9.2 out of 10

Bethania

Ranked 8th best suburb in Gold Coast
-27.689193401583 153.157244395592
Great for
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Public Transport
  • Internet Access
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

4/5
2yrs+

"Bethania is not on the Gold Coast!"

Bethania is part of Logan and does not belong in this section. It should be part of Logan reviews according to the council map. http://www.logan.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/8847/Logan_Map_Updated_May_2012.pdf
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A Great Place To Live"

I've lived here for over 3 years, and love it. It's a nice quite suburb, that is close enough to access the city and major shopping, but also just a drive in the opposite direction for some great country scenery. Public transport is well served via buses and the train station.

There's a couple of local parks, though it would be good to see the local council install exercise equipment like they have in other suburbs.

It's well serviced by 2 small local shopping centres, as well as Coles @ Waterford, and the new Woolworths @ Holmview.

The only downside that I have found was when I tried to get a broadband internet connection, and was told that there were no available ports at the local (Waterford) exchange. This meant that I had to go with mobile broadband, or dialup. Unfortunately, the coverage for mobile broadband can be pretty hit or miss. I am with Vodafone, and was told that there shouldn't be any problems, but my speeds were slower than dialup. I don't know about Telstra as I'm not a fan of theirs, but no other internet provider was able to provide coverage either. I basically had to go and buy a dialup modem to use until a port freed up at the local exchange (5 months). ...... It should be noted, that this is a problem for all new connections in the Waterford exchange area
Pros
  • Peaceful
  • Great local Pharmacy
Cons
  • limited ports available at the Waterford Telephone Exchange, so you will likely have difficulty in even getting ADSL1 Broadband
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
Jennyd
Jennyd Hi..I've just finished reading your comment here on Bethania, and wondering if you knew whether the ADSL Situation has improved ...? we're thinking of renting in the area, and need decent internet..we are currently living at Buccan, which according to this site http://www.broadbanddeals.com.au/qld/logan-village/ before we moved here , we were able to get ADSL and within the area..So we had to get Satellite which is costing us a fortune :( because we weren't close enough to the Logan exchange..some information from a local like yourself would be invaluable, and how are the net speeds there in Bethania...? this is very important as I home school my son who's doing his senior this year and most subjects are internet course based..Thanks for your help..JD
2yrs+
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Close to the river and train station."

This suburb is quiet. Other reviews hit the nail on the head. The suburb is affordable ; have a look at the way the logan river meanders around the suburb and see the value of properties rise and fall along the way. There are still some bargains here I think.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
2yrs+

"Nice Quiet place to live"

We have lived in Bethania for 12 months and it is a nice little suburb. We have had no issues with noise and the train station is a 10 minute walk away! If you need to do some shopping the Coles is 5 minutes down the road in Waterford, or the Hyperdome 20 minutes away.
Logan City Council has just finished an off the leash park in the area and there are a few parks around.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Bethania - a growing suburb that is just about to take off!"

We have been there for almost 3 years now - there is nothing better than waking up to the birds and then sitting out on the deck to enjoy a coffee while watching the wakeboarders go past in the river! I can see a real change starting, I think the area will boom in the next year!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
tyler-vanet
tyler-vanet What date did you post this
Feb 06, 2017
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