7.6 out of 10

Woodridge

Ranked 199th best suburb in Brisbane
-27.6305268074896 153.104070627657
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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+
Editors Choice

"A down to Earth, realistic and honest review of a suburb with a very good and strong reputation !"

Woodridge is one of the better suburbs you'll find in the South Brisbane area. I have purchased a house there 5 years ago at a very affordable price and to be honest i brought more for my dollar.
When i was first looking through Woodridge inspecting different homes to purchase i was amazed how well maintained and renovated the houses are in woodridge. Majority of the houses had new kitchens, bathrooms, large rooms timber or tiled floors.
Some of the older homes in woodridge are homes with character and solid built and you can easily find homes with verandas and patios, big garages and fully fenced.

The house i purchased for under $300 000 had a carport, lock up garage, fully fenced and private, in-ground s/water pool,spa, patio, very well maintained house inside, freshly painted, new bathroom, new hot plates and oven, three air-conditioners, nice hedging and gardens, large rooms all been re-wired through out.

My first night living in my house at woodridge i was thinking about some old tales about the suburb and while sitting outside i noticed it was more peaceful and quiet then in other suburbs i had lived in during my childhood. I often ride my bike through woodridge day or night for fitness and i haven't had a problem with any residence living there in fact they are more willing to say g'day and smile.
I have walked to the 24 hour shops in woodridge a few times and its always quiet and peaceful and while walking i have noticed the homes and majority are well maintained.

I have on many occasions used the very convenient public transport available as i am walking distance from not 1 but 2 railway stations with trains taking you to the Brisbane CBD or to the Gold Coast and many buses that can take you absolutely anywhere and bus-stops are everywhere in woodridge and there is now a new large bus bay just been built.

Woodridge has many convenient shops and every kind of shops and businesses you could think of and Hyperdome shopping mall is 15 min drive away.

There is a highly regarded school in Woodridge with a reputation of being one of the best in the state and a large library and art center, and a rego department just in the next street.
There is alot of new developments happening in and around woodridge the suburb has been very much cleaned up by council.

If you are looking to purchase a nice big home to raise a family in with a large yard, many mod-cons and very little work needed to the house at a very affordable price then woodridge is the place to live.

If you are an investor and you purchase homes to renovate and sell to make a good profit then woodridge is the place to invest. Homes at $250 000 in woodridge that get tidying up even more sell for $370 000.

take a look in real estate sites for homes in woodridge you will see for yourself they are large good homes, clean and tidy, and affordable and once done up they can sell for alot more.

Woodridge is a safe and better suburb and tales of the past about woodridge being abit rough is HISTORY ALREADY! :-)
Pros
  • very clean and tidy
  • Great big homes with big yards at affordable prices
  • low crime
  • Close to the M1
  • Services & Shopping
  • Close to everything
  • Parks and nature walks
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Jan 13, 2017

"A suburb of many different cultures and backgrounds."

I lived in the heart of it for three years. I then bought another property in nearby Kingston.

Woodridge has two shopping centres next to each other and within a few minutes drive to other large stores. Its very well located. Minutes drive to the freeways to either the Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast.

The area is very affordable living compared to Brisbane. A lot of people catch the trsin to work in Brisbane ( I was just one of them).

The area has a bad name, but, I lived in affluent areas before buying and living in the area, and there is almost as much crazy stuff going on in those neighnourhoods, too, though more clandestine. You are more shocked when you discover the nice old man next door either killed his wife or has a drug lab in his home.

The parks and recreation areas are second to none. Sure, there is rubbish on the street, like most others. I used to walk my dog every morning and we'd pick up bags of it. If no one bothered to pick it up, then it would just remain on the street until a storm swept it away.
Pros
  • Close to the M1
  • Services & Shopping
  • Close to everything
  • Parks and nature walks
Cons
  • Can be dangerous
  • Creeks and some shopping areas are untidy.
  • Poor quality tenants
  • Awful dodgy, crime, weird people
  • Highway traffic
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Students
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • 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
Jul 11, 2016

"Please God hear me out"

I've been living in Marsden, a suburb over from Woodridge, my whole life but I pretty much go to Woodridge every day because it has shops I need to go to that I don't have here, and it saves gas rather than going to Brownsplanes or the Hyperdome, and I want to say that this is all just a tip of the iceberg. Not only Woodridge but: Kingston, Marsden, Crestmead, Beenleigh, you name it, are all so impoverished and crime driven that I feel depressed to wake up and leave the house every morning. The standard of living is horrible, not everyone (as most reviewers have said) is horrible but, a majority of people are dole bludgers, ice addicts, drug dealers (I have a house up the street from me that used to be a massive crime pin until one of the men was arrested and now his family is quieter plus I know of several others across the district), drug users (I have been fortunate to only meet four people that were high in my life, two of which were just on pot but still pretty scary I was only a kid FYI these were all strangers), thieves (I can't even count how many times my things have been stolen and I honestly couldn't tell you how many times someone i know has had things stolen... Plus I've actually physically seen people steal from shops in front of me and often times no one has noticed until I have said anything and even then people don't really care apart from SOME other customers who help me), and generally horrible people. Take it from me, I've spent my whole life here. I can tell you about any part of this Hell hole and still take you to the same conclusion, STAY AWAY. DO NOT MOVE YOUR FAMILY HERE PLEASE THEY WILL BECOME HOERIBLE! As I got older I watch all of my friends turn into members of this horrible society, I've seen friends become drug addicts and dealers I've seen them try to kill themselves and lose their sense of life's purpose. This might sound f**king dramatic to you but I'm so sick and tired of this place THIS is MY life here and I wouldn't wish it upon anyone. Back to a practical review viewpoint. I want to keep this short and sweet but there's so much I could say, honestly. There isn't much to do here. There are no nightclubs anything fancy like that. Nothing for teens, unless you count the Crestmead Bluelight Disco (which is for pre-teens and my friends do not let their kids go because it is 'too dangerous' and I have heard stories from the children's friends about it, let me tell you). If you're an adult there's a liquor store or pub on every corner and that's it for 'nightlife'. There are pokies in these bars as well. I don't drink so the only time I went into one of these pubs was a brazen attempt at karaoke with some friends (cause sometimes they have karaoke on some nights) but they for some reason weren't doing it that night and we left in disappointment so yeah... Anyways, if you're looking for GOOD clothing stores, your only hope is the Grandplaza and the Hyperdome, which by the way isn't even in Woodridge it's a little drive away. They have shops like Supre and other shops like that are alright I guess, for places like forever 21 you'll have to venture a train ride to the city (Brisbane City) that place is just f**king aye. I don't even want to begin with the train system in this area, I know people who have been robbed on it and the worst thing that happened to me was my friend when I was in my last year of high school was threatened by this gang of guys they were going to 'bash his f***king skull in' and all that, then because it was a school trip a parent stepped in a started a fight with the guy in the gang who had threatened my friend and we all had to evacuate that carriage. This happened right in front of me, because we were sitting together, it was insane. Anyways so back to the shops. The only shops in Woodridge are cheap clothing shops, well, the only shops in Woodridge are cheap shops. That brings me to my billionth problem with the area. Everyone is getting FATTER. I don't mean that in a bad way at all, I myself am not a stick but, people are getting lazier and bigger because there's ONLY takeaway shops, so don't take that in a bad way please I mean no disrespect to people living a healthy life but these people are far from healthy. There are no healthy eating places, unless you count subway which I do not because they have way too many calories and they are NOT healthy like they advertise (obviously). There's nothing really sport wise in Woodeidge either. There is a lot of sport programs offered in schools which I guess is the only good thing about the schooling system here but, where that an take you I honestly don't know I never did anything like that when I was at school (not that you can probably tell but I was more of an Arts kid). So anyways, the only nice thing I can say about this district in particular is all the parks and wildlife reserves that are the ONLY places that cheer me up everyday. The only problem is, the lazy people (once again) ruining it for everyone else. There is litter EVERYWHERE. It's to the point where it's hurting wildlife. I guess the last thing I should say is my experience with the public schooling system. I went to three schools (not counting Kindergardens). First of all, I wasn't allowed to start Prep because I was born 'too late' in the year. Yeah thank God they changed that already but still it was pretty bad in the first place. Secondly, my first school I went to was near the suburb of Crestemeas and Marsden (that I won't name due to privacy reasons and I guess just not to name and shame them even though I really should be) and my mum pulled me out because I was locked in a classroom and left there UNSUPERVISED by a teacher because I wouldn't stop talking about the playground we were going to (because I was excited). Yeah... She left me in a classroom and did not allow me to go, UNSUPERVISED, mind you because I was EXCITED. YES. THIS ACTUALLY F-ING HAPPENED. Long story short the school went into panic and my mum was crying because EVERYONE THOUGHT I HAD BEEN ABDUCTED. Yeah. It was only until I dragged a chair to the window in the door and screamed out for help when people ran past that they were able to unlock the door for me (there was no lock on the inside). I just remember sitting and crying in a corner wondering what I had done wrong for HOURS. After that experience I went to another school where after a string of horrible incidents, almost drowning at a negligent Woodridge swimming pool being one of the times, I went to a high school near Woodride. The reason I've tailed on so much about schooling is because I would like to address the major concerns I have with graduating and the senior years of high school. I'm only a few years out of school so it's still fresh in my mind the procedures but, they would kick you out in grade 11 or 10 it might have been early as I'm not sure, if your grades and attendance were poor. They wouldn't try and help you better your marks, they would send you to adult education facilities. I remember at one stage, half of my class being sent to adult Ed facilities and never hearing from them again. Some good kids, mostly 'lost causes'. This has probably been the longest review you will ever read but I would write a trillion more just to make sure that no more good people lose themselves here. I wish I could have gotten out of this poverty, crime, cycle, but I wasn't fortunate enough. I was never given enough opportunities in my life here. So if I can give anyone reading just ONE opportunity, it would be advice. This advice. NEVER EVER, EVER, EVER, move here. This district is the Detroit of Australia and it is where dreams and dreamers go to crawl up and die. The only reason I wrote this review, is because it's 3:30am in the morning and every night I cannot sleep because there are rats in my walls. I am a clean person, I'm actually borderline OCD, but everyone I know has the same problem with rats. And I am SICK, OF, THE, POVERTY. I just count myself lucky because people are doing it worse in the world, with no roof at all, with no clean water. But, this way of living is bad as well.
Pros
  • Parks and nature walks
Cons
  • Horrible standard of living
  • Mass poverty
  • Lots of drugs
  • Can be dangerous
  • Creeks and some shopping areas are untidy.
  • Poor quality tenants
  • Awful dodgy, crime, weird people
  • Highway traffic
allyg
allyg Hi Kiara, I agree with your comments and hope you're okay. Your review is well-written and honest. Please hang in there. When approaching retirement in 2014, I looked around for a place to buy (using Super and every resource I had). After driving around Woodridge/Logan Central, decided against buying there as it was quite a frightening place. Admittedly Logan City Council are trying to improve the place, but drastic social surgery will be needed to seriously make a difference. I'm not talking about persecuting unemployed people. Injection of funds to improve education and job training in these areas will be more productive than the current 'punishment' methods. I eventually found a small house in a safe area (still in the Logan area) - mostly rentals here so I won't say where as currently the area is SAFE. I agree about the trains, but that is the BEENLEIGH train service. If coming from Brisbane on this train, once you get past Coopers Plains station, people get on who make you feel unsafe (prowling up and down the carriages, eyeing you off in a predatory manner). There are fewer people on the train at this stage and females sitting alone are very vulnerable. However the GOLD COAST/AIRPORT train service is fantastic - crowded but safe. Better to live near one of the stations on the express line - Loganlea or Beenleigh. All the best.
Jul 04, 2017
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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 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
Sep 10, 2015

"The heart and soul of not Australia...But the WORLD"

Where do I begin with this amazing suburb. Fantastic tourist attractions such as the Woodridge shopping center and McDonald. Cheap affordable living but also appeals to the extremely wealthy. The suburb feels clean overall. The train station is the safest train station in Logan. People who live they are genuine and amazing. Not to mention Darren Haynes himself from Savage Garden lived there.

Houses feel really nice and modern, never problems with pests or pets. The only bad thing about living here is you will never want to leave it's brilliant. 10/10
Pros
  • Amazing Nightlife
  • Friendly People
  • Clean Suburb
  • Close to the M1
  • Services & Shopping
  • Close to everything
  • Close to ikea cheap hotdogs!
  • Parks and nature walks
Cons
  • You won't want to leave (if that even is a con)
Recommended for
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • 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+

"Mayans"

Woodridge is a well known place for its food for its kind people and the safety around Woodridge and if good rate it from 1 to 100 I would say 100 cause it's the best place I've ever been :) (a)
Pros
  • Close to water quilty
  • Safe
  • Healthy
  • Close to the M1
  • Services & Shopping
  • Close to everything
  • Close to ikea cheap hotdogs!
  • Parks and nature walks
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Maybe a little biased due to nostalgia...."

Spent a lot of time in Woodridge growing up as my grandparents owned a town house there. Beautiful area, like most of Queensland. Very nice community, a lot of older people. Everyone seemed very friendly. Plenty of stuff to do as it is close to everything. House prices are very modest considering the area and what it offers. Some people complain of crime, or dodgy people. I have never experienced this, however I do not visit very often anymore as my grandparents have passed. I would definitely recommend Woodridge as a lovely place to retire, or for young families to live.
Pros
  • Traffic congestion isn't bad considering population
  • Good fresh food market
  • Very nice community
  • Close to the M1
  • Services & Shopping
  • Close to everything
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"woodridge is great"

i have had property here for around sixtten years but am based in cape york.
everytime i come to woodridge i dont want to leave , it has a real country town feel , people are very willing to help and communicate regardless of race or creed .
it,s not unusual to get a half dozen , g,days while doing a bit of gardening out the front from passers by.
the multicutural aspects are fantastic with vast varietys of foods availiable in stores and fast food outlets.
the shops are cheaper than anywhere else in south east queenslandand the staff almost always have g,day darl , how,s your day been ready for their customers.
incredible access to trains , buses , doctors , hospitals ,schools , fifteen minutes to brisbane city by car and major hospitals with some of the worlds leading cancer research and procedures performed , in my view woodridge lacks nothing and is a fabulous place.
i cant praise the place or most of the people i come into contact with here highly enough,.
if you want real people , exceptional prices for housing and shopping with access to everything one could ever need then woodridge / logan area is the place .
Pros
  • Services & Shopping
  • Close to the M1
  • Close to everything
  • Parks and nature walks
Cons
  • Poor quality tenants
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
1/5 rating details
  • Cost of Living 3/5
2yrs+

"Not the best looking, friendliest or intelligent people"

I don't get how this suburb is rated so highly on this site. This site has got to be flawed and the people commenting may be on the wrong planet. I grew up here and spent most of my adult life here. I can't believe I was able to dodge the drugs and criminal charges through high school. I was one of the very lucky/rare few that were able to do a 360, and work hard to and get myself a job. Subsequently earning myself a ticket out. During my entire time there I never felt safe or trusted anyone. All i felt was pity and disgust. Crime is high (probably one of the worst in the state), Housing commission homes are a plenty. The police are flat strapped and crimes go unsolved. There's no way I'd bring my children up in that suburb.
Cons
  • Poor community spirit
  • Great place for persons on welfare
  • Great place for mental health patients
  • Can be dangerous
  • Creeks and some shopping areas are untidy.
  • Awful dodgy, crime, weird people
  • Highway traffic
  • Poor quality tenants
underated
underated i think the review says it all about the writer.
never been out of the shadow of the town hall clock , low self esteem, cant see the wood for the trees and definitely from his own description suffering from some form of paranoia.
sounds so much like a small town spoil t rotten kid.
i can assure the writer there is far far worse in australia than logan , to generalize an entire suburb in the manner that they have is grossly unfair upon the decent hard working people who do make that suburb their home and there are thousands and thousands of them.
how about a little balance instead of this negative diatribe from someone who it would seem has an axe
to grind.
perhaps a few weeks in the inner west suburbs of sydney or riverwood dodging bullets every night could see a slightly different perspective .
whichever way travel is one of the best educations , so get a few more klms under your belt mate and then perhaps you may realize there is things perhaps as not as bad as you have described .
to have brought peoples looks into the equation is a very sad testimonial to yourself .
i sincerely hope the people around you where you have chosen to live at present dont look down upon you as some sub standard form of humanity as you have apparently viewed those around you during your time in logan .
when you mention they are not the best looking people does this include members of your own family ? or only the peasants who had the misfortune of having come across your path.
2yrs+
selector1
selector1 I strongly disagree.. i Lived there for 5 years its a good suburb. its not dangerous! there is no drugs! there is a huge police station HQ in woodridge trust me there is alot of good police petrol in woodridge. demographics stats show most people are retirees and hard working and home owners. look on real estate sites show all houses neat and tidy with large rooms big yards and recently renovated. by saying woodridge is a dangerous area with heaps of drug dealers and crminals you are offending the majority of good people living there for many years. woodridge to me is 5 star and the bad reputation is history already.
2yrs+
Sonia1
Sonia1 It kind of makes me angry to read these glowing recommendations of Woodridge. I currently live in Woodridge and my next door neighbours are drug dealers. There have been police raids, but they continue to deal drugs. There are often violent confrontations, and death threats to be heard from the street day and night.
I wish I could afford to move.

Having said that I grew up in a different part of Woodridge that was quieter and safer. It really depends on which part of the suburb you live in, and although some parts are bad, it's no worse than any other low socio-economic area.
2yrs+
ShaunMartin
ShaunMartin Wow, I never saw anything of this around Woodridge or any of the surrounding areas. I did see a car chase once, and my grandparents were broken into whilst they were away on holidays, but that was really about it. I don't doubt there are rough areas and bad seeds, but I think it is an inaccurate representation of the suburb as a whole. Just my opinion.
2yrs+
Shiiea007
Shiiea007 I cannot believe the amount of people who disagree with this posting. I've lived here now for only a year and a half (we brought an investment property but with the first home owners grant, you must live in the place for a year before being able to rent it out), Woodridge is disgusting! I'm no snob, far from it however.. the amount of crime I have seen in only 1 year says it all. I live on what is considered the "nicest" street in Woodridge and even than, every night without fail there is a huge domestic with people yelling at every word under the sun at 3 am. I've had over the year 14 cars parked outside the street where I live and without fail, every single one of those I have spotted someone trying to break into it. I have called the police many times after witnessing someone trying to break into a car.. and their average arrive time is one hour, though there was the odd occasion they came within 20 mins of my calling. Don't get me wrong, there is some lovely people here, I've spoken to a few rare ones in the shopping centres but even than, 80% of the people in this suburb are horrid. Without fail, no matter where I go in this area, whether it be the local post office or any of the shopping centres, I always seem to witness some crime occurring, day or night. There is much more to say but I would just be going on and on and on.
2yrs+
imc53
imc53 what are the good areas in woodridge can someone who thinks there are better areas tell me where they are. Drug dealers can live anywhere. I live in a good suburb in my town but drug dealers rented in the next street after all they have plenty of money.
2yrs+
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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 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Awesome suburb!"

Lived here for about 10 years. We have wonderful neighbours, lovely, quiet and tidy street. Very close to a number of large shopping centers, medical facilities, variety of private and public schools. Convenient and fast access to both M1 and Gateway Motorway - Brisbane CBD in 20-25mins (except during peak hours). A great choice of services you could possibly ever want/need - high speed cable broadband (18Mbps usually), gas, foxtel/optus cable tv and well organised public transport.
Brilliant place for young families, professionals and retirees alike. Also worth mentioning - this isn't a flood affected suburb, we sleep peacefully at night when is raining, unlike in some "posh" places.
We never had any of the issues a couple of other reviewers mentioned - we feel safe and comfortable living in Woodridge and as I've mentioned we have great neighbours. On the other hand when we lived in Rochedale and Sunnybank we did have break ins. So may be just those individual's experiences and I strongly believe they don't reflect the true image of Woodridge.
Pros
  • Close to ikea cheap hotdogs!
  • Close to the M1
  • Services & Shopping
  • Close to everything
  • Parks and nature walks
paul111
paul111 You must be having a laugh ! Why live in a slum area when you can live somewhere nice like The Gap or Bardon or Ashgrove. I never understand you lot !
2yrs+
Flora
Flora Why any of those areas? Woodridge isn't slum, nor is it full of unemployed people. My family is a working family, my neighbours are all employed (Brisbane CBD and Gold Coast commuters). I don't understand people like you, just keep grinding on with your outdated, stereotypical negative comments. To call Woodridge slum is complete drivel. If you didn't feel in danger in Mexico or West Africa, but you feel unsafe at Brisbane south side then you need help. Logan Hospital mental ward could be of assistance, but you may prefer to go somewhere more pretentious.
2yrs+
Shiiea007
Shiiea007 Woodridge is a slum. Have you ever driven past centerlink during normal work hours? the place is so fully you can barely step into it! The area is rubbish and so are most of the people living there. I'm sick of going out every day and being witness to some sort of crime! it disgust me!!
2yrs+
imc53
imc53 do you have an issue or a grudge Shiiea the things you say seem incredible.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Vastly underrated"

We are a young family and love living in Woodridge, when we were looking to buy a house here some of our friends were telling us all sorts of stories about it. Well, a few of them have moved here too lol!!
We are close to work, transport, shops and everything else. There are some pretty nice parks nearby and kids are going to a private school down the road. We are happy.
Pros
  • Close to ikea cheap hotdogs!
  • Close to the M1
  • Services & Shopping
  • Close to everything
  • Parks and nature walks
Cons
  • Unjustified reputation
underated
underated couldnt agree more with the above , why people want to pay huge house prices for houses in other suburbs is beyond me , buy in logan , save a hundred grand , get a house that is built out of old australian , quality hardwoods , most of these homes were made to last , old style craftsmanship and solid , they just dont build like this anymore ,.
fantastic location central to everything , good roads , great people who work in all the stores , i have never had a bad service experience here and the store prices are cheaper than anywhere else in brisbane , one suburb across and you will pay vastly more for your groceries and for the most the service will not be a patch on what we get here.
genuine value and some of the best and nicest tradesman ,shop staff and service personnel i have encountered .
this is without doubt the best value suburb for young family's , dont throw your money away or make the banks richer , buy in logan and save bucketful's of your hard earned bucks
2yrs+
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Dodgy and disgusting!"

DUMP! What are you ppl on? This suburb is awful! I rented there briefly and NEVER ever will I even drive through there. Dangerous, people always watching you when you go to the store. I was afraid my bag would be snatched or car broken into. And, the seedy dodgy people that live there, lets just say Frankston is Toorak for Woodridge. Forget it, if you can avoid living here, do so. I never had to call the police in my life prior to moving there, I was almost broken into twice and one of my cars got vandalized. I also lived in a street with a woman who was mentally ill, and would get severely intoxicated and then try to kill the neighbours children, and at night she would roam the streets half naked screaming obscenities at people. The police apparently couldnt do anything because she was certified ill and the house was owner occupied by her and technically she was not committing a crime. Either way, I would never ever ever live there.
Cons
  • Awful dodgy, crime, weird people
  • Smelly, dirty, cheap
SparkySpark
SparkySpark If you lived anywhere where you have a certified mentally ill person as a neigbour you may still have those problems. There aren't any mentally ill people in Paddington, Ascot, New Farm or Stretton? I don't think people in Woodridge are any of those things you mentioned, sure there may be individuals who may need help, but to generalise like that is horrid.
2yrs+
mushlin
mushlin I know she was mentally ill because her son, ex husband and the police told us she was certified mentally ill but could do nothing to protect the residents of the street because she was an owner-occupier. She tried numerous times to run over the neighbors children, would run out in the middle of the night heavily intoxicated and under the influence naked....so yeh, please don't tell me about how awful my experience there was/ if you want to live there and live in an absolute dump of a place, with dirty streets, rubbish all over the car parks, and bogans walking round bare foot yelling out "how ya goin'" to their junkie dealers, then go for it. I certainly, will not subject myself to that ever again.
2yrs+
CurRtisCrRunk
CurRtisCrRunk hey , this place isnt that bad and i have lived here in the same house for 18 yrs since i was born , yes some of the people that live here are little feral gutter rats , and you get the occasional crazys but put that aside it isn't that bad of a place if your goin to be moving here find out how the neighbours are first , because you shouldnt judge someone before you know them , if you dont get involved with the wrong crowed then you wont have a problem just stick to your own and dont get involved in others dramas then you will be fine! Trust me i know ive been in the wrong crowed before and once they were being stupid and screwing me around and that i just cut them out of my life and everything has been fine ...... yes people think its a bad place but really it isnt , if you know the right people you will be fine , maybe you were in a "posh" place before hand but it isnt that bad if there are fights, you shouldnt judge till you know the whole story FIRST!
2yrs+
imc53
imc53 mentally ill people can live anywhere. That's not a reflection on the suburb.
2yrs+
ManwellaT
ManwellaT People need to understand that its not the suburb, its the people that live there 😡
Oct 27, 2015
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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 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Unbelievable previous reviews"

Can't understand how people are giving this suburb such high marks. It is a TERRIBLE area and I wouldnt feel safe at night round here. Why Logan gets it Bogan jokes is due in no small way to Woodridge. Shabby old houses and dodgy people. STAY WELL CLEAR is my advice.
AMYTHEGREAT
AMYTHEGREAT YOUR JUST A DOWNER
2yrs+
JohnTowey
JohnTowey Dear aande61 .... as long as your status is ... " visited the area " the rest of us will remain content . Keep your snobbery elsewhere ! I live there , I have lived in the CBD . The people in Woodridge speak to each other at least .
2yrs+
HarryJ
HarryJ Mate, you have obviously had a bad experience or you listen to those "bogan jokes" a little to much. My advice to you would be to move into the area for a phew months go for a walk at night, you might be supprised that the area is not so different to any Brisbane suburb until then its probably better to review a suburb your a little more familiar with. (Please take the advice in a positive non offensive manner I would ask).

Harry Jones
2yrs+
bengun31
bengun31 I moved here from the gold coast almost 8 years ago and have never had a problem or incident. The majority of people are down to earth battlers and it is very central. 20 minutes to the city,Gold Coast,or Ipswich. Everything you need is only five minutes drive away. If it wasn't safe at night you wouldn't see girls walking home on there own late.I like it here and the markets on Sunday morning are the best
2yrs+
Katty
Katty I think aande61 is living under a rock regarding his opinion about Woodridge... I don't this person has ventured out much at all. Sounds like he is a snob, only likes his cafe culture serving expensive coffee.
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Puzzled"

I am puzzled why Woodridge has a bad rap. Living here almost 2 years, I save a lot on petrol (not kidding) as all shops and other services (hearing aid, dental, medical, community centres etc) are very handy, I live on bus route and I see the buses going by very often with plenty of people in it. Shops are approx 1-2 kms away. Freeway nearby. Sales people at Logan Central always very friendly and down to earth. When I tell friends that I have moved to Woodridge, they give me looks and some have commented 'bad area' and after 2 years, I am asking why bad area? I feel the crime rate is lower here than at the Gold Coast. The multi culturals add a bit of diversity to the area.
I have seen some cities and towns with dirtier streets (including Melbourne).
Pros
  • Close to ikea cheap hotdogs!
  • Close to the M1
  • Services & Shopping
  • Close to everything
  • Parks and nature walks
Cons
  • Creeks and some shopping areas are untidy.
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
xdttgfhcgf
xdttgfhcgf That is a great review I totally agree, apart from the nature walks I barely see any, unless u count fields of dry grass
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
2yrs+

"Affordable suburb to live in"

Woodridge is changing for better. It's only 20 k to city. Though traffic on M1 can be a nightmare in peak hours, can avoid by catching city buses at Springwood bus station and be in city in 20 mins. Close to all major shops e.g. Ikea, Bunnings etc.There are many schools nd parks in the area. I would recommend Woodridge for anyone.
Pros
  • Close to ikea cheap hotdogs!
  • Close to the M1
  • Services & Shopping
Cons
  • Can be dangerous
Recommended for
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
Shiiea007
Shiiea007 It'd be perfect once they got rid of 90% of the population.
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 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"A hard worker"

Pros
  • Services & Shopping
Cons
  • Awful dodgy, crime, weird people
  • Can be dangerous
  • Creeks and some shopping areas are untidy.
  • Highway traffic
  • Poor quality tenants
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
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+

"Bought a place 12mths ago"

Affordable and friendly i have everything i need close by and the neighbors are great! 5 Stars for me.
Pros
  • Great community spirit
  • Close to transport
  • Close to shops
  • Close to ikea cheap hotdogs!
  • Close to the M1
  • Close to everything
  • Services & Shopping
  • Parks and nature walks
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Woodridge is changing for the better"

I can see where peope are coming from when they put Woodridge down because you do hear the odd news about an act of violence. But you can't put a label on the suburb as every suburb has its bad streets and bad people!!.

What I can say is I see alot of changes in the area, and the location is very convenient for a lot of different types of people. The catholic school in the area is awsome, its full of the nicest people and the church is also brilliant.

The suburb has had a bad label on it for a while but I can see changes happening and as Logan City starts to boom in the future it will only become better and a great place for investors is soon coming so keep your eyes peeled.

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

"Alive with Multiculturalism"

I have been invited to more Multicultural events than I can count! Lots of good grub and excellent entertainment from people with a wide range of talents.
Look......every place has a few residents who are less than desirable, but they are in the minority here. Compared to other more affluent and supposedly UP market places such as Gold Coast, Woodridge has lower crime rates.
You get more bang for your buck here in almost every way. Prices are affordable. There is a lot of new housing development under way, house prices are rising again slowly now which is a sure sign that things are growing and on the UP.
Pros
  • Services & Shopping
Cons
  • Creeks and some shopping areas are untidy.
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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Good and quiet place to relax, probably mislead by historical tales/reputation"

I have lived in Woodridge for nearly two years. It's a quiet and safe street, not to mention friendly neighbours. All the best and cheapest retailers are just a stone throw away: eg Bunning's Warehouse, Goodprice Pharmacy, Foodworks, BCF, Officeworks, The Cheesecake Shop. Ikea, Fantastic Furniture, Aldi, Super A Mart and the likes are less than 5 minutes drive. Not to mention 20 minutes drive or 10 minutes walk to the direct bus stop to the CBD, 2 minutes walk to the bus stop to Garden City, less than 30 minutes drive to Dreamworld, nearby train stations, great public library, parks. Also every weekend the Logan Central day market is great place to get real bargains and great family outing.

Utilities such as gas is great for cooking, cheap too. If internet access is important you have a choice of cable or ADSL2+, constantly getting speeds of more than 10mb+ since the exchange at Slacks Creek is nearby.

As with some of the reviewers had mentioned, I was also advised by 'people' to avoid Woodridge. I did my research such as Australian Beureau of Statistics, yes, it's got high unemployment; yes the income is lower than national average, yes it's got higher percentage of mixed nationalities - but to me many locals that I met have been friendly and very supportive of local businesess.
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4/5 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
  • 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+

"Woodridge"

This is a great place, close to public transport, Brisbane the Goldy. The people here are wonderful. Things have really come along way for this town since 20 years ago.
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zapow
zapow Yeah, if you want your kids to grow up troubled and abused.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"The best of both worlds."

I live in a Townhouse in Woodridge near Karawatha forest and it's a very good place to live. Been there now for 3 years. I have the train station 5 mins walk away on one side and can escape into the tranquility of the bush if I walk less than 5 mins in the opposite direction. ( what a place that forest is ... magical !! ) The street I live on is quiet, houses and gardens well maintained, kids playing, people friendly, no hoons , no dogs barking , no mossies, (I hate mosquitoes) . There are 2 schools within walking distance also. Logan gardens are 10 mins walk from my door ; great for BBQs on a sunday afternoon aswell as enjoy a game of rugby league at Logan brothers ground behind the entertainment centre. There is also a soccer club within a few mins walking distance. When I was deciding to move into this area some people said that they would'nt like to live there
( based on misconceptions I suppose ) ; I am very glad that I did my own research and trusted my own instinct .... I am very happy here.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Conveniently close to everything!"

An endless number of renovation outlets including tiling, bathroom supplies, curtains and flooring. As well as caar dealerships and numerous large outlets for pet goods.
Close to the beach, beautiful parks and reserves and even the mountains such as tamborine and springbrook.
Easy access onto the Pacifc, Gateway, and Logan Motorways, nomatter which way you wish to go!
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Woodridge is great"

I work and have a business in the local area and have lived in Woodridge some years ago and I think this is a great suburb. You get all the amenities of other suburbs and the houses are far cheaper than in most other areas of South East Queensland. Since the local council and state government did the urban renewal program some years ago the area has gone from strength to strength. It is a largely multi cultural and family oriented suburb and provides some of the best value supermarket shopping around. It has easy access to the M1 freeway and the Logan motorway and also an excellent train service to the city and gold coast. As well the Logan City council chambers are located here and also the Logan Entertainment Centre which is brand new plus a large public library and lots of other facilities.
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees