8.4 out of 10

Andergrove

-21.0924935193493 149.183758739156
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Tourists

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Village feel - leafy, green, quiet, great schools and 5 mins to Mackay CBD"

I grew up in Mackay and have recently returned to purchase two investment properties after selling property in Brisbane. I was surprised by the great value for money that I was able to get in comparison to the alternative areas I considered - Glenella, Blacks Beach, Shoal Point and Eimeo.

It really is so close to the Mackay CBD - especially with the new bridge duplication. In making my decision I took a close look at the flood maps. Andergrove is largely free from flooding. I was surprised to see just how much of Glenella had flooded. With rising sea levels and climate change Andergrove is a safer bet. My insurance policy reflected that also.

The community feel and many young families gives a great feeling of amenity. The wetland walking tracks are awesome also. I never thought of Andergrove as a waterfront suburb, but it is.

I purchased a duplex and a house on 1000 sqm just before Xmas. In the end, the competition was hot on both properties - mainly from other investors. The rental rental returns are excellent.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees