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Goondiwindi

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3/5
Aug 12, 2016

"Nice place, friendly"

Market, second Sunday of the month, this Sunday, the 14th. August, in town park. Lots of stalls, selling great stuff. Turn up and see for yourself.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Billed as the friendliest town in Queensland - not on any day ending in a Y"

On the surface it seems to be a lovely, peaceful, quiet and clean little country town. And it is that. It has a lot of street appeal if you're looking for the country lifestyle.

There are very few public facilities and there is not a lot to do unless you're the horsey type. The PCYC is not open on weekends, there is a cinema but new releases are a few weeks behind the bigger towns, public transport is non-existent (although you can just walk most places), the town pool is not open to the general public during school hours.

Housing prices are overpriced given the lack of facilities (no universities, shopping centres, major healthcare facilities. The roads leading in and out are in a terrible state of repair. Rental properties are almost non-existent.

The hospital is sadly lacking although there are great doctors at the local medical centre. The hospital itself seems to get mainly the just graduated doctors on their rural placements sparingly supervised by the local senior doctors. It would be nice to say that they do the best with what they've got but sadly some of the nursing staff let them down there too.

It is billed as the friendliest town in Queensland but thats only if you've been born & bred here for 10 generations. People can be friendly on the surface but thats as far as it goes. It would probably be a nice place to raise a regular 2.5 children picket fence type family as there are numerous parks and sporting clubs. Cultural activities are pretty thin on the ground although they do attempt it from time to time.

Crime is on the increase with vehicle theft and home break & enter seeming to be the typical crime of choice.

If you're not too fussy, want a nice slow quiet pace of life and dont have high expectations then Goondiwindi would probably be a nice place to live. Just dont expect too much.
Recommended for
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
4/5
2yrs+

"Goondiwindi - Birthplace of Gunsynd"

Goondiwindi Situated on the NSW/Qld Border. The town is situated on the McIntyre River and is a major agricultural area with a various crops including cotton and corn. Beef and wool production are the main stays of the economy. Goondiwindi is best known as the birthplace of the famous racehorse, Gunsynd, affectionately known as the “Goondiwindi Grey”. Boobera lagoon is 20 kms west and is home to many birds and aquatic creatures. Excellent accommodation options including B & B's, caravan and camping park, a motor inn and pub style accommodation. The town offers some great shopping facilities and is an ideal place to buy a property with home prices still affordable for most.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees