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Old Mar 12th 2007, 10:33 am
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Default brisbane recce - where to start

been here in Brisbane for 3 days now. trying to research suburbs but brisbane is HUGE with a capital H. at least it seems that way when you are used to a smallish town in Scotland.
Where do you start?
Looked today at bayside - cleveland, ormiston, wellington point etc etc etc - so sprawled out.
Tomorrow need to look somewhere else - any suggestions?
Looking for
45 min - 1 hr commute to CBD
4 bedrooms
reasonable size plot
family feel to suburb
pool would be nice!!!!!

thanks

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Hi Tracy!

Have you got a Brisbane and Region Map? If not they are worth getting, costs about $8. You can have a look at the different suburbs in relation to where you want to be and then plan an area to look around each day. That way you won't be driving around aimlessly not really having a clue where to go. It was a great help to us. Have a fab time on your reccie!

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Default Re: brisbane recce - where to start

Originally Posted by h1tvd View Post
been here in Brisbane for 3 days now. trying to research suburbs but brisbane is HUGE with a capital H. at least it seems that way when you are used to a smallish town in Scotland.
Where do you start?
Looked today at bayside - cleveland, ormiston, wellington point etc etc etc - so sprawled out.
Tomorrow need to look somewhere else - any suggestions?
Looking for
45 min - 1 hr commute to CBD
4 bedrooms
reasonable size plot
family feel to suburb
pool would be nice!!!!!

thanks

tracy x
For a more rural feel (and acreage) that is just within your 1 hour commute (on a good day) you may want to head a bit more south:

e.g. Bahrs Scrub, Buccan, Stockleigh, Windaroo, Wolfdene.
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Originally Posted by h1tvd View Post
been here in Brisbane for 3 days now. trying to research suburbs but brisbane is HUGE with a capital H. at least it seems that way when you are used to a smallish town in Scotland.
Where do you start?
Looked today at bayside - cleveland, ormiston, wellington point etc etc etc - so sprawled out.
Tomorrow need to look somewhere else - any suggestions?
Looking for
45 min - 1 hr commute to CBD
4 bedrooms
reasonable size plot
family feel to suburb
pool would be nice!!!!!

thanks

tracy x
Hi Tracy,

Carol here glad to hear you arrived safely! Well what do you think? Have you got over the jet lag?

I just noticed your message as I was browsing through BE.

Take time out to relax as well!

See you when you get back
We'll have a night at our house to see your pictures.
Take Care

Carol, Ian, Greg & Beth xxxx
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Hi Jackie

Thanks for that. We have got a few maps - just as confusing tho. We are slowly finding our way around. Everywhere looks nice when the sun shines!!!

Tracy x

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Hi Tracy!

Have you got a Brisbane and Region Map? If not they are worth getting, costs about $8. You can have a look at the different suburbs in relation to where you want to be and then plan an area to look around each day. That way you won't be driving around aimlessly not really having a clue where to go. It was a great help to us. Have a fab time on your reccie!

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A bit too rural for us. We are going to try to be a 1 car family. I get the car and he has to commute - good deal for me!!!

Originally Posted by meat View Post
For a more rural feel (and acreage) that is just within your 1 hour commute (on a good day) you may want to head a bit more south:

e.g. Bahrs Scrub, Buccan, Stockleigh, Windaroo, Wolfdene.
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Default Re: brisbane recce - where to start

Hi Carol & Ian

Have no idea where to live yet - Brisbane is such a big area and it all looks very liveable.

We have had enough of looking around now and have booked ourselves into a hotel in Surfers for our final week starting next Tuesday - cant wait to relax a bit and enjoy the sunshine. Seen too much sun through a windscreen!!

Speak to you soon - but not too soon!

Tracy & Chris

Originally Posted by mabozar View Post
Hi Tracy,

Carol here glad to hear you arrived safely! Well what do you think? Have you got over the jet lag?

I just noticed your message as I was browsing through BE.

Take time out to relax as well!

See you when you get back
We'll have a night at our house to see your pictures.
Take Care

Carol, Ian, Greg & Beth x
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Have you looked at Coomera and Upper Coomera yet? Thats where we want to live as it looks lovely.
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hello, i'm back from offshore. good to hear you are sitting back and chillin' out. Hope you have found somewhere decent to settle. We don't want to be staying in some termite infested dive when we come over to visit you from perth..... and you better have a pool, with a big beer fridge next to it..... or else.
Enjoy the rest of your trip, catch up with you when you get back.

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You could have a look at my Brisbane reccie here -

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=412993



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Default Re: brisbane recce - where to start

Or North. We have acreage 20k's from the city (as the crow flies).



Originally Posted by Deadmeat View Post
For a more rural feel (and acreage) that is just within your 1 hour commute (on a good day) you may want to head a bit more south:

e.g. Bahrs Scrub, Buccan, Stockleigh, Windaroo, Wolfdene.
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Or North. We have acreage 20k's from the city (as the crow flies).
Or West indeed.

Or East ... oh no, that doesn't work ...
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Originally Posted by h1tvd View Post
Hi Jackie

Thanks for that. We have got a few maps - just as confusing tho. We are slowly finding our way around. Everywhere looks nice when the sun shines!!!

Tracy x
If you want one car but rural you may need to come North and look along the Brisbane Central to Caboolture railway line, once you get to Lawnton station you start to hit lot more rural but still close to city and train line. If you don't want North Lakes there's always Cashmere, Petrie, Kallangur, Kurwongbah, Dakabin, Morayfield, Upper caboolture, Narangbah, Burpengary.

Have a look on www.realestate.com and put some of those areas in, if you want a bit land you need to highlight acerage/semi rural. All of them are within 1 hours car drive to city even Caboolture and Petrie to Central Station only 30 to 40 mins depending on if you get the express or not.
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