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  1. Cerberus1

    Cleveland, South-East Brisbane suburb

    WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CLEVELAND, BRISBANE If you have never visited the welcoming suburb of Cleveland, you are certainly missing out on one of Brisbane’s hidden suburban gems. There are plenty of things to see and do in Cleveland, and as far as suburban living goes Cleveland offers a beautiful balance of quality shopping centers, delicious restaurants, good schools and plenty of public transport. BENEFITS OF LIVING IN CLEVELAND, BRISBANE Cleveland is a fantastic Brisbane suburb for young families looking for a place to settle down; with an abundance of family-friendly activities including many parks, the local Cleveland Pool, and the Redlands Hospital within close reach, it really offers everything a young family would need. This suburb also happens to be a very popular destination for those looking to retire; with many well-respected retirement villages including Aveo Cleveland, Renaissance, and many others. THE BEST STREETS IN CLEVELAND, BRISBANE The best streets in Cleveland, Brisbane, completely depend on which reason you are choosing to move to the suburb. If you’d like to live a luxurious lifestyle, and be within reach of a direct route to Brisbane’s CBD, you may choose to live in Raby Bay. However, if you are looking to raise a young family you may want to choose a home located in the streets around Cleveland’s kindergarten, primary and secondary schools. THE BEST SCHOOLS IN CLEVELAND, BRISBANE Cleveland is a fantastic suburb to raise a family, as previously mentioned, one main reason being that the Cleveland schools offer a lot of support for students with many programs created to build a sense of community and offer specialized education for certain interests. The Cleveland Primary School caters for students from Prep to Year 6, and during their schooling students are able to participate in sporting programs, drama, music, and other specialized education. Cleveland Primary School also has a well-respected Swimming team, known locally as ‘The Cleveland Penguins’. Two additional benefits for parents sending their children to the Cleveland Primary school are the on-site dental office for easy dentist appointments, as well as on-site before and after school care. If however your children are high-school aged, they will be attending Cleveland District State High School. This is a very well respected school with plenty of award-winning and high-achieving students. The main specialized programs on offer at this school are the sports program, foreign language program, and leadership programs. There is also a lot of support for students as they prepare to transition into the workforce, with Year 10 students being given the option to participate in certificate programs within the school year so that they may graduate with qualifications. PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN CLEVELAND, BRISBANE Cleveland is the end of the line for a direct train service that goes directly to Brisbane’s CBD and through to Shorncliffe station. This is ideal for those looking to work in the city, or in neighboring suburbs. (https://jp.translink.com.au/plan-your-journey/timetables/train/T/cleveland-line) Apart from the central train line, there are also plenty of bus services around Cleveland, making it very easy for students and adults to travel around the suburb and beyond. On top of this, there is also a ferry service on the edge of Cleveland that allows for transport to Stradbroke Island, a beautiful island that is known for it’s beaches and delicious gelato shop. A wonderful holiday destination, this is another benefit to living in or travelling to Cleveland, Brisbane. SHOPPING IN CLEVELAND, BRISBANE From clothing to groceries, Cleveland has a fantastic range of shopping available all around the suburb. One of the most popular shopping destinations that has to be mentioned is Stocklands Cleveland. Located just a short walk from the Cleveland Primary School, this shopping center offers a variety of stores including a Woolworths Grocery Store, a Golden Casket, a few delicious cafes, a Liquourland, and a Terry White Chemists, among other stores. (https://www.stockland.com.au/shopping-centres/centres/stockland-cleveland) Bloomfield Street in Cleveland offers a variety of shops that stretch along the street. For your Fashion needs, boutiques to visit include Louky Boutique, Neon Laundry, Jolie, and Get Gorgeous. On Sundays Bloomfield Street closes off for the weekly Cleveland Village Farmer’s markets, which is a great place to find farm-fresh produce, handmade gift ideas, and bakery-fresh bread and desserts. DISTANCE FROM CLEVELAND TO BRISBANE CBD If you plan on driving from Cleveland to Brisbane’s CBD, you will need to know that it is a total of 28km distance. The easiest route is to take Shore Street all the way from Cleveland through to the CBD – you will drive through Capalaba, Carindale, and Woolloongabba, however it is an easy drive if you give yourself enough time. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN CLEVELAND, BRISBANE For the youth that grow up in Cleveland, many of the most popular jobs are in the hospitality industry. There are many small cafés, as well as restaurants, fast food restaurants, and grocery stores. For those having trouble finding employment, there are a few employment services in Cleveland including Employment Services Queensland on Queen Street, and Mylestone Employment (for disabilities) on Bloomfield Street. Cleveland as a suburb is a fantastic place for those looking to be employed by small business, however many residents of Cleveland have work outside of the suburb that they travel to. WHAT THERE IS TO DO IN CLEVELAND, BRISBANE Cleveland is a beautiful, quiet, and welcoming community that offers plenty of fun things to do on the weekends and during the week. If you are looking for a relaxing time, Stephanie’s Vintage Day Spa on Middle Street in Cleveland offers an abundance of services including highly reviewed massages. The spa itself is beautifully decorated and is a perfect destination for a one-off relaxation appointment, or for regular treatments. (https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attraction_Review-g494983-d9812382-Reviews-Stephanies_Vintage_Spa-Cleveland_Redland_City_Brisbane_Region_Queensland.html) If you are a foodie, Cleveland is a wonderful place to enjoy a delicious meal! Raby Bay Harbour is very popular for restaurants including Hogs Breath Café, The Funky Mexican Cantina, Icon Bar, and many others. There are also delicious restaurants dotted around the suburb – many which deliver locally. One of the most well respected restaurants is Maharaja, an Indian restaurant with arguably some of the best butter chicken dishes in Brisbane. (http://maharajacleveland.com.au/) The Cleveland Lighthouse is a beautiful place to visit on the weekend to enjoy the scenery. From the lookout you are most likely to see a few friendly Pelicans swimming about. There is a recently renovated park with a playground perfect for young kids, as well as a gelato shop, fish and chips, a café, and a fine dining restaurant. MEDIAN HOUSE PRICES IN CLEVELAND, BRISBANE If you are considering moving to Cleveland, the median house prices (according to Real Estate.com.au) are $460 per week to rent, and $560,000 to buy. To rent a unit by comparison is around $300 per week, or $395,000 to buy. (https://www.realestate.com.au/neighbourhoods/cleveland-4163-qld) Overall, Cleveland is a wonderful bayside community, offering an escape from the busy city and a perfect place to raise a young family.
  2. Hello to all readers! I live in Ormiston, Bayside, Queensland and I wondered if anyone would fancy joining me to start up a book club in Cleveland? There is a coffee club (coffee shop) that opens reasonable late so maybe once every month we could meet up, have a coffee and cake and share our thoughts about a book that we all read. Maybe we could all take it in turn to decide on the book for the coming month? In the Bayside Bulletin there is also an offer of buy a coffee and get a coffee free most weeks so we could have a couple of coffee's over a couple of hours and only pay for one! I appreciate many Mum's or full time workers may find it tricky to commit to a couple of hours so I am happy to be flexible on the day and time of the club to suit others....morning, afternoon, night or weekend? I am a Private Tutor and work from home so I am free during the day until 3.30pm and after 7pm. I am also free weekends. For this reason, I am fairly flexible so I hope to include all those who simply fancy a couple of hours out once a month for a light chat! If anyone likes to read, eat cake, drink coffee, have a natter with other readers and fancy a couple of hours a month light chat - let me know. I will collect numbers and Private Message all those interested and we can go from there. Hope to hear from you soon! Kip :arghh:
  3. When we eventually get out to Oz (fingers crossed), Cleveland is the place we're hoping to settle. Just wondering what it has to offer a 10 yr old boy? We're absolutley dreading another long winter here in the UK :frown:, he will be climbing the walls in the next few months. Are there many skateparks etc in the area? and do kids play outside there or is it a culture of play dates after school? Hes really into skateboards/bmx and just started taking an interest in rugby. Would really appreciate any advice/information about anything in the surrounding areas:smile: Dee x
  4. About to do medicals so things moving along now, but we are not planning on going until March, so are looking at a furnished rental for the month of April. Anyone have any recommendations? I will be working at mater womens hosp in Cleveland so would love to be quite near to that area as we will be looking for a long term rental and schooling in that area. Thanks sam (Midwife)
  5. Guest

    Schools in Cleveland

    Hi... We're looking at being in Brisbane around about November 2011, and looking at a number of areas around Brisbane (Wynnum, Manly, Ormiston, Cleveland). We have 2 boys (age 5 and 6), and I was wondering if anyone is currently in the Cleveland area and can recommend schools for their age ???? Also, a side thread really - but what are your experiences of Cleveland ?? Good place to live, place to avoid ?? Many thanks for any feedback, which will be most welcome.... Mark
  6. We are renting a 3 bedroom neat and well maintained unit in Cleveland but are planning to move closer to the city. We still have 3 months rent, its a secure complex and has a shared pool. It also comes with a 1 car garage and a small garden. We're planing to move out by end of April. Rent is $350 a week. Here is a link to the complex. Spinnaker Cove Please send me an email if interested. Cheers B!K3R
  7. Hi I wondered if anyone could tell me how long it would take to drive from Cleveland to Coorparoo, needing to be in Coorparoo for 8.30am and leave about 4.30 pmish? Is the road bumper to bumper or would it be better to take the train? If so how much is the fare? Thanks a million :biggrin:
  8. Guest

    Moving to Cleveland

    We are moving to Cleveland in a week and our children will be starting at Star of the Sea school, just wondered if there was anyone else out there in the same boat! Would love to hear from any baysiders, new and old!
  9. Hi there, Has anyone rented or is renting at Spinnaker Cove in Cleveland QLD? If so, how is it there? Cheers B!K3R
  10. terry & Melanie

    Cleveland, Brisbane ...Whats it like????

    Hi, Just looking at places in the Bayside district and was wondering if anyone has any information on the Cleveland area. We are moving mid August and have 2 kids aged 8 and 11, so good schools will be important (inside info on Cleveland state school would be great!) Terry will probably be working in the CBD and wants to be able to commute by train, so we will only need one car. Are there any good beaches nearby? How long would it take to go to the Gold coast from there? What are the local clubs like for the kids? Etc.etc...... Melanie x
  11. vinnypot

    rental in cleveland

    hi, we have a 3 bed town house in cleveland,we have 3 months left and need a place with a bigger garden as we have 2 kids,its 1 year old and modern,its walking distance to the harbour and the town centre,schools its 400 a week,cheers
  12. Hi there After some research on primary catholic school near Cleveland, we decided that we wish to send our 4 year old princess to the Star of the Sea. Does anyone sends their children there? Whats your opinion of the school? We will be applying this week (from Europe!) and hope all goes well. We're still waiting for our visas to be stamped in Germany and that's why we haven't applied yet (yes, they need a copy of the visas) We're a bit worried that there won't be any place left since people enroll them early. Our little one will start end Jan 2011 if all goes well. Does anyone know if there are still available places left? I'll write the school an email today, I'm just asking here to see if any of you guys know something Thanks!!!! B!K3R
  13. Hi Can anyone recommend a good dentist and doctors in Cleveland - there are so many to choose from one not sure where to start??? Many thanks Carol:wacko:
  14. Hello all,ive been here now 4 weeks and need ajob,im a sparky and am about to go to college to obtain my licence,in the meantime i will do anything(almost),so if any one needs casual labour give me a a call on 04500 34434,also my wife is in the same boat except she is a teaching asst and will do almost anything,thanks
  15. vinnypot

    springfield lakes or cleveland

    can anyone give me good /bad points on springfield lakes and cleveland ie,advantages and disadvantages of living in these areas or any neighbouring suburbs ,,,thankyou
  16. Cant decide on which area to go to when we first arrive,we arrive on the 27th april,myself an electrician and my wife who is a teaching asst,and our 2 boys 7 and 3,we want a nice area for the kids and somewhere not to quiet with plenty to do,been looking at cleveland and springfield lakes,anyone any good/bad points about these areas or any other areas that are easy to get brisbane as thats where i am most likely to find work as im an electrician,,,,cheers
  17. I moved to Ormiston from the UK 8 weeks ago and am now desparately in need of a haircut & colour. As I have used the same stylist for the last 20 odd years I am hesitant about trying someone new. Can anyone recommend a good salon - don't mind travelling as long as they do a good job. Thanks in advance. Linda
  18. Hiya, We are a family of 4 soon to be 5 who are looking for a 4 / 5 bedroom house to rent with a pool in the Cleveland or Thornlands area. We have a very well behaved small dog is fully trained and no trouble at all! Have rented twice before with him and had no complaints! The owners of the house we are renting at the moment are coming back from their travels early!!!! We would pay up to $550 - $600 for a nice house. I am keeping an eye on the real estate websites but if anyone knows of anything coming available could you please let me know. Thanks in advance
  19. Hi I am new to this forum so forgive me if I make any mistakes!! My husband's company are Australian and he has been asked to work in their Brisbane office for 2 to 4 years, he is currently in Brisbane at the moment for a month working and looking at areas in his spare time! I joined him just for a week over half term and we really liked Cleveland and since I returned home my husband has seen Wellington Point and really likes it there too! I have been searching the web for information about the two areas my main concerns being how safe are they to live in? We have three children, ages 7, 9 and 13 so want to be in a child friendly safe environment. My husband would be starting his contract in September and me and the children would follow in December so its a few months off yet but I am keen to settle on an area so that I can begin contacting necessary schools and rental agents etc. Thank you!! :laugh:
  20. Guest

    Cleveland ... Near brisbane

    Hello anyone out there been in CLEVELAND near BRISBANE and could tell me if it is good for families with young kids and if there is work for a plumber ? thank you matt
  21. Hi there Me and my family would love to meet new families in the Cleveland area and surrounding suburbs. A bit about us, we were from Coventry in the Uk, moved to Melbourne in April 2006 and then moved again to brisbane in November 2006. I am 33 and my name is michael, my wife is called marie and is 35 and we have two children Joseph who is 7 and Amber who is 3 If you are around the area why not reply to this post or drop us an email and see if we can meet and have a BBQ!!!
  22. :jiggy: We are having a New Years party if anyone in the Cleveland / Thornlands area fancies drinks, BBQ , silly games, pool and meet up with other poms and Locals. You are welcome...... yes, i must be mad but what the hell x :biglaugh:
  23. Hello! We have recently arrived from London, six weeks ago today! We would love to meet up with familys for fun days out :cute: My name is Melissa, My husband Keith and our two children Zac 4 & Rosa 3. Please give us a shout if you fancy meeting up!
  24. hey every 1 me and bro got our workin hol visa now! and goin 2 stop with a friend in cleveland in brisbane just wantin 2 know is there many jobs goin round that area 4 us 2 as we are both qualfied in the trade
  25. Hi myself and my family are due to move to Cleveland in Aug this year. I have a 2 year old daughter and a 7 year old son. I would love to meet any other mums with children of a similiar age please drop me a line if you are in or around Cleveland kind regards Adele:smile:
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