Ditto! I lived at Parkinson for 18 months also but had to rent at Algester for a stint to get into sought after Algester Primary.I lived in Parkinson for a time.
The downside for me was driving to and from the city, always a pain (but this is Brisbane, or Melbourne, or Sydney).
Check out the bus services, I thought they were pretty good from Algester Road to the city.
Since they opened up the other end of Algester Road, its far more appealing with quick access to the Ipswich Motorway to Ipswich, Gold Coast, or onto the Gateway to the airport/sunshine coast.
Multiple supermarkets, no major shopping centres but Browns Plains not too far away, or alternatively Calamvale, Sunnybank not too far away.
We have just done an inspection at algester and were VERY IMPRESSED with the area
Does anyone have any positives or negatives re the area & capital growth?