8.4 out of 10

Pullenvale

Ranked 136th best suburb in Brisbane
-27.5177828311446 152.890914534647
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  •  
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Country Lovers
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

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

"Acreages but issues with Traffic and Broadband"

Excellent if you are interested in acreage living. Large lots and spacious houses could be found in the area. However day to day travelling at peak times on the dreaded Moggill Road is a nightmare and expect to spend a large portion of your day crawling along in the car. Public Transport does no better as the area is only serviced by buses. There are no plans in sight to alleviate the traffic congestion on Moggill Road.
Most of Pullenvale is on Brookfield Telephone Exchange which is full to capacity for ADSL. So no new ADSL connections are provided. If you are lucky to have an existing connection, it will be Telstra as there are no other providers. According to Telstra there are no plans to expand this exchange in the foreseeable future.
Shopping dining and entertainment are also non-existent in the area. Nearest decent shopping precinct is in Kenmore. There are some shops in Bellbowrie. These shops were inundated by 2011 floods.
Although most properties in Pullenvale are not affected by the floods, most of Pullenvale was completely cut off in 2011 floods and many were prevented from either getting to their houses or getting out of the suburb as a result. Moggill Road between Pullenvale Road and Rafting Ground Road has a tendency to flood on a regular basis even under moderately heavy rainy seasons.
Pros
  • Large Acreage properties
  • Horse friendly
  • Leafy and rural
Cons
  • Heavy traffic congestion at peak hours
  • Lack of shopping and entertainment
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"The safest suburb in Brisbane"

Pullenvale would have to be one of the most peaceful and safe suburbs in Brisbane.
If you like wildlife, look no further. Birds of all varieties. Wallabies, deer and if you are lucky enough
to have a dam, you can find turtles galore not to mention many water birds and some quite rare.
After a hard weeks work, escaping to Pullenvale is like going on holiday for the weekend.
Pros
  • Other people have mentioned lack of shopping but I disagree. There are a number of excellent shopping centers within 10 to 15 minutes drive.
  • Horse friendly
  • Large Acreage properties
  • Leafy and rural
  • Safe
  • Wildlife
Cons
  • Heavy traffic congestion at peak hours
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Lovely, bushy area close to the city"

Pullenvale is a beautiful rural area surprisingly close to the CBD. The local school is excellent. Neighbours are close enough to be friendly, but not too close. It is a quiet, peaceful area, great for families, retirees, anyone who loves nature. Good shopping centres are about 10 minutes drive away.
Pros
  • Horse friendly
  • Large Acreage properties
  • Leafy and rural
  • Safe
  • Wildlife
Cons
  • Heavy traffic congestion at peak hours
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Rural retreat close to the city."

Nestled in the southern end of the D'Aguilar Range this quiet leafy suburb of large rural blocks and nature reserve is the best of rural living with all the advantages of the city close by.
Pros
  • Wildlife
  • Horse friendly
  • Large Acreage properties
  • Leafy and rural
  • Safe
Cons
  • Heavy traffic congestion at peak hours
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Quiet private acreage close to the city"

Beautiful large blocks, quiet safe streets, excellent local schools. We have a family of wallabies we can watch every day from our living room windows. Magic place.
Pros
  • Horse friendly
  • Large Acreage properties
  • Leafy and rural
  • Safe
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"As good as it gets ...."

Beautiful acreage properties, friendly (but not in your pocket) neighbours, low crime and a great bus service (so long as you live close enough to it). Access to gyms at Bellbowrie or Kenmore, and some great State Forests for bushwalking, mountain biking and horse riding. Childcare centres at Pullenvale and Bellbowrie, and good shops at Kenmore. For the 'big' shops its an easy drive to Indooroopilly or Mt Ommaney. Pullenvale State is a great, smaller-style school, and Kenmore High (which has a comprehensive bus service through the suburb) is one of the state's best performing high-schools. Private Schools also have good bus services through the suburb, so the key is to buy close to where these buses pick up. Yes, we do have to commute on the dreaded Moggill Road/Centenary route, but many people do cycle in to the city as the bike paths are good. Yes it's expensive, but it's probably the nicest and safest acreage area this close to the city.
Pros
  • Safe
  • Horse friendly
  • Large Acreage properties
  • Leafy and rural
Cons
  • Heavy traffic congestion at peak hours
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish