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Srijit

North Lakes / Mango Hill vs Springfield Lakes (Brisbane)

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Hello Friends, 

We are currently looking to buy our first home in Brisbane . But we have a limited budget of no more than 5.20K. Based on the budget and availability we can think of 2 locations in Brisbane ,Springfield lakes and Mango hill .  Considering all the factors like commuting to CBD , facilities , schools  need help and recommendation which place is better. 

Thanks 

Sri

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Hi, I don’t know Mango Hill or Springfield Lakes for living. We visit both areas often enough. If you like the beach then the nicest one will be Redcliffe. If you like hustle and bustle, traffic and everything on your doorstep then again I think it would be Mango Hill, although it didnt have an excellent reputation I think with all the new buildings in North Lakes that probably vanished. 

‘For me I like a quieter pace and much prefer around Springfield Lakes, you also have Augustine Lakes. You still have the shopping centre Orion which is lovely, the train to the city, etc. 

Or if you travelled another 20/30 minutes down the M2 you could probably have a 4 bed home on acreage for around $350k.


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Thanks for the reply, from commuting via train line to city and considering factors such as schools , any idea which one is better 

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Springfield Lakes has a train line, no idea if there is one at Mango hills. The Springfield school also seems to have a good reputation but i've no personal dealings with it.

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A lot of people from Sydney with lots of $ are moving up from there to the Brisbane greater areas the last year or so.  Some areas like the Gold Coast have had a surge in prices as a result.  (They can sell their Sydney home and buy one outright Brisbane greater region and can afford the private school fees too, with change).

We think the growth areas for the greater Brisbane region now that the Gold Coast has had the recent surge (and increase in prices) are north - e.g. somewhere on the Redcliffe Peninsular and going west e.g. towards or near Ipswich (suburbs like Karalee, Barellan Point, Karana Downs, Mount Crosby, Chuwar we like) - out of the Ipswich city but  only 15 minutes drive home and little traffic and some great value)

We've just moved to the Ipswich area (apparently 30 mins train commute times into Brisbane City).  There is a very mixed bag of suburbs, but some lovely ones with acerage/rural etc. 15 mins outside the city and value here is still incredible - e.g. we're looking at a place 15 mins outside Ipswich city with 1.7 acres for $465,000 and Costco are opening shortly - not a company who invest where they don't expect growth.  And some other shopping precincts going up.

Springfield I don't know much about is also in the Ipswich Council area, but further away, but I think a similar commute time to Brisbane.  

Still for value and not too bad commuting to Brisbane City I also favour some suburbs on the Redcliffe Peninsular (Woody Point, Clontarf, some areas of Margate, Scarborough)  - We bought a townhouse at Woody Point a block and a half from the beach 5 years ago for under $300,000, which we are about to rent out a block (2 big Bedrooms, 1.5 Bath, courtyard, Garage etc), prices are only now starting to rise - so there is still time to get into the area before the likely surge. I commuted by car from there to other side of the city for around 1.5 years - +/- 45 mins commute -  and the Redcliffe Peninsular and starting to smarten up and is changing the last year or so in particular.  (Like anywhere, mixed areas and some lovely and some not lovely areas/roads - basic rule of thumb some locals believe ideally you should be "'Ëast of Oxley" street, but there are some lovely ones around other areas too.   

Some say that areas like the Logan region (mid way between Brisbane and Gold Coast), which I understand can be a bit wild, might start going up and improve and the proximity to Brisbane isn't bad - but I'm inclined to think you need to have rented there and feel satisfied about the actual area before investing there at this stage.

I'm also hearing that the last 3 months 8,000 migrants have come to Queensland, jobs were already in short supply, but maybe the influx will create job creation ...  they say there were 210,000 people in Ipswich in 2018, by 2036 they estimate it will have doubled, so maybe the Costco's of this world etc. have some insight.

Hope this gives you broader 'food for thought'.  Feel free to email me if you want to know more.

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On 07/12/2018 at 10:34, Srijit said:

Thanks for the reply, from commuting via train line to city and considering factors such as schools , any idea which one is better 

How is the backhousia court north lakes to live?

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