8.5 out of 10

Moorooka

Ranked 107th best suburb in Brisbane
-27.5351589419595 153.020140448819
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Public Transport
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Nightlife
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Pest Free
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Sep 30, 2013

"Much more than the 'Magic Mile' in Moorooka"

There's much more to Moorooka than just the famed 'Magic Mile'. With handy access to the Brisbane River and the beautiful Toohey Forest, and just 9km's from Brisbane's CBD, Moorooka features great public transport systems, schools, and parks, even along both sides of busy Ipswich road. There are plenty of worker's cottage style homes just waiting to be renovated in the area, as well as modern townhouses and units suited to professionals and investors. Definitely a suburb to keep an eye on!
Pros
  • close to city
  • Good transportation
  • No flood
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Jun 05, 2013

"Affordable lifestyle"

You will find better value buying in Moorooka than alot of surrounding suburbs, with pockets of higher density residential and to the east some stunning precincts with beautiful homes including, the popular "Clifton Hill" region. Loads of parks, school, football club and shopping precinct add to the convenience of this suburb along with good access to trains and buses. Definately check Moorooka out!
Pros
  • close to city
  • Good transportation
  • No flood
  • Clean and Green
  • quiet neighbours
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Sep 03, 2012

"Gotta love it"

I have lived in Moorooka for 3 years now, I am 28 and my husband and I both work. We love our house and our neighbourhood. We enjoy being so close to the city that if we need a cab home after a night out it wont cost an arm or leg. The local shops are gradually being upgraded with more and more eateries and coffee houses opening up. The local pub 'Red Lion" is also quite decent and the meals are cheap with a free salad bar. Most of my neighbours are young families or middle age couples with grown kids and i hear little of anyone. Very cloase to the Tennyson tennis - can walk to events.

Enjoyable place to live.
Pros
  • quiet neighbours
  • great parks
  • close to city
  • Good transportation
  • No flood
  • Clean and Green
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Apr 11, 2012

"Moorooka: Close to City, Convenient and Safe- Suburb on the Rise!"

Moorooka is a beautiful residential area with many high end properties especially close to Toohey forest. Clean area that is very family friendly and with only 10 minute drive to the City, it really is unbeatable.

The area is very serene and close to nature. Yet it is also close to public transport, universities, schools and local Woolworths, pharmacies etc. It is the most convenient and safe location I have every lived in.

It is close to drive to the City, and is also convenient to go to the South- definitely a suburb that will only increase in value with time!
Pros
  • Clean and Green
  • close to city
  • Good transportation
  • No flood
Cons
  • No Nightlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Jan 27, 2012

"Love living in Moorooka"

I love the location of Moorooka, great transport, schools, doctor, take aways, banks, optomertrist, post office, Supacheap and Pub on the corner, beauftiful view from the restaurant. The refurbishment at Woolworths is fantastic, has everything you need with under cover parking down the escalators. Is community orientated, local Little Athletics, Marlins Swim Club, Roosters AFL, more and more families utilizing the local parks. I recommend Moorooka.
Pros
  • close to city
  • Good transportation
  • No flood
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Jan 01, 2012

"Its rapidly declining"

Some parts of Moorooka are great but the shopping areas have been taken over by gangs of unemployed Africans who seem to loiter all day, shouting loudly in public and just glaring at passers by. They're not all like that but the groups of young men who do this make many people uncomfortable.
Pros
  • close to city
  • Good transportation
Cons
  • No restaurants or botiques
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
heathenaka
heathenaka Hi Barney, this is the beauty of the Moorooka community - diversity, friendly respectful locals, I feel totally at home at the Moorooka high streets. As far as restaurants, no Macdonalds ;) but try, Moo'oz (Eritrean), Made in Africa, Umdorman (Sudanese/African) and the strip near the commonwealth bank (more food!), Also pub and local Chinese at Ho Choi as well as Tarragindi road Italian and Inidan fare..
Sep 04, 2012
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
Dec 27, 2011

"great place for families"

we have been here 4yrs and love it. Lots of public transport. Close to every where. nice parks and friendly neighbours.
Pros
  • close to city
  • Good transportation
  • No flood
Cons
  • poor mobile reception with certain providers
  • to many planes flying over head
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Jul 22, 2011

"Awesome place to Live"

We have live her for more than 2 years and I recon it's easy to commute any part of the Brisbane from Moorooka.
- Closer to City.
- Great location for UQ and Griffith Uni location.
- Close to Brisbane Markets (Savings $$$$$$)
- Moorooka State School
What else do u want :)
Pros
  • close to city
  • Good transportation
  • No flood
Cons
  • No restaurants or botiques
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
moorookaguy
moorookaguy There are restaurants. A very good Italian one on Tarragindi Rd and next to it is an Indian Restaurant. There are also a few asian restaurants in the main shopping precinct.
Dec 27, 2011
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Apr 02, 2011

"Loving it"

Close to city, good transportation, no flood, affordable. Can't get better than that.
Pros
  • close to city
  • Good transportation
  • No flood
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Mar 28, 2011

"love it"

I am blown away by the style, character and warmth of homes in this area.
Pros
  • close to city
  • Good transportation
  • No flood
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Mar 28, 2011

"Moorookas Day will Come"

I originally bought in Moorooka when there seemed to be a trend of young professionals buying in. A number of interesting restaurants opened up, It has great Parks, A Woolworths and exceptional access to public transport. It has some marvelously leafy and quiet locations around Clifton Hill and Tarragindi. However the suburb is trending toward more of a rental location likley due to the house prices being relatively cheap considering the suburbs proximity t the city. Beaudesert Road commercial precint has to be the most undertilised strip of shops in Brisbane. It is just screaming for some good eateries and botiques.
This said it is inevitable that Moorooka will be a fantastic suburb to own property in.
Pros
  • close to city
  • Good transportation
Cons
  • Too many rentals
  • No restaurants or botiques
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Feb 23, 2011

"Good place to live, not expensive and close to the CBD"

Good place to live, only 8k to CBD. Good transportation, school and close to shopping centres. Nice people. Not in the flood area.
Pros
  • Good transportation
  • No flood
  • close to city
Cons
  • too much apartment
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Sep 24, 2010

"Up and coming"

Moorooka is an older working class neighbourhood with families moving to the area.
Its location cannot be beaten when compared to Sydney or Melbourne for convenience and price.
I appreciate being home from the city at 5:15 and seeing( on the traffic reports) the sea of red lights of people travelling on the M1 to the Goldcoast or the Bruce Highway to suburbs north when I am already home with my family.
Mooroka/Salisbury and Arcacia Ridge are well undervalued for their location to the city and the available transport.
Shopping is closeby Woolies/Aldi and Coles as well as the Brisbane Markets every weekend, not to mention to closeness of the local pubs, the Red Lion, Mooroka Bowls and The Rocklea Hotel.
The local fastfood is great with the Ho Choi chinese, Maseria Thia, Mcdonalds and the pizzahut nearby.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Jun 02, 2010

"Moorooka has many sides. Here's one."

Moorooka ranges from industrial and low-cost rental on the Ipswich Rd side of Beaudesert Rd., to high-end residential on Toohey Forest and everything in between. I don't know a location in Brisbane more convenient to the city, shopping and entertainment, universities (3), schools, hospitals and other facilities. Living on Toohey Forest is a special experience, 10 minutes from the city, in a serene bushland setting. Typically in summer it feels 5 degrees cooler than the city and low riverside suburbs. Very suited to city and university workers and business owners along the Beaudesert Rd / Ipswich Rd corridor.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Apr 15, 2010

"Love it"

Moorooka is 'the sleeping giant'.
Love the fact Moorooka has:
-easy access to the city, southern suburbs, western suburbs and now the northern suburbs.
-great public transport access - incl. its own train station
- A 'Woolies' (currently going through its own transformation)
-great sense of community
-access to many good schools (private and public)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Mar 12, 2010

"A great lifestyle in Moorooka."

Everyone just seems to get on in Moorooka. The pace is slow and after a short time, it is easy to make friends.
Moorooka is close to the City, but parts have a country town feel.
A great place to live.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Jan 16, 2010

"Nice house shame about the location!"

I have lived in Durack Street it is a very busy street with lots of traffic as you have Ipswich Road and Beaudesert Road on either side. There are also alot of units which are housing commission so you all kinds of people living in the street. This house looks lovely all I can say is shame about the suburb, Moorooka has a very bad name at the moment.
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  • Professionals
  • Retirees
PeteBabs
PeteBabs It's Derrick Street ...not Durack.

Derrick St is very quiet!
Mar 12, 2010
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jan 05, 2010

"Great Location"

Great location, especially the Tarragindi/Salisbury part of Moorooka. This area is close public transport, shops, schools, the freeway and only 7km to the CBD. Definitely an area of growth & is a well sought after area to be living.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jan 02, 2010

"A great place to live, be active and enjoy the city."

I love the green tree-lined streets on the hill near Beverly Hill Street, gorgeous houses and close to public transport, great schools and the city. Not under the flight path like Tarragindi.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Nov 15, 2009

"Great lifestyle"

Very close to the city by train
Recommended for
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids

Unranked Streets in Moorooka

Prior St

4.5/5
"I love living here! A great community spirit."
-27.53019 153.03564
"One of the Biggest roads around"
-27.5307815819 153.0237084291

Sharon St

4.5/5
"Quiet Street in Great Location"
-27.54074 153.03195
"8k to city"
-27.54192 153.02309

Koala Rd

4/5
"Pleasant street and nice place "
-27.52961 153.02565

Durack St

3/5
"Nice house shame about the location!"
-27.53002 153.02005