Brisbane is home to the “Living Forest” or Forest Lake. With over 21,000 residents, this suburb is without doubt a great place to live at. The community itself is a symbol of affordable Australian housing with wildlife and residences coexisting side by side. Quality living is what it offers to newcomers and even tourists. The very thing that makes Forest Lake a wonderful place to settle in is the peace and quiet that it offers. The suburb surrounds a captivating lake which is ideal for activities like paddle boating and canoeing.
Forest Lake has everything that a typical housing community needs. It has all essential amenities such as shopping centers, cafes, restaurants, schools, clinics, and so much more. Residents here no longer have to travel to the city to satisfy their daily necessities. Moreover, the suburb is so clean and green that it has been dubbed as the cleanest suburb in 2009 and 2010. These are just some of the many reasons why many young families prefer to settle here.
Visitors from busy and highly urbanized cities come to suburbs like Forest Lakes for an ultimate relaxation escapade. As part of their relaxation they even spend time enjoying some water sports on the lake and mingle with the friendly residents living there. Apart from water activities, there are also local events that add more entertainment to the area. Sports lovers can also have a great time here playing their favorites or simply watching some games. Forest lake has abundant Sporting Complexes suitable for games like rugby union, baseball, water polo, tennis, swimming, triathlon, netball, and so much more.
This master planned community could not have been considered as an award winning area had it not been for facilities like restaurants and pubs. Forest Lake has a number of amazing dining options such as pubs and restaurants were locals and visitors meet to chat and have a good time. When it comes to shopping, the suburb also has shopping centers like the Forest Court, Forest Lake Village, and Forest Fair.
Going around the suburb is easy. People can go to most of its major facilities by biking and even walking. The wonderful feel of nature and fresh air makes it an ideal place for biking around. Of course, driving around by car is the most convenient way to get around here. Visitors can come here through bus from Brisbane which is around eighteen kilometers from the area.
Education is always a plus factor for any suburb and Forest Lake has impressed its residents with its good schools. There are four schools present in this small community namely Forest Lake Primary School, Grand Avenue Primary School, Forest Lake High School, and Forest Lake College.