8.6 out of 10

Lota

Ranked 103rd best suburb in Brisbane
-27.4732025307092 153.186072884999
Great for
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Schools
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
Oct 19, 2018

"Beautiful Spot"

Lota is a great place to live. It's full of families who take pride in their homes and everyone is in on the community spirit. The beach front on Lota Esplanade is excellent along with all the bike tracks. Love it here
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
Jul 22, 2018

"Nice and quiet"

It's quiet and good for families. There are also a lot of nice parks around. If you are after a place with some nightlife then this isnt it but for families is perfect.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
Jul 06, 2018

"Gorgeous Sleepy Suburb Perfect for families"

Lota is a small quiet (and somewhat sleepy suburb) nestled next to thriving Manly in Brisbane. It has beautiful tree lined streets and is affectionately known as 'leafy Lota' by the locals. Its a quick cycle or walk away from the ocean and there are beautiful parks nearby. The wonderful sense of community that fills the suburb combined with a low crime rate, and easy access to the CBD (under 30 minutes) makes it a great spot for families. It's still relatively affordable but won't be for long.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
Nov 29, 2017

"Quiet suburb with nice views"

I grew up in Wynnum, and used to spend some time riding my bike around Lota. It's very quiet and peaceful and has nice views in some parts. The train station makes it an easy ride from Lota > CBD. It's kind of boring though, all of the action happens in Wynnum and Manly.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
1/5 rating details
  • Public Transport 5/5
Oct 31, 2017

"Ok but didn't really like it"

Just didn't really like living in Lota tbh.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
Aug 21, 2017

"Secluded, Sunny, Bay side living"

Nestled nicely next to its big Sister Manly, you can find the peaceful, naturally abundant little suburb of Lota. As you drive along the esplanade from Wynnum through Manly, you are suddenly met with a tranquil expanse interrupted only by the laughter of children at the Bay side park or people out enjoying the wonderful Bay views from a whole new perspective as offered by Wynnum & Manly.
Tree-lined streets stretch back from the Esplanade and form their own unique community, where smiling at your neighbours is still an everyday occurrence. New built homes sit respectfully next to their elder counterparts offering an eclectic mix of living options.
Lota sits near the central train line to the City and is in walking distance from Manly with local shops & restaurants sure to tick all the boxes. Or stroll to the Boat Harbour with its stunning photographic vistas and mooring/dining & social options. With reputable schools and an enviable outdoor culture, you would be wise to seriously consider Lota as a place to begin your next chapter.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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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 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Lota is Brisbane's hidden gem!"

I'm not sure that people realise half of Lota's streets extend into Manly. A lovely, leafy suburb with a gorgeous community feel.
Pros
  • Close to bay
  • Parks and natural areas
  • Quiet and peaceful
Cons
  • Can be some biting midges at times
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Just like being on holiday . . . everyday"

Tucked away in a very quiet peaceful place, is a lovely little suburb called Lota. Although it is only right next to Manly, it is at the end of the esplanade where unless you are scenic driving or visiting an admired friend or relative, you would not ever need to travel the quaint tree lined streets.

Lots of new built homes but still many beautifully restored homes and replica homes. A resident for many many years, I love the sense of community feel, walking to the many local parks or along the waterfront, knowing how lucky we are to everyday feel like being on holiday. Escape the hustle and bustle with only a hop skip & jump to all busy society need (state schools, private schools, fine dining, casual dining, 30 mins to Brisbane CBD, by train or motor vehicle) The list just goes on . . . . sorry I can't chat all night, I want to sit on my deck and smell the bay air while I enjoy a lovely barbeque with my wonderful and very very lucky family.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5
2yrs+

"Nice little town beside the water"

A great little town beside the bay what more can you ask for?, very quiet neighbourhood with a PCYC offering alot for children.

Unranked Streets in Lota

"Alastair Street is quiet and friendly."
-27.46272 153.18501
"Hindes Street - Beautiful!"
-27.4665043792 153.1793001384
"The best community I've ever been a part of."
-27.4716714173 153.1893268561