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    Question Moving to Brisbane? No idea where to start...

    Hi there. I have young children and a husband who has been offered a transfer in Qld. Meanwhile, I was made redundant in my position while on leave with my newest addition so there's no real reason to remain in Adelaide.

    Basically I've been given a map and told to pick an area. Hubby will then go and scout for a place while we remain here packing up.

    His work is around the Redcliffe area.

    While I have worked in CBDs I prefer not to live in or near them. I like semi-rural. Is this possible here?

    Your advice would be VERY MUCH appreciated.

    It is envisaged that we may move around October.

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    Hi caviar. I live 15 mins from redcliffe and if your after semi rural I would have a look around burpengary or you might find something suitable at narangba possibly. I wouldn't go to caboolture or morayfield though as they can be quite rough areas. I hope you find somewhere you like. Redcliffe is a lovely place to visit with the kids!

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    There are some semi rural areas around Burpengary/Upper Caboolture which is about a 35min drive from Redcliffe. They are big suburbs and contain some normal surburban but also quite a few pockets of acreages/horse paddocks. East of the Bruce Highway in Burpengary has a few acreages too (this part is closer to Redcliffe). There's also a train station at Burpengary and the train is about 40mins to the CBD. You'd have to drive to the train station from the acreage areas though.

    Not much semi rural around Redcliffe itself as its quite small. I've lived at Redcliffe and loved it - lots of great playgrounds on the waterfront. I love the Margate/Woody Point area. But the block sizes tend to be very small. And be wary of Scarborough (north part of Redcliffe) because they get lots of mosquitoes there. Mum used to work at a school there and would come back covered in bites.

    You could have a look at Real Estate.com and put in a search for Burpengary, Upper Caboolture, Morayfield, Narangba limiting the search to 'acreage' to get an idea of what's out there.

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    If your husband is willing for a slightly longer commute, then Samford and Mt Glorious and that general area is very nice.

    I almost bought a house at Mount Glorious, but you would need two cars and you would have to go up and down the mountain, but it was so lovely up there.

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    Cabulture does have some bigger land. I live in the suburb over from
    Reddy. There are still some bigger blocks of land around that area to

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    Bellmere and rocks burg are nice areas and right behind caboolture semi rural and cheap !!

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    Is Caboolture rough?

    Thanks so much for all this info. Feeling a bit better now.

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    Upsets of cabo are rough, then other parts like upper caboolture are very nice tbh my kids regularly take the train from cabo to the city and 2 of mine attend the local school (tullawong state school) and we have never had any issues around here !
    Our recent 'crime' spree in Bellmere was due to a local farm being bought by a developer which leveled the land and a local guy got mad about it and set fire to some of their stuff ! Lol

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    Sorry I should read some parts not upsets ! Stupid phone, lol !

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    It depends how far out you want to live, or if you want to live closer, how much you are willing to spend. Like pp's mentioned, there are some nice areas North of Brisbane (however I really would avoid Caboolture...). Places like Burpengary, Rothwell etc, which are relatively close to Redcliffe.

    There are suburbs actually within Brisbane where houses are situated on chunks of acreage - I have some friends living on these types of properties (one in Everton and McDowall), however those locations can be exey if it's a lot of land.

    I also agree with MsMummy about Mt Glorious - beautiful area

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