Manly West is a suburb of Brisbane, 16km east of the CBD. It is a popular suburb set back from its bay side neighbours of Manly and Lota, a little closer to the city.
It has its own train station, state school and shops, in addition to a large range of facilities in neighbouring suburbs. There are parks and recreational areas, as well as a swimming pool open in the summer months next to the boat harbour in nearby Manly.
Close to Moreton Bay and about 20 to 25 minutes (more in peak hour traffic) from the Brisbane CBD, Manly West has attracted a variety of residents wanting the bay-side lifestyle without the Manly price tag.
With little waterfront land remaining, homebuyers are attracted by Manly West's close proximity to the bay and reasonable prices.
Manly West is serviced by train (to Brisbane CBD - approximately 35 minutes) and regular bus routes. The Wynnum Hospital is located in Whites Road, Wynnum.
There are plenty of public and private schools. The closest TAFE is at Alexandra Hills about 10 minutes away from Wynnum.
The suburb has access to all the major supermarket and retail chains. There is also Manly Harbour Shopping Village and street shopping available. Nurseries are also plentiful. In neighbouring suburbs, Capalaba Shopping Centre and Carindale are within 10-15 minutes.
The area comes alive during the summer months with plenty of bike and walkways, community swimming pool and a well-maintained seawater wading pool, as well as many outdoor activities such as canoeing, rollerblading, and biking (all available for hire).