Coolaroo, VIC 3048

4.5(9 reviews)

Ranked 48th best suburb by locals in Melbourne (Greater) Region, VIC

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  • Childcare
  • Cost of living
  • Eating out
  • Internet access
  • Lack of traffic

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Reviews of Coolaroo, VIC

29th April 2022

"First home buyer dream come true"

Absolute value, affordable price with great location and the neighbourhood. It is a steal!

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5th April 2022

"Brilliant suburb"

Ideal for families with small kids and pets!

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20th December 2021

"Up and comer best value in Melbourne"

Up and comer best value in Melbourne by far.

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13th November 2021

"Investor's dream"

Bought a house in Coolaroo as an invesment. It is very hard to get better value for money in Melbourne, if not impossible. Coolaroo is heavily undervalued. The median price of a house in Melbourne is already a million, while here you can get it for half the price only 20-30 minutes from the city and 10-15 minutes to the airport. Value which just cannot be beaten.

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2nd November 2021

"Can't believe my luck"

Bought a completely renovated house in Coolaroo on a decent sized parcel of land in April for 530k and loving it so far. I reach the CBD in half an hour on a train or 20 minutes by car which is very close. The kids love playing in the backyard or a nearby park. The area is very safe and clean and neighbours are nice. The mortgage is quite affordable to pay off as I put 130k as a deposit and loaned 400k. I already decreased it to 385k and am planning to pay off the mortgage in 7 years or less. I think buying in a more affordable area is quite good as less stress both financially and mentally and a more flexible life as can pay off the mortgage faster. And I don't see any downsides to living here, really enjoying it so far.

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17th May 2021

"Nice family suburb"

Quiet, clean, convenient.

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15th May 2021

"Hidden gem, was in the rough, but not anymore"

Coolaroo may have had a slightly negative reputation in the past, but it is an up and coming suburb in the north. Extremely strategic location with both a short drive to the airport or by bus, and a very reasonable 30 mins commute to the city. And all that for just around 500K on a large 600 square meters piece of land. Where else can you find something like that in Melbourne? Highly recommended. While the neighbouring suburbs of Broadmeadows and Roxburgh Park have more to offer in terms of shops and dining Coolaroo is heading in the right direction with the Starbucks and great Turkish restaurants. Nearby plenty of parks for kids and pets, great for jogging or evening walks.

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15th May 2021

"Amazing value and convenience"

Coolaroo was named as the "Australia’s best-performing affordable suburb" in 2018 https://www.realestate.com.au/news/coolaroo-named-as-australias-bestperforming-affordable-suburb/ and that is the case in 2021 now more than ever. Prices are skyrocketing all over Melbourne and the median house price will very soon be 1 million while in Coolaroo only 17 kms from the CBD you can snap a house for a little bit more than half that amount! It won't stay like that for long. Coolaroo is only a 15 minutes drive to the Tullamarine airport and half an hour on the train to Southern Cross train station. Nearby there are plenty of shopping centres at Broadmeadows, Meadow Heights and Roxburgh Park, hospital in Broadmeadows and plenty of parks and schools. Perfect suburb for a family, quiet, affordable and convenient. I just invested in a house there as I think it is right now the best value suburb in the whole of Melbourne!

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7th May 2020

"A bit run-down, but very convenient public transport options"

Houses are incredibly cheap but the place itself is quite run down
Not much in the way of cafe culture - but there are a couple of decent restaurants on Pascoe Vale Road
Located between two train lines - Coolaroo Station and Upfield Station (hint: take the Upfield line to avoid congestion)
Close to Broadmeadows and Dallas - where you can serve your shopping needs
Lots of factories nearby, hence visible smoke often billows out of a factory (recycling I believe)
Really an annex of Dallas
Recommend for:
-People who want value for land and easy access to the CBD
-People who want to live a laid back suburban lifestyle rather than a bustling one
-Melba Vale Retirement Village - this place is actually good though

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