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2/5
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"Rough suburb"

The suburb is a bit rough and bogan like not keen
Tazski
Tazski Can't say I agree.
2yrs+
debc5
debc5 Not sure what criteria stans is basing that on. Have lived in FG for 6 years now...there is a handful of public housing near the state school but its hardly the projects... No crime issues for us at all. A police station close by...on the edge of great mountainbiking trails, good local schools (which my kids safely walk to), small shops and train station all walkable distance. Samford road, like all arterial roads, does carry some traffic in the morning, especially around mitchelton. The only downer for me is that it might be too quiet...except for the lovely birds. Highly recommend for famillies and those wanting to commute by train to the CBD. Bordered by brisbane forest park.
Oct 08, 2016
josephb3
josephb3 Having lived in Ferny Grove for more than 25 years, I can categorically state that it is not rough. In fact bogans would be few and far between. I think I saw one in 1998.
Dec 14, 2016
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2/5
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"Hard hit by GFC"

Helensvale has been badly hit by the GFC and many people are losing there homes due to rising interest rates. Still prices in the suburb are too expensive for my liking. On the plus side Helensvale Westfield is a nice new shopping centre.
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Seeking the country life?"

Maudsland is great suburbs for those wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle or Brisbane CBD or the Glitz and Glam of the Gold Coast. Maudsland is quiet leafy suburb where you can find large acreage blocks. Appeals to a select group mainly families with kids and couples.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Great for families"

Oxenford appeals to younger families that are either working on the Gold Coast or Brisbane. With traffic Brisbane is about an hour drive and Gold Coast is only 20-25 minutes to reach the beach. I think the suburb is still fairly affordable although there are other suburbs that are more competitive with pricing for new and existing homes.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
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"GRRREEEATTTT!"

Byron is awesome if you dont know about it or have not been...then...where have you been? To live there would be a dream the place is great!

Best beaches in the world!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
1/5
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"noisy and lots of traffic"

West end is very noisy and has lots of traffic. Yes it has some nice restaurants although there is no parking.
2/5
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"Close to the CBD"

It is close to the CBD and can get very congested with traffic during peak hour.
4/5
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"Great suburb"

My heart yearns for coomera.. some great houses in coomera waters would love to have a new home here.
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
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"The eagle soars!"

You can still find cheap property in Eagleby its just harder now than before.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
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"Fantastic street appeal"

This street is elevated and some houses enjoy spectacular views. Close to restaurants, bars, entertainment and scenic parks etc.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
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"lovely place to live"

Historical suburb with a great vibe and culture. Best place to live in Brisbane full stop.
Pros
  • Beautiful suburb with historic circa homes
  • restaurants, cafes, bars and social activites
  • The river, parks, bicycle tracks and walk ways
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
1/5
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"Hexxy"

2 rich for me sydneys eastern suburbs seems to be more expensive than london to rent or buy nowadays.
1/5
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"expensive"

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

Great place to live just way to expensive. 1 bedroom apartments in the city fetch rental prices of 600+ which is absolutely ridiculous for anyone wanting to rent or alternatively buy a 1 bedroom apartment for 500-600
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Affordable place to live"

Not far from Brisbane City and still affordable place to live and rent. Ipswich is only 15 minutes drive if you like a country city.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees