to them. When I have kids Wishart would be my ideal place to buy a home and raise them as I feel it is so central to everything I could ever want; Garden City, CBD, M1 > Gold Coast and Redlands/Wynnum Bay! Grandparents are always hounded to sell due to being in the catchment for Mansfield St High, apparently a top Brisbane school.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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Birkdale

"Pretty suburb"

I live in the neighbouring suburb, Alex Hills but have been really impressed by Birkdale as well. There are some lovely houses in Birkdale and everyone seems to be very house proud. There are a few great dog parks and bush walks near Valentine Rd. Not to mention, it is close to Cleveland and Wello which have some great eating options and Capalaba shops.

Great for

  • Clean suburb
  • Nice houses
  • Community spirit

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
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Alexandra Hills

"Alex Hills is the bomb"

I love living in Alex Hills. It's very close to Wellington Point and you can go for a beautiful water front walk whenever you please. The Capalaba shops have EVERYTHING you could possibly need and every chain store is available in Capalaba. Cleveland is 5 min away which is very trendy at night and has lots of great cafes. My neighbors and I all have big backyards not like the tiny 400sqm blocks in inner city suburbs. I work near Mt Gravatt and it takes about 20 - 25 min to get there in the mornings. The CBD is a bit further, about 30 min or longer in peak time.

Great for

  • Big backyards, family friendly
  • Every chain store available in Alex Hills or Capalaba
  • Lots of green space
  • Central location
  • Friendly neighbors

Not great for

  • No nightlife.
  • Bad traffic through Capalaba

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Beach Lovers
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joc5

Hi what state high school have you had good/bad reports on ALEXANDRA HILLS or CAPALABA ? Thank for your
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alexh9

Hi, my neighbours kids go to Alexandra Hills State High and they like it :) If you are concerned about OP ratings I think paying a bit of extra for Redlands College is advisable, as it has a great rating.

billf6

ahshs is a trash school

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Capalaba

"Capalaba is pretty good"

I live in the next suburb from Capalaba but was originally looking to buy there. Capalaba is still reasonably affordable and you can still buy a lovely family home for 550k. It's a very convenient location with 2 great shopping centres that have everything you need. Every big chain store you can think of is in Capalaba. The traffic near the shops is really shit from 3 - 6 on weekdays. Otherwise, it is a great suburb.

Great for

  • Has every shop you can think of
  • Close to m1
  • Affordable, respectable, nice suburb
  • Bayside islands only minutes away
  • Lots of ammenities close to Cleveland, beach, city
  • Value for money

Not great for

  • Public transport is average
  • Bad traffic

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
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Jimboomba

"Jimboomba is fun when you're 8"

I used to visit my cousins in Jimboomba as a kid and had a great time. It would be a nice place to grow up as a kid due to the endless backyards and option to own as many animals as you like. As far as amenities go, it was always a bit of a drive for us to find ANYWHERE to go out for lunch (besides Maccas or the Tavern). I believe this has improved a bit but my aunty still complains about it. Maybe I am just being a city snob, but I feel like the suburb kind of smells like horse crap no matter where you go. My aunty's neighbours are all lovely and help each other out. The community spirit here is quite nice..

Great for

  • You can have a horse here
  • Great sense of community spirit
  • Growing country town
  • The people, peace and quiet

Not great for

  • Smells like poo
  • No good restaurants
  • Needs more doctors & chemists
  • Bad state schools, can you afford private schooling?

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
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aurora-waltersa

Theres actually quite a few large private schools located in jimboomba :)

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Manly

"Manly is 'mazing"

Manly is a beautiful suburb. I grew up in Wynnum and loved to visit Manly. There are lots of really cool boutique cafe's and the suburb is getting super trendy. There are markets on Sundays and Farmer's Markets every 2nd Saturday. I learned to sail at RQYS which offers lessons every Saturday and it's really beautiful out on the bay. There are heaps of nice walking and biking tracks around so it's great if you lead an active lifestyle. Manly is really expensive, I would move there if I could :(

Great for

  • Trendy cafes
  • Markets on weekends
  • Beauty of the bay
  • Friendly locals
  • Recreation and public spaces
  • Great esplanade walk - best in Brisbane

Not great for

  • Getting a bit snobby
  • Far from universities
  • Housing a bit pricey on the bay

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
  • Beach Lovers
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Kuraby

"Family suburb"

I grew up in Kuraby and I really like it as a kid. There are (or was?) heaps of young families in Kuraby and good neighborhood spirit. Everyone around us took pride in their homes and in their yards. There is not much nightlife in Kuraby aside from the Glen Hotel and HQ (both pretty average venues as far as nightclubs go). From what I have heard, Kuraby has changed a lot since I lived there. Apparently now there are many ethnic groups who have since moved there and there is not as much community spirit. The traffic was and still is pretty bad.

Great for

  • Family suburb
  • In between Garden City and Logan
  • Train Station near by

Not great for

  • Train station can be rough
  • Traffic is bad in the mornings

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Students
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Sunnybank Hills

"Convenient suburb"

I lived here for a short time and really liked it. It's a super convenient suburb, close to everything you need and very family friendly. I felt very safe living in Sunnybank Hills. The only downside to living here was the traffic and lack of English spoken by restaurant and convenience store staff. The suburb seems to be predominantly Chinese and so Mandarin is widely spoken at shops in Sunnybank and it can be difficult to communicate. On the positive side, there are some excellent Asian food options and Market Square is 5 min away. The traffic can get really bad in the mornings and afternoons.

Great for

  • Leafy
  • Awesome restaurants
  • Convenient
  • Family friendly

Not great for

  • Bad traffict
  • Hard to communicate with shop staff
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