8.0 out of 10

Warner

Ranked 170th best suburb in Brisbane
-27.3089064103925 152.951438067155
Great for
  • Schools
  • Childcare
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Medical Facilities
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Singles

Reviews

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

"Warner is about families"

Warner is a great place to live,work and raise a family. How do I know its because its exactly what I do. Lots of people work locally with Brendale, Strathpine and Lawnton - these areas are offering a huge range of employment opportunity. If your lucky enough to work in the area, then you only have a short drive to work. No stress or peak hour traffic. And with the planned growth in Brendale attracting some major companies, the chance of obtaining this lifestyle is only increasing.
What does that mean if you can find local employment ? Simple, more family time. Knock off at 5 pm and be home in 10 minutes.

And its not just about work, the many great schools, both public & private means your kids can get an excellent education and also generally shorter travel times to school also. The area also has lots of sporting clubs all eager for new members both young and old.

The Warner Village shops with a Woolworths super market and also a Baker, Butcher, Paper Shop, Chemist, Dentist, Banks, Doctors, Hairdressers and a some great takeaway food options. There are also plans for a major expansion to the shopping centre.

So if family and more spare time for life in general is what you want then Warner is definitely a great option.
Pros
  • New Brendale business centre will mean more local employment
  • A number of school options
  • Family friendly
  • New development means lots of 'newish houses'
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
John Ward
John Ward After spending hours scrolling through the Moreton Bay Council DA approvals website.
I found this gem.
A new monster Bunnings Hardware store is earmarked for the corner of Kremzow & Old North Rd, Brendale. 41,000 sqm store thats 10 acres for you oldies, plus a 3/4 acre plant nursery. More local employment opportunties is great for local area.
2yrs+
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Wants to be Northlakes - doesn't have the infrastructure to support it"

We built in the new Warner Lakes development in 2008. We were lured in by a shining development, nice parks and a promise that infrastructure would follow.

Unfortunately the infrastructure for the development has not caught up - slowly turning the place into a commuter nightmare.

Old Northern road is a goat track and with the number of houses that have gone up in Warner Lakes traffic is gradually getting worse. On a good day it would take at least 50 minutes to get to the CBD - god help you if there was an accident on South Pine road. Public transport is essentially non-existant - Thompsons have recently added a bus service, but it is totally inadequate. Other options are to drive to the nearest train stations - Bray Park or Strathpine, but good luck getting a park. With all the industrial development along Kremzow Rd, truck traffic is expected to get worse too.

Warner shopping centre is conveniently located, but the Woolworths has to be one of the worst in QLD. Never enough checkouts open and shelves always seem to be understocked. Not much else available in the way of shopping - need to make the trek over to Westfield Strathpine.

Housing - You've got a mix of old and new, with the new development making a big impact on the area. We found initally owner occupiers were moving in, but gradually we saw more and more of these turn over to rental properties. As such the quality of resident has slowly declined, to the point where it seems that for many a trip to the shops is 'shoes optional'. And while the estates look nice now, wait until the developer has sold all their blocks and moved on - those parks etc will be the councils problem.

Overall, I think Warner is trying to be a suburb that it can never be. Unless the infrastructure is put in to support the fast growing population, it will just turn into a ghetto nightmare for its residents.
Pros
  • Family friendly
  • A number of school options
  • New development means lots of 'newish houses'
Cons
  • No infrastructure to support the growing population
  • Shopping facilities are pretty ordinary
  • Traffic can be terrible
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • 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 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 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+

"A wonderfull place to live"

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

"Yuppy Town"

Overrated! Too Snobbish.....Why when you are surrounded by power lines
Recommended for
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Mobile Reception is.."

Worse than in the middle of nowhere inbetween two mountains.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"I like my neighbourhood."

Warner in general is a great place for families. Its growing rapidly, and the locals are very friendly.
You'll find alot of the people that live there also work locally. So the lady at your supermarket probably has a child in your daughters class. And when you join the local sports club there, you'll soon notice how often you bump into someone at the the 7 eleven. This is where I want my children to grow up in - In the kind of Community where its still nice to lift your head high & say hello to a complete stranger & they say hello back. ;-)
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Lovely Family Friendly Area!"

Everything you need is close by which is fantastic! Woolies, Day Care, Excellent Restaurants, Doctor, Dentist, Pathology, Vet, Chemist - just to name a few.... Plenty of great parks for the kids to get out of the house, and it is a safe and very friendly area!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • 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 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • 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+

"Great for families"

Great bikeways,pathways. Good shopping, services, medical & restaurants.

Very nice place to enjoy life.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids