1.8 out of 10

Hamilton Road, Chermside

-27.3875029962 153.0417674493
Great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Nightlife
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May 08, 2019

"Ambulance & Fire sirens 24x7 Noise echos"

My family work with the emergency services in another state and after living close to hamilton road, My family and I have really began to hate The fire and Ambulance service just because of the stupidity of the constant blaring sirens anytime of the day but in particular its the early am or late pm ie 11pm, 1am 2am 3am 4am 5am its constant... some days to the point where you wonder has Three hundred people been injured due to the excessive dispatch of vehicles?
And if you watch long enough they usually end up coning straight back? I dunno false fire alarms/ closer units? Who knows, But i feel for anyone that continues to live near that area.

Not only the riddiculousness of sounding a siren contiually down hamilton and onto gympie arterial all the way when there is one if any cars on the road really grinds your gears when you have babies screaming woken up by the noise, dogs howling, etc. You have to contend with the 3 minute wait for the teaffic lights on stupid hamilton and kitthawk drive? Why? because the old and demented (still in possesion of a vehicle and I doubt a licence) drive to and from the stuoid club all hours of the night and day.
During school holidays you will have to deal with typical houso style juvenile delinquents with mouths dirtier than the floor in indian public toilets, So dont leave anything open or out.
We regularly had mail stolen from our letterboxes, and had frequent "visitors" wandering in and out of our building checking out what they could flog.

Honestly and sadly I would seriously avoid the whole chermside area, Its horendously planned with little or none on street parking, The traffic thanks to westfield is ridiculous and any parking near there is often taken by the same group of vehicles left there all day and ignored by councils parking infringment dogs?

Yeah its mildly convenient living on hamilton road, but its not a healthy enviroment.
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Very Noisy at night, too much traiffic"

I live on the corner of Hamilton road and Gympie road in Focus arpartments and the noise levels are terrible. There is no reprieve at night either as there are dual link trucks running through all night that are working on the kedron link road and the road is uneven which makes the empty trailers bounce in transit. There is also a road cleaning machine that the Westfield maintenance team use from 1am to 4am most mornings, this machine makes a similar sound as a hoover which is high pitched. A complaint has been made but as yet they have not done anything about it.
Friday and Saturday nights are the noisiest nights as you may expect, with locals shouting abuse and pushing shopping trolleys into Hamilton road, the bus station seems to be a focal point for drunken people that come out of Gilhooleys and its not uncommon to witness domestic drunken violence from passing couples. Luckily the Police know this area to be a magnet for youth crime and drunken passers by and regularily drive through.
On a good note there is local transport available to the city and other suburbs, a good shopping centre, nice new library and an RSL.
I would steer clear of the main Hamilton road and Gympie road as these are far to noisey and maybe go at least one or two streets back.
  • Shopping
  • RSL
  • Library
  • Extremely Noisy both day and night
  • Very Busy roads
  • Drunks passing though at night
Ru4Reel Agree on your comment about living one or two streets back. Sorry to here you're experiencing the issues living on the corner of Hamilton and Gympie roads. The council have a lot to answer for. I'm lucky to live in Miller Street, 500m from Westfield Chermside heading east, and one street back from Hamilton Road. It's VERY quiet here, sometimes too quiet (you could hear a pin drop) lol Very peaceful here too considering the proximity to the bus station and Gilhooleys.

If you're a tenant and like the area I'd suggest trying to find a unit between Miller Street and Westfield Chermside or Chermside pool, for some peace and quiet and respite from the drunkards. All the best.
Nathan E
Nathan E Were you on a bottom floor apartment? I inspected a top floor apartment at Focus and it was very quiet ones the doors and windows were shut. I only ask I was very interested in the property, but I have mixed feelings about the drunken behavior around the busstops.
carmenm7 Its not the suburb. I live on Hamilton road and I dont notice the noise anymore. Its a choice for me. I could move to Albany Creek and have silence, but too far. We live out the back. No one even comes to our front door. I love our lifestyle and neighbourhood. I just think living close to any pubs is a bad idea. Same with New Farm. Where I have lived also.
Nov 15, 2019
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