Wooloowin, QLD 4030

4.3(8 reviews)

Ranked 123rd best suburb by locals in Brisbane Region, QLD

Great for

  • Public transport
  • Schools
  • Neighbourly spirit
  • Clean & green
  • Parks and recreation

Not great for

  • Nightlife

Who lives here?

  • Families With Kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Hipsters

Reviews of Wooloowin, QLD

yvonne-sylviay
yvonne-sylviay
8th May 2021

"Inner city gem without the drama"

Great well connected and serviced locality!
Clean green small and quiet inner suburb with wide tree lined streets and loads of architectural charm.
Local boutique cafes, restaurants, grocer, take away spots Wooloowin is a quiet achiever.
Bordered by Lutwyche, Clayfield, Nundah and Kedron peeps in this suburb enjoy all the conveniences of being 5-10mins to big shops, CBD, Valley, Airport, Hwy without all the car/air traffic, road congestion/pollution/parking issues, high crime stats and huge property price tags. Community feel without being in your neighbours pocket like Lutwyche. Mix of big family homes and vintage unit blocks Wooloowin draws young and mature families and singles in and they stay. You know you've found a good spot when there's little change in owners and renters. Love it!

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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camilaamezquita
camilaamezquita
4th September 2020

"Close to everything"

We moved here from Sydney a year ago and we are so happy with how close is to everything. We’ve got daycare And shops walking distance from our house, also we can be in the city in 15 mins. We even have city views. Everyone is nice in the area and it’s safe :) we are really happy living here.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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"Bit dull really..."move along people, nothing to see here"."

Good, central train access to the city. Like its neighbouring suburb of Wavell Heights,Wooloowin has become a corridor of major rat runs to and from the city, bringing with it a lot of traffic and noise. Have to drive to get to any decent shops or entertainment locations and so close to the tunnel links but yet so far? Nothing stands out in Wooloowin as being a drawcard other than its quite central to everything good around it in neighbouring suburbs and reasonably close to the city.

Great for

  • Central to Northside
  • Transport links

Not great for

  • Rat Runs (lots of noisy traffic)
  • Lacking local dining and entertainement options
  • Lack of airport tunnel access

Who lives here?

  • Retirees
yvonne-sylviay
yvonne-sylviay

Not sure if you mean Kedron Park Rd which gives ppl direct access to airport via Airport Tunnel (at border of Wooloowin/Kedron) as I dont see rat running and I bought on Kent Rd because of the lack of traffic and noise.
Most ppl dont know Wooloowin exists so its a perfect inner city location without the city grim and crime.
There are 7 local restaurants and cafes including Kent Rd Bistro which replaced well known Rhubarb Rhubarb. Bistro is booked solid and has a wait list. Chill Cafe and Piccolo also so good they increased business during Covid!
They're not open past midnight but that's normal for Brisbane.
Its one of the smallest suburbs but its well connected so yes its a 15 min car, bus or train ride to city, Chermside, Toombul or 5-10 min drive to Paddington, DFO Airport, Nundah for bars, pubs, big shops. Otherwise Lutwyche Centro is 10min walk.
Beauty of this is you don't have to live next door to all the traffic, noise, parking and littering problems that you get in the CBD, Valley, New Farm, Newstead or Paddington. Big upgrades planned to Kedron Park Pub and shops at Junction/Sandgate Clayfield roads (Harris Farm Markets, Getta Burger, KFC, Vivale etc) shops and new park at Lutwyche so once again Wooloowin gets the benefit without with the pain of construction, curfews or congestion. Great for all types of kids esp. fur kids with friendly neighbours and off and on leash green spaces and parks. Inner city tranquillity with easy connectivity like this is impossible to find at current property prices. Love it!

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"A beautiful place to live in inner city Brisbane"

A lovely spot to live and for the kids to grow up. Lots of parks and sports. Great sense of community not far from the city and beautiful old houses

Great for

  • Green space
  • Sense of community
  • Transport links
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"Beautiful old Queenslanders, lovely community"

A great suburb, close to lots of parks and green space, and in a great position to go anywhere. Brilliant transport and nice people without pretence of surrounding suburbs Clayfield and Ascot.

Great for

  • Sense of community
  • Green space
  • Transport links

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
The opinions expressed within this review are those of the individual and not those of Homely.com.au.Report

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Very close to the City - Drive, rail, bus."

We came from the Southside of Brisbane and have found Wooloowin to be very close to critical amenities, shopping and in particular parks for the family. I am only 8 minutes drive to the city (non-peak hour, say 7am).

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Tight Knit Community - Great Family Suburb"

I live and work in Wooloowin and it is one of the best suburbs that I have lived in. The area is extremely popular with families, particularly the streets adjoining Kalinga Park. Kalinga Park in a great meeting point that locals frequent regularly, great open spaces with plenty of greenery. There is a huge playground for the kids and is a popular spot for BBQ's, sports, and has a jogging/bike track along the Kedron Brook. The council occasionally puts on free movie nights in the park which is a bonus. Kalinga Park also has a great history dating back to just after the World War when return servicemen were employed to plant trees and develop the roadway along 'Diggers Drive', which is probably where the strong sense of community originated from

There are a number of great local businesses, coffeeguy on Shaw Rd has the best coffee and snacks, Ann's Body Boutique on Shaw Rd is good for facials, massages etc and Step Out fitness on Lodge Road has great personal trainers and regularly have outdoor training sessions in the park.

If you are after hustle and bustle and night life then this is probably not the area for you, however it is so close to the City, Racecourse Road and Portside that you are only a short drive from the best bars and restaurants.

The homes in the area are stunning, predominantly Queenslanders on large blocks which are slowly but surely all being renovated into stunning homes. The homes are mostly owner occupied with few units and rentals which is another positive for families.

Wooloowin is a great place to live - and I plan on staying there for a long time

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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