7.0 out of 10

Warwick

Ranked 13th best suburb in Darling Downs
-28.2130177209295 152.021167901696
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
  • Pest Free
  • Public Transport
  • Resale or Rental Value
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  •  

Reviews

2/5
Oct 15, 2015

"I wont go back.. ever"

We lived in Warwick for a few years and hated every moment of it!

The locals are hit and miss. The shopping is better than most in the area.

Doctors are useless and if you have a serious medical condition stay away.. we used to drive to stanthorpe for a doctor.

Property Specialists are the best real estate in the area however alot of their investors are selling up. Our first house we spent a year in before it went up for sale so we moved into another house and we were there for 6 weeks before it went up for sale and we were forced out of our lease by a pushy nasty buyer who wanted to move in asap. Our next house we spent 9 months in before the owner started getting appraisals and valuations so we left the area before we could be forced out again.

If you are buying you might have a different opportunity but as renters we had no stability.. this also happened to is 3 times in Killarney and that was why we moved to warwick but the same thing happened.

I attended Warwick Hospital numerous times as an out patient and also as emergency. Both times I would have been better off at the butcher.. not even kidding.
Cons
  • poor rental market
  • no stability
  • limited drs
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Best town in south-east qld"

Warwick has got it all! Friendly people that make you feel welcome. There are great job opportunities, great choice of childcare and schools (public/private). Very affordable to live and invest with a great return, better than Toowoomba / Brisbane. At night it's very safe to go for a run or stroll alone. Kids can have a great time in our well-maintained playgrounds, outside free gym and parks. An excellent air-conditioned gym supported by Warwick council, so you'll have the best and newest equipment to enjoy your work-out. A lot of clubs for young and old, it's definitely an active town with lots of things on, if you wanna join. The condamine medical center is the biggest in the area with 15 GP's to choose from and friendly staff to be treated as quick as possible. There are 6 supermarkets in Warwick so you don't pay a fortune on grocery shopping ,because there is enough competition between them.
In winter we get a couple cold weeks to kill all the nasty stingy insects before summer comes. Summers are warm, but not humid and a couple good drops of rain to keep the lawn nice and green. There is more to explore in Warwick than people may think!
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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Growing country town - a few hours to Bris.& Gold Coast"

It is typical of most country towns in some respects, community spirit, everyone knows about the latest death, etc. It has good facilities for a small town with a decent sized hospital, a few medical centres, good parks with open air gym, nice safe river walk, fishing, bbq areas in town and at the near by dam. It has lots going on if you want to participate. The schools have been great for my children. It does get a bit boring for the older teenagers and young adults and singles with only a few restaurants, not much quality nightlife and no beach or ten pin bowling or gaming areas. Alot go to Brisbane for Uni and then return when they are ready to settle down and have a family. It is fine if you are 40 and over as there is ample to do and it is just an hour to Toowoomba, 2 hrs to Brisbane and the Gold Coast, 45 mins to Stanthorpe and similar to many great national parks. It is a great place to live but it did take 8 years or so to really grow on me.
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Great place for the young families"

Warwick is slowly but surely becoming the country town with everything you need. With Woolworths, Bilo, Aldi and just last week Supa IGA (which is open longer hours than any supermarket in Brisbane) and a reasonably amount of specialty stores there is really no need to leave.

It is a reasonable commute to Brisbane (not daily though) at almost neat on 2 hrs and similar to the Gold Coast there is still the opportunity to get away for a special weekend. My chouce would be staying in the local area as Stanthorpe is just down the road providing great days out and great places to stay and eat.

Warwick is a lovely quite place with ample facilities and an all round feeling of a safe country town. We have recently moved out from Brisbane and have decided already never to move back to the city.

Overall Warwick has everything you need or want and lower living costs making it perfect for the young family.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
Tess
Tess Does it have a decent thai resturant/take away ? Or good fish and chips ? Are prices going up or coming down ?
2yrs+
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"It's ok!"

Nice area, not too bad on the crime front but Real Estate is fast becoming over priced with some houses trying to make gains not feasibly possible for this area of Queensland. It still feels too far out from Brisbane yet is trying to sell at the same prices as some inner city properties, buyer beware. If you're looking for property in this area bargain long and hard as Warwick is generally a slow moving sellers market so don't feel pressured by REA's to negotiate quickly, sales records show properties sit on the market longer here in Warwick than in Toowoomba or Brisbane. Nice green area though, Rodeo show towards the end of the year is great and brings some much needed business to the area.
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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
sporty
sporty Houses is Warwick are pretty well priced for the investors, there are plenty of people from Brisbane, Toowoomba and the Gold Coast that buy investment properties in Warwick and not in those other areas. This is all because of the great rental return. If the house prices would be too expensive, these investors wouldn't buy in Warwick. Even to buy your own home, my advice is: go to open inspections, compare prices and know what you are looking for in your house. I'm sure you'll find the place for the right price here in booming Warwick. You will love it!
2yrs+
Tess
Tess Do you mean its a "buyers" market if it is slow moving rather than a sellers market ?
2yrs+
beckelljess
beckelljess Rentals are going up. I'm moving house in 3 weeks and have to pay $300 per week to get anything decent. When we moved to the area 2 years ago average rent out of town in allora or killarney for example were about 180/week and in town was about 220-255, now its about 300/week in town to get anywhere decent and about 250-280 out of town for something decent.
2yrs+
beckelljess
beckelljess AGREE!! When we moved to the area we were paying 180/week.. then up to 220 then 250 then 270 and then 300.. Sorry but warwick is not a 300 a week town.. no way.. The houses for 300 a week were nothing to write home about either. Most did not even have aircon.. One did not even have an oven! Just a microwave and it was 310 a week!

where as where I am now I am 30 mins or so from ipswich or gatton for shopping. I pay 280 a week for a brand new 4 bed 2 bath house with remote garage and water tank, 2 aircons and a dishwasher.. all for 280.. and i havent had any isssues with people or anything that i had in the warwick area!
Oct 15, 2015
beckelljess
beckelljess i just realised I already comments years ago lol woops.. but u get the gist of it!
Oct 15, 2015
MagG1
MagG1 I LOOKED AT HOUSE PRICES DURING XMAS - I THOUGHT IT WAY OVERPRICED. I HAVE A PROPERTY IN A BRIS SUBURB AND IF I CURRENTLY SOLD, WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO SELL FOR MOST OF THE PRICES LISTED!!
BRIS HAS MANY OPPURTUNITIES THAT WARWICK SIMPLY CAN'T COMPETE WITH SO I'M UNCERTAIN HOW THE BIG PRICE TAGS ON THE HOMES HAVE COME ABOUT.
I AM NOW RETIRED SO WORKING ISN'T AN ISSUE FOR ME. HOWEVER, BRIS HAS NIGHTLIFE, AMPLE WORK, GOOD PUBLIC TRANSPORT, GREAT SHOPPING CENTRE MECCAS AND LOADS OF THINGS FOR THE RETIRED AND PART TIME WORKER TO DO IN THEIR SPARE TIME.
Jan 22, 2016
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3/5
2yrs+

"Warwick - Wester City with gowing community"

Warwick is nestled between the Great Diving Range and very fertile farmlands. Situated 160 kms south west of Brisbane Warwick offers some great examples of historical buildings which were constructing of local sandstone. Warwick is often referred to as ‘Rose and Rode City’ as it hosts many rodeos including a very large, old rodeo every October. In stark contrast, this city has the most beautiful rose gardens and when in flower the whole city comes alive with roses. There are many galleries and museums to see and Leslie dam is only 13 kms from the city and is good for swimming. Property prices are not too bad with some good bargain not too hard to find but like prices are on the rise.
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  • Families with kids
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Tess
Tess Heard about a "bony Mountain" music festival. Is this a good thing or bad thing ? I mean does it bring the drug pushers and hoon type people ? What is Bony Mountain like ?
2yrs+
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