9.0 out of 10

Calamvale

Ranked 48th best suburb in Brisbane
-27.6196091298118 153.04292395813
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Shopping Options
  • Safe & Sound
  • Public Transport
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Parking
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Students

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
Feb 27, 2020

"Great suburb to live"

A good suburb with all amenities. Such as schools ,supermarkets and fruit barns.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
2yrs+

"Growing suburbs"

Best park in brissie
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Best Place to Live - Great Suburb"

Close to all conveniences including several major shopping Centres. Good neighbors and people here are very friendly. We love living here!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • 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 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Convenient and highly sought after."

Living in Calamvale is a fantastic choice. Many residents just adore the suburb as it's so convenient to all the shops and schools (as well as great public transport options). It's got a low crime rate and the surrounding neighbourhoods are very peaceful. There are many great dining options and so many shops to enjoy.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
Ozbloke36 Empty
Ozbloke36 Empty 5 stars for multiple suburbs.... couldn't be a real estate agent trying to sell homes in those suburbs?
2yrs+
misosoup
misosoup I was suspecting that as well. Lol
Feb 01, 2020
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
2yrs+

"Has really gone downhill..."

My sister and her family bought into the cheaper priced Calamvale many years ago. They couldn't afford Sunnybank so decided to save on the block and instead spend it on their house. For a while it was a quiet, leafy suburb. Unfortunately this is not really the case anymore. Sad to see the real estate agents pretending what a great suburb for everyone. The houses are now old and in need of work. My sister and their neighbours all have had termites. There are so many Mosquitos thee in summer, it is crazy. They breed in the stagnant water of the wetlands.
Calamvale has now essentially become a suburb of Browns Plains. Some residents no longer seem to care for their yards and we have seen a steep increase in rentals in the area. My sister has been wanting to sell for the past 5 years but they have been priced out of moving to Sunnybank Hills or even Eight Mile Plains. She complains time and time again that they should have taken a smaller, older house in Macgregor or Sunnybank. She wishes she could change location.
The local school is terrible and even the shops are a little rough. We end up having to drive elsewhere when we stay with her and that's exactly what my sister does. Shop in Sunnybank or Mt Gravatt.
Traffic is horrendous to and from the city. The only saving grace is the Gateway toll road to the airport but as Calamvale is so far out, you get charged 2 tolls instead of the one.
My sister regrets moving here and wishes she had moved closer to the city; now they are looking at buying an older home in Coopers Plains which at least, in her words, has a good location.
Pros
  • Easy access to Gateway (2 tolls, though)
Cons
  • Traffic
  • Lots of rentals
  • Not very friendly neighbourhood
MaryH2
MaryH2 Sad to here your sisters house is old and needs work and has termites this is not the fault of the suburb its the owners responsibility to maintain their homes.
2yrs+
misosoup
misosoup I see quite a few issues here. Calamvale houses are considered to be pretty new. They are built between 1990s to 2000 so they are pretty new compared to houses in Sunnybank / Hills. Sunnybank / Hills houses are built in the 1980s and they have termites issues as well. I find that Calamvale houses are pretty well maintained. You see worst houses in Sunnybank and Sunnybank Hills. Mosquitos are everywhere. It's not just because of the wetlands, it's in Sunnybank Hills as well.
Everyone shops at Sunnybank, and I don't get what you by being rough. Traffic from Sunnybank Hills and Calamvale are exactly the same so no complaints on that, no matter where you go, as long as your destination is the city, you have either go through to M3 or down Fairfield road. So you can't really compare that to Sunnybank or Sunnybank Hills. The only road I can see that will cause some disruption would be Beaudesert road where you turned into Sunnybank Hills.
Just be happy that she has a house in Calamvale. At the moment, it's pretty impossible to buy into Calamvale.
Feb 01, 2020
sams66
sams66 It takes her almost ONE HOUR more per day extra to get to and from the CBD due to traffic on Beaudesert, Calam and Mains Roads, than if she had bought in Sunnybank.
As for the termites, most of the neighbours are all having the same issues.
Feb 01, 2020
sams66
sams66 My mum lives there, too. Shes semi retired but works in CBD a few days a week. She has termites as well as her neighbours and they are in the nicest estate in Calamvale. Mum sent us to a school outside the area even ten years ago, as the schools in the Calamvale feeder area were pretty rough. You can see the same rough kids milling at the small local shopping centres. My mum thinks that the biggest issue Calamvale has is that it is essentially the first BCC suburb north of Browns Plains. A lot of Riff raff around as a result and that does not lift Calamvales reputation
Feb 01, 2020
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Nice Place"

We have lived in Calamvale for 3 years. Moved from NZ and ended up buying in Calamvale. No issues with crime. Nice neighbours , handy to supermarkets. Stretton state high has a good reputation but calamvale community college is not so good. Plenty of daycare centres.

Morning drive into the city takes about 40 mins (peak hour) , train is station in Altandi is handy.
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"I grew up here - it is really nice"

Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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+

"Calamvale- beautiful area"

Calamvale is a nice area for family and eating out. It is not far from the city and local transports and everything is so nearby and is a safe place to stay.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Calamvale is a quiet leafy family suburb situated only a short drive from Sunnybank Hills and 5 minutes away from the Logan Motorway."

Its really central to everything you need. The Local schools are great and the Brisbane city buses come very regularly.
Overall Calamvale is a sought after place to live.

Calamvale is a great place to live and over the next few years there should be good capital growth for property owners.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"a great family sort after area"

close to shops and less than 30 minutes to the gold coast and 18 km to brisbane city surrounded by green and so close to everything you cant go wrong.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Calamvale - Why wouldn't YOU ?"

One of brisbane's hottest and most sort after suburb on the Southside. Shopping, Parks, Schools, Beautiful Homes, Great re-sale, freindly neighbours, Calamvale really is a super area to live in. Just chat to locals who live in the area, many stay for years as it's one of the most convienant places to live in.

you can't go wrong buying or living in Calamvale.

Chris Gilmour
All Properties Group
Mob - 0438 632 459
chris@allpropertiesgroup.com.au
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