Coorparoo, QLD 4151

4.6(31 reviews)

Ranked 24th best suburb by locals in Brisbane Region, QLD

Great for

  • Clean & green
  • Safe and sound
  • Internet access
  • Parking
  • Parks and recreation

Not great for

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Reviews of Coorparoo, QLD

"Quiet, Green and you can walk to everything!"

I grew up in Coorparoo and after living overseas and elsewhere in Queensland have chosen to settle back into Coorparoo. Cooparoo is so convenient to the City (circa 5kms) with access to bus and rail pretty easy. I love the dining precincts on Cav Rd, the Junction and in nearby Martha street as well as the abundance of great parks. Coorparo also has some great schools (Villanova, Loreto, Churchie and Mt Carmel etc). The people are friendly and it still has a great community feel due to the suburby having a great mix of longterm and newer residents.

Great for

  • Schools
  • Shopping
  • Re-sale value
  • Close to the CBD
  • Dining out
  • Friendly neighbours
  • Quiet
  • Lots of rental options

Not great for

  • Property becoming expensive

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
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emp2
emp2
14th October 2021

"Amazing suburb"

Coorparoo is an all round great suburb to live in. Close to the city but far enough out that traffic isn’t a nightmare. Lots of beautiful parks and walkways. Amazing cafes and restaurants. Coorparoo Square has everything you need

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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maulijoshi
maulijoshi
17th April 2019

"it is a beautiful place to live"

I go to a high school and this is the best place for kids, parents and everyone it has big beautiful park , shops are close

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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"Coorparoo a perfect place to bring up your family"

We just moved to Coorparoo six months ago and we don't understand why we haven't moved here sooner. It is a beautiful suburb of Brisbane with magnificent views to the City and lovely parks and meandering streets, perfect to keep oneself in shape. We just opened the TINY TREE CAFE on Cavendish Road and the support of the local neighborhood is fantastic. Tiny Tree Cafe is essentially an old-fashioned European-style Cafe House offering customers well brewed aromatic coffee and tea, nostalgic cakes and cookies, rarely found in today's one size fits all FastFoodCake menus. Beyond our culinary wonders we have a bit of Modern Art and exquisite, rarely seen European Antiques and the peaceful Serenity of Bonsai in our little Tea Garden. Tiny Tree Cafe is here to give customers an experience of Beauty & Taste. We hope the people of Coorparoo enjoy our little input in the local economy. We love Coorparoo!

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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"Close to city, great shopping, great cafes, lots of green space"

Coorparoo is a fantastic place with an abundance of lifestyle opportunities. The recent development in Coorparoo junction has transformed the area into one of the best inner city restaurant/shopping/entertainment precincts that has taken over from Bulimba for the premier inner city area in the south/east side of town. Coorparoo has a wide variety of housing options- from new and older units in the junction area through to streets of well renovated traditional Queenslander style houses and art deco and Californian bungalow. My pick of areas in Coorparoo would be on the ridge lines of the heights- from Pelham street through to Buena Vista- green with amazing city views- great public transport and close to exclusive private as well as very good public schools.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"Great place to Rent!"

I lived in Coorparoo for two years, around the Burke Street area, it was sad to have left but my experience there was rather good. Nice neighbourhood, not far from Woolworths, Pizza hut is right down the road (I lived behind it, so it was great just walking over and buying it. There were some robberies during 2016 of stores like the Cheesecake shop or Pizza Hut, but overall, Coorparoo is a very lovely place to live in, it feels safe to be walking around at night.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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"Home sweet home!"

Been living in Coorparoo for the last 10years. In my opinion this suburb has the best offering of cafes, shopping, public transport, schools and family lifestyle than any other inner south Brisbane suburb. Everything is within walking distance or at worse a very short drive. I may very happily retire here :)

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"The Place To Live"

I've have lived and worked in Brisbane for 7 years, 4 of those in Coorparoo. This suburb is definitely up there with the best in Brisbane with its close proximity to the CBD, train and express buses, cafes, parks and now the new project at the old Myers building on Old Cleveland Rd providing new retail and residential options. If you thinking of moving to the southside of Brisbane make sure you look at Coorparoo.

Great for

  • Transport options
  • Cafes
  • Growth suburb
  • Close to the CBD
  • Dining out
  • Quiet
  • Friendly neighbours
  • Lots of rental options

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
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"Eating out at 'Greek on Cav'"

I have had the best Greek eating out experience for some time at a little local restaurant on Cavendish Road at Coorparoo. This lovely little BYO is tiny and not at all a white table cloth affair, but it offers a great place to meet up with good friends and share a fantastic meal for a low cost. Freshly made Dolmades were a fantastic starter with my first glass of wine and a very filling stuffed squid in white wine and tomato with rice pilaif didn't disappoint for main. Finally my rice puddiing with almond brittle encouraged you to scrap every morsel from the dish. I would advise to book your Greek experience so as not to miss out. Greek on Cav - Coorparoo | Urbanspoon

Great for

  • Close to the CBD
  • Dining out
  • Quiet
  • Friendly neighbours
  • Lots of rental options
JohnDeperi
JohnDeperi

Sorry but Greek on Cav is a very poor example of what good Greek food should be. Brisbane really doesn't have anything as good as the Greek restaurants in Sydney or Melbourne. You will get a better quality meal at one of the Greek restaurants in West End or better still Hellenica at the Gold Coast. Hellenica sets the benchmark for Greek restaurants in QLD.

JudeA
JudeA

I totally agree with the above comment. Have lived and worked in Coorparoo for over 7 years. Neighbours are friendly and it is very close to public transport. Nice and quiet area. Hellenica on the Gold Coast is a supurb Greek restaurant.

traceyl9
traceyl9

No hobos, stray animals, wandering drunks, gangs, safe family environment.

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"Biggest Suburb Around Town"

Coorparoo is amazing. Homes vary greatly from Old Queenslander, Art Deco to Contempary. The hills create magnificent pockets and more and more there are little cafes opening. The new development of units and shopping is a massive positive. Only up and up to go!

Great for

  • Variety
  • Close to the CBD
  • Dining out
  • Quiet
  • Friendly neighbours

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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"Martha Street cafes and shops"

For some excellent food and an atmosphere that gives you a quiet personal feel then the Martha Street cafes and eateries is the place you want to be.
Located in the the at the end of the wetlands and walking tracks making ideal for a bite to eat and then a leisurely walk afterwards.

Great for

  • Great community suburb
  • Close to the CBD
  • Dining out
  • Quiet
  • Lots of rental options

Not great for

  • Busway not here yet
  • NIce properties are very expensive!

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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"Love it"

great suburb, close to the CBD and convenient to everything you need. Lately is developing a nice restaurant scene and boutique shopping

Great for

  • Close to the CBD
  • Dining out
  • Friendly neighbours
  • Quiet

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"The place to be!"

Great convenient suburb- still pretty good value for money. the Cooparoo heights area is the pick with its restaurants, parks (Whites Hill and Majestic Park are great) and great friendly neighbourhood spirit.

Great for

  • Close to the CBD
  • Dining out
  • Friendly neighbours
  • Quiet

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"Fantastic place and getting better"

Coorparoo is a very convenient and environmentally attractive suburb (the higher part of the suburb), has many great restaurants and cafes, city views, great transport and with all the renovations and regeneration occuring is becoming a very trendy place.

Great for

  • Close to the CBD
  • Dining out
  • Friendly neighbours
  • Quiet

Not great for

  • NIce properties are very expensive!

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"Best in Brisbane by far!"

Excellent shopping and schools. Friendly neighbourhood and very safe. Lots of beautiful trees and character homes. A dream really!

Great for

  • Beautiful properties...some estates the best in Brisbane!
  • Close to the CBD
  • Dining out
  • Friendly neighbours
  • Quiet
  • Lots of rental options

Not great for

  • NIce properties are very expensive!
  • Property becoming expensive
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"Convenient, green and quiet"

Coorparoo is a great suburb. I have lived in the area for 5 years after living at Hamilton on the northside. Coorparoo is by far more convenient with excellent restaurant and shopping options. Combined with its great green spaces (especially Majestic Park) and great options for both private and public schools it is in my opinion one of the best places to live in Brisbane.

Great for

  • Close to the CBD
  • Dining out
  • Friendly neighbours
  • Quiet

Not great for

  • Property becoming expensive

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"Close to everything"

I lived here while I went to QUT and loved it. Is close to everything and has good restaurants and travel options. And there are so many places to choose for when renting.

Great for

  • Lots of rental options
  • Close to the CBD
  • Dining out
  • Friendly neighbours

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"High in the Constellations"

A Contractor Born and raised in Brisbane, I have lived here for over 40 years and in Coorparoo for the past 18 years, firstly closer to the city near Coorparoo primary school and now up in the Constellations. I can honestly say that Coorparoo is a definite winner. Everything you could possibly need is so close by but nothing is busy, I think that's the main appeal. You can be in the city in 15 mins or jump on the freeway and be surfing at the gold coast in under an hour. Lots of Cafe's and restaurants are within walking distance and kids can jump on the bus and be at Churchie or Villanova in 10 mins or walk to Loretto.There are lots of great parks and many nature reserves and bush coridors making it the greenest inner city suburb. Magestic park is great place to play with the kids and kick a footy around and the surrounding hills are great to run or walk for exercise and take in the breathtaking city views. Its a clean, green environment and friendly place to live and work, not going t

Great for

  • Friendly neighbours
  • Close to the CBD
  • Dining out
  • Quiet

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"Best overall suburb I have ever lived in."

This suburb is only 6kms to the CBD, has some of the best dining options in Brisbane. The traffic on the weekend is non existant, which in my opinion is what truly makes the Inner South East stand out over it's Northern counterparts. Large shopping centres, botique shopping and dining precincts, exceptional schools and easy access to buses, train and the bikeway. Many parts of Coorparoo are elevated offering fantastic panoramic city views. The streets are green and leafy especially in the Coorparoo heights district. I moved here three years ago and will live here for a long time to come.

Great for

  • Dining out
  • Quiet
  • Close to the CBD

Not great for

  • Property becoming expensive

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Cool Coorparoo"

Coorparoo is an inner city suburb of Brisbane located a few minutes drive south of Brisbane CBD. You can still buy houses for reasonable prices in this area, you will get a decent size house and land here in comparison to other inner city suburbs closer to the CBD.

Some blocks even feature city skyline views.

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"Brisbane's Best Kept Secret"

Coorparoo is a family friendly treed green suburb, just 5 ks from Brisbane's CBD.
With traditional Queenslanders, renovated post war homes and architect designed masterpieces, there is a home to suit all budgets and tastes.
The suburb has a number of excellent private and public schools, and an excellent transport system combining train and bus travel, with the city just 25 minutes away.
If sport is your passion, the suburb has many parks, walking tracks, sports fields and gyms to satisfy the most avid enthusiast.
Shopping is a breeze in Coorparoo, with Coles and Woolworths represented and many good quality small businesses, plus the soon to be opened Fresh Food Market in the old Myer building.
For your dining pleasure Coorparoo has an excellent selection of cafe's and restaurants, plus local community clubs like Easts Rugby Leagues, and Coorparoo RSL and Services Club, both with courtesy buses.
So if your looking for a safe children friendly neighbourhood, contact a local, Mark Bellingham, Barry Plant Real Estate, 0403216055 and come to Coorparoo, once you have lived here, you will never want to leave.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Nice, safe, leafy suburb"

I love living here, have lived here for around 7 years and have just bought a 2 bedroom flat. Is so close to city and amenities but still leafy and can hear birds chirping. Is becoming expensive to buy but still not as bad as some places closer to the city, can't imagine living in another suburb.

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Not a bad place - close to the city but getting expensive"

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
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"An area that is coming on strong with a number of the inner-south suburbs"

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  • Professionals
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"Coorparoo is Brisbane's best kept secret"

Coorparoo is easily Brisbane's best buy right now, you can still get a solid and BIG 70's 6 pack 2 b/r apartment for under 350k and it may already have been updated. Any upgrades you make will only need to be cosmetic and perhaps a little tiling here and there. These places were built solid!
Put in 5k and some of your time to perhaps paint and put in some new carpet then just wait a year - see how much prices have risen in the lat 18 months - amid the GFC and all!
A great place for travelling to the city also, lots of parks and with the Clem 7 tunnel plus WHEN the old Myer gets done up, Coorparoo will be the next Paddington.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"A great place to live"

Coorparoo is a fanatstic place to live, there is lots of parks, great acess to public transport and some fab restaurants.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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"Coorparoo is a great place to live"

You really cant go wrong in coorparoo. It is a great place to live, close to shops and public transport.

Also it has GREAT internet access.

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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"Close to City, good transport, leafy and nice"

I have lived in Coorparoo for a number of years. It's a nice inner city suburb, with short commutes to the city. There are some cute areas with cafes and boutique shops - like Martha Street, or around cav road. There are trains, buses, and the highway to connect you to work. But also, nice parks, and friendly people.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
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"Coorparoo is a great location close to highway.."

Coorparoo is a nice family environment with well established renvated or new homes the area is elevated so some owners/renters are lucky enough to have city skyline views. Imagine a cocktail or glass of wine on your balcony overlooking Brisbane City lights.

This suburb has big blocks of land 500-600+ sqm for good prices and good combination of people within the suburb old and young. If you want to avoid traffic and long drive home and still have decent size block for kids, dog and for entertainment then check out Coorparoo.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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