I'm really sorry if this is in the wrong spot I couldn't figure out which area to write it in 😳
I was just wondering if anyone is from Bridgeman Downs in Brisbane? We are moving up from a little beach town in NSW soon for hubby's work and I don't know much about bridgeman downs except a lot have told me it's very posh? (We aren't "bogan" but sure as hell not loaded and posh either lol). I'm a little worried about fitting in and whether the area will be family friendly. We have a 21 month old son who will be 2 when we move up. Is there much to do in this suburb?
Also my biggest concern, is it SAFE? What is the crime rate like? My husband works away a lot and I'm terrified of being alone and getting broken jnto etc (I only feel comfortable where I am atm cause the majority of our town is over 90 lol).
Any info would be great, thank you!
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23-07-2015 09:50 #1
People from Brisbane can you tell me if this area is family friendly
23-07-2015 10:09 #2
Very safe, very family friendly, very expensive. If you can afford it, its a wonderful suburb to live in. I have a number of friends who live there with their families and whenever I visit I am so envious!
Much to do? Well there's not a great deal to do in any of the outer suburbs other than a few parks and playgrounds. Most people drive to activities - beach at sandgate/shorncliffe is about 10-15mins away, awesome playgrounds about 5-10mins drive away, bowling, roller skating (for older kids) is 5mins drive away. Gym, pool, and tennis courts are on the boundary of bridgeman downs and Carseldine.
There's a bus service (depending on what part of the suburb you live in) but you'd need to drive to the train (about 5 min drive).
Is there any particular reason you're looking at Bridgeman Downs?
23-07-2015 10:13 #3
Thanks so much for your reply!
Hubby is in the army and that is where an available property is to us at the moment so we wouldn't be buying just renting through the army
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23-07-2015 10:18 #4
it's not 'posh' perse, it's a lot of big homes on acreage and if not acreage big homes! In terms of 'safe', well there are never any guarantees of course, however yes, BD is what would be considered a safe area, as are the neighbouring suburbs.
Like all suburban areas it has it's parks and recreational areas, but you're not too far from the main roads leading into the City and the more inner suburban areas.
You have Chermside not too far and it has a big Westfield shopping centre with movies etc, and heading towards Carseldine and Aspley a great sporting Tennis Centre. Brisbane Entertainment Centre (for concerts etc) is at Boondal not too far away as well. There's no train line in Bridgeman Downs however there are buses etc as there used to be a QUT.
Don't stress, it's a very good area with lovely homes, an enviable suburb for some, but I wouldn't say posh as such.
23-07-2015 10:20 #5
23-07-2015 10:22 #6
If you're renting through Defence, then rest assured, they've placed you in a lovely location!!
The people I know who live there are very well off, but not at all posh. Very friendly, down to earth people. So I think you'll be fine. :-)
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