Coomera, QLD 4209

3.5(24 reviews)

Ranked 58th best suburb by locals in Gold Coast Region, QLD

Great for

  • Clean & green
  • Safe and sound
  • Parks and recreation
  • Gym and fitness
  • Peace and quiet

Not great for

  • Nightlife

Who lives here?

  • Families With Kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Tourists

Reviews of Coomera, QLD

lostdiamonds
lostdiamonds
1st December 2021

"Not much to desire"

Very average experience. Nothing to desirable. Arundel is a far better option in my opinion.

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  • Families with kids
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seank14
seank14
22nd October 2021

"I personally love Coomera"

Just bought here, more and more ppl are buying as owner occupiers and improving there houses which is only good for the area, whilst the renters are slowly moving on. We also have the Coomera connector coming soon which means you can easily commute north or south if needs be. We also have the train line down the road. I personally think commera is a fantastic investment or ppor you can still get a freehold home under 600k but that won’t be for long

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carliep2
carliep2
18th April 2021

"Moved away from Burleigh (Rat Race)"

We lived in Burleigh our whole lives but the place is just so busy, full and not what it used to be. We moved to Coomera to be close to Brisbane and still close to our old area.

We just LOVE it here. Close to Westfields, Marina, Coomera River and LOVE the family community. No house parties and just good ol fashioned families.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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yanany
yanany
9th February 2021

"Close to everything and good community!"

I have lived in Coomera for 6years and I love the people here so friendly and nice. I love all shops are close and there is a Costco coming soon. Good school for my kids. Affordable price. Now we moving to Brisbane for my husband work we rent our Coomera house out. Once it got put on the market it is gone. Good rental return too. I miss my life in Coomera though.

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ivanbrkan
ivanbrkan
8th October 2020

"Big Town with Small Town Values"

I've lived in Melbourne all my life until I moved to Coomera a few years ago.
The people here are social and friendly. You are walking distance or a short drive to everything. You don't even have to get on the freeway you have doctors, shops, hairdressers, take out, parks, fishing, schools, family activities and the major shopping centre.
I wouldn't want to live anywhere else. It really has everything you could need and want for a young family. I haven't locked my doors in years, it is that safe.
I've taken a point off because it's hard to find decent sized blocks within a budget and there is some hooning once in a while.

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  • Families with kids
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timribet
timribet

Hi Ivan, may I asked where abouts in Melbourne you come from? I'm currently down here, but looking to move to Coomera with my wife and 13month son. Your review makes it seem like an area we would like to raise a family.
Thanks, Tim

amandad32
amandad32

Hi. I also would like to know as I am in Melbourne looking to move to Coomera with a 14 month old.

Thank you

debbiel4
debbiel4

Is coomera a flood free zone i am looking for a good home to buy upon the gold coast what is the best area to live

ashtone3
ashtone3

Hi Im from the UK currently researching areas of Australia best for families and stumbled across your review which sounds interesting thank you.

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jeanb1
jeanb1
2nd June 2020

"A great affordable location close to everything"

Coomera has been given a bad wrap on this review page but there are some really nice pockets in this suburb and the overall location is very convenient. Like any suburb there are nicer estates and some not so desirable, drive around and it will be evident which are the nice, safe, family friendly areas (Coomera Waters is one of the more upmarket well presented estates).

The price point for both rentals and sales make the suburb very affordable - the average four bedroom rental property at Coomera costs only $460 per week. The train station, TAFE and Westfield shopping Centre are only a short drive from most areas of Coomera and walking distance from others. There are some fantastic schools close by too - Coomera Rivers State School and the new Foxwell State Secondary College. Also Coomera Anglican College, Saint Stephens and Assisi all have great reputations.

The M1 is close by for easy travel north or south - yes the traffic is bad in peak hour as it is anywhere along the M1 these days.

The beach is a - 20-30 minute drive away, would be great if it was closer but you can't rent a new new 4 bedroom home for $460 per week on the beach so living a short drive away is a compromise.

Crime exists in Coomera like it does everywhere, parts of Coomera may have a higher crime rate than others, take all the precautions, lock your house and car and make sure you are adequately insured. I lived in Coomera for 4 years and never experienced any attempted break ins during that time. I have managed properties in Coomera for 10 years and could count on one hand the number of break ins reported at the propertie we manage.

Its not a perfect suburb but the location is great and it's very affordable, pick the right pocket and you will be very happy here.

Jean Brown
Principal - Jean Brown Properties
3/5 Jowett Street
Coomera QLD 4209
[email protected]
07 5630 1146

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robinf1
robinf1
25th May 2020

"Coming to Coomera"

This review is based on being a real estate agent who has worked in the area for a number of years.

As one of 4 suburbs in the 4209 post code, Coomera is one of the fastest growing suburbs in Queensland in terms of population growth. As with other high growth areas it has experienced some growing pains in the form of infrastructure struggling to keep pace with the population boom happening.

One of the biggest pain points many residence experienced was traffic congestion, this has been addressed recently with the recent upgrade of the M1 motorway on and offramp at exit 49 and the widening of Foxwell Road. These road upgrades tied in with the completion of stage one of the brand new Westfield Shopping Centre Coomera that has brought a host of new shopping, dining & entertainment choice to the area.

Coomera has great lifestyle features on it's doorstep being well located halfway between Brisbane & the Gold Coast, it is also fortunate to be home to Dreamworld and White Water World theme parks and the new indoor sports centre which was completed as part of the facilities for the Gold Coast Common Wealth Games in 2018.

Being a large suburb with multiple estates as well as older more established sections and newer higher density developments it caters to a wide vary of housing needs which includes your typical suburban 3 & 4 bedroom family home, small & large townhouse complexes, duplex properties and security and gated estates offering amazing lifestyle features such as waterfront living, communal swimming pool & club houses to name just a few.

Families are well catered for with a choice of schools including public and private schools with the newly completed St Josephs College Coomera and with Coomera Station right across the road from Westfield Coomera it offers great accessibility.

Robin Fick
Licensed Real Estate Agent
Northern Gold Coast Specialist
[email protected]
0452 533 776

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alex_s
alex_s
9th June 2019

"Nice looking place, but..."

I moved last year from Adelaide without knowing anything about Queensland, so I did not what to expect from Gold Coast. Adelaide has a reputation of a 'big country town', so I expected something bit more exciting. Coomera caught my attention due to all the new developments . The place does look nice and has some very amazing spots for walking, picnics and other outdoorsy activities. The negative is the distance to Broadbeach etc. - it definitely would be good to be closer. And now the real negative - the residents. Despite its aesthetics, I could easily compare Coomera residents to Salisbury and Elizabeth in Adelaide. It is not uncommon to see, in some parts, dumped stolen cars, bogans hooning at roundabouts, or tuning engines in their garages whilst revving them to the max. I do not regret buying my place here since it will be a good investment property, but no way I would stay to live here.

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kyu
kyu

I am moving about there from Mawson Lakes, SA soon. That was a good review when you mentioning those areas in SA.

alex_s
alex_s

Hi Kyu. You will be in for a shock moving to Commera from Mawson Lakes. The only equivalent I could think of would be Carrara/Emerald Lakes. In general, I'd stay away from GC. Since my comment, I actually moved back to Adelaide. Let me know if you need tips for getting around.

tamarag2
tamarag2

Glad I found this thread, I am also considering moving to the GC and I will definitely cancel out Coomera as a potential residence. Im from Mawson Lakes also and am moving to get away from the bogans of Salisbury/ Elizabeth haha.... looks like these feral people are everywhere!!

stevep20
stevep20

Hi Alex, I am also from Adelaide (Port Noarlunga) moving to GC for work at Yatala, I was looking at Coomera and found your post very informative, due you have any thoughts regarding Helensvale ? We are a family with 2 children aged 13 and 11

clabcyw
clabcyw

Hi Alex. Sorry this was your first impression of Queensland. If work isn't a problem there are plenty of beautiful beach towns north of the Gold Coast. One city that I live about 30 minutes away from is Hervey Bay. It's a cheap, growing beach city with everything you need. If you or anyone else wants more information on it, let me know.

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kellieg5
kellieg5
6th February 2019

"Nice and quiet ~fairly new suburb. Great for families!"

Close to shops, schools and day care.
Westfield opening soon! Yay!

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"Great and Peaceful"

very nice place, a lot of new updates, great peaceful neighbourhood. I really enjoyed it here.

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"Great for families and young couples; vastly under-estimated"

Husband and I built our first home in 2016. We love living in Coomera. Everything is easily accessible, whether it's a trip to the Gold Coast beaches or Brisbane via commute or public transport, everything is easy. While, the recent roadworks have been an absolute headache, we can see the benefits already falling into place, with the new Westfield Coomera about to open next week, and now much wider roads. There are brand new public and private schools and childcare centres being built which is great for young families having access to new facilities. Since move here, we have had absolutely no issues with crime. Yes there are a few barking dogs around us, but unfortunately this is unavoidable when living in an urban area.

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"GENESIS ESTATE"

Houseos at its finest cars broken into nightly security is dodgey , very unsafe area

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jimjym
jimjym

so much for paying for 24hr security

sonyam5
sonyam5

I'm very sceptical now, as I am viewing two properties next week for this estate. The reviews what the estate offers is what drew my attention as well as the 24hr security. Should I reconsider

steveb33
steveb33

Its not gated. What is security going to do?? Unrealistic. Get cameras, car in garage or theres probably 5 cars to one house. $70 each a week AY

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"It's okay...."

We live on the east side of Coomera in an estate, I don't love it but I don't hate it. We moved here because of the value for money, for a stand alone house is the same per week as an apartment closer to city/beach. It's only a 20-30 minute drive to the beach and same towards Brisbane which is a positive. Problem with the houses is that we're all like a bunch of sardines in a can, very close, I can hear my neighbour fart. We have been here for two years now but are looking to relocate.

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"Coomera (Blue collar) More like dirty brown."

Ranked 57th This place should not even be on the list. Avoid at all cost, the council clearly ignores the area and so should you. The worst decision I made was moving my family to Coomera. Here's a few reasons. Barking dogs, dirt bikes, trucks, cars and trailers parked all over the street. Most people here use the garage as a type room and people continue to work or repair boats, cars or trucks on the street. The wakeup call of crow is inevitable, it is a horrible place.

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"great place to live.. quiet and convinient"

everything close by...quite and convenient place

Great for

  • Great Schools
  • Good internet
  • Nice and Friendly Local Community

Not great for

  • Isolated

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers
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"We love it here"

Coomera is a great area for families. Lots of parks and safe family feel. Now has shopping centres being built and good access to the Highway. A up and coming area.

Great for

  • Great Schools
  • Theme Parks
  • Good internet
  • Nice and Friendly Local Community

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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"Really happy here"

Lovely suburb - nice and green, never had any trouble with crime. 20 minutes to the beach - will be a great suburb once the town centre and g-link goes in. Affordable house the area is growing and more infrastructure is going in. Pleasure to live here.

Great for

  • Good internet
  • Great Schools

Not great for

  • Small blocks

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jackd6
jackd6

20 mins to what beach?

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"Cheep for a reason"

Upper Coomera is not Gold Coast living. It's a suburb out next to the freeway to Brisbane. In fact it takes approx 1.5 hrs to get to Gold Coast beaches on a Sunday. Most of that time is queuing the narrow streets out of Coomera.
Most houses are jammed in to small blocks and many are cheaply built.
As greedy developers keep expanding it to the west, traffic will only get worse.
On the up side there is a local generic concrete precinct with a coles, hungry jacks and brumbys.
Wow.
The crime rate is high as most of the houses are rented to large families with little to do and scarce public transport.
There are no trees. Just roof tops as far as you can see.
It's close to theme parks...
If you like watching TV overlooking a small fenced back yard behind a well locked door. Coomera is your place.
There are much nicer affordable places around the Gold Coast.
Don't be fooled by Coomera's "value for money".

Great for

  • Theme Parks

Not great for

  • Narrow streets
  • Small blocks
  • Isolated
  • Ghetto
  • Rough

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  • Families with kids
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claireh3
claireh3

Maybe put this in upper coomera rather than coomera - they are seperate areas :)

jackd6
jackd6

But their not really though are they. Same post code, same distance to Brisbane and GC etc. But you are right, Coomera is the nicer pic of both Upper Coomera and Coomera.

jackd6
jackd6

Haha. Yep!

jamessayers
jamessayers

1.5 hours to the GC?? Um....

jimjym
jimjym

20-30 to non surf beach and 30-45 to surf beach longer as you go further south

jimjym
jimjym

I would be interested what nicer affordable places are around?

darrend3
darrend3

Any place ranked higher then 58th best GC suburb will do. Even Labrador, the old ghetto is ranked higher..
Its an hour away from everything during after school hours and weekends.

jaypeirce
jaypeirce

disgusting dump, how can developers get away with building this trash.

steveb33
steveb33

Hoons and burnouts everywhere, cats shitting in your yard, dogs barking all the time, houses so close together you'd think you're in a complex! You can hear your neighbours fart and hear every conversation. They keep building more and more, killing the wildlife just to put more ppl in.. the roads are already jam packed at peak hours ppl are at boiling point but lets keep cramming in more ppl. What a paradise. You got westfield so its even more congested and westfield doesn't even have a post office. Houses are usually in average condition and dont even start on the weak water pressure. Hardly a tree in sight, great planning. Enjoy

shadako
shadako

Should take about 20 mins to get to the motorway, given that Coomera is next to it. Should get to main beach in under an hour max on a non public holiday.

clabcyw
clabcyw

@Jay Peirce Because the Gold Coast council is greedy and the developers lobby the state government

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"Ghetto"

If I could move out of Coomera as of yesterday, I would. The roughest place I've ever lived. Every day and night l experience the "sights and sounds" of native Coomerans, I.e hoons who are not just in cars, but quad bikes, dirt bikes and motorised deck chairs and motorised eskies (yes really).

The area experiences break ins (granted this IS the Gold Coast) but getting police to the area is very difficult and from my experience, the average call out for assistance has taken an hour. My particular street experiences car accidents from hooning and public displays of domestic disputes.

The two ways to get out of Coomera, Foxwell Road and through Pimpama are chaotic bottlenecks and the single lanes just don't work for an ever-expanding area.

Would not recommend. Unless of course, you like to drive dangerously, or your mode of transport is a deck chair/esky on wheels. You'll likely get away with it around here.

Great for

  • Cheap rent

Not great for

  • Rough
  • Ghetto

Who lives here?

  • Students
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jaypeirce
jaypeirce

"" "sights and sounds" of native Coomerans, I.e hoons who are not just in cars, but quad bikes, dirt bikes and motorised deck chairs and motorised eskies (yes really). ""'

HAHAHAHAAH!!!

That is absolutely hilarous. Got to see it to believe it, folks.

alex_s
alex_s

It is exactly as described. I frankly would not ever move back to GC. The only decent areas are actually the ones generally out of reach like Sovereign Island or anything that is gated-off. Everywhere else is a ghetto.

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"Coomera is now our favourite part of the Gold Coast"

We lived in Coomera for many years, absolutely loved the location... Close enough to the beaches to make a trip on a nice sunny day, and far enough to avoid the hustle and bustle. We also found that it's very easy to get to Brisbane when needed since it's only 1 min from the highway north. One of the best schools in the state is in Coomera, so is the local shopping centre. The people here are the BIG Plus... very friendly and considerate.

Also the kids LOVE the fact that it's so close the dreamworld, we walk there on weekends sometimes when they give the local people in Coomera free passes :) They got to see the big brother house too. We fell in love with Coomera, we rented a nice 3 bedroom townhouse here which was very convenient (on Beattie Road)

Great for

  • Theme Parks
  • Great Schools
  • Nice and Friendly Local Community

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
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  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
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"The Bronx"

Some parts might be ok. But the little estate behind genesis estate is the roughest place I have ever lived in my life. We left Ipswich for that reason thinking this would be a better place to bring up kids. How wrong was I. It's full of gangsters and bogans. Just like living in the Bronx. Everyone so angry here. People rarely smile. There is a lot of road rage. Also unless you are with Telstra your reption here is pathetic. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone!!!

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"Coomera Waters - good but..."

We've lived in three houses (rentals) over three years in Coomera Waters and the area is really nice with few problems, but there is one real PITA about our current address - Rainbow Circuit and this review is to inform people who may consider moving here - or anywhere in Coomera Waters really. Some streets have a real dog problem.

I work from home and I suspect there are around 7 dogs around us almost all left out all day, and the whole area sounds like a dog pound. All our close neighbours for sure have dogs - we don't.

I'm not intolerent of them and the occaisonal bark is no trouble, but because there are so many they all set each other off.

Before you move into a road take a walk round a few times first - some roads are nice and quiet - other echo with with howls and barks all day.

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"Country feel"

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"Disappointing unless you enjoy dirt bikes roaring past at 6am 7 days a week and living in fear of crime"

Have lived on Azure Way for 2 years now and will be moving at the end of lease. Until recently was the only house in a row of 5 not to have been affected by crime from peeping toms, theft, hoons or property damage. Like I said - until recently. We'd hoped the estate would be more built in by now effectively removing the area that dirt bike riders illegally hoon around on - but no :(. Police are a regular sight in this area with new shoe box like townhouses filling in the vacant blocks. There is an AWESOME primary school on Finnegan Way. No shops within walking distance. Public transport stops on Finnegan Way/Foxwell Rd which is again about 2-3kms from our street. Coomera/Upper Coomera itself doesnt even have a local Post Office - you have to go to Oxenford or Helensvale for the nearest one :( Can walk to Coomera train station - about 4 kms away but doable. Have to be wary of walking on the Rd for about 1/2 a km.

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ace1208
ace1208

thinking moving to Azure way, but apparently have to reconsider

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