7.5 out of 10

Kingston

Ranked 209th best suburb in Brisbane
-27.6590683528585 153.119027824033
Great for
  • Parking
  • Cost of Living
  • Public Transport
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters

Reviews

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

"Logan is cheap for a good reason"

I have lived in Kingston for almost 30yrs. Kingston is close to a lot of government departments that process asylum seekers, immigrants, the unemployed, mentally ill, disabled, troubled teens, people on parole etc. And I haven't mentioned all the charity groups that care for domestic volience, those having a financial crisis, homeless or drug abuse. So put two & two together and you'll notice a large portion of those type of people live here. You may think I'm exaggerating, but once you've gained the trust of somebody who's lived in Kingston for 20+ years who isn't in politics they'll tell you the same. Be prepaired to stand up to the locals who wander onto your property but in a way that doesn't humiliate them or in threatening manner. More units are being made (you'll notice they're closer to houses) to accommodate the influx of people needing the services mentioned above. Although there's an increase of homeowners in Kingston having full-time jobs, you still have to be aware of those who have too much freetime aren't be relocated to outside of Kingston.
Pros
  • The weather's great and rarely a house/property is damaged by storms.
Cons
  • Schools are aren't focused on student's education & safety, but advancing teacher's careers.
Recommended for
  • Singles
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Not a bad suburb"

Hi everyone,

I live in Kingston and lived in may different suburbs in the Logan City area so I thought I would share my thoughts on Kingston. The area is basically like this, you have 1 house out of every 10 that seems to have some strange characters that you wouldnt make conversation with, however there are a lot of nice people. Close to shops and the logan motorway which is good access through to the city. Overall I have enojed my stay and havnt had to many negative experiences in the area.
Pros
  • Close to everything
  • friendly
  • Improving in value
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"good people overall and public spirited , not afraid to say hello or up themselves"

schools in abundance , medical practitioners galore and every conceivable style of shop or food outlet you could ever want.
supermarket prices are considerably cheaper than surrounding suburbs and wide main streets and roads make it a great suburb to get around.
several good quality clubs , diggers ,and the community club are both within a walk or five minutes by car , each have a vast array of cheap quality foods and smorgasbords and cheap beer for members.
i cant praise the area enough and the work the local council does to keep the district clean tidy and well presented is without a doubt the best in the Brisbane districts.
the people i have met have been more than friendly and not snobs or afraid to ask if you need a hand unlike many other suburbs , it is so much like a small country town in that aspect, truly amazing.
an easy twenty minute drive to brisbane city center and or major hospitals such as alexandria or womens hospital this area wants for nothing whether you be in ill health or on top of the world, swimming pools vast parklands , fantastic community events of all manner and multi racial people and foods of all races and creeds
i love logan and its people , for the knockers , well , get a life and pull your head out of your arse.
Pros
  • cheap shopping , great value bargains ans super shop staff
  • Close to everything
  • friendly
  • Improving in value
Cons
  • cant please everyone but considering the vast amount of schools in the district i would say that is a very broad sweeping statement with little or no thought or consideration for the teachers that work very hard for thye students that are willing and wanting to learn
  • so i find it very difficult to belive the statement that there are no good schools in logan
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"We Love Kingston!"

We brought here as a young family in 2008, the area is improving so much, all the time, our street is awesome, neighbours are fantastic, public transport is wonderful, its affordable living (there is no way we could afford to buy in a better area) and its GREAT for being 20 mins to the city, and 30 mins to the gold coast... who could ask for more <3 nothing like popping to movieworld for a day!

Something i think everyone should know is that the schools here arent so great, though they are improving, we decided to send our children to a school in a better area (have a look at the myschool website)

Also, Kingston is NOT Woodridge or Logan Central - Kingston is its own suburb and seems much nicer than others around it <3
Pros
  • Close to everything
  • friendly
  • Improving in value
Cons
  • No good schools
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
3/5 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+

"Things aren't as bad as they used to be"

and I get that my experience has not been the same as others, but I have lived here for 26 years, and I am leaving. The noise, the fights, the yelling. It's too much.
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
  • 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+
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A nicely located suburb that is a good area for first home buyers"

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Extremely affordable quiet open suburb with great shopping nearby excellent transport huge potential"

Being an investor in Kingston for the past few years I can honestly say its been the best investment we have made thus far when it comes to capital returns. Also rental returns are very strong in Kingston and the house prices are still very low compared to the rest of Australia. Now actually having moved in and living there i can see why. Its very close to the CBD and also very close to surfers paradise. Either way you have the best of both worlds and youre in the middle. Lands are huge and have big potentials. Having the hyperdome only 10 mins away is awesome for shopping or eating out. Its peaceful and quiet. Train line is easily accessible for anyone in Kingston. Local shops are very handy and traffic is non existent. So either for investor or owner occupier eg, young family or retired couple. Its a great place to live or invest in. I think it will really grow and populate as time goes by because of its position along the M1.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Matured into a nice community"

Kingston, like many suburbs along the Brisbane-Coast corridor had humble beginnings. But those locals are getting older and the community is really close. Everyone helps each other out, and the atmosphere is really lovely. Really close to a lot of shopping, and plenty of parks for the kids. Great working class suburb, where a young family can still afford a home close to everything.
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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 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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+
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 4/5
  • 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+

"great place to commute from, a quiet place to live"

Kingston is a central area along the Queensland south rail line within Logan. I lived in a quiet street about two blocks from the train station. It was a quiet friendly and rather close neighborhood. The convenience of having the Gold coast-Brisbane train line along with the M1 and Ipswich motorway so close made commuting to work in the healthcare industry easy and effortless.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • 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+

"Great place for family and young professionals"

I have lived in Kingston and found it was a great neighborhood. It has great access to main roads, public transport, Tertiary institutions and Logan city Hospital. Commuting to the Gold coast and Brisbane is very easy with the train station and M1 so close.The neighbors were friendly and i certainly had no problems with finding a place for kicking the footy with so many parks and facilities in the area. A great family oriented suburb!
Recommended for
  • Families with kids