8.3 out of 10

Wavell Heights

Ranked 149th best suburb in Brisbane
-27.3947390996495 153.0467150006
Great for
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Childcare
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  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Sep 06, 2017

"Some nice city views but a little too pretentious and lots of run down unkept properies"

If you are a luck one you might get a city gimps. Driving through the suburb its a bit overrated yes it has some really beautiful properties but I can assure you 3 doors down is a dump. Traffic can be hard either Sandgate or Gympie rd to get anywhere as there are so many sets of lights.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Mar 31, 2017

"Everything you need"

Great suburb.
Pros
  • Great Childcare and School
  • Great for Families
  • Lots of trees and parks
  • Easy Access to Shopping
  • Some great city views
Cons
  • No train station (also = no train noise!)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5
Nov 01, 2016

"Boring, lack of public transport, close to nothing but parks."

Lots of park area at Shaw Rd but not much else going for it. You have to drive to get to any decent shops, it's lacking public transport options and is now veined with rat runs to and from the city and heavy, noisy traffic. No restaurants or entertainment areas in walking distance and the lower areas are very flood prone. Parts of Edinburgh Castle Road was flooded with sewerage water in the last massive downpour in 2013 and Shaw Rd parkland was inundated cutting off the road and causing traffic chaos. Kedron Brook is a flood liability. A boring, bland, suburb. Looking forward to finally moving out of Wavell Heights to either Chermside or Nundah which have really cleaned up, are more happening, have better access to public transport and infrastructure and have a lot more going for them. Will leave Wavell Heights to the oldies.
Pros
  • Some great city views
  • Lots of trees and parks
Cons
  • Lack of Public Transport
  • Rat Run Traffic (noisy and busy)
  • In walking distance of nothing but park
Recommended for
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
2yrs+

"Little trendy cafes now"

A safe neighborhood. Not many units. Friendly people. I like the way there are 2 suburban cafes near me. One on main Avenue and the other on bilsen Road. They are cute and not surrounded by a shopping centre. That is unique.
Good cycleways. Close to Chermside Mall.
Pros
  • Great Childcare and School
  • Great for Families
  • Lots of trees and parks
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great place to live with kids"

we've been living in wavell for more than 2 years now; we like :1 the quiet,no noise life,2 very nice neighbours; 3 good parks; 4 nature like; 5 there are 2 schools that are quite good: a lot of extra curriculum: drama,chess,sport etc You don't need to bring your child far from home. Close to Chermside Shopping centre-the best and many medical facilities.

Negative: it is quite expensive to buy a house in this suburb

Negative
Pros
  • Easy Access to Shopping
  • Great Childcare and School
  • Great for Families
  • Lots of trees and parks
Cons
  • No train station (also = no train noise!)
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5
2yrs+

"Interesting Information About Wavell Heights"

The area of Wavell Heights was originally known as West Nundah. In 1922 West Nundah consisted of approximately two houses, built along Edinburgh Castle Road. One was on the corner of Shaw Road and Edinburgh Castle Road. At the time the road was a dirt track leading to the Edinburgh Castle Hotel, which was the stopping place for the coach travelling along the Old Northern Road to Gympie with the mail. Next to the hotel was a leather goods business of A.S.Dewar and Sons, He lived in Power Street for many years. Many early families gave their names to Streets and Roads in the district. The Shaws lived in Shaw Park in a house across the road from the present day hockey field. The house was demolished in the war years. Other early families were the Pfingsts, Rohdes, Gohdes, Horsfalls, Westwoods and Rilatts. Rode Road was named after the Rohde family, but the spelling was changed.

In 1940 the Postmaster at Nundah decided the area was too large to handle, and it was decided to set up another suburb. It become necessary to find a name for the new suburb, and submissions were called for. Some of the suggested names were Inala, Gavin Hill and Wavell Heights. Wavell Heights was a popular choice polling 366 votes to Gavin Hills 218 votes. Field Marshall Wavell was contacted and gave permission for his name to be used. To inaugurate the new suburb a Patriotic Concert was held in the Imperial Theatre Nundah on Thursday 9 October 1941 in the presence of the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Brisbane (Aldermand and Mrs J.B.Chandler).
Kevinc
Kevinc Just a slight difference. I believe the vote held at the Chamber of Commerce was between Wavell Heights and Avon.
2yrs+
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2/5
2yrs+

"Wavell Heights just to far out from CBD"

Welcome to Traffic Heights, imagine getting caught in peak hour traffic coming home form the city of Brisbane. It could take you 40 minutes or so. With that and the cost of fuel being so high i would be living closer toward the CBD
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
Pipeliner
Pipeliner If you work in the CBD and are locked into a 9 to 5 work period, then I can't think of any suburbs which would have much less traffic. Wavell Heights is no worse for this than anywhere else, and moving closer in will mean a more expensive house. Use public transport! there are plenty of train stations nearby (Geebung, Virginia, Northgate, Nundah, Toombul, Eagle Junction)
2yrs+
eddie64
eddie64 I live in Wavell and my son goes to school in the city so I travel every morning in peak traffic, avoiding sandgate road the longest it has ever taken me is 27minutes to get from home to city and the slowest part of that journey was from the windsor to city (15+min) which is less then 4k from city so the closer doesnt always mean less travel time. One of the joy's of Wavell Heights is the amount of alternate roads that you can take that take you directly to the city without the bumper to bumper fuel consuming traffic.
2yrs+
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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 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Great neigbours"

If you love a quiet family atmosphere - Wavell Heights has it. There are plenty of parks including access to the Kedron Brook Bikeway and local wetland we call "the pond". This also creates a beautiful green outlook. Shopping is convenient with Toombul, Stafford and Chermside all in easy reach. There are also local shops, cafes and restaurants at neighbouring Nundah. Access to the city and airport are also handy and travel time is less than 20mins.
The elevation provides vistas of city and suburbs plus access to cooling breezes in Summer.
There are plenty of schools, both public and private, to choose from. All offer quality programs and many specialise in academic, music and sporting pursuits.
The best part of living at Wavell Heights are the fantastic neighbours. People are friendly, helpful and look after each other without intruding.
Pros
  • Lots of trees and parks
  • Easy Access to Shopping
  • Great Childcare and School
  • Great for Families
Cons
  • No train station (also = no train noise!)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Beautiful Elevated Family Area"

This is a suburb with lovely people and very convenient for shopping, school, childcare and easy access to City and Entertainment facilities
Pros
  • Great Childcare and School
  • Easy Access to Shopping
  • Great for Families
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • 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
  • 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
2yrs+

"Trendy and tropical"

I love Wavell Heights because it is so close to everything. The cul-de-sac end of Bilsen Road is delightfully tranquil and safe. Every summer day I could enjoy the cool afternoon sea breeze.So close to major shopping centres, and the city.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"close to everything"

Wavell Heights Rocks!!! Every time my husband and I have to go somewhere we always comment "I love where we live". We are so close to everything (work, shops, city, airport) and if we have to drive further afield we are always in awe of the poor people that sit in endless traffic every day.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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