A family oriented suburb Ransome offers residents a variety of parklands with barbeque and picnic spots. Melaleuca Environmental Park is also close to Ransome as is Moreton Bay for those who enjoy the water. For lovers of the game there are also golf courses and driving ranges in the area.
Like its neighbouring suburb of Wakerley, Ransome is an expansive suburbs made up of a mix of commercial and residential developments.
Wakerley is popular with younger families looking for affordable housing close to modern facilities. The majority of the housing in the area is single unit dwellings (houses).
The suburb has access to major supermarket and retail chains, in Wynnum; there is also Manly Harbour Shopping Village available. In neighbouring suburbs, Capalaba Shopping Centre and Carindale are within 10 minutes.
While there are some bus services available personal transport is better due to the spread out nature of the suburb. The Brisbane Domestic and International airports, and the Gold and Sunshine Coasts are easily accessible via the convenient Gateway Motorway.
Neighbouring suburbs provide facilities such as schools (Manly West Primary School, Lota Primary School, Moreton Bay College, Birkdale Primary School) and hospitals (Whites Road Wynnum Hospital) for residents in Wakerley.
Local shopping is limited, but there’s the Lota shopping precinct on Hindes Street not far away and it doesn’t take long to drive to Manly West Shopping Centre on Preston Road, where you’ll find everything you need.