8.9 out of 10

Thorneside

Ranked 73rd best suburb in Brisbane
-27.4807967157692 153.200009958755
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Hipsters

Reviews

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

"Perfect Place To Raise Kids"

We moved to the area 3 years ago to be near family after living in Norman Park for years. We had always had an inner city mentality and thought it necessary to live as close to the CBD as possible. We can't believe it took us so long to realize that bayside living is so much nicer. We wouldn't contemplate living anywhere else now. Waterloo bay is beautiful! There are a variety of parks and recreational areas to choose from. There are restaurants and cafes near by at Birkdale and Wellington point and shopping hubs at Capalaba and Carindale. My husband still works in the city and can catch a train either from Thorneside or Birkdale Station. I work on the southside and manage to escape traffic. A few family members and friends who have visited us over the years have also made the move to the bayside. It's the kind of gem that you can't overlook once you have discovered it.
Pros
  • Friendly
  • Quiet
  • Great for families with kids and dogs
  • Local shops an easy drive with minimal traffic
Cons
  • The potential for overdevelopment - lots of houses being pulled down and multistory townhouses and units replacing them
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • 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
2yrs+

"Ssshhhh"

Quiet, peaceful and lovely. Parks, bush, bike tracks, walking tracks which take you right along the beautiful bay and Tingalpa Creek, this is indeed Brisbane's best kept secret, and only minutes from shops either in Birkdale, Capalaba, Cleveland or if you want to venture a little further there's Westfield Carindale. You need never travel further than that unless you want to go to one of the major hospitals or see a show. A bonus is if you're a dog owner there are plenty of places to walk your pooch, and there's a great off-leash park at Aquatic Paradise, Birkdale which is within easy walking distance, taking in the magnificent views along the way.
Pros
  • Great for families with kids and dogs
  • Local shops an easy drive with minimal traffic
  • Very friendly, as a regular walker just about everyone I pass by says hello
  • Family
  • Friendly
  • Quiet
Cons
  • Midges!
  • The potential for overdevelopment - lots of houses being pulled down and multistory townhouses and units replacing them
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 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Probably the best hidden bayside suburb in Brisbane!"

Probably the best place to reside in Brisbane. Little traffic, there is a train station to Brisbane, great shopping and restaurants in the area and nearby, moreton bay at and all of its pleasures at your back door, great public and private schools etc. What more could one wish for? We absolutely love it here and would never consider living anywhere else.
Pros
  • Family
  • Friendly
  • Quiet
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • 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 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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+

"A great place for anyone who has a family"

I moved here a few years ago, and have to say that its a great place for anyone that wants a nice quiet place for children to grow up. I go for walks along the beach, river and around the neighborhood, and everyone is not only friendly, but also helpful... its has excellent facilities within the suburb, and also close by... Anyone who wants a family life should move here... its amazing!
Pros
  • Quiet
  • Friendly
  • Family
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • 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
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 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+

""Wynnum" or "Manly" without the price tag."

Safe neighbourhood with a great demographic, water views, Esplanade walks, boat ramp, Tingalpa creek kayaking, 18km from the CBD and on a train line.
I moved here a couple of years ago and love it. Because it's off the main track it feels like a small coastal town. Reminds me of what Wynnum and Manly were like before wealthy people realized Brisbane was a coastal city.
However street by street, house by house the old cottages are being snapped up and renovated.
A lot of them are adding the extra storey and taking in the view over Waterloo Bay or Tingalpa Creek.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Always been a quiet GEM"

Easily missed GEM of a suburb, much like Hendra is to Hamilton/Ascot, Thorneside is snuggled between Aquatic Paradise & Manly by the sea. Should I purchase in the area again, I would not sell.........
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Secure,peaceful and great water views"

Great spot for families,and retirees,safe, friendly and great for walking along the river or bay.
Cycle everywhere,good sports clubs,and transport.
Close to shops and dining.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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+

"A great place to live for young families and professionals. It's close to all essential facilities and the CBD. Great water views and you'll love the quiet beach walk."

Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees