8.3 out of 10

Eagleby

Ranked 39th best suburb in Gold Coast
-27.7057949252357 153.218284789986
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Nope"

Anyone who's lived in Dandenong or Frankston in VIC, this is worse. Sure, there are many parks for your kids to play at, but they are highly unsafe unless you go with a group of people (I know from experiences). We constantly hear yelling and drug/alcohol fuelled arguments from neighbours. There have been break ins next door. The shopping strips and centres look outdated, dodgy and ghetto like. Even the feel of Eagleby/Beenleigh is ghetto like. It's one of the safer areas in Logan but I don't feel safe here at all, especially with a toddler to look after. Socially speaking, nightlife is non existent. There's not much to do at all. A very quiet and slow paced area. Quite boring.
Pros
  • Leafy green suburb
  • On the way to everywhere in the South East
Cons
  • Outdated and Unsafe
  • Low class
  • High Crime
  • Eagleby has a stigma from the old days
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SamanthaS2
SamanthaS2 Did you buy there and do you regret it. Are there any other shops that are modern? I wouldnt expect there to be a nightlife but I am worried about the safety how bad is it?
Mar 14, 2016
MariaC
MariaC Sorry for the late response but put it this way: I'm taking my little one and we're moving somewhere safer and family friendly. It's a great area for investment possibilities...but not to live, especially with children. This is lower than average class...
Jul 08, 2016
MariaC
MariaC I must also mention that our drug addicted neighbours randomly threw stones and rocks at our roof whilst my little one was playing outside.
Apparently, they annoy everyone...but they're not the only horrible neighbours. Dont get me wrong, there are lots of lovely people and neighbours, but overall, it is a very slummy area. I took my little one to a well known, large, nearby park with some friends a few weeks ago. We were surrounded by Detectives and Police within minutes, telling us to get our kids away, as there was a dangerous man on the loose - it was on the news.

And to answer your question, it is our own home, not rented...but we're still moving.
Jul 08, 2016
MariaC
MariaC Sorry, I left out another question. There is a large shopping centre about 10mins away, off the freeway/motorway which is decent, named Hyperdome, with movies, great play areas for the kids etc. There is also Beenleigh Marketplace for groceries. There is a slummy looking complex where IGA is and another complex with Coles, which they're currently trying to renovate and modernise.
Jul 08, 2016
alicej2
alicej2 Hi, we have been living in eagleby for almost 3 years. They said it is as bad as Mt Druitt in Sydney but my family completely disagrees. I have gone out alone or with the kids or with my husband and have never experienced one negative event with anyone. Our neighbours from left to right have become like family to us and always look out for us and our home when we're away. Even one lost dog could make all of us neighbours go driving around just to help in finding. I often leave my doors unlocked too when running errands and got no spare keys to get back in - not one break in. We seriously love our community here and we've made such beautiful memories with the people around us. Cost of living is fair and can get away with tight budgets, based on our own experience in the past during hardships. There is Hyperdome 15mins away, Beenleigh Marketplace 10mins away (train station is also here), and that complex where Coles is that's also about 10mins away is now fully renovated. There is a local shop that has IGA, take away shops, clothing shop, bakery, chemist, salons, medical clinic, petrol station, 7/11, butcher, etc, and it's in Eagleby.
Jan 06, 2017
johnj22
johnj22 I agree. I lived there for 5 year with two little kids. I did not experience anything awful. Granted, it is not the rich suburb, but it's safe enough for young family to live in. The fact the average of the suburb is a few years younger than the national average seems to tell something.
May 25, 2017
johnj22
johnj22 I meant to say agree with alicej2
May 25, 2017
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"Best kept secret in South East Queensland"

I live on the Beenleigh end of Eagleby, about 500m from the M1. For me this is the best place to live in the world. For the past 14 years I have owned a home here and worked in the city. Its a 10 minute walk to Beenleigh Station and a 40 minute run to south bank-at work in under an hour, Its a 5 minute walk to Big W and the Beenleigh market place. I walk past cows in the Agricultural college in the morning - nice. Across the road we have a huge park and skateboard ramp plus boat ramp access to the Albert River. I love Kayaking and regularly train on both the Albert and Logan Rivers. We have a really great fishing pontoon that regularly produces catches of Jewfish, Mangrove Jack, huge bream and of course mud crabs. Like others have mentioned - its a short run by car to the gold coast, Brisbane and up the Logan Motorway to ipswich - its smack bang in the centre of everything.
Pros
  • On the way to everywhere in the South East
  • Leafy green suburb
  • Twin Rivers to explore
Cons
  • Eagleby has a stigma from the old days
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"The mayor of eagleby needs to wake up and take notice."

I bought here 2 years ago after renting for sometime. Its a great little area to live, with Easy reach of Gold coast, Brisbane City and the Redland shire. All about 25-35 mins up or down M1 highway. Its has alot to offer with sporting facility's, shops and general shops and medical centres etc. I like this area very much, but things need to change. Shopping centre needs updating, more petrol stations and maybe a cinema. Its has huge potential to be a mega top place if facilitys and new venues added. The only down side is the local mayor and council need to clean it up and start motioning to get rid of the lower class bad element that live here. Police need more powers and help to get rid of the small percentage of losers that give eagleby a bad stigma. I know personnally that one or two houses in a street can really bring much grief to other house owners. House commission and goverment authority departments need to harden up and get rid of these persons that absolutely wreck, smash and demolish these houses and use them to deal illegal products from. Its not hard to put in a good tenant who really needs the house and will treat it like there own, I know as I have a sister who has resided in house commissioning for many years and really looks after the house and property. Its better to do your research and investigate the person, before just putting them in there, as its the private owners who suffer for many years till finally they wake up and get rid of them. And would it not be more cost effective in the long run. As for this Eagleby is a great place and has and will continue to get better year in and year out. I would also like to say that the police and emergency services are second to none, they are absolutely fantastic and do a exceptional job within our community. Now maybe the council and the mayor of eagleby and beenleigh may wake up and really get behind eagleby community and do something for its excellent community residents. Invest, create and grow our suburb, put a bridge to mt cotton and give us a second way in and out of eagleby.
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steve635009424588651250
steve635009424588651250 You'll be waiting a while for the Lord Mayor of Eagleby or Beenleigh to do anything - they don't exist. Eagleby is part of Logan and Pam Parker is our mayor.
2yrs+
jaycee777
jaycee777 Lower class? Just because people are poor does not make them bad people. Quite judgemental there.
2yrs+
MariaC
MariaC No one is judging. Its that persons opinion. This area IS lower class.
2yrs+
MariaC
MariaC I agree. This place could be wonderful! But having been new to this area overall, my first impressions were not great. Living here for 3 yrs, I've decided to move somehwere nicer, safer and more family friendly. Eagleby/Beenleigh have great potential...but they are being neglected big time! And the amount of drugs/folk whom dont want to help themselves but yet want to cause trouble for everyone else, is disgusting.
Jul 08, 2016
johnj22
johnj22 I agree. I lived there for 5 year with two little kids. I did not experience anything awful. Granted, it is not a rich suburb, but it's safe enough for young family to live in. The fact the average age of the suburb is a few years younger than the national average seems to tell something.
May 25, 2017
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great potential - Island paradise"

I bought and moved here in early 2010 because of the potential for property development and benefits of being close to schools, public transport routes, M1, and close to Beenleigh and Yatala, which are master planned areas. Eagleby has very nice neighbourhoods. It is bordered by two rivers and the M1 which makes it in a sense an island. Therefore development will have limited possibility to expand outwards and thus land will become finite and valuable. Eagleby has everything of a well planned city, commercial centre surrounded by medium density and parks, followed on by low to very low density as you move out towards the rivers. Happy living in Eagleby and looking forward to exciting times ahead!
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PropertyGuy
PropertyGuy Smart guy is investor2010.
In the fast emerging future SEQ Metropolis, transport access is king.
Locate to the Center, Locate to Eagleby.
2yrs+
investor2010
investor2010 I agree. Eagleby is an island paradise.
2yrs+
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
2yrs+

"The eagle soars!"

You can still find cheap property in Eagleby its just harder now than before.
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"I'm on the Eagleby bandwagon"

This place is really great. So close to everything. You can't go wrong.
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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 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Eagleby Truths"

Eagleby (Settled 1863)

Eagleby Features:

. Elevated Location - Residential areas are situated above recorded Flood Levels (1974)

. Suburb's future expansion is limited by Green Belt (Logan and Albert River Flood Plains)

. Sugar Cane, Cattle Grazing, Small Crops, Commercial Fishing activities border
Eagleby's residential fringes.

. Direct vehicle access to M1 (Brisbane (25 minutes) - Surfers Paradise (30 minutes))

. Direct vehicle access to Logan Motorway (Ipswich - Towoomba)

. Numerous Council Boat Ramps provide direct river access to Moreton Bay
and Gold Coast Waterways

. No Residential Sprawl. Sprawl is halted by Green Belts (River Flood Plains).

. Only local vehicle traffic is on Eagleby roadways.
Under the protection of the Green Belts, no traffic impacts from distant towns or suburbs exists.

Bus Services:

Logan Hyperdome Shopping (See Google)
Brisbane - Gold Coast Commuter Trains
Town of Beenleigh (Circa 1863)
Logan City
Brisbane City

. Like all good locations, Eagleby was chosen as a place to settle by Queensland's early settlers.
The lower slopes of the Darlington Range which decend to Eagleby and Beenleigh were accessable by boat from both the Albert and Logan Rivers. This high ground provided a firm and dry dissembarkment location for men to access the higher mountain ranges that decended from the ancient and extinct Mt Warning volcano. Here the giant tress of the sub-tropical forests could be harvested.
In the conquest of this New World Wilderness, food produced on Eagleby's fertile river soils sustained the combatants.

Summary:

Exclusive and settled modern suburb with a highly desired level of legislative protection from the forces of external growth and expansion.

If you want more than a endless suburban road lined with Hot Chickens, Video Stores and traffic lights then consider the settled location of Eagleby.
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tomfrombrisbane
tomfrombrisbane I was in Eagleby one afternoon back in 2008, and to be frankly honest I think it was a bit on the depressing side. I dropped into the local shopping complex while heading back to Brisbane from the Gold Coast, and very much all of the centre was rather outdated. But mind you, I think it would be the sort of place that would suit people who would like to live in a quiet and slow-paced community.
2yrs+
PropertyGuy
PropertyGuy Yes, that is a fair accessment of the current situation.
Look forward a number of years to what shall become similar to a inner city redevelopment.
Location is still location.
2yrs+
investor2010
investor2010 Very good summary by PropertyGuy of the reasons Eagleby is a great location with loads of potential. Understandably, the current services such as the local centre are not up to scratch, but this can change relatively quickly. Not so easy is finding a good location with positives mentioned above.
2yrs+
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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 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 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
2yrs+

"quient, lovely, clean,"

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