5.3 out of 10

Lowood

Ranked 11th best suburb in West Moreton
-27.436857318767 152.547004025013
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Shopping Options
  • Parking
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

1/5
Sep 08, 2019

"Mr k"

I walked into a shop in lowood earlier today and most of the locals are really rude and disrespectful towards other people, this used to be a very good town years ago and now it's bad, you people have no class at all
1/5 rating details
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
Apr 20, 2019

"Avoid at all costs"

Attracted by the cheap rent, I cant wait to rectify the mistake of ever coming here.
full of vile nasty people.
people you have never met spreading vile lies. its a pathetic, disgusting place to raise kids
1/5 rating details
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
Apr 13, 2019

"The town itself is ok but avoid the estate"

Okay was looking at buying here, thank god I dodged a bullet. (Spent a few months not just a novice review) The town itself is worth a drive through and some very pretty houses. Do not skip the bakery, I swear they make the best sausage rolls from far and wide. Unfortunately the estate has totally ruined this piece of rural paradise. Full of druggies and scum, looked at a few house to buy and, oh just no. I cannot understand how the investors of these properties make any profit after repairs to the house when the tenants move out. Look at Laidley or Plainland, very up and coming, and the shops dont have almost mad max protection to stop break ins. Great to stop in and give the local businesses some help, but if you purchase would suggest other side of town far from estate and have security.
Recommended for
  • Singles
1/5
Mar 25, 2019

"OMG! DO NOT BUY IN LOWOOD!"

We were attracted by the low house prices in Lowood. In the so called "Eagle Rise Estate" you can purchase recently built 4 room, one level houses from 230k, would you believe it?
Well, there is a reason for that. When we went there to meet a real estate agent to take a look at a house, we arrived early. So we thought we chat with lady with a pram who obviously lived ther. We asked: "In hindsight, would you come and live here again?"
she said, "given the affordability, probably yes. We just learned to keep to ourselves. When ther is a fight on the road, don't get involved. Same for the usual domestic violence, drug deals or burn outs. Don't go out, don't get involved. Lots of theft. Dont leave anything outside. Lock your garage from the inside. Get a dog. Watch for needles on the playground. And then, during the day, everything is ok. Even if they tow unregistered or stolen cars, just dont get involved."
Well, good news that! Keep to yourself, get a dog, lock everything up and your'e safe, basically. Since we made the appointment, we met the agent, went into the house which was rented and occupied by six or seven young people, which basically met the criteria to be the people not to get involved with. The house was a smelling mess inside. On the way out we drove past two police cars, straegically parked and at the exit to the estate waited two large tow trucks. In Lowood itself we learned that it once was a lovely community, but the last years nearly every business was broken in to, many more than once. Apparently the Eagle Rise Estate was mainly bought by investors who rented out to bogans. Take a look ate crime rate.
In our opinion, don't buy here. We are taking a good look at Plainland area and Laidley.
Recommended for
  • Singles
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Dec 18, 2018

"Beautiful and quiet"

Live in the outskirts of town. Quiet town. Everyone is kind. You will only have a tough time if you surround yourself with bad people as in every town.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
1/5 rating details
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
Nov 08, 2018

"Low socioeconomic town. Yay"

Pros
  • Very nice scenery
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
2yrs+

"Trouble trouble trouble"

At first before we moved here we hummed and harred about moving into the eagle rise estate. I should have listened to my gut.. its bloody horrible!!

Full of bloody junkies and bogans!! The day we moved in our back garage door had been tampered with and we found knives in the brick work.

Our house has been broken into 7 times in 5 years. Thankfully we have only been here for nearly a year and im done.. fed up and ready to leave..We have had to invest in a security camera system because our neighbour is a psycho. We have had someone arrested on our front lawn and our garden searched for drugs cuz the guy who was arrested threw them in the garden, we had a massive punch up on our front lawn on halloween .. we didnt even know the bloody people!! Not to mention the idiots doing burnouts and im waiting for a car to come through our house..

I have also been told by the lowood police that the parolees from the prison get discounted housing when they are released from the prison. That is also why the police are pretty much constantly patrolling the estate. .. so i was told.

The coppers from down north came up and just to go and get a lettuce from fernvale my husband was breathalised 2 times, the car searched inside and out on the way to and from fermvale (twice), drug tested just accross the road from our house .. which is fine as we dont do any of that.. but it certainly makes a quick trip a long trip!

the internet speeds are appalling too!

I liked lowood when we first moved here, but this last month and a bit has been hell and I can not wait to leave next july!

Word of advice is DONT DO IT!! We even kept to ourselves and know know one here thinking it would help us avoid trouble... it didnt..

Sure rent is cheap but this is why.. if it sounds too good to be true it probably is.. and now we have to fork out and move again and pay for our big mistake of moving here!!
Pros
  • nice houses reasonable prices
Cons
  • slow internet
  • keep to yourself
  • crime and trouble
  • Not a good environment to raise children
  • IGA a rip off
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Its a nice town. I had bad neighbours though and it is a little too far from everything."

Pros
  • Good place for kids
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+

"Nice place to live"

It is a small town but has nice people, we know everyone in our street and the kids play with each other. I like living hear its quiet.
Pros
  • Quiet
  • Nice people
  • Good place for kids
Cons
  • A little drive to the shops
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Aperfect place to raise a family"

Have lived here for 3 years now and would not live anywhere else. Very quiet, safe, great schools. Country lifestyle close to city for shopping and work. So enjoyable to live in a town with no trafic lights or roundabouts.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A great place to invest"

From an investors point of view this is a great place for renters, close to the city, yet have the great lifestyle of being in the country.
Good for increasing value.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Quiet semi-rural family friendly neighbourhood"

We moved here 3 years ago to escape the suburban 'rat race'. We have three young children and we would like them to live a childhood where they can safely run and play and not be glued to the television or computer (although we do have broadband for work and study purposes). We like this semi-rural area as it is quiet but not too far from major services. Acreage blocks are good for a horse, cow, goats, chooks, ducks, large vegie garden, etc (which we have). The area is fantastic for primary school aged children - lots of space to run and play, ride their bikes and for a swing set, trampoline, etc (we do not have a Playstation, Wii, etc). There doesn't seem to be a lot for teenagers to do around the area. There is only one high school but there is the option of travelling by bus to private schools in Ipswich and surrounding areas (only 35 mins away). We have nice neighbours who help each other out. The main thing this area is missing will be remedied over the next 12 months - an Indoor Sports Centre which is to be built at Fernvale (10 mins away). There is a good variety of outdoor sports to play and a nice golf course in Lowood (4 mins away). You can swim, canoe and fish in the Brisbane River which is only about a 10 min drive from here.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids