9.1 out of 10

Dakabin

Ranked 53rd best suburb in Brisbane
-27.2208787951713 152.982700128121
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  • Schools
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Childcare
  • Shopping Options
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Reviews

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 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Sep 23, 2015

"Changing dynamic with a good mix of young ones and seniors"

Dakabin is in transition from semi rural small acreage properties to medium density urban environment with a decent amount of green space provided. Having built a new home here in 2012 I have seen the suburb grow into a vibrant community with a good mix of families, young professionals, and downsizing seniors. Its proximity to North Lakes is a major plus with the recent construction of a new bridge (Plantation Rd) making the trip a breeze (literally 5 minutes). This opens up all of the shopping (Costco, Masters, Bunnings, and Ikea which is under construction), medical, entertainment (cinemas under construction, golf course) and educational pluses (Uni to be constructed at Petrie - 5 minutes drive). If you are considering a move to Brisbane, this north side location provides all the advantages of close proximity to a satellite city (North Lakes) with an easy 40 minute commute to the Brisbane CBD if required (train 10 minute walk away). 20 minutes drive to the beaches and cafes/restaurants of Redcliffe Peninsula provides you with more recreational options. Permanent discounted petrol (thanks to Costco) makes this area very affordable. Overall an underrated suburb that meets or exceeds all aspects of the top 10 in Brisbane.
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Lifestyle options
  • Vibrant renewal
  • Quite
  • Safe
Cons
  • none
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
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 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Where else would you be....."

Luv the spirit of neighbourhood. Quite,Safe and sound suburb, where you can grow your family with everything on walking distance... plus Moreton Bay's building road link direct to Westfield North lakes, will reduce driving distance from 10 mins to 5 mins...ETA of road link project is end of 2013
Pros
  • Safe
  • Quite
  • Big block of land
Cons
  • none
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great Central Location"

Dakabin is centrally located. You get the peace and quiet lifestyle at home, but you are a stone's throw from North Lakes, shopping, retail therapy, movies and whatever else you need. you are about 15 mins from Chermside - a larger version of North Lakes but what North Lakes will become in time. You have a wide choice of schools in the area, public and private as you are central between North Lakes and Strathpine/Bald Hills. You can walk to schools in the local area or you you can take a short walk to the train station and go to the Strathpine/Bald Hills schools with all the other children who travel. Services are great with all phone and net companies, including the Optus "Fusion" packages which are excellent. Pay TV and mobile phones/net also brilliant. So, you can step out to the night life and then come home to peace and quiet to recharge yourself for the next time. Great for families and we have come to know our neighbours and talk regularly. the kids also play in the street like days of old and we all keep an eye out to watch them. All in all a great area to be that is slightly hidden from the outside world enough to keep its own serenity......aahhh the serenity :)
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
  • 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
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great place for growing families"

It is a peaceful suburb, with great access to sporting facilities, schools & train.
Why have local agents undervalued the area?
I dont know but it's to your advantage if you are looking to buy in a great looking suburb
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A Quiet Suburb suitable for All.."

If you want a decent size property without going to far from shops etc.. take a look at Dakabin just like everywhere else it is growing rapidly but is still holding some beautiful sort after properties.
You are within driving distance of everything you could need and public transport is just around the corner also. But the area is unpolluted with corporate business so remains a nice suburban place to live.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees