Manoora, QLD 4870

4.1(22 reviews)

Ranked 2nd best suburb by locals in Far North Region, QLD

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  • Internet access
  • Cost of living
  • Parks and recreation

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Reviews of Manoora, QLD

9th May 2022

"Excellent community suburb."

I know all my neighbours who are lovely. Gardens are well kept and I always feel safe.

People talk about the crime but as a local I watch the daily police reports and it comes up very rarely. Northern beaches and southern suburbs are much more frequent. It would be a good datascience project to record the prevalence. Looking up police reports they dont breakdown to suburb unfortunately.
Yes there is housing commission in the area, but the building and gardens are well kept.

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7th May 2022

"Good choice if you're starting off"

It's not the safest suburb and like some people have posted, the 4870 postcode crime rates are amongst the highest in QLD, however, if you can't afford nicer suburbs Manoora is a good place to settle with your first home. There are pockets of good streets, but you do get a lot of crime.
It's affordable and you can always move onto a better suburb down the track.

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6th May 2022

"Renting for years but lots of trouble"

I've been broken into more times than I can count. The rent is cheap, that's why I have stayed in Manoora. But after having my car windows smashed in a few weeks ago it's time to move on.
Manoora is cheap for a reason and I would love to see it change. One day it will I hope.

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exsydneyguy
exsydneyguy

Another fave profile posting a fake review. Notice that 3 happened within a short period of time.

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6th May 2022

"How is Manoora here?"

I am.baffled how Manoora has snuck in. It is a ghetto. People, ease don't try to sell your crappy Manoora houses to unsuspecting southerners who don't know any better. Shame on you.

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exsydneyguy
exsydneyguy

And another fake profile posting a fake review

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3rd May 2022

"Avoid this ghetto"

It's cheap for a reason. Cairns locals have a saying. Avoid the M suburbs. Crime, break and enters, violence, this is the suburb.

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mattr31

What a load of crap. That saying has passed its used by date. The same could be said of any intercity suburb before it boomed and Manoora is gentrifying.

mattr31

Its pretty clear you are a fake profile to boost the land values of your property at Kewarra beach.

mattr31

That saying is passed the used by date.

mattr31

And could be said of any inner city suburb before it boomed. Manoora is gentrifying. Get in while you can.

exsydneyguy
exsydneyguy

Seems to be a trend of fake profiles giving one star to Manoora as well as other suburbs and 5 stars to Kewarra beach.

exsydneyguy
exsydneyguy

Damo the 90s called and wants their saying back.
Haven't you got an episode of friends to go watch rather than trying to Pump your suburbs profile all day?
The thing is, if you read the crime reports there are far more breakins up your way than "the M suburbs".

johns214

Mattr and exsydneyguy. Please stop spruiking your garbage. You've got your heads in the clouds if you think Manoora should even be in the top 20.
And please don't spread lies about Manoora having less crime than Kewarra.
Have the 2 of you got a brain between you? Come on guys. People aren't as stupid as you think.

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13th April 2022

"I'm happy living here"

Everything is walking distance.
There are multiple buses that give you a 10-20 minute ride the Cairns Central or Stocklands.

Raintrees is upgrading the Woolies and adding a Big W.

Has some "bad streets" but when you go down them they still look well kept and nice places to live.

Houses are still half the price compared to suburbs a couple of kms away. You can still get quarter acre blocks too.

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4th April 2022

"Great Suburb, east transport"

With beautiful treelined streets Manoora is a handy suburb that you can walk most places.
There are plenty of bus lines covering it and you can get into cairns central in 10-20minutes.

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16th March 2022

"leafy quiet suburb close to town."

Manoora has gentrified a bit in the past 10 years. Proximity to the center of town and lower prices have made it a magnet for people from down south which has changed the dynamics of the area.

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1st March 2022

"Happy living here"

I like to be close enough to town to be able to ride a bike.
cafes and botanic gardens are not far.

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25th February 2022

"Excellent inner city suburb"

Close to everything.

Nice community feel.

Great schools in the area.
Bus to town and Cairns Central mall.

We love living here.

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24th February 2022

"You will be surprised"

Love living here.

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24th February 2022

"A beautiful family suburb"

Being so close to the city this suburb has really started to gentrify.

Whilst prices did rise in the past year it is still moderately affordable.

Coming from Sydney the way of life is so much more chilled out and people are incredibly friendly.

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29th September 2021

"Cheap and close to town."

Lived in Grantala street for 2 years then rented out my unit. Cheap units to buy and rent. 10 min drive to Cairns shopping mall. A short walk to the local IGA.

Manoora has a bad reputation, people around Cairns tend to say "stay away from the 'M' suburbs" but I found it quite peaceful. Neighbours were elderly or small families renting cheaply while saving for their own home. Temporarily a druggie couple moved in but we contacted police as it was obvious they were selling drugs and they left very quickly. Parked cars out on the street with no issues. One time a drunk woman walked up the street yelling around. other than that there were no problems. I felt safe.

If your looking at investing there: the units are cheap, body corporate is expensive. I think I was paying $5,000 +a year. My unit was renovated and always had interest from lovely tenants, it never sat empty. It hasn't flooded yet but as it's only a few meters above sea level I was always concerned about flooding if a cyclone ever hit Cairns directly. Springfield crescent and grantala street are good streets in Manoora.

I liked Manoora enough that I would consider moving back there if I required a cheap place to live.

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12th October 2020

"Lovely Suburb"

Great suburb, particularly around MacIlwraith Street. Lots of homes being renovated. Many professionals have moved into the area. Really has lost it’s negative image of the past.

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"Manure. Crime crime crime"

Still the worst suburb in far north for crime. Stay clear. Cheap for a reason.

Great for

  • Close proximity to everything: super quiet at night and very good in the daytime:

Not great for

  • Local kids doing mischievous stuff and
  • Crime
  • Opportunist small crimes.Now cleaned up bigtime and very few events in 20122
  • Theft
  • Violence

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n18

Reviewing most of Cairns suburbs with poor comments doesn't increase the appeal of Kewarra Beach. I would encourage anyone reading your comments to look at your profile and make judgement on the suburb based on 'actual' reviews not this slander.

exsydneyguy
exsydneyguy

Another fake profile supporting Kewarra beach

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"Look before you listen. Theres some beaut places to live"

Of course there are the exceptions to all law and order issues. In Dec 2010 the police did a major clean up of vagrants and petty crime people in Cairns. The results have been spectacular. About 15 people had committed hundreds of burglary and small street violence crimes. Cairns city is quiet again and graffiti is down to next to nothing and tourists are flocking ack and enjoying this premiere lifestyle.
Used to be "don't buy in suburbs starting with an M. That's most near the inner city. We bought an excellent Apt in manoora (A bargain at $170k) and it's superb. Quiet , peaceful and lovely living 10 mins from the CBD. Highly recommend this small city experience, but expect the shops etc etc to close down at 5.30pm. The roads too, are very quiet after this until 7am or so.
Springfield crescent and the nearby streets are virtually in the sought after Edge hill suburb. Good schools, parks, shops, medical, supermarket and just minutes from heaps of shops etc . Don't believe all you may hear about giant increases in insurance / body corp charges. The area mentioned is noit experiencing the worst of those. Mainly the low lying areas in the CBD, Smithfield, and south from Edmonton etc.

Great for

  • Close proximity to everything: super quiet at night and very good in the daytime:

Not great for

  • Local kids doing mischievous stuff and
  • Opportunist small crimes.Now cleaned up bigtime and very few events in 20122

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"Very affordable place to live"

Close to all major amenities and rents are very affordable.

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"Close to everything"

Have lived in Manoora for about 3 years and honestly would not want to live anywhere else in Cairns. Shopping Centre is 2 mins away, the city is 10 minutes and it's only 15 minutes to the Northern Beaches. Great access to schools and medical facilities. Rents and house prices are very reasonable two which makes it an excellent place to live. Most of the residents are working class people. I am really good friends with all my neighbours and there is a real friendly, "looking out for each other" spirit in the community. Anybody who knocks the "M's" are more than likely hoighty-toighty Northern Beaches types who would rather drive 30 minutes to the city and live in houses with 10 foot high fences so they never have to socialise with their neighbours

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"Close to all"

Great area to be local to all... Can be quiet and noisy at times, but so are all other streets.

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"Good place to rent!"

It's ok. Not to bad, not the best. Like every area, some things are better, some are less good. Red arrow is very close, so great for every day exercise. Shopping centre is very close and public transport aswell !

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"A green and leafy suburb within an easy commute to the city centre"

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"After a year and a half"

Having lived in Manoora for a year and a half i have noticed the gradual change from the inhospitable neighbourhood into one that is now resulting in neighbours that are of a high quality.
These things take time.

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