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shoegal68

redbank plains???

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hi all

 

just posted this is life in queensland forum too.

 

we are heading to queensland early 2013 visa granted job obtained

 

shortlistung areas to live Springfield lakes being one,noticed searches that redbank plains is popping up a lot as it is nearby. properties look nice and reasonably.priced.

 

id just like to.know if anyone lives there or has done? just after knowing what facilities the area has,public transport.,shops,facilities for children (our son is 3).also.just any info on what the area is like.

 

any advice would be greatly appreciated.

 

thanks :D

 

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p.s what i.should also mention is that we do.need reasonably priced at mo as we still.haventt sold our property and need to source a tenant if it doesn't sell.but if we can't find one we will still be paying a mortgage for a little while!!

 

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Area is very prone to flooding. Parts of Redbank plains badly affected during the floods a couple of years ago.

more a suburb of Ipswich than Brisbane.....Does not appeal to me.

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Redbank Plains has some rough parts that i personally wouldnt like to live in. Springfield Lakes is a much nicer area to focus your search on.

 

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thanks it was just because it was coming up in search results.

 

thanks for ur advice :D

 

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Hi there shoegal68 im thinking of moving to Springfield in July my husband has been working on the mines for two years now and we have two small children so its too hard for us to be so far away in Ireland. We lived in Brisbane four years ago and visited Springfield Lakes and I loved it. Just wondering if your there or if you know any more about renting in it??

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Hi there shoegal68 im thinking of moving to Springfield in July my husband has been working on the mines for two years now and we have two small children so its too hard for us to be so far away in Ireland. We lived in Brisbane four years ago and visited Springfield Lakes and I loved it. Just wondering if your there or if you know any more about renting in it??

I know this is a long shot but dont supose your husband has/had an escort cosworth ??

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Hiya new mrs r,

 

We are still in uk my hubby is heading over next Sunday and me and our little boy in April. Still looking at Springfield and Springfield lakes, redbank plains, also coomera area, ormeau and helensvale.

 

my hubby is gonna check out places when he gets there and sort us a rental.

 

How old are ur little ones? If we both end up in Springfield lakes we could meet up, pm me if u like!

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Hey I live in redbank, even though I was told it was a rough area! It was the fact that we could buy a four bed double garage house with a decent garden for $289,000!!

I have found it to be fine, the shopping centre is great with a cinema and within walking distance. Don't know why people get so snobby about the area. Have not seen anything 'rough' since moving in June. Compared to UK it is spacious and well thought out housing.

just normal, working class people, clean, it's fine. We have gorgeous drives off to the Gold Coast via the Logan motorway and inland towns like Boonah are lovely. The lost valley is another great drive and toowoomba too.

we commute to brisbane each day for work (about 40 mins in rush hour). Well worth it for the cheap housing I say, cheers :)

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Not somewhere I would choose to live but it is cheap if that is a consideration for you which it seems to be.

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I too wouldnt personally choose to live there but taking into consideration other 'cheaper' areas in and around Brisbane or Ipswich, it is one of the better ones.

 

 

Cal x


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If you get a chance,take it, If it changes your life,let it. Nobody said it would be easy they just said it would be worth it...

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Yep agree with most, Redbank appears like a fairly low socioeconomic type of area and it shows, my wife and I had a look at the area when we got here and drove straight back out.

 

I wouldn't rule out the original "Springfield" area as its has fairly modern houses and you tend to get more land and house for $ than Lakes and pretty much a identical cross section of people to Lakes, or Augustine heights both are part of the greater Springfield development and close to the Orion mall center. Springfield Lakes is generally nice, but watch out for land size as there are a mix of small and decent plots.

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We are in collingwood park at redbank, I admit some areas of redbank can be a bit rough by all accounts but seems ok here. I just dont see the problem. Yes cheap housing is an issue for us homewardbound588 and I am not ashamed of it at all. I am a working class person who got here with nothing and have just bought my first home. Be careful of making judgments on areas because by default you are creating the problem by putting people off who would become part of a mix of economic backgrounds.

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We are in collingwood park at redbank, I admit some areas of redbank can be a bit rough by all accounts but seems ok here. I just dont see the problem. Yes cheap housing is an issue for us homewardbound588 and I am not ashamed of it at all. I am a working class person who got here with nothing and have just bought my first home. Be careful of making judgments on areas because by default you are creating the problem by putting people off who would become part of a mix of economic backgrounds.

 

We have lived here for 27 years,in various suburbs,the so called up market ones,and the working class ones.We have lived on acerage sence i retired in 2001.The reason we live on acerage,was to get away from the anti social noisey suburbs.No matter were you live in Australia you can get unruly drunken noisy nieghbours,that have parties every weekend or kids that play loud thumping music all day and night.and it dosn't matter how much you have paid for your house.All the houses are badly built and paper thin.There's some realy nice people in Redbank Plains that live in nice houses.I personley wouldn't live in Springfield Lakes,it looks lovely,but the houses are a mitre apart,you can hear next door fart.Get a noisy neighbour and your life would be hell.And you have paid double the price than you would in Redbank.Or maybe get a couple of low life families renting, in Springfield lakes.It's pot luck.If you are buying do your home work very carefully.in whatever suburb.

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