8.9 out of 10

Virginia

Ranked 54th best suburb in Brisbane
-27.3766273193295 153.06239964867
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5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Jun 15, 2020

"An Awesome Awesome place"

Moved here from New Farm and I love this place! It is so close to two train stations (Bindha and Virginia) giving a choice of transport. The place I am in is within walking distance to both. No as good bus frequency system as New Farm but who cares, trains galore and I found them more reliable than buses anyway.

Prices seem to be increasing here as people discover Virginia. There is golf, creek and parks nearby. Bunnings, Chemist Warehouse, Officeworks and many many other options are nearby. Eating out there are a few options (Banyo Village, Nundah and Northgate nearby). I always felt safe here. So overall, I am surprised I never thought about this place before!
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Jan 01, 2020

"Brisbane’s Best Kept Secret"

We recently moved to Virginia from Sydney and honestly cannot believe the value for money and quality of life we’ve stumbled upon.
We live very close to the borders of Northgate, Wavell Heights and Nundah, a 5 minute walk to Virginia Station, a bus stop servicing the city is across the road and dog parks, bike paths and parklands are at the end of our street - it’s incredible!
As soon as we moved in our neighbors introduced themselves and we often have friendly chats with complete strangers at the park. The area seems to be very family-centric and you can see that most residents are very house proud.
The streets are dotted with beautiful old Queenslanders and there are several cafes (including VEND Marketplace) within walking distance.
It’s 10 minutes to the airport, 20 minutes to the city on the bus and both Chermside Shopping Centre and Toombul are super close.
There are also great daycare options in Virginia, Banyo and Toombul.
Oh... and did I mention that you can get a decent house for around $650k?????!
Get in quick, this suburb won’t be a secret for long!
Recommended for
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  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Oct 04, 2019

"Underrated and Bang for your Buck!"

We lived in Wavell Heights off Shaw Rd and loved the locality. But we bought a house off Coonarang St which is actually Virginia but borders Wavell Heights. Noticed no reviews for Virginia so let's start it.

This part of Virginia is great! Quiet with the massive park behind us. 6kms of walking/bike track and leads you straight to Westfield Chermside. We have Virginia train station behind us and you can't hear the train (maybe a little at home during the day). It is only 600m from us and is direct to the city.

Food: We have a great Fish n Chips store around the corner (Trawler's) and kebab shop. If you need a feed elsewhere, Chermside has a range of restaurants but also on Sandgate Rd up towards the commercial hub, you have a Macca's, Hungry Jacks, Zaraffa's, Indian, Zambrero, Baskin & Robbin's. KFC is down Deagon or Chermside as well. Cafe's around Wavell Heights or we go to Toombul and eat there.

Schools: Virginia State School is a well respective primary school and we are just outside of the Wavell State High School border but our son goes there so they are pretty lenient to that. Earnshaw State High School we were never going to use but our little girl does go to St Pius in Banyo.
Transport: Like I said above, Virginia train station is only 600m behind us and great bus transport on Goss Road/Bilsen Rd. Of course Sandgate Road has a great bus system to either Toombul or Chermside Bus stations.

Area: Our street is mostly young families and professionals. The majority are home owners in the area. A few renters but not too many. More so on the Banyo side of Virginia which we still like. But a very family friendly and professional living suburb.

Outdoors and Fitness: We have a 24 hour gym on Hamilton Rd and also the bike, walking track in the massive green outdoor area. There are 2 dog parks behind us as well as heaps of open space. Also have a recycling hub just behind us in Geebung which is walking distance (as I take my little girl on her bike with her recycling there). Plus multiple gyms down Nundah.

Overall, this is a great neighbourhood and you won't be paying the price of Wavell Heights (given you may not get a view but you got easier public transport access). It is only 10kms from the city (so within the middle ring) and getting to the CBD is easy. We take trips up to Redcliffe a lot and that is easily just up Sandgate Rd. 20mins drive to North Lakes if Costco/IKEA if that is your thing.

You are only 5 minutes from Nundah, Toombul (if you want a Chermside alternative), 10mins to the airport, 20 mins drive to the city, 8 mins if that to the Gateway. It is a great alternative for a better, bigger home than you would pay in Clayfield, Nundah or Wavell Heights. I cannot think of any units in our area and a lot of home renovations or new builds popping up. New Bunnings being built at the Commercial hub that has everything (Chemist Warehouse, Auto Barn - Super Cheap in Nundah, Toy World, Stratco, Multiple gas stations, Post shop, Rebel Sport)....I think you get the picture.

I truly believe it is underrated in terms of house price growth and livability so get in while you can!
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  • Families with kids

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