8.3 out of 10

Fig Tree Pocket

Ranked 139th best suburb in Brisbane
-27.5240737218589 152.963078671876
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parking
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Singles

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
Aug 24, 2018

"Gorgeous spot, but little in the way of conveniences"

I've lived there for around 9 months, and it is indeed lovely with trees, parks, horses, lakes, and it feels much like you're in the countryside. However the locals have resisted any development for better or for worse, which means there are few footpaths, poor transport, and nowhere you can buy food outside of the koala sanctuary cafe. As such you can find yourself driving in and out of the place an awful lot. It's a bit of a rich man's playground, with no shortage of multi-million dollar homes and expensive cars, and in many ways it can be quite snobby. But hey, strolling around the river at any time of the day is a pleasure, and the place is kept very tidy.
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  • Families with kids
1/5
Aug 02, 2017

"Nice spot but no infrastructure, poor transport and terrible traffic"

We moved from FTP 6 years ago as transport and commuting was a nightmare
johngriffiths
johngriffiths Im glad you left. We don't need people like you. Thjose that call FTP hoe love the place
Aug 04, 2017
ileana-kapici
ileana-kapici Thanks Loretta pretty usual comment not sure why john got so enotional about it.
Aug 08, 2017
stephf1
stephf1 Easy run to city with one set of traffic lights before Toowong; breakfast with cockatoos and lorikeets; easy walk to bus stop and bike track. A few minutes to shops in indooroopilly, Kenmore and Jindalee, river walks and parks. Not seeing a problem.
Feb 12, 2018
AndrewL2
AndrewL2 The commuting can be awful but that is the case with many suburbs in Brisbane. The Legacy Way Tunnel is wonderful for getting to and from the airport and greatly helps driving to the city (though not much use coming home due to nightmare that is the Centenary Highway). I work in the Valley and I find the best way to get to and from work is to drive and catch the train from Indooroopilly (30 - 35 minutes door to door) or to ride my bicycle. Besides peak hour we find it easy to get out and about. Normally when we go out at night we uber or catch a taxi as we can drink. Let's be realistic here, if you can't afford to catch an uber or taxi for a night out then you probably can't afford to buy a house in Fig Tree Pocket anyway.
Mar 16, 2018
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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 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Feb 11, 2017

"Nothing compares"

A wildlife paradise so close to everything.
Pros
  • green leafy surrounds
  • Semi rural feel so close to the city
  • large yards - low density living
  • lots of birds and wildlife to enjoy
  • very friendly community
Cons
  • No shops in the suburb but next door to indooroopilly
  • Only buses- no citycat or train
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Lovely tree and wild life filled suburb with a semi rural feel close to Brisbane CBD"

My partner and I moved to Fig Tree Pocket early 2015. We were living inner city Spring Hill and my partner hated the noise and the high density living. I must admit I enjoy living in Fig Tree Pocket a lot lot more than I expected when we moved. The beautiful bush that surrounds our house with all the wildlife is just wonderful. I can sit for hours on our back deck just enjoying the sound of the bush and watching the antics of the many parrots that call our back yard home. We do not experience any traffic noise. The downside is the commute to work in the Valley but I ride my bicycle in and do not experience any of the stress of peak hour driving or public transport. However, in saying this the new Legacy Tunnel makes driving to the Valley/Airport a breeze. There is no nightlife or restaurants in Fig Tree Pocket but it is only a short drive/taxi to Indooripilly, Paddinton, Toowong and Brisbane CBD to get to restaurants and bars. However, we find we are happy to stay at home and have friends over a lot of the time.
Pros
  • lots of birds and wildlife to enjoy
  • large yards - low density living
  • tranquil
  • green leafy surrounds
  • Semi rural feel so close to the city
Cons
  • No shops in the suburb but next door to indooroopilly
  • Only buses- no citycat or train
  • some streets flooded
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
JoannaB1
JoannaB1 HI Andrew. How is the cycling to the city? We are considering moving to FTP and my husband is an avid cyclist but I was wondering how safe it is - Is it mostly roads or cycle path? Many thanks if you can be bothered replying. (PS: We are moving to Brisbane from Melbourne!)
Jul 11, 2018
AndrewL2
AndrewL2 Hi Joanna. The cycling into the city is good. Pretty much dedicated bike path most of the way into the city through Mt Cootha bush and along the river. There is only one part where you ride on road between the two bike paths (Sylvan Rd Toowong) but it has marked bike ways and no parking so all very safe. Your husband should enjoy the ride. He probably is a lot fitter than me and it takes me about 30 minutes to cycle in. Friends of mine do it in 20 minutes. Good luck with the move. Cheers. Andrew
Jul 11, 2018
JoannaB1
JoannaB1 Wow, you replied! Thank you so much for the lowdown. Very good to know because he refuses to drive or take public transport to work. And I must admit that I worry, not knowing the terrain very well. Thanks again!
Jul 11, 2018
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Village advantage and urban convenience"

I originally lived here in the early 90s and moved back just recently. The community feel hasn’t changed and despite the numerous grande homes with expansive river views, the locals are very down to earth and welcoming. The leafy green surrounds and the lovely river breezes make it a superb suburb for morning and evening strolls or runs. The biggest delight is that it feels semi-rural but takes 5 minutes to Indooroopilly shoppingtown and just over ten minutes to the city.
Pros
  • Semi rural feel so close to the city
  • green leafy surrounds
  • very friendly community
Cons
  • No shops in the suburb but next door to indooroopilly
  • some streets flooded
  • Only buses- no citycat or train
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • 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 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 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+

"Fig Tree Pocket - AAA+"

Fig Tree Pocket is arguably one of the loveliest, exclusive little suburbs in Brisbane. It is close enough to the Brisbane CBD to make it easy to commute yet tucked away due to its unique geography. Fig Tree Pocket is peninsular-like in that it is surrounded by water on 2 sides and is not at all a thorough-fare. The neighbouring suburbs of Kenmore and Indooroopilly provide all the amenities required for modern life including the largest shopping centre west of the Brisbane CBD.

Some of Brisbane's most expensive riverfront mansions are located at Fig Tree Pocket with many more modest homes inland. Most famously known as the home to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary which has been a family favourite for generations.

Fig Tree Pocket state school is one of the most sought after schools in Brisbane. There is also a Montessori primary school and the Fig Tree Pocket Equestrian Club.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A safe and established neighborhood, perfect for everyone."

One of Brisbane's most green and tree-filled suburbs is Fig Tree Pocket, named for the large fig tree that grew in the area. Located in a bend on the Brisbane River, it's home to one of Brisbane's oldest and most loved attractions, the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, which was established in 1927.

Koalas aren't the only creatures to call Fig Tree Pocket home. Horses are also partial to the area and there is a Pony Club at Fig Tree Pocket Road. Humans consider themselves very fortunate to live here too and there are some veritable mansions on the riverbanks and lots of beautiful old Queenslanders mixed in with modern developments.

The large blocks of land and the abundance of wild, untamed bush give Fig Tree Pocket a semi-rural feel, even though it's close to the city. It has proved a perfect location for some great schools, including Brisbane Montessori School , Fig Tree Pocket Primary School and The Glenleighden School.

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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
JohnBradleyPlace
JohnBradleyPlace If anyone needs to find out more about real estate in the area please don't hesitate to contact me any time.
2yrs+
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A very small town feel close to everything"

feels like a holiday community where everyone knows you. That can be a problem sometimes.
JohnBradleyPlace
JohnBradleyPlace Can sometimes be a problem but it also has its benefits around security and friendships.
2yrs+
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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 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"great place for families to live"

Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
JohnBradleyPlace
JohnBradleyPlace I agree, Fig Tree Pocket is the perfect suburb for families.
2yrs+
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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 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Country-style living in the city"

Driving home, past the horses and gum trees is always a pleasure. The huge parks and magnificent trees give a feeling of space and tranquility. It's like being in the country but so close to the city!
The children play on the street with friends from the neighbourhood and there is always a neighbour friendly enough to lend you a cup of sugar should you need it.
You wouldn't find a better neighbourhood anywhere else. Fig Tree Pocket is a great place to call home!
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  • Families with kids
JohnBradleyPlace
JohnBradleyPlace I could not agree more with everything you have said, I can't wait to find and buy my future home in the area.
2yrs+
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4/5
2yrs+

"Tree lined suburb of Fig Tree Pocket"

Free tree pocket is around 30 minutes to the heart of Brisbane city in heavy traffic around 20 minutes if driving off peak times. The suburb is filled with trees and serene natural setting. You will see some great newly constructed homes of all sorts here. I once went to an open home here and the house looked like a mini rainforest "ewok village" from "star wars".
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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees