As a lifestyle suburb, Thornlands is family oriented with access to schools, shopping centres, parks, walking and cycling trails and multiple sporting and community groups.
Pinklands Sporting Precinct is the centre for many of these groups such as Rugby League, Horse Riding and Netball Facilities located alongside several different community groups. Facilities are utilised by Redland Netball Association, Redland Yurara Art Society, Redland Bridge Club, Redland Horse and Pony Club, Redlands Modern Country Music Club and Redlands Rugby League.
Some of the higher areas in Thornlands have great bay water views.
William Stewart Park on Vintage Drive has a skate park and Crystal Waters Park with its lakes, off Riesling and Margery streets, is a top spot for the kids to play and explore. The water wildlife in Crystal Waters Lagoons is the Australian Coot, Little Pied Cormorant, Dusky Moorhen, Australian Wood Duck, Australasian Grebe, Pacific Black Duck, Brisbane River turtle, Water dragon. Plenty of creatures to keep an eye out for.
Crystal Waters is a good urban spot for a walk and to observe the water birds but it’s an equally good place to bring the family to enjoy a picnic in the shelters or let the kids run off some energy on the playground.
Thornlands is just minutes away from the boutique shopping of Cleveland and, to the south, Victoria Point’s shopping precinct. There’s also the handy Crystal Waters Shopping Centre on Cleveland-Redland Bay Road.
Schools: The area is serviced by Thornlands and Bay View state schools, and is also home to the Redlands District Special School and Carmel College, a co-educational Catholic school. Nearby, Cleveland District State High School, a member of the Council of International Schools, is highly regarded. Victoria Point State High School is the catchment school for part of Thornlands.
Commuting: Cleveland is the nearest train station. Transdev Queensland operates regular bus services, with a 24-hour weekend bus from Brisbane to Victoria Point.