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HI

 

Still awaiting for our agent to sort everything out, but we have one question to ask. We have been looking into the regions surrounding Brisbane and like the look of Deception Bay. Is there anybody in this forum who moved there on near there, or maybe be a local, to tell us what it's like and what the schools are like. Very interested in this area, look foward to some information. 8)

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Me too was looking at east tarragindi wellers hill holland park / some of the rentals are just wrong! I've just built a house so looking at what's on offer over this place I think I'm mental.

So thinking might as well live near beach.

I got no idea I live in Adelaide ATM & nothing happening here so looking at Brisbane..

Claire

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Sorry, but Deception Bay isn't known as "depression bay" "desolation bay" "derelicts bay" "decrepits bay" "desperation bay" for nothing. That said, it has undergone some transformation in the last 5 yrs and amny investors have rentals there. Personally, my image of it over the last 17 yrs has been tarred by media reports on the crime there. There isn't a beach as such as it's more of a mud flat. You can only research and draw your own conclusions, but sometimes that won't help as there are some for and some against. have a read of these conversations to get an idea:

 

http://www.streetadvisor.com.au/deception-bay-caboolture-brisbane-queensland

 

http://somersoft.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59847&highlight=deception

 

 

 

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well said johndoe DB is not the place were you would want to live..:chatterbox: there is better places around DB i.e. North Lakes .

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Can you both tell your thoughts on north lakes then.. Brutal if you so wish. I'm tough ;)

thanks in advance

claire

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OK Claire..................brutal. My personal opinion is.......... I hate it.......................but..........................most there love it. It has all the amenities, but I'm just not one for huge housing estates, and really, that's what it is. It will eventually, on completion, be a city but unless they get some more roads in and out, it will be a nightmare at commute time.

 

Like I say, that's just me. I don't like big estates and I don't like small blocks where you're on top of your neighbour. If you can buy into one of the earlier builds that were on big blocks, then that would be better but it'll cost. You can buy into some nice older housing closer in at places like Bracken Ridge, Albany Creek, Strathpine/Petrie or even redcliffe for similar, or less money.

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I echo pretty much everything John says. I'd not be one for North lakes either, far too much of a British dominant community. I prefer to integrate more... if I'd wanted to live in a Brit community I would have happily stayed in th UK! but that is just my opinion...

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JohnDoes comments made me laugh out loud. You are so right. My OH wants to move there as it is cheap and it should be an up and coming area, particularly since it will be near to the new railway line (if they actually build it). We have had a good look around there and there are some nice properties and the place has been done up a bit too. there is an excellent cafe near the seafront (not the first one, the 2nd one). However, i do not like the place so i am putting my foot down firmly. All of the family say dont go there under any circumstances.

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Good advice is to avoid any place with the words 'lakes' or 'waters' in their title

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Good advice is to avoid any place with the words 'lakes' or 'waters' in their title

Or "Forest".

 

Just my 2p.

Deception Bay probably isn't as bad for crime as people make out, but it has it's share of problems with noisy neighbours etc.

Don't go into North Lakes without a GPS.

The more I go to Redcliffe, the more I like it.

But, of course, drive round them all to form your own opinion. Maybe even look around some other suburbs that never get mentioned. Narangba, for example.

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Or "Forest".

 

Just my 2p.

Deception Bay probably isn't as bad for crime as people make out, but it has it's share of problems with noisy neighbours etc.

Don't go into North Lakes without a GPS.

The more I go to Redcliffe, the more I like it.

But, of course, drive round them all to form your own opinion. Maybe even look around some other suburbs that never get mentioned. Narangba, for example.

 

Bang on, I believe they regularly find vehicles with starved occupants inside who've been driving around for weeks looking for a way out. :biggrin:

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We went to an open day on a newish estate near Kallangur a couple of weeks ago just to be nosey. The house was lovely but overpriced and the garden was miniscule so i wasn't impressed and we couldnt find the main road for 15 mins. A definite no no and Xenon is not joking about needing a GPS!

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Right great thanks everyone Not DB or north lakes then-

we have a Mawson lakes here that sounds exactly like it I wouldn't live there cause of the mossies also known a mossy lakes!! Speaks for its self nice houses but on top of each other & half finished no money in Adelaide..

so Where the bloody do I go then your not giving any secrets away are you?

Where do you recommend guys come on ? .... Johndoe boganbear.. Anyone !! Pls lol

 

i want what everyone wants beach cafes shops great schools near bye .. the usual chasing the dream that don't existed..

Normally I don't give monkeys about packing up leaving but to give up my newly built house in ill old Adelaide got to be special...

 

I have read so much on here confused myself, but I reckon I'm drawn to Brisbane- got a lot more to offer than here..

 

I think the problem is I had taste of Dubai life for 2.5 years & might be looking for that sort life style but going back not ideal

Dubai nice to see but never for Ever...

Help pls Cheers

claire

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What Budget for house/rent and where will you be working?

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Morning,

other half gone for a job in 8 mile plains but if he don't get that he'll get something in Cbd specialist job in bank.

he don't care about the commute up to 45 , he rides a motorbike has done all over the world.

if we were closer to 8 mile - I was told eastern suburbs like wellershill primary school (good apparently)green slopes holland park west, tarragindi? Was recommended State school, westend -got two young ones 5 & 3 plus a 15 year old going into year 10 so I need a good recommended high school,

Do you know this area ? If so what's your opinion ? I know it's 45 min from Gold Coast but a least resorts & stuff there . There no decent hotels here just camping ..

South-bank -I know it's man made but its still a beach for a quick fix until weekend - what's your opinion.

 

rental $500 -I thinks fair family of 5

 

It seems no one recommends nice area near a decent beach that ain't bogan free, so was think might have to sacrifice beach unless you got the millions-I don't, to back it up ain't going happen don't think eh- same everywhere!!

 

Any advise would be great

thanks C

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Morning,

other half gone for a job in 8 mile plains but if he don't get that he'll get something in Cbd specialist job in bank.

he don't care about the commute up to 45 , he rides a motorbike has done all over the world.

if we were closer to 8 mile - I was told eastern suburbs like wellershill primary school (good apparently)green slopes holland park west, tarragindi? Was recommended State school, westend -got two young ones 5 & 3 plus a 15 year old going into year 10 so I need a good recommended high school,

Do you know this area ? If so what's your opinion ? I know it's 45 min from Gold Coast but a least resorts & stuff there . There no decent hotels here just camping ..

South-bank -I know it's man made but its still a beach for a quick fix until weekend - what's your opinion.

 

rental $500 -I thinks fair family of 5

 

It seems no one recommends nice area near a decent beach that ain't bogan free, so was think might have to sacrifice beach unless you got the millions-I don't, to back it up ain't going happen don't think eh- same everywhere!!

 

Any advise would be great

thanks C

 

Working in Brisbane and living near a good beach would mean a long commute to either Sunshine Coast or Gold Coast. Do-able but not ideal. Brisbane is a nice City though.

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Deecption Bay is dodgy as. North Lakes is hellish. There are nicer places than both. Redcliffe is OK - I live there at the moment. Don't love it but it's fine. Will probably end up further into the city eventually. Don't do D-Bay or North Lakes - you'll only live to regret it!

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We moved to North Lakes about three months ago, and I quite like it here. It is true that the houses are close to one another unless you are lucky enough to rent in the older part. Everything is here, Westfield, Schools, swimming pool etc. They are building a new shopping complex which will include a cinema which will be good. All the little estates have a green with communal bbq's which is nice for meeting the neighbours. Rents are reasonable, and much cheaper than the inner suburbs.

 

The commute can be a bit of a nightmare, 40-60 mins in rush hour, and 30-40 mins outside rush hour. The Clem7 and airport link an shave off 10 mins if you dont mind paying the tolls. (they do mount up though last month they cost me $66!) Driving back home from the city on a Friday afternoon is a complete nightmare as everyone and his wife is heading to the sunshine coast for the weekend. Last Friday it took me and hour and a half to get home!!

 

Redcliffe is 15mins drive away - nice place (bit smelly at the beach) but quiet, bit like a retirement village. You have to travel for any decent shops and the sea front parade gets stale quickly. There is a nice lagoon there, which was lovely to swim in during the recent hot weather.

 

I would say you need to look yourself and make your own decision as whats right for me may ot be to your taste. Mango Hill is nice, Murrumba Downs is nice, but I like the look of Asply or Carsledine. (We chose NL for the school as we thought that the higher number of Brits may help her settle, although her whole class is ozzie lol )

 

Anyway good luck with your choice

Lisa

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It is such a personal thing, it's true. We lived in North Lakes for 5 months and I loathed it - I have never hated a place so much. I can't even think back to living there without getting the shivers. Some people do love it though - popular with some Brits as it reminds them of England. The demographic of Redcliffe is fairly similar to NL - very mixed (totally unlike where I lived in NZ). A lot of obesity and tattoos in both, as well as a number of very wealthy and professional people. I think in NL the rough parts are more in your face as it's so built up. We're happy enough in our part of the peninsula for now but it won't be a forever place. Having said that, I don't like Mango Hill or Murumba Downs either. They're featureless. For all its faults, the peninsula has some character. Different strokes for different folks and all that but it's good for people to know both sides. People who have decided to settle at NL love it - everyone else seems to hate it. I hate estates anyway and that is a particularly large one attached to a mall (I also hate malls). If you like malls and estates and Poms, then it will probably be perfect for you!

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I do my shopping at North Lakes and it is pretty good there and we are looking to buy a place in Redcliffe or Scarborough next year. The Scarborough end looks a lot more upmarket and prices are set to go up when the railway line is built so I am sure that there will be more development and gentrification. One thing i noticed at the weekend is that the sea breeze really helps a lot in hot weather at at the beach the temperature was lovely but driving back home you could feel the temp rise as you went along Anzac Avenue.

 

My mother in law was telling me that many years ago Redcliffe used to be considered quite rough but it is Ok now and if you look at the houses, some of them are not cheap!

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Very true the sea breeze does help. Scarborough is really nice, good choice. :) I have figured that a pool or spa is essential in the summer though, and will shop around for one this winter.

 

 

 

 

 

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I'm not actually convinced that the Scarborough end is more upmarket. They do get quite a bit of petty crime and there are drugs problems there. There are good streets and bad streets. A friend who has built there told me where to avoid - shouldn't go south of a certain street (but I can't remember which). Scarborough State School is pretty rough. I love the beach there and the shops on the front are nice (though often very very quiet). We're at Woody Point. Like the rest of Redcliffe, there are good and bad parts of it. I like where we are in that we're right by the sea and have great neighbours and are within walking distance of the lovely coffee shop and the Belvedere etc. I personally prefer it to Scarborough and it is more convenient for the city. Just 10 mins across the bridge to Sandgate and the train station. And yes, the sea breeze makes a huge difference. We have no AC here and can pretty much manage because of the sea breezes. Definitely a good few degrees cooler here.

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