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Topic: Suburb Recommendation for North North Brisbane?
notgreazy
Posts: 841
Location: Other International

Hi folks, seems like recommendation threads are in vogue! I have to travel north past Caboolture and my partner has to travel south into Brisbane. We've been looking at places to rent around Petrie.

Anyone got recommendations for which burbs are good to live in? Needs to be close to the train line.

Thanks
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E.T.
Posts: 5136
Location: Queensland

North Lakes. It has the train line near it now so maybe there?
reload!
Posts: 7735
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
either way you're gonna be laughing and she's going to f***ing hate life in traffic each day. i love heading north in the morning/south in the arvo and feeling this intense sense of relief that I'm not stuck going the other way.

edit: oh I guess that's where the train comes in. (y)
notgreazy
Posts: 842
Location: Other International

either way you're gonna be laughing and she's going to f***ing hate life in traffic each day. i love heading north in the morning/south in the arvo and feeling this intense sense of relief that I'm not stuck going the other way.

edit: oh I guess that's where the train comes in. (y)

yeah the train for work so traffic isn't that much of a problem.
North Lakes. It has the train line near it now so maybe there?

A lot of different burbs have the train line, like Strathpine, Petrie, Kallangur, Dakkabin etc. Was wondering if people had any opinions one them?
Spook
Posts: 40835
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
either way you're gonna be laughing and she's going to f***ing hate life in traffic each day. i love heading north in the morning/south in the arvo and feeling this intense sense of relief that I'm not stuck going the other way.


where you going bro?

i am about to start commuting from salisburg to f***ING BANYO.

not looking forward to it.

love the salsburg, but i think im going to have to move on up (to the bay somewhere)
trog
AGN Admin
Posts: 39276
Location: Other International

Very tiny feedback: one of my good mates lived in Petrie; only visited him a few times as he ended up moving again after only a year or two (bought a house) but I thought it was really great where he was. His folks lived up at the Sunshine Coast so they wanted to be a little closer. Made getting to the beach much much faster.
Tollaz0r!
Posts: 18479
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
You don't want to go to Petrie on account of the extra time it take to get from the Highway to Petrie.

You are much better off going to a suburb that is just off the highway. Kallangur, the south eastern side that is (the north western side is fkn bogan as hell) for cheaper rents and fairly well spaced houses, or simply cheaper houses to buy with decent land.

Northlakes will get you a fairly recently built house for rent, however the houses are packed in pretty tight with little to no yard and literal spitting distance to neighbours.

Mango Hill and Murrumba Downs can offer something in-between these two.

Griffen is a bit in the bush style ghetto. Some nice places, some rotten ones too.

Murrumba Downs, the southern end particularly across Dholes Rock Rd is probably the most spiffy and upmarket of the above, with houses that aren't so packed like Northlakes, mainly older, comfortably well off families where the children have moved out. North lakes is mainly younger middle income families.

Seriously though, it makes a huge differences being able to pull off the highway and be home in 5 mins, whilst pietrie with peak traffic will cost you another 15-30 mins of driving once getting off the highway, depending how deep in it you go.

Most of Kallangur has FTTP as does Mango Hill and Murrumba Downs, Griffin I'm not sure. North Lakes though, it is mostly FTTN so watch out for that disappointment.

I think Petrie is mostly FTTP as well.

last edited by Tollaz0r! at 20:53:21 25/Oct/17
Tollaz0r!
Posts: 18480
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Stay away from Dakkabin, it is the sort of area that has higher rates of crime due to it being slightly more isolated than the rest of the suburbs and also has a bit of bushland surrounding it. Also Dakkabin train station sucks balls, it's a s*** station and has terrible, terrible parking.

Strathpine is a f***ing hole, most of the houses are old but still kind of expensive to buy and rent. Again it's a bit of a pain to get in/out from the highway during peak hour. At least it's train station is OK.


Kallangur Train station and Mango hill station are new, and Kallangur station has a f*** load of parking and lots of security cameras so isn't prone to people stealing s*** out of cars (unlike Dakkabin station, the ghetto hole it is).

paveway
Posts: 21385
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
It is all low socio where you are looking, good luck
Twisted
Posts: 12278
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

A lot of different burbs have the train line, like Strathpine, Petrie, Kallangur, Dakkabin etc. Was wondering if people had any opinions one them?
I always turn to the crime map for such decisions. I picked the 10 suburbs in and around the ones you mentioned and say the 10 in and around where I live and it shows that there is 40% more crime (excluding good order offences, etc.).

https://imgur.com/a/QY9N6

Of the suburbs you listed Petrie would probably be the only one I would consider vaguely worth considering, except maybe for traffic issues. About 10 years ago I looked at places like Warner, Bray Park, Joyner, and Brendale. I really couldn't reconcile living in such places though. The amount of graffiti was off the chart which really bugged me. I had the same vibe in places like Bracken Ridge and Carseldine. To be honest I wouldn't consider owner occupying anywhere around those areas. Investment properties sure. But not everyone has the same wants and needs I guess. Budget can be a factor too and you $ stretches a lot further in these places (like 2x further probably).
paveway
Posts: 21387
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

I had the same vibe in places like Bracken Ridge and Carseldine.


i live in carseldine and it is vastly different to bracken ridge

and even bracken ridge has a bad area that was/is housing commission and some decent areas

i don't see any graffiti around my area tbh
anonymousxvi
Posts: 25
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
I recommend dakabin
mission
Posts: 9312
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
^ isn't that the homosexual capital of SE QLD?



(not that there's anything wrong with that)

last edited by mission at 10:15:21 26/Oct/17
notgreazy
Posts: 843
Location: Other International

Trog: Thanks for the info. This is essentially me, except my parents is the uni I need to get to :( It's going to be s*** for 6 months that's for sure.

paveway: I'm low socio, so I don't mind as much. Unfortunately it correlates with racist pricks, which doesn't help when you and your wife are brown.

Tollz: Fantastic feedback thanks! I never knew petrie had such s***ty traffic during peak times. Most of the on-peak transit for us will be done on public transport (trains), so hopefully not much of an issue. Kallangur/Mango hill sounds like the right burb for me, but unfortunately the train stations are on the redcliffe line (I think, whatever that lines called) so I'd need to hope trains at petrie to head north on sunshine coast line. I guess there isn't a perfect suburb.

Twisted: Thanks for the info, QPS crime map is a great resource

Thanks everyone
paveway
Posts: 21388
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

paveway: I'mlow socio, so I don't mind as much.


yeah but you're not really in the way i meant it ie. bogans or houso's as hardware puts it
sLaps_Forehead
Posts: 7747
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
^ isn't that the homosexual capital of SE QLD?



(not that there's anything wrong with that)isn't that the homosexual capital of SE QLD?


I thought Gaythorne was
mission
Posts: 9313
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
I thought Gaythorne was


Ka-boom-tish

He's here all week folks.
natslovR
Posts: 8460
Location: Sydney, New South Wales

School catchment maps, crime maps, flood maps. Brisbane is fun.
Tollaz0r!
Posts: 18481
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
When looking at Crime-maps keep in mind some the factors that contribute to reported crime numbers, particularly those that don't really have an impact on residential living.

For example, a suburb that has a commercial street running through it will often have higher reported crimes along that commercial street. This will boost the number of reported crimes for that suburb, however the actual crime rate is no different to any other place with commercial streets running through it.
The nature of the businesses along those streets also have an impact, fast food type stores tend to have a higher rate of 'crimes of convenience', the quick in and out cash grabs from an insured company. They provide minimal resistance to being robbed, etc
This type of crime is quite different to that of breaking and entering into a private dwelling.
So the reported crime numbers aren't so straight forward as saying this suburb is more/less dangerous than this other one.

A street of low-set houses with mixed ages of families (some young families, middle age, and elderly) generally have lower crime rates due to the hard to predict comings and goings of the residence. A street with an elderly couple that hang out the front, drinking wine and tending to their gardens most days are like gold.

A street with little community presence and mostly working families will have longer periods of time with little visible activity and can be a better target for thieves who don't want to get disturb going about their business.


The bottom line is, only the most glaringly distinctive high crime rate suburbs are probably useful for mitigating your livings safety, anything else is likely to just give a false sense of security.
demon
Posts: 7753
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
i'd avoid dakabin for the reasons that toll mentions but also the public refuse tip there stinks really bad in summer... the whole suburb smells of it. narangba isn't too bad (my parents live there) the train station has just been upgraded with a phat carpark, however every time i ride past it during the day the carpark is completely full & cars are parked down the streets on both sides of the station.

places like casteldine or zillmere might be an option. both have quick access to the freeway north & aren't terrible for a train journey to the city.
infi
Posts: 23805
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

that's all well and good till QR f***s up

i am about to start commuting from salisburg to f***ING BANYO.


thats f***ed. what's your strategy?
Spook
Posts: 40843
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
thats f***ed. what's your strategy?


full ride at least once a week, more if i can manage it time wise.

else, drive to murarie and find a park and ride the bridge.

its not pretty whichever way i cut it.

will miss west end, which was a f***ing sweet commute.
hardware
Posts: 11700
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
I guess there isn't a perfect suburb.
Yep. Every suburb is about compromise, and it's finding the right balance for you. It's not even as simple as a Trilemma.

Price
Commute
Public Transport
Block Sizes
Crime
Housos
Flooding
Do you have to get in the car every time you need bread or milk
School catchments
House age
Transients
Population density
Noise from pubs/clubs/aircraft/trains/highways/eat street/schools/industry

Find the suburb that has the least compromises for the rate you can afford.
There are no 'good' suburbs, and there are no 'bad' suburbs. There is only varying rates of compromise, and what suits you is up to you.

If you're coming into Petrie in the evening from the Sunshine Coast then Petrie will be fine, if you turn off on Boundary road and come down Narangba Road. Toll is right, it does suck coming into Petrie at that time of evening, but only if you take Anzac Ave. When I was a Kallangster and I worked on the Sunny Coast I used to turn off the highway early every time. No North Lakes nonsense that way.

A nice 90s lowset brick home for under $400/wk rent within walking distance to petrie station is probably the ticket.
notgreazy
Posts: 844
Location: Other International

Thanks for the info hardware.

We were in Petrie today and everyone was so nice. Really nice! Spoke to a few people and they all recommended the area. The houses were great little brick places.

full ride at least once a week, more if i can manage it time wise.

else, drive to murarie and find a park and ride the bridge.

its not pretty whichever way i cut it.

will miss west end, which was a f***ing sweet commute.

Haha me too! I'll be going from petrie to sippy downs, 2 hours :(
Spook
Posts: 40845
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
lets lycra up bro and get out there!
Rukh
Posts: 1112
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
notgreazy: Are you going to USC Sippy Downs?
notgreazy
Posts: 846
Location: Other International

notgreazy: Are you going to USC Sippy Downs?

Yeah kinda. I go there but I'm not a student there
Rukh
Posts: 1113
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Staff?

I'm both a student and staff there at present.

BTW, next semester what was QUT's campus in Caboolture is switching to becoming a USC campus. And USC is constructing a campus to rival Sippy Downs in Petrie...
notgreazy
Posts: 850
Location: Other International

Staff?

I'm both a student and staff there at present.

BTW, next semester what was QUT's campus in Caboolture is switching to becoming a USC campus. And USC is constructing a campus to rival Sippy Downs in Petrie...

Technically I'm a visiting scientist, my situation is complicated. What are you studying at USC?

Yeah I heard about the caboolture campus, didn't hear about petrie though! Too bad it won't be open any time soon :(

If you wanna grab a coffee when you're at USC let me know, I'm in building H.
hardware
Posts: 11701
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Well 2020 is the opening date for petrie apparently.
notgreazy
Posts: 853
Location: Other International

Well 2020 is the opening date for petrie apparently.

Yeah I'm at USC till end of 2018. If Petrie campus was open now, I could potentially be there instead of Sippy Downs campus
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