6.4 out of 10

Coomera

Ranked 59th best suburb in Gold Coast
-27.8313545645907 153.359740506461
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Safe & Sound
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Tourists

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Jun 02, 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
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
May 25, 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
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
2/5 rating details
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
Jun 09, 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.
kyu
kyu I am moving about there from Mawson Lakes, SA soon. That was a good review when you mentioning those areas in SA.
Apr 30, 2020
Alex
Alex 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.
Apr 30, 2020
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!!
May 04, 2020
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Feb 06, 2019

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

Close to shops, schools and day care.
Westfield opening soon! Yay!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Oct 30, 2018

"Great and Peaceful"

very nice place, a lot of new updates, great peaceful neighbourhood. I really enjoyed it here.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Oct 05, 2018

"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.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
1/5
2yrs+

"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".
Pros
  • Theme Parks
Cons
  • Narrow streets
  • Small blocks
  • Isolated
  • Ghetto
  • Rough
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
claireh3
claireh3 Maybe put this in upper coomera rather than coomera - they are seperate areas :)
2yrs+
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.
2yrs+
jackd6
jackd6 Haha. Yep!
2yrs+
James Sayers
James Sayers 1.5 hours to the GC?? Um....
Jan 16, 2019
Jim Jym
Jim Jym 20-30 to non surf beach and 30-45 to surf beach longer as you go further south
Jan 17, 2019
Jim Jym
Jim Jym I would be interested what nicer affordable places are around?
Jan 17, 2019
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.
Feb 08, 2019
Jay Peirce
Jay Peirce disgusting dump, how can developers get away with building this trash.
Mar 31, 2019
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1/5
2yrs+

"GENESIS ESTATE"

Houseos at its finest cars broken into nightly security is dodgey , very unsafe area
Jim Jym
Jim Jym so much for paying for 24hr security
Jan 17, 2019
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
Feb 23, 2019
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
Apr 20, 2019
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mc5 mc5
1/5
2yrs+

"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.
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"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.
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • 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
2yrs+

"great place to live.. quiet and convinient"

everything close by...quite and convenient place
Pros
  • Great Schools
  • Good internet
  • Nice and Friendly Local Community
Cons
  • Isolated
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers
emb emb
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"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.
Pros
  • Great Schools
  • Theme Parks
  • Good internet
  • Nice and Friendly Local Community
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
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 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"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.
Pros
  • Good internet
  • Great Schools
Cons
  • Small blocks
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
jackd6
jackd6 20 mins to what beach?
2yrs+
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"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.
Pros
  • Cheap rent
Cons
  • Rough
  • Ghetto
Recommended for
  • Students
Jay Peirce
Jay Peirce "" "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.
Mar 31, 2019
Alex
Alex 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.
Apr 30, 2020
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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 4/5
  • 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
2yrs+

"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)
Pros
  • Theme Parks
  • Great Schools
  • Nice and Friendly Local Community
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"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!!!
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"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.
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 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Country feel"

Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"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.
ace1208
ace1208 thinking moving to Azure way, but apparently have to reconsider
Apr 28, 2020
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4.5/5
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