6.6 out of 10

Woodford

Ranked 226th best suburb in Brisbane
-26.947767981139 152.758276386081
Great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Parking
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighbourly Spirit
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Nightlife
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Medical Facilities
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles

Reviews

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

"Small Country Town That's Slowly Growing"

I have lived here for about three years now and have experienced both the good and the bad things about Woodford. It has a small population so it's fairly quiet. The only times that traffic is bad is either peak morning/afternoon or over the weekend. Heaps of easy parking parallel to the main street which is great, just turn in wherever you want from the road. Has a Super IGA and Woolworths (although Woodford's Woolies does not have a complete range as you may find elsewhere). Depending where you live you may find quiet neighbours, but other times you could end up on a street full of noisy screeching bogans (I swear Shazza from Housos lives right next to me!). Rental properties are incredibly hard to come by, especially for those who only want a moderate sized house between 2-3 bedrooms and you'd be scratching to find somewhere as a single person. Woodford's rental housing mostly consists of large family Queenslanders upwards of $280-$350 or more. Very expensive property prices that are not worth what they're asking for. Land is also expensive. You won't find anything under $130k.
Woodford has a nice country feel though, and I think that's why I have stayed here for so long. Mostly the locals are friendly and helpful, crime is moderate to low, but you will find it highest in the centre of town around George Street (which comes right up to the pub so that shouldn't be a surprise). There is a Subway, Eagle Boys, Chinese, the pub and a takeaway called The Victory (for hotbox and burgers, fish etc), but what the town needs is a PROPER cafe with heaps of different meals to choose from because Jallas is WAY over priced now, and CJs may have a decent range of savoury, sweets and sandwiches, but they are also very expensive and have been stinging on the fillings for sandwiches, rolls, wraps etc but still charging $5.90 when the wrap is half the size they used to make them (trust me I used to work there, the owner has bought too many stores and is obviously getting in debt so quality and size has gone down heaps).
Woodford has its own medical centre, veterinary clinic (they are really good), a few specialty shops, chiropractors and there's a gym on the outskirts of town in amongst the industrial area. I haven't been there but people seem to like it.
I may have listed more cons than pros, but I'm being honest here. I do like Woodford despite these cons. If you can afford it then by all means come here since it has a fairly good balance of country life and residential without being too far out from Morayfield, which is 30 mins drive (this is more accurate than 20 mins btw, unless you are flying down the shortcut at Wamuran with no regard of the lower speed limits).
Note: if you move to Woodford make sure you have a vehicle of your own, there is next to no public transport (one bus and one taxi)
Pros
  • Woolworths
  • Classic country vibe
  • In the middle of anywhere you want to go
  • tourist friendly
Cons
  • Heavy traffic on weekends
  • Sizeable population of loud and obnoxious bogans
  • Pricey real estate
  • no petrol station
  • Lack of Public Transport
  • Limited takeaway
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Quiet Town for young and old"

Is a nice little homely country town which is situated off the D'Aguilar highway between Wamuran and Kilcoy. Woodford has Local schools, Shops and even a local pub. The people are friendly and its an all round safe life style.
Pros
  • Great Pub
  • tourist friendly
  • Jallas Cafe for food and live music
  • Fantastic Festivals
  • Great specialty shops
Cons
  • no petrol station
  • Lack of Public Transport
  • restaurants open at night
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Friendly Country Town"

I have lived in Woodford for a little over 3 years and writing this review due to a few comments made about the town I know call home. Woodford is generally a friendly quiet country town. For a small town there are 5 Take Away places! I don't know what these comments are about but there are 2 places that sell fish/chips/burgers etc, Eagle Boys, a Chinese takeout and now we have Subway as well. There are 4 cafe's, a pub, a childcare centre a school, a preschool, an early learning centre, medical centre, police station, 3 churches, parks, a fitness centre and Yoga shed, bowls club, golf club, 2 shops etc. For a small town Woodford has a lot, certainly more than most small towns including a small industrial area. Granted there is no petrol station , but god forbid you have to drive 4 km to D'aguilar, a far cry less than many people have to drive from their houses to find a petrol station. If you think prices are expensive then try living in somewhere else. I live for 8 years in a town where 8 years ago petrol there was already $1.39/l and rent for a a 3 bedroom house was min $450 a week. It is all well and good to moan and groan about things but seriously Woodford is a great town that offers great things to its residents. The crime here is minimal contrary to what someone stated in an earlier comment. The person who was whinning about have 3 police officers here would have been the same person whinning that there is never a copper when you need one. Those police officers cover a large area and also provide services such as Blue light discos for the children. There is a lack of public transport although there is a bus that runs from Kilcoy to Caboolture and back a few times a day.
Pros
  • 5 Take Away Shops
  • There are 2 grocery stores (take your pick)
  • Fitness Centre
  • Great Pub
  • tourist friendly
  • Jallas Cafe for food and live music
  • Fantastic Festivals
  • Great specialty shops
Cons
  • Lack of Public Transport
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
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 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"This really is a small town with a very casual but professional attitude."

Woodford has a Woolworths, a newly opened Subway and a huge hardware store plus many clothing shops and some very unique shops. The cafes in Woodford are always full on weekends with the weekend visitors to and thru our town. The Wooodford Village Hotel has an amazing restaurant. We have schools and a great array of sports and sporting venues. Woodford is a very popular area for horses and horse events. We have the Woodford showgrounds and we are 20 minutes from the Queensland Equestrian Centre in Caboolture.
Pros
  • Great Pub
  • tourist friendly
  • Jallas Cafe for food and live music
  • Fantastic Festivals
  • Great specialty shops
Cons
  • no petrol station
  • Limited takeaway
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Dump"

No public transport to speak of.The new shopping centre is always packed and prices are high. If you don't like pubs there's nothing to do. It might be alright if you work at the jail but if not it's just a forgotten back water miles from anywhere.
Cons
  • Limited takeaway
  • no petrol station
Recommended for
  • Gay & Lesbian
AProudWoody
AProudWoody Bori - there is only one thing to say - if you don't like it why don't you move? Are you trying to sell a house? Because you certainly are not helping its sale by your posts. I am thankful you're not the average person living in this community. Otherwise, heck this would be a miserable place to live and its quite the opposite!!!
2yrs+
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Its Obvious"

That we have an agent/developer on here talking the place up in an effort to justify their overpriced estates in the area.
I notice that no-one has mentioned that there is no work in the area or that the main feature of Woodford is the maximum security prison that is lit up like the Wacca at night.
20 mins to Caboolture? That only applies if there are no crashes or horse floats on the goat track that has been deemed fit to call a highway.
The fact that the police force has recently tripled must say something about crime in the area.
All in all Scoey you can keep it.
Cons
  • no petrol station
  • Limited takeaway
  • Lack of Public Transport
  • restaurants open at night
  • Woolworths
SEQLDER
SEQLDER It is easy to triple the police force here when there was originally only one officer here. Seriously If you really don't like the place no one is asking you to be here. The residents don't need neighbors like you if this is the way you see the town. Like most places around Brisbane many people do comute but you will find that anywhere, I know people that comute to Brisbane from Kilcoy and Maleny, so what is the difference. Please take your lack of respect and intolerence to another town. Thankyou
2yrs+
AProudWoody
AProudWoody Bori, just from my point of view, I am neither an agent nor a developer. I am proud of this wonderful place I call home!!!
2yrs+
Michael Thomas
Michael Thomas Granted public transport is poor with only 2 bus services a day into Caboolture but the town has much improved since Bori caught one.
Aug 03, 2016
scoey
scoey Mate, I am no developer. I live here and love it. Your 'review' is so wide of the mark its not funny. The only thing obvious is the fact that you're simply trolling. The reason why though completely escapes me.
You complain about no work but then list Woolworths as being a con? One of the larger employers of locals?
The highway is fine and the commute to Caboolture is consistently 20 minutes, which will likely be some a bit quicker/easier with the new upgraded section and overtaking lane.
Lastly, with regards to crime, check out QLD polices website and look at thier crime map. Instead of speculating about why we've recently gone from a one officer town to three check out the actual crime (or lack thereof) yourself. Woodford is growing, as towns grow, things like their police stations and schools etc are upgraded and are given more resources. It's what happens.

Actually forget all of what I just said. I'm more than happy for you to hold your narrow and myopic view of the town I call home if it means you stay away.
Aug 03, 2016
Michael Thomas
Michael Thomas Agree completely scoey. Our family of 4 love this place. I suspect Bori has other agendas.
Aug 04, 2016
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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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great place to come home to"

Still a small friendly town but with heaps of small local businesses. Quiet weekdays, busy tourist drive stop on weekends (keeps the town full of activity and well serviced for the locals). Golf, bowls, historic pub, heaps of cafes etc, public library, social and service clubs and community activities.
All the benifits of outer suburbia set in a rural township and just 20 min to Caboolture centre or the highway.
Pros
  • Great Pub
  • tourist friendly
  • Jallas Cafe for food and live music
  • Fantastic Festivals
  • Great specialty shops
Cons
  • no petrol station
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • 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 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"As close to awesomeness as you can get."

Great little country town. The locals are friendly, there always seems to be something on. Close enough to major shopping centres to be handy but far enough away at the same time. Woodford is a progressive town that is steadily growing, but still maintains that country feel. Love it!
Pros
  • Great Pub
  • tourist friendly
  • Jallas Cafe for food and live music
  • Fantastic Festivals
  • Fantastic Golf Course
Cons
  • no petrol station
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
2yrs+

"Quiet Country Living"

I have lived in Woodford for two years now and I dont have a complaint except that the bus service could run a fewmore times throughout the day and on weekends. It would give the younger people in town more of a chance to get out. I find the locals to be friendly and the town clean and quiet except when the festivals are on. If you enjoy a quiet life and you dont mind a 15 minute drive to go shopping then it is a great little place. A bit quiet for teens though who arent into all things country
Pros
  • quiet & friendly
  • easy access to sunshine coast
Cons
  • Lack of Public Transport
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"The Real Woodford"

The real Woodford is a growing town that has retained its country atmosphere. With a petrol station at D'Aguilar (still counted as many as part of the greater Woodford area), a number of personal trainers, small boutique gyms and a new 24/7 gym coming to Wamuran (on your way home). This is certainly a great place to live. You can safely walk around your block, if its a evening walk you want or if you're community minded - why not join one of our community groups, The Bush House, Lions, RSL sub branch, Queensland Folk Federation (Folk Festival), Visitor Information Centre, there are also Scouts, Community Bus and many other groups that look after our wonderful community and with a new Mens Shed at Wamuran there are many groups to be involved in along the Moreton Bay Hinterland. Look lets be honest there are no great employment opportunities in Woodford itself however many drive to Caboolture and beyond and lets be real do we actually want a huge industrial area anyway. Along the same lines there are only two buses a day to Caboolture so public transport isn't great this is probably the reason only "bad kid stuff" happens not the bashings, knifings and holdups you hear about regularly in other parts of the state. This is a great place, that is safe to bring up kids, get out into the yard and involved in the community.
Pros
  • Fantastic Festivals
  • Amazing Opportunities to own a business
  • Great Pub
  • tourist friendly
  • Jallas Cafe for food and live music
Cons
  • Lack of Public Transport
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Small Town With Country Feel"

Have lived in Woodford for approx one year on acreage near town. The town is quiet and friendly and welcoming of new residents. Is a great place for couples and families seeking peace and quiet and is only a 20 minute drive to Morayfield/Caboolture where there is every modern convenience.

The town is located on the D'Aguilar Highway so does get a fair bit of traffic but this is not a problem as it helps the economy of the town.
Pros
  • Jallas Cafe for food and live music
  • Great Pub
  • tourist friendly
Cons
  • restaurants open at night
  • no petrol station
  • Limited takeaway
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
Bori
Bori I don't know whick Woodford you live in Aggie but it certainly isn't the same town I'm in
2yrs+
AProudWoody
AProudWoody Hi Aggie - good review - its disappointing Bori hasn't been able to make this town work for him like many others that have moved here have been able to do.
2yrs+
SEQLDER
SEQLDER I think Woodford is Great too Aggie :-). BORI You have your opinion but don't go begrudging others of theirs if you don't agree with them.
2yrs+
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Isolation"

Don't even think of living here if you don't have a car.
The nearest decent shopping is 20 miles away and the highway is blocked most days either by road works or fatal accidents.
The local kids who call themselves the woodhoods spread grafitti and cause trouble wherever they can.
The people are clicky and don't like strangers.
Live here at your peril
Recommended for
  • Gay & Lesbian
AProudWoody
AProudWoody Sure Jonno - agree with statement 1 - you need a car. Statement 2 - it depends what you are shopping for - if your just looking for food, head to Woolies or the Super IGA but if its fashion then head twenty minutes down the road to Morayfield Shopping Centre or down to North Lakes for an even bigger range. Statement 3 - "The Woodhoods" these are just young people sure not condoning what they do however if this is as bad as they do then don't move to Caboolture or any more metro area because you won't cope with the amount of other stuff gangs and young people do. Statement 3 - like all country towns people are clicky but there are those who are new who have intergrated themselves into the community very well and now have friends here - I'm wondering have you done the same?
2yrs+
SEQLDER
SEQLDER Try Alice Springs where the nearest "Town" is 500km away. My Daughters are here and I really don't appreciate the comment about the youths, it is not all youths and I can garentee that it gets alot worse the closer you get to the city. My girls are decent children who I am bringing up to have respect for their neighbors and their community. As anywhere there are always a few that have to play up a bit. I Moved here 3 years ago and have fitted in just fine, my older kids go to school and I have one at home. As for the Highway well in 3 years I have been stopped twice for an accident. The road works are necessary to help reduce the accidents and wear on vehicles and I am sure you are not complaining about the work that has been done. Once it is finished then it will be much better, and as I said before it is no worse than anywhere else for roadworks, patience is the key.
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A safe and Quiet Town"

Woodford still retains some of the quiet country town appeal, which makes for a quiet and relaying lifestyle.

Woodford still hase a weekly live stock sale in the main street.

there are a number of anyique stores and specialty shops focused around the tourists that pass through every weekend. During the week the town becomes a little quieter, allowing for less stress for the population that travels into Caboolture or even Brisbane for work.

Overall Woodfard is a really friendly town, that still continues to grow.

We also host some major music events like the "Woodford Folk Festival" and "Splendor in the Grass" just to name a few. these events bring welcomed revenue and support for the local businesses and industries.
Pros
  • Great Pub
  • Great specialty shops
  • tourist friendly
Cons
  • Limited takeaway
  • Woolworths
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers