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#1 floranova

Posted 30 July 2012 - 10:45 PM

Hi all,

There's a possibility we may be moving our family from Sydney to Brisbane in the near future (hopefully, its been a long running quest)...  Although we're yet to fully explore the area, we like the sound of the Redland Bay area but have heard different things about the state schools (good and bad).  Just wondering if anyone can give me a heads up on the area?  I have two children still in primary, one going into grade 3 (NSW system) or grade 4 I think for Qld system and one starting school next year.  We would consider private schools if fees aren't totally through the roof! DH would be working Brisbane CBD which I understand is quite a commute, but we really like the idea of living bayside.  The move from Syd to Bris is very much about a lifestyle change for us.  Housing wise, we'd probably rent first, but eventually would be in the market for something around the 550K - 700K mark.  Any advice anyone can give me would be greatly appreciated.  Or if there are other areas of Brisbane you can recommend, I'd love to hear it.  Our priorities are good schools and family friendly areas.  I would greatly appreciate any advice. Thanks!!

#2 greengoddess

Posted 31 July 2012 - 05:54 AM

My DH grew up in the Redlands and he still has family there. I'd say that the Redlands are mixed in terms of how nice the various areas are but there are some nice areas and some others that are a bit dodgy. The lifestyle does feel quite relaxed down there. I can't vouch for schools, though my SIL is looking at the moment, but has not yet settled on anything. I think Ormiston is a front runner, though. The commute is a bit of a trial, but not insurmountable - the train is always a good option too.

I grew up in the Western suburbs of Brisbane - Indooroopilly, St Lucia etc. These are nice areas and I'd live there again. I'd also consider Graceville and Sherwood - good schools, close enough to the city.

This all sounds a bit vague. I guess your strategy to rent first and then buy makes sense, as you're able to get a good feel for the area.

#3 floranova

Posted 04 August 2012 - 11:31 PM

Thanks so much for taking the time to reply. Looks like we are definitely relocating in December! So now I'm totally terrified and excited all at once! We will fly up in a few weeks to start checking areas out.  Eventually a house around the 650K mark would be ideal... Any other opinions/advice gratefully accepted. original.gif

#4 rjflc69

Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:11 PM

We moved from Melbourne to Brisbane in January this year. We are living in Wellington Point (Redlands) and are really enjoying the area. Everything we need in close proximity and the water only 5 mins drive away. We send our kids to a Catholic school a bit further away so can't help with the state school recommendations.

If there is anything else you want to know about the area feel free to pm me and I am only happy to share

Fiona

#5 aussiesnowflake

Posted 13 April 2018 - 09:31 AM

View Postrjflc69, on 08 August 2012 - 11:11 PM, said:

We moved from Melbourne to Brisbane in January this year. We are living in Wellington Point (Redlands) and are really enjoying the area. Everything we need in close proximity and the water only 5 mins drive away. We send our kids to a Catholic school a bit further away so can't help with the state school recommendations.

If there is anything else you want to know about the area feel free to pm me and I am only happy to share

Fiona

Hi Fiona,

We are planning on doing the same at the end of this year! Melbourne has become far too busy and the quieter lifestyle would suit us better. We are also over the Melbourne winters! LOL. I'm wondering if you still like living in the area? We have been looking at Victoria Point/Redland Bay and my husband would work in the city probably...

Thanks!
Lisa

#6 Threetwoone

Posted 13 April 2018 - 04:15 PM

We are in the Redlands. It's a lovely area. I would look into schools first and decide if you want to be in a certain catchment.

#7 aussiesnowflake

Posted 23 April 2018 - 03:43 PM

View PostMadammoselle, on 13 April 2018 - 04:15 PM, said:

We are in the Redlands. It's a lovely area. I would look into schools first and decide if you want to be in a certain catchment.

I've already called one school in the Redlands area to check them out. I've heard mixed opinions about the Vic Point High School - any comments?

#8 Threetwoone

Posted 23 April 2018 - 07:04 PM

Vicky Point has a bad rep, I don't know anyone who goes there. A lot of people go to Thornlands state school from Victoria Point. Thornlands allows kids in out of catchment. We are at Thornlands state school, there is Bayview state school and Cleveland State School near us. Bayview is popular and is sought after, it's newer as well. PM me if you want to chat.
Sorry, just noticed you said high school.
Yes, Vicky Point high does have a bad rep too. Honestly I've only heard bad reports but like anything you never really know untill you go.
All the other high schools are catchment managed. You can appy through academics, sports or music.

Edited by Madammoselle, 23 April 2018 - 07:07 PM.





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