7.0 out of 10

Minden

Ranked 8th best suburb in West Moreton
-27.54158 152.54314
Great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
  • Parks & Recreation
Who lives here?
  • Retirees
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Country Lovers
  • Hipsters

Reviews

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

"Great little village"

Minden Village is one of the best places I have lived in. The people are all very friendly. Easy commute to Toowoomba or Ipswich. School buses to your door. Love sitting outside looking at the country side, watching the cows etc. If you come here you wont want to leave.Hope to see you soon.
Pros
  • Quiet
  • Country feel
  • Friendly
  • Primary School
  • Easy access to shops
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
2yrs+

"A place where you feel safe and secure"

Pros
  • Quiet
  • Country feel
  • Friendly
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country 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
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great place to live!!"

Minden is away from hustle and bustle but close to everything you need and close to Ipswich. Living here is affordable and the Minden primary school is lovely. Having read a couple of the other reviews, I could only think that these would be from discruntled people. I myself am an educated professional in my 30's and of the people I have met here I have not met any uneducated people nor have I come across any theft, leaving my doors open often during the day or night. Let's just say that if you are the kind of person who is not overly consumed by shopping daily or sending your teens to skateboard parks you could live in Minden very affordably and happily. If you love to breath fresh air and watch the eagles and kangaroos in your back yard while having all your mod cons inside, than you would love it here. Ipswich is not far and is great for shopping/dining etc. and the Supa IGA is a short drive as well as Woolworths. Kind of glad the other negative people have left to be honest :)
Pros
  • Quiet
  • Primary School
  • Country feel
  • Easy access to shops
  • Friendly
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"WOOHOO we're outta here!!!!!"

good luck living here its boring and dull.....
some of the locals are nice though :)
Pros
  • Quiet
  • Primary School
Cons
  • Lack of entertainment
  • Dodgy people
  • No decent shops
Recommended for
  • 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 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Country feel, with everything still close by."

Wonderful and peaceful! We have lived in Minden for over 6 years, and still love it. It is nice and peaceful with friendly people, but everything is still within easy access (10mins to supermarket etc). We live in Minden itself (not the estate), and I believe it has a much nicer feel to it, than the planned Minden Village estate. For peace and quiet, with easy access to Brisbane or Toowoomba - Minden is the place to live!
Pros
  • Easy access to shops
  • Country feel
  • Friendly
  • Quiet
Cons
  • Lack of entertainment
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Not what it used to be :("

Low cost housing has encouraged many uneducated and low income individuals to move out here. It is definately not as safe as it used to be, with some serious crimes occurring. There is absolutely no entertainment for teenagers so altough the kids are happy enough in primary school you can expect to be travelling around alot as they get older as the only place for entertainment is in ipswich which is not a comforting thought either. No medical facilities are in minden and those in neighbouring suburbs have intolerable long waiting periods. If or when you decide to sell your house expect it to be on the market forever as there are so many houses for sale out here and I wouldnt expect to make a profit either as house prices are pretty ordinary.
Pros
  • Quiet
  • Primary School
Cons
  • Dodgy people
  • Lack of entertainment
  • No decent shops
Recommended for
  • Country Lovers
oigevay
oigevay @ bellbird57, when you say "Low cost housing has encouraged many uneducated and low income individuals to move out here" I presume you mean people like yourself who cannot spell "definitely" correctly? Yes indeed, lack of education is appalling.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

""what a beautiful place to come home to""

ness1234
ness1234 Minden is a hidden beauty. Minden village estate is nestled amongst the hills with flora and fauna in abundance. The air is fresh and lifestyle healthy. Amenities are a short drive down the road to lowood, or simply go online and have woolworths deliver to your door ( free delivery on wednesday afternoon). Major retail shopping is 15-20 minute drive into Ipswich for anything else you may need. Minden is approximately 45 minutes drive to Brisbane city ( the same distance as Fernvale). Minden primary school provides a great start for children, with all necessary requirements and care. Love, love, love Minden.
2yrs+
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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 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Minden is a lovely village"

we have land in Minden and it is such a wonderful escape. We cannot wait to build our home here .
We have lived in near Brisbane, Browns plains, Ipswich, and even up as far as Bundy and I tell you now - Minden is by far the nicest place we have ever purchased ...and also cost effective too .
Welcome to Minden !
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees