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hi folks,

 

theres a possability i may be working on toowong in brisbane, where would you recomend living near by (15 mins drive) with good schools for my daughter (5 years old) and lots of things to do as a family.

 

any advice is welcome


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hi folks,

 

theres a possability i may be working on toowong in brisbane, where would you recomend living near by (15 mins drive) with good schools for my daughter (5 years old) and lots of things to do as a family.

 

any advice is welcome

 

 

You'd be lucky to get somewhere to park at Toowong if you're driving.


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You'd be lucky to get somewhere to park at Toowong if you're driving.

 

You can usually get something around Perrin Park if you don't leave it too long. But then you have to walk up the aptly named Burns Rd where your thighs burn by half way up :)

 

Does seem a shame to drive to such a well connected suburb though.

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hi folks,

 

theres a possability i may be working on toowong in brisbane, where would you recomend living near by (15 mins drive) with good schools for my daughter (5 years old) and lots of things to do as a family.

 

any advice is welcome

 

Without knowing more I would suggest having a look at Toowong. Good schools, busy and lovely quiet pockets, so you can take your pick, and has great access to all the activities of Brisbane for a family via:

- Quick train to CBD

- Major cycling tracks along the river straight into the CBD and Southbank/Cultural District

- Access to the Citycat network for great family days out

- Next to Mt Coot-tha for walking, bike riding, botantical gardens etc

- It's own little shopping village with cafe's

 

You might also consider living a stop or two up the train line at Taringa or Indooroopilly. The area has lots of good primary and high schools, both state and private.

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good advice folks thank you, i have had a look onrealestate.com.au and most houses in toowong look very much like a large staticcaravan here in the uk, is there any new developments that you know of? ifthere is good public transport then that’s fantastic and would mean i won’tneed a car, i am new to city living having lived in the country all my life,its all getting rather exciting


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good advice folks thank you, i have had a look onrealestate.com.au and most houses in toowong look very much like a large staticcaravan here in the uk, is there any new developments that you know of? ifthere is good public transport then that’s fantastic and would mean i won’tneed a car, i am new to city living having lived in the country all my life,its all getting rather exciting

 

 

Toowong is a long established city area and the only new developments that I know of are the new holes in the ancient cemetery and new apartments which will set you back about 350k for a 1 bed................yes..............you're practically in the City. I would move further out on a train and bus line if I were you......................even those "static caravans" would set you back around 600k


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thanks john, im guessing the futher west i go the more affordable it will get


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thanks john, im guessing the futher west i go the more affordable it will get

 

If you go West you'd be in State Forest/ National Park. You'd need to move much further North or South for reasonable property prices


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Anything along the Ipswich train line would suit you for getting to Toowong. Try Indooroopilly, Chelmer, Graceville, Sherwood, Corinda etc.

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good advice folks thank you, i have had a look onrealestate.com.au and most houses in toowong look very much like a large staticcaravan here in the uk, is there any new developments that you know of? ifthere is good public transport then that’s fantastic and would mean i won’tneed a car, i am new to city living having lived in the country all my life,its all getting rather exciting

 

 

We prefer the term shacks if you don't mind :biggrin:

 

To give you a rough idea of shack price levels this is entry level Toowong:

http://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-qld-toowong-110996155

http://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-qld-toowong-109860181

 

Dearer:

http://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-qld-toowong-111379967

http://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-qld-toowong-109730281

 

The OMG:

http://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-qld-toowong-111336867

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Prices tend to drop as you go further out and the houses change from pre-war wood and tin character homes to post war wood and tile.

 

The prices then jump again as you hit the first of the brick and tile new build area's and then slowly drop again as you go futher out into the more distance new build area's.

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