8.6 out of 10

Westlake

Ranked 133rd best suburb in Brisbane
-27.5485401578784 152.914570753345
Great for
  • Safe & Sound
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Internet Access
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Sep 06, 2017

"Sweet and happy little suburb"

We moved here 1 year ago and have nothing bad to say about. Its quite peaceful and a happy place to live
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Great place to call home"

Lived here for 2 years now after buying a house here and love it. Clean and friendly area, suburb seems to be well maintained. Close to the motorways if you need to get to the cbd or coast. Great shopping variety. Only thing letting it down is lack of places to eat out.
Pros
  • properties are well looked after
  • Close to lots of shops
  • Low crime
  • Great place to raise a family - a perfect distance from the hustle and bustle of the CBD
  • Property here is a good investment
Cons
  • lack of takeaway food/restaurants
  • Centenary highway gets too congested
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Nice and quiet"

I've lived in Westlake for 5 years and wouldn't dream of moving anywhere else. It's a very quiet area and you feel quitesafe here, especially with a family. Three parks are only a stone's throw away, there's shops nearby without the noise and traffic, a scenic walking track along the river and an off-leash area for dogs. It's only a half-hour drive to the city on a good run. If you prefer suburbia over inner city living, then this is the place.
Pros
  • Property here is a good investment
  • Great place to raise a family - a perfect distance from the hustle and bustle of the CBD
  • Quiet
Cons
  • The heat is usually 2-3 degrees hotter than the CBD
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Really like living here"

Bought a house here and really enjoy living here. Is close to the shops and there are many nice homes. Just don't buy too close to the river or down too low due to flooding. Is a quiet neighborhood.
Pros
  • Quiet
Cons
  • Flooding potential
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"My favorite brisbane suburb"

Westlake has an abundance of facilities available to the area which allows us to live in such a great suburb. Beautiful... 4 years ago when I first came to Australia, Brisbane I was about to get depressed but since I moved to Westlake about 2 years ago everything changed. It's absolutely a beautiful place to leave. I am quite happy to drive 30 min each way to work everyday but live in Westlake.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Fabulous Place to Live"

Great place, great surrounding and nice and quite but also close to everything you need. Neighbourhood is extremely friendly.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Unranked Streets in Westlake

"My heart belongs to Raeside Street "
-27.5525511024 152.9129774023
"Best Vantage point on the lake "
-27.54822 152.91017
"Clutha Street"
-27.54831 152.91703