7.9 out of 10

Hemmant

Ranked 178th best suburb in Brisbane
-27.4492662623754 153.127145459303
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Pest Free
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Stop, look, listen, relax and enjoy ..."

Having moved here in February 2011 I have enjoyed the peace and quiet, the fresh air and open style housing/farming atmosphere of the suburb. There are no cars screaming down the street, no wild parties until all hours of the night and everyone keeps their music and entertaining to a polite noise level. Neighbours wave hello/good morning and share a smile. I can walk to the park without fear and the community spirit is obvious at all the clubs in nearby suburbs (Wynnum and Manly). All the fast food chains have an outlet here and you can venture down to Manly for something a bit fancier. I do however live on a no through road, close to the river and when I am in the garden I always say hello to the horses in the paddocks across the road. This suburb is not for everyone and thank goodness for that, I would like it to remain Brisbane's little secret for a while longer if possible.
Pros
  • Close to the city
  • Investment potential
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Could be a very good investment, one to watch"

Very close to the city, larger than average blocks, still can get 1-2 acres at a surprising price for a suburb so close to the city. This is not an area you would buy in to have a nice house and neighbourly spirit etc as it is mainly an industrial area, but then again, so was balmain once upon a time, look at it now, anywhere close to the city and near the water can not be written off thats for sure.

Not much to say as it is what it is and there is nothing flashy about it, I suspect businesses that own their own land will be laughing all the way to the bank in the near future, and once developers get in and start to put up gated style community residential areas then this area will change and probably overnight.

One to follow, good rental return for industrial, you just have to get the right tenant.
Pros
  • Investment potential
  • Close to the city
Cons
  • Industrial
  • Not a pretty suburb
Recommended for
  • Professionals
blahdeeblah
blahdeeblah I would class a person who has nothing to do as someone who persoally attacks someone else for excersizig their right to their own "opinion".
I would suggest that the person with the vested interest is ot me.mif you read the fine prit below which this website acually has built in you will see that " the opinions expressed within this review are those of the individual reviewer and not those of local voices" Maybe people who feel the need to attack people for excersizing "freedom of speech" should move to North Korea instead of posting multi insults and attacks which are only public displays of limited knowledge, lack of self control and a short fuse which will go off if someone dares have an opinion different to that of your own
2yrs+
AdamS
AdamS Everyone is entitled to their own opinion guys!
2yrs+
kaindec
kaindec They are, I thought the site was local voices not investor voices.
2yrs+
blahdeeblah
blahdeeblah Actually if you read the page when you write a review it clearly asks if you are a local, a visitor, work here or wanting to work here, as I ticked the box visitor I am within my right to post a review based on my opinion which I have come to after going through my checklist of things that "I" ( not everyone and clearly not you ) think are important. You really are just being argumentative now because you are repeating yourself over ad over again and you seem to think you the voice of reason on what opiions people can and can't have. And once again you are WRONG as I have not invested here, stick to facts and stop the tirade attack on people opinions and stop incorrectly labelling me as you are telling me to stickm to facts but guessing away incorrectly at what I do and where I go. Investors ARE allowed to have an opinion as well you know, or do you propose to tell everyone who is an investor on this website that their comments are not wanted unless they are good ones?
2yrs+
golfers
golfers I will state a fact. As close as Hemmant is to the city, it has probably the worst peak hour transit times of all and yet you don't mention it here. You have given quite few suburbs poor rating due to peak hour traffic and yet it's not mentioned here. You do talk about your opinion quite a bit but everyone who is intrigued by your motives, as I am, and reads your reviews, can see the baffling inconsistency. sorry, i have tried to understand you but I have to side with your opposition. I will not say a bad word about you but your logic fails scrutiny.
2yrs+
blahdeeblah
blahdeeblah If you read the review, it was based on industrial, therefor, people would be travelling there to work OR if they lived there, they would be travelling against the grain for peak hour which I actually did trips in and out of. And if you come from the Canon Hill or Morningside direction, it has excellent transit times, funny how you seem to think you can use the word fact, but tell others they can not, rather bullying I feel. Your scrutiny, is not based on logic, as people can easily see by checking all your comments, that you have made a mission to make a comment on every suburb I have reviewed, this is not logical, this is a personal vendetta of yours. Please dont confuse logic with what you are doing. There is nothing logical about bullying people because their opinions and thoughts are different to your own. People have different values in life accordig to their own situation, theres no right or wrong, just different opinions. Im not sure what you mean by trying to understand me, that is very personal and a bit scary to think someone is out there following everything I write and trying to decifer who i am, where I live etc, maybe just let people have their opinions, and review suburbs you see fit based on your situation, as it is not realistic that you all of a sudden have an opinion and review o each suburb I have rated. At least I have made mine on experience from being i the actual area, I doubt you have spent a whole day in some of the places you have reviewed and commented on. I am flattered that you have given so mych thought to my reviews, but it is kind of scary by the manner it is heading in. I can see a lot of people would refrain from writting an hoest review in case people did this sort if thing to them, to think this all started over my review of Keperra, which was all in all, a good review. I seriously doubt I will write anything on this website, by all means, you can have the last say, Im not interested in you rants anymore, it was amusing and bewildering for a while, but it is kind of scary that you are tracking every comment I make like you have some right to override my personal opinion
2yrs+
golfers
golfers Not overriding anyones opinion, just having my own. I have read your review again and you yes you have mentioned tenanted industrial property at the end but my comment was referring to the larger part of your review where you say how close it is to the city and how you can still get large block there and you compared it to balmain. this is all ok but based on that, so is my comment. Why is it scary? It's you that's ranting
2yrs+
hotchick
hotchick Have some comments been taken off as these comments don't make sense.
2yrs+
golfers
golfers Yes and No, You would be better to read the profile of Blahdeeblah and you will understand a bit better. She is referring to comments made on other reviews as well as this one. But for it all to make sense you will need to read the comments she has made on other, unrelated, stuff and some of them have been removed too. But if you read her profile, you will get the gist.
2yrs+
golfers
golfers check out wynnum, mundoolun, keperra, wellington point etc etc
2yrs+
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1/5 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
  • Parking 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+

"Renter"

As a professional that works in the city i rented here for 2 months but left because the commute is a killer. Rush hour traffic is terrible and public transport always overcrowded. otherwise an ok location.
Cons
  • Industrial
  • Not a pretty suburb
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"The undiscovered acreage suburb"

Why spend $1 million for acreage in Gumdale when you can get great houses on 1/2 acre and 1 acre blocks for $700k -$800k in Hemmant?

Great suburb with easy access to shopping, great schools, public transport, 12 minutes to airport without any aircraft noise, easy access to bay. If you want great restaurants, Bulimba's Oxford Street is about 15 minutes as is cinemas.

Totally undiscovered but will boom, no doubt about, so also good for those wanting capital growth.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
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
  • 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+

"Affordable and great place to raise a family"

I believe Hemmant to a great place to raise a family. It has a train line that goes directly to Brisbane's CBD station in a matter of minutes and the drive to work is very short compared to other suburbs I have lived in. Finally the bay is only a 5 min drive and the farmers markets on weekends are great!
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 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
  • 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+

"Close to transport - very friendly people, close to the bay!!!"

I love it hear. We moved hear from Victoria and have never looked back. We spend a lot of time by the bay and the kids love it! Houses are affordable and it only takes 15 mins to drive to city.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees