The family is moving from Perth to Brisbane in oct 06
Information needed on suburbs within 10K of city with good public schooling and transport.
Properties around 400k on a decent sized block.
Where can i research this not being a local?
any info you can give me is greatly appreciated.
FreddietawandaMember@tawandaJoin Date: 2005Post Count: 2
Thanks for that Pip
Would like the cold hard facts from other QLDers Dont be shy give me the lot.
FreddieRichard TaylorParticipant@qlds007Join Date: 2003Post Count: 12,024
Have a look at somewhere like Kenmore which is a Western Suburb and has lots of opportunity.crusherParticipant@crusherJoin Date: 2002Post Count: 186
I own a nice IP in Northlakes Estate, Mango Hill (about 20 mins out of Brisbane). New Schools, new Westfields, nice parks, recreation centre, lakes and bike tracks. It’s very neat, well planned and lanscaped. It is also close to Moreton Bay.
I highly recommend it.
http://www.freepropertyhelp.com.aupenguinchickMember@penguinchickJoin Date: 2005Post Count: 38
I will recommend to check Wynnum, Thorneside, Birkdale, Ormiston and Cleveland. All are bayside suburbs, further from city than 10 km but on trainline with good public schools and great lifestyle. You can get good quality houses for 400K even with walking distance to water.
Thanks for that guys i will start doing my reserch
FreddieWylieMember@wylieJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 346
Don’t forget Cannon Hill, Morningside, Carina, Greenslopes, Holland Park, Holland Park West.
WylieStuart MilneMember@stuart-milneJoin Date: 2006Post Count: 196thefirstbruceMember@thefirstbruceJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 133
If your only needs are public schools and public transport, then get a map out and trace the train lines (queensland rail) and bus routes (brisbane city council) out 10 km.
You could also ask your employer and new fellow staff for their recommendations… presumably you want somewhere convenient to work.
If you want a bigger yard, use the sq metre limiter in realestate.com.au , in addition to your price limit.
Be informed that the north side of Bris was settled much earlier than most of the south, and is therefore older in layout and architecture. In general, the west side is a higher socioeconomic class, the north, south, and east mainly middle with patches of upper. If academic performance is anything to gauge what a good public school is, then have a squiz at this table of metro schools and academic success:
The top 20 state schools are highlighted in yellow. Note that 75% of them are on the northside of the Brisbane River.
Have a look at this thread at that great property forum Somersoft….and compare with the responses above….
Great help thaths Guys This is the type of info ihave been looking for.
F2SShane5Member@shane5Join Date: 2006Post Count: 1
My wife and i are interested in investing in Qld, looking at suburbs nth of Brisbane, we have been given some advice on North lakes, does anybody know much about North lakes and is a good place to invest for long term gain?