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Kallangur or Redcliffe

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Guest Jamie Hunter

Hello Everybody...:rolleyes:

 

We're (me, wife and 4 year old daughter) looking at Kallangur as one option to move to in June form the UK.

Looking at some rental properties on Realestate.com.au you seem to get more for your $ compared to Redcliffe / Woody Point which we are also looking at.

 

Any tips or suggestions about areas to look at renting in Kallangur oh and what about the internet? Do you get it everywhere cause we've heard how North Lakes have internet issues!!!

 

What about mozzies at night and those cane toads folks have been mentioning (do they taste nice on the barbie??) Oh and cant forget shopping - many shops and restaurants / carry outs?

 

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

 

Jamie

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Guest Janeloz

Hi Jamie

 

We arrived from the UK 10 months ago and have settled in Narangba which is about 10 mins from Kallangur. We really like it here and rentals here are reasonable. They have some good schools for when your daughter starts and we think the area is really friendly and safe.

 

Definitely worth checking out,

 

Jane

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Guest Guest16631

.....both places are great.....................but have to agree narangba has lots to offer..............

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.....both places are great.....................but have to agree narangba has lots to offer..............

even dangerous chemical works.


"640K ought to be enough for anybody." Bill Gates 1981

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Guest Guest16631

not near us................................its nearer to deception bay...................and that was an accident that happened in...............2008 i think..............................still a beutiful place..............near to lakeside for the moter enthusiasts and redcliffe for lots of restautants the sea and other poms.............:smile:

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Hello Everybody...:rolleyes:

 

We're (me, wife and 4 year old daughter) looking at Kallangur as one option to move to in June form the UK.

Looking at some rental properties on Realestate.com.au you seem to get more for your $ compared to Redcliffe / Woody Point which we are also looking at.

 

Any tips or suggestions about areas to look at renting in Kallangur oh and what about the internet? Do you get it everywhere cause we've heard how North Lakes have internet issues!!!

 

What about mozzies at night and those cane toads folks have been mentioning (do they taste nice on the barbie??) Oh and cant forget shopping - many shops and restaurants / carry outs?

 

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

 

Jamie

 

 

I'd look at North Lakes if your budget will extend to it. We lived there for 5 years..but yes the industrial estate and the potential for further accidents was certainly a concern to us

Tanya.

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I'd look at North Lakes if your budget will extend to it. We lived there for 5 years..but yes the industrial estate and the potential for further accidents was certainly a concern to us

Tanya.

If looking at North lakes go to Mango Hill side, some nice places in there and not as tacky as Little britain


"640K ought to be enough for anybody." Bill Gates 1981

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If looking at North lakes go to Mango Hill side, some nice places in there and not as tacky as Little britain

 

 

oh yes I agree! much bigger blocks with views..some lovely homes in Mango Hill :yes:

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Guest Nickc278

I'm in Redcliffe and love it - you probably would be happy in either place and as others have said North Lakes and Mango Hill are also worth a look.

 

Nick

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Guest Knutsford 1196

Hi, can anyone tell me what the beaches are like near to North Lakes? Thinking about settling there but dont know anyone from the immediate ares!!!

Many thanks

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Guest Jamie Hunter

:biggrin: This time 4 weeks we'll be at the airport about to board. Dublin to Heathrow to Singapore to Brisbane on the 9th. Staying at a Holiday Village for first month whilst waiting for house sale to complete and time to hunt down a more permanent rental in Bracken Ridge. Decided Redcliffe is just too far to travel to work every day in CBD for wife.

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All of my Aussie family live around there so we have deceided to move there from Melbourne as soon as we can. It seems that QLD is the real Australia

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:biggrin: This time 4 weeks we'll be at the airport about to board. Dublin to Heathrow to Singapore to Brisbane on the 9th. Staying at a Holiday Village for first month whilst waiting for house sale to complete and time to hunt down a more permanent rental in Bracken Ridge. Decided Redcliffe is just too far to travel to work every day in CBD for wife.

hey jamie seen afew of your posts ,as it happens we have norrowed our search down to bracin mango our n/lakes ,,we have called the holiday village also yesterday and got prices ,,it looks the part,,,we are in lurgan and got visaat the end off june ,,when you get sorted,get back and let us know how use are gettin on :unsure:

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I'd look at North Lakes if your budget will extend to it. We lived there for 5 years..but yes the industrial estate and the potential for further accidents was certainly a concern to us

Tanya.

hey lander ,,in your opinion was n/lakes slightly more expensive than older suburbs or lots more ,,you would know more having been there,,we were thinking of bounty blvd school for our girls ,(,do you know much about that school,),but have found out the catchment area goes into mango hill a little bit ,, also we are into walking and cycling ,,,is north lakes the type of place were we could easily get on bikes and have cycle paths and footpaths within easy reach or would it be better in and older suburb with slightly more room any help please would be appreciated:unsure:

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Guest Jamie Hunter
hey jamie seen afew of your posts ,as it happens we have norrowed our search down to bracin mango our n/lakes ,,we have called the holiday village also yesterday and got prices ,,it looks the part,,,we are in lurgan and got visaat the end off june ,,when you get sorted,get back and let us know how use are gettin on :unsure:

 

Just got a car yesterday so intend spending rest of week driving about north of city from Sandgate, Nudgee, Bracken ridge and Brighton. Will try to update soon :-):wink:

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Guest hannash

wow that was quick,, will await your news but take your time ,,and have a good nosey about ,, the best of luck with your decisions:biggrin:

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Guest bcfrug
Just got a car yesterday so intend spending rest of week driving about north of city from Sandgate, Nudgee, Bracken ridge and Brighton. Will try to update soon :-):wink:

 

Hurry Up will ya.Were all waiting patiently.:biggrin: Tried sending a text but your phone is gone since you moved im guessing.

When is Viv starting work and how did the trip and all go. Whats the Bris Hol Village like. Glad yous have arrived and all safe and sound. Keep us updated anyway and every detail counts :) Looking forward to it.

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hey lander ,,in your opinion was n/lakes slightly more expensive than older suburbs or lots more ,,you would know more having been there,,we were thinking of bounty blvd school for our girls ,(,do you know much about that school,),but have found out the catchment area goes into mango hill a little bit ,, also we are into walking and cycling ,,,is north lakes the type of place were we could easily get on bikes and have cycle paths and footpaths within easy reach or would it be better in and older suburb with slightly more room any help please would be appreciated:unsure:

 

North lakes is "nice" if that's what you want and IYKWIM? The "Laura Ashley" of housing estates. All laid out, everything on hand, but atm, a bugger to get out of at commute times but they will be putting a new exit in, eventually.........they'll have to.

 

When they first started on it, we nearly bought there, it was cheap and decent plots, but looking deeper, we could see that it would eventually become a "city unto itself" and that wasn't for us. Since then, it's got dearer and dearer, the commute longer, and the plots smaller...............it's hard to find a decent plot where you aren't sat on top of your neighbour. One shunt on the Bruce highway and it can take you 3 hrs to get home from the city. Public Holiday weekends, the Friday commute home is a nightmare with long weekenders heading up the coast

 

You can get more for your money closer in. Slightly older homes but bigger plots and easier commute. Personally, I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole but many love it.

 

good Luck

 

kev

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Guest hannash
North lakes is "nice" if that's what you want and IYKWIM? The "Laura Ashley" of housing estates. All laid out, everything on hand, but atm, a bugger to get out of at commute times but they will be putting a new exit in, eventually.........they'll have to.

 

When they first started on it, we nearly bought there, it was cheap and decent plots, but looking deeper, we could see that it would eventually become a "city unto itself" and that wasn't for us. Since then, it's got dearer and dearer, the commute longer, and the plots smaller...............it's hard to find a decent plot where you aren't sat on top of your neighbour. One shunt on the Bruce highway and it can take you 3 hrs to get home from the city. Public Holiday weekends, the Friday commute home is a nightmare with long weekenders heading up the coast

 

You can get more for your money closer in. Slightly older homes but bigger plots and easier commute. Personally, I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole but many love it.

 

good Luck

 

kev

cheers kev for your opinion and honesty

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Guest sh7t man no way

redcliffe for me mate--less of a drive to the city

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Guest hannash

sori itcouldbeworse what is iykwim?:unsure:

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sori itcouldbeworse what is iykwim?:unsure:

 

If you know what I mean.

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