9.2 out of 10

Indooroopilly

Ranked 28th best suburb in Brisbane
-27.50169 152.96619
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  • Shopping Options
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Schools
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • 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 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
May 21, 2017

"What a great suburb."

Indooroopilly is a lovely green suburb.
Almost a park around every corner, many choices of primary schools, high schools and universities, ample transport, close to the city, clean, safe and friendly, also close to the Wesley hospital.
I have lived in Indooroopilly my whole life and love it here, lots of things to do.

The one down side with Indooroopilly is the traffic between 7am-9am and again from 3 pm to 6 pm. Bumper to bumper stopped traffic because indooorpilly is a bit of a bottle neck suburb.
Indooroopilly is also known to be an expensive area.
Pros
  • Friendly
  • Close to the city
  • Excellent Public Transport
  • Excellent Shopping
  • Excellent schools
Cons
  • Rents are expensive
  • Traffic can be busy
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"You do not need a car when you live in Indooroopilly"

Everything is right on your door step - the new expanded Indooroopilly Shopping Centre with the revamp food court and the connivence of the bus interchange. The train station is easy to access(if you need disable access go up to the actual station and use the lifts to each platform. Plenty of casual dining choice.
Pros
  • Close to the city
  • Excellent Public Transport
  • Excellent Shopping
  • Excellent schools
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"An exciting suburb"

Indooroopilly provides residents with shops, theatres, restaurants, gyms and excellent public transport.

It has a range of housing styles, something for those who like traditional Queenslanders or modern, architect designed homes.

Indooroopilly shopping town has been refurbished and caters for a range of styles and shopping tastes.
Pros
  • Close to the city
  • Excellent Public Transport
  • Excellent Shopping
  • Excellent schools
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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+

"I Love Indooroopilly"

Indooroopilly is one of the loveliest suburbs in Brisbane and is fast becoming a major centre. Like it's neighbour, St Lucia, Indooroopilly nestles a long expanse of the undulating Brisbane river and is very close to the Brisbane CBD yet offers peace and quiet retreat to its residents.

As the largest retail and entertainment precinct west of the Brisbane CBD, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, is a major drawcard and is surrounded by many retailers, and small businesses. Some of the most prestigious schools in Brisbane are located in Indooroopilly, including St Peter's Lutheran College, and Nudgee Junior. Indooroopilly is also home to Queensland's Premier Golf Club, Indooroopilly Golf Club, which happens to sit on some of the most valuable land in Brisbane.

There is so much to love about Indooroopilly. If you take the time to have a good look around, I'm sure you'll love it too.
Pros
  • Close to the city
  • Excellent Public Transport
  • Excellent Shopping
  • Excellent schools
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
PatriciaM
PatriciaM Family arrived from London and has daughter booked into Indooroopilly High School for year 7 and the Spanish program there. They are looking for a nice clean fresh home to rent. Preferably with 4 bedrooms or 3 and a study. Are there any nice homes to rent in Indooroopilly or surrounding areas. I have looked on realestate.com.au and there really isn't much in the way of nice homes in the area. Can anyone help please?
2yrs+
Krista Sharp
Krista Sharp Raywhitemetrowestresidential.com.au can assist you. Ph 3737 0000
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"A beautiful, happy place to live."

Indooroopilly (or Indro) has been mine and my family's home for over two decades. My mum grew up a few blocks from where we live now, and nothing has changed. Kids can ride their bikes around the blocks, we still have Halloween trick or treaters, plenty of happy faces, and always a wave for people passing by. If you take the time to get to know your neighbours, they're wonderful people. All it takes is to cross that bridge, and make the effort to say 'hello'. The train station and numerous bus stops makes Indooroopilly the perfect place for a house of students, workers or commuters. There's always plenty of options - with so many great restaurants within easy reach by car, or just a stop or two away, you'll never be left wanting in terms of cuisine or entertainment. The nearby shopping centre is currently being upgraded to a luxury level centre, with many more additions over the next year and a half. It's generally a quiet suburb - the most noise you'll hear usually involves a few dogs playing, children walking home from school, or someone mowing the lawn.
Pros
  • Close to the city
  • Excellent Public Transport
  • Excellent Shopping
  • Excellent schools
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Family friendly suburb close to the CBD"

Great suburb closely located to shops, public transport (including bikeways) and fantastic education facilities. Very friendly neighborhood. Shopping center currently undergoing a 450mil expansion and refurbishment. Large local infrastructure projects underway including the Northern Link Tunnel.
Pros
  • Excellent schools
  • Close to the city
  • Excellent Public Transport
  • Excellent Shopping
Cons
  • Rents are expensive
  • Traffic can be busy
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Close to everything; Great place to live!"

I've been living in "Indro" as it is known for almost a year now... living in an apartment was a bit of a change from our house in the outer suburbs that we previously had; but it has worked out really well. There are lots of public transport options; so much so that I have sold my car. The train station is a central hub where express trains run to the city; so there are more trains than at other stops closer to the city. The ride takes about 10 mins to the city on an express train. There is a bus station also at the shopping centre.

There are a few restaurants along Station Rd - though the only ones worth bothering with are the Laksa Hut and the Ashoka Indian. The others don't have very nice meals, although they seem to be busy a lot of the time. The Hog's Breath Cafe at the Coles complex opposite the train station also has great steak, which I was suprised about. The food court in the main shopping centre has loads of options; and also recommend the ribbon sandwiches and tea selection at Fleet Street Cafe (part of the Pig and Whistle Pub adjoining the main shopping centre). The Pig and Whistle is open late on weeknights and weekends for meals and drinks and has a smoking section outside.

There is an unofficial dog park/meeting point at the Indooroopilly High School Oval; lots of dog walkers about 6.30am and about 5pm at night. Make sure you take your own bags and ball. Lots of dogs there and they are all very social. We walk every morning and see the same people - many are regulars and friendly. Never seen any dogs fighting there.

The noise from the train can be painful if you are living close by. Most apartments and houses would have soundproof glass if they are reasonably new; but be prepared to have your conversations and TV interrupted if you are close. The traffic can be a bit busy, but no more than any other inner city suburb. We were using street parking for most of the year and did not have a problem. Make sure you check the signs though; parking inspectors will ticket you if you are in an unlined/unsigned zone.

All in all, Indro is a great place to live. It has a mix of students; young families; retirees and professionals and on the whole people are friendly. It's easy access to the city and public transport and not pretentious at all. Shopping is excellent and I certainly recommend it if you are looking to live reasonably close to the city. The biggest downside is that rents are quite expensive.
Pros
  • Excellent Public Transport
  • Excellent Shopping
  • Close to the city
Cons
  • Train can be noisy
  • Traffic can be busy
  • Rents are expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Close to everything - great place to live!"

Indooroopily has everything you need, schools, trains buses, shops, dining, fitness and so much more. Its close to the city still has leafy streets. Love life here!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Good high school and nice residential pockets"

the shopping centre and traffic is a bit of downside
4/5 rating details
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
2yrs+

"I like some of the older homes tucked away near the Westfield"

Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Indooroopilly"

Indooroopilly is a great little suburb with a real mix of grand old homes, contemporary apartments and exclusive river front properties. It has excellent transport with both bus and train networks and lots of shopping options with the Indooroopilly shopping centre located at its heart and a few restaurant strips to catch a bite to eat. The residents are also a cosmopolitian mix of students, young couples and families. It is only 6km to the city centre and is extremelly popular amongst home buyers, so resale values are very high. Currently the suburb median is sitting at $720,456 for homes and $412,000 for units.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Perfectly Positioned To Rail, Buses And Shops"

Indooroopilly is home of the popular Indooroopilly Shopping Centre (one of Brisbane’s biggest) with over 250 retail outlets and plans to expand are on the horizon. Indooroopilly also has many other strip shopping precincts where you can find almost anything if you know where to look. Indooroopilly has sections of high density apartment complexes and other parts have gracious old homes on large blocks of land. Indooroopilly has lots of public transport options with a large bus terminal at the shopping centre and the Indooroopilly train station. Indooroopilly is a suburb that's rich in history but not outdated. Indooroopilly has lots of parks, schools and is close to the University of Queensland. The Indooroopilly Championship Golf Course is a very popular private course with golf days, weddings and functions. Indooroopilly is a suburb with high liveability and lifestyle about it.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+

"Indooroopilly is a high density area some 15 mins drive west from Brisbane central."

Situated near University of Queensland campuses Indooroopilly is a high density living area and very popular with most people who go there. The terrain is a bit hilly and this adds to its character. There is a huge shopping centre where people can go and spend the day keeping themselves busy if they have nothing else to do.

Real estate is very valuable in this area for many reasons. The houses are desirable, the proximity to Brisbane, the demand for housing and the demand for rental. It is a mixture of the old, the new and the renovated.

Indooroopilly is a bustling centre and very busy at most times of the year.

Indooroopilly borders the edges of Mt Coot-tha and the very popular Brisbane Botanic Gardens on the north west and with the Brisbane River on the south-west.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Best Streets in Indooroopilly

"Hidden Gem of a Street"
-27.5100729 152.9602594
"Harefield Street- Great street, presents a wonderful buying opportunity"
-27.5140424958 152.959327066
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Swann Road

3.5/5
"Convenient"
-27.4953365 152.978439
"Great local residents group which Works together to ensure we keep our community safe and a great place to live. Lots of social get together planned for the year"
-27.4929577019 152.9608706888

Unranked Streets in Indooroopilly

"Great Little street by the park. "
-27.5147938166 152.9625509153
"Great spot near Indooroopilly Shopping Centre"
-27.5017584006 152.9714711424

Twigg Street

4.5/5
"we love it super friendly"
-27.50652 152.96749

Meiers Road

3.5/5
"Close to the Indooroopilly Golf Course"
-27.509085486 152.9926583892
"Very Busy Indooroopilly Road"
-27.4999705986 152.9735475199
"Close to everything but without the noise and traffic"
-27.4962737587 152.9682199723