8.9 out of 10

Manly

Ranked 73rd best suburb in Brisbane
-27.4548350835094 153.185584103426
Great for
  • Schools
  • Public Transport
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Medical Facilities
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Who lives here?
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Hipsters

Reviews

4/5
Jun 16, 2017

"Manly is 'mazing"

Manly is a beautiful suburb. I grew up in Wynnum and loved to visit Manly. There are lots of really cool boutique cafe's and the suburb is getting super trendy. There are markets on Sundays and Farmer's Markets every 2nd Saturday. I learned to sail at RQYS which offers lessons every Saturday and it's really beautiful out on the bay. There are heaps of nice walking and biking tracks around so it's great if you lead an active lifestyle. Manly is really expensive, I would move there if I could :(
Pros
  • Trendy cafes
  • Markets on weekends
  • Beauty of the bay
  • Friendly locals
  • Recreation and public spaces
  • Great esplanade walk - best in Brisbane
Cons
  • Getting a bit snobby
  • Far from universities
  • Housing a bit pricey on the bay
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Brisbane's beautiful bayside village"

Manly's north east facing aspect, village shopping centre, parkside esplanade and boat harbour provides the perfect setting for enjoying the good life near the water. It's a clean and friendly village with all the conveniences of the best that cities offer. It's a great place to enjoy life.
Pros
  • Great esplanade walk - best in Brisbane
  • Beauty of the bay
  • Friendly locals
  • Recreation and public spaces
Cons
  • Housing a bit pricey on the bay
  • If you don't own a boat - you will feel the need to buy one
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5
2yrs+

"great place to live"

The beauty of the bay, great cafes and food, plenty of bike and jogging paths, quiet during the week and full of life on the weekend. And unlike Bulimba, you will find born and bred Brisbane locals here (yes, it took me a few months mum, but I finally found some after moving to Manly - and no I don't believe they are actually an endangered species anymore).
Pros
  • Beauty of the bay
  • Recreation and public spaces
  • Friendly locals
Cons
  • If you don't own a boat - you will feel the need to buy one
  • Housing a bit pricey on the bay
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
2yrs+

"Manly - Very Trendy"

Hi all,

Manly wow what can I say, after living there for a couple of years I think the best word I could use to describe this fantastic area would be "Trendy".

Great restraunts, and a beautiful esplanade.
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"development"

Manly is an uncut diamond. Highly valuable but lacking in the killer punch that is presentation. Manly needs development in the village area similar to what has been achieved in Bulimba. More entertainment options will bring more visitors, more visitors means the desirability of the area is enhanced. Increased desirability increases revenue for local businessess and property values.
Development in Manly will make the diamond of the bay shine.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees