8.1 out of 10

Moorooka

Ranked 163rd best suburb in Brisbane
-27.5351589419595 153.020140448819
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  • Clean & Green
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Nov 29, 2016

"Quirky and comfortable!"

I'm a single, professional female living near the Moorooka train station. I first moved out on my own to a rented apartment in Durack Street.
Being single, female and Caucasian, I was a bit apprehensive about moving to Moorooka, having spent my childhood living in Greenslopes, Carina and Balmoral. But despite this, I've found Moorooka to be an interesting multicultural hub where you can find anything from lovely African fashion to a good feed at Nando's! I live on Gainsborough Street now but everything is still a stone's throw from me. After work of an afternoon or early evening, I go walking for exercise and, no matter which route I take, I always enjoy the various old-style homes dotted throughout. Moorooka Central shops are a 15min walk from my place, the train station is literally around the corner, I drive or catch transport to visit friends near the city. Our building DID have to get the roof restored following that Super Cell storm but, apart from natural disasters, I've found Moorooka to be a comfortable, community-oriented suburb with the right mix of multiculturalism and trendiness.
Pros
  • close to city
  • Good transportation
  • No flood
  • Clean and Green
  • quiet neighbours
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5
Sep 08, 2016

"A suburb that never was great"

Cons
  • Hoons
  • Noisy
  • Too many shacks
  • No restaurants or botiques
Recommended for
  • Retirees
Joseph Cotterill
Joseph Cotterill 'A review that was never that great' i question what part of Moorooka you are referring to and what your ideal suburb would be given your listed cons for the suburb. Your review only serves to paint a picture of the knowledge you have of this suburb.
Jan 23, 2017
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1/5
Aug 30, 2016

"Moorooka USED to be great."

I live overseas now, but grew up in Moorooka and lived their all my childhood in the 1960's and 1970's. I can't believe all the favorable posts I'm reading about how "great" Moorooka is. These folks have absolutely NO idea of what kind of grotty little hole the Moorooka shopping precinct has become, but more importantly - of what it used to be like many years ago. I came back last year and was absolutely shocked to see the difference. Thank CHRIST I now live in a beautiful country, you can have Moorooka all to yourselves. Enjoy the African filth, the planes flying overhead every 5 minutes, waaay too many rentals, and general degradation of the area. Enjoy!
Tom Rogerson
Tom Rogerson Well you sound delightful. Wherever you are living now is welcome to you.
Aug 30, 2016
saraho7
saraho7 Oh my gosh yes. good riddance! Who wants to bring their kids up around people like Jeff?
Jun 02, 2017
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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 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Jul 06, 2016

"Moorooka - the new West End"

Moorooka is an absolutely beautiful suburb that doesn't get the credit it deserves.. well at least not yet. This suburb has so many draw cards including bordering Toohey Forest for weekend hikes, a variety of trendy cafes (thank you BillyKart and Todd and Pup), good transport to the city, and a cultural heart that you won't find in most other Brisbane suburbs. Different parts of the suburb have a different feel and different property types, with the most popular being the Clifton Hill area located east of Ipswich Rd and north of Mayfield. Here you will find beautiful old renovated Queenslanders on quiet and leafy streets. High up on the hills you can catch glimpses of the city too. It's certainly a suburb set to get more popular as people start to realise everything the area has to offer, while still being so close to the city and I'm looking fwd to hopefully seeing more hipster cafes popping up around town (and some boutique shops and a wine bar would make for some great new additions too).
Pros
  • Trendy cafes
  • Views from the hills
  • Close to everything
  • close to city
  • Good transportation
  • Clean and Green
  • quiet neighbours
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Jan 26, 2016

"Great little hidden gem near to Brisbane CBD"

Moorooka is a great suburb. The hills are nice, and quite a few streets are tree lined. If you live on the hill side of Moorooka, there are million dollar homes with views of the city. Moorooka has good dynamic for getting around, however is a little far from major Highways. If you have friends or family in Ipswich, Moorooka offers convenient access to the 4 lane Ipswich Motorway. Both Beaudesert Rd and Ipswich Road run through Moorooka. It has both a catholic private primary and a public primary, however for close by high school education you will have to go to neighbouring suburbs such as Annerly or Yeronga. Moorooka offers great public transport options for travelling to and from the city. Most buses run express along Beaudesert Road, however most express buses make a stop in the business centre of Moorooka such as 115, however 124 & 125 stop at all bus stops along Beaudesert Road and continue to Westfield Garden City. The 116 go alongs the back streets of Moorooka and Annerly, so this service is slow and irregular. For the most efficient commute to the city I would recommend the Train. 5 stations away from Southbank and 7 stops away from Central Station, and these trains run every 15 mins from 3:45am in the morning. Due to this convenience, it opens the door to inner city secondary colleges such Brisbane State High School, St Laurence's College and Somerville House. The 100 runs along Ipswich Road to Forest Lake.
There are many parks around Moorooka Alexander Park is home for the Roosters, Tonks park is a quiet park with couple of swings and resting places. There is a newly built gym/exercise park, and a skate park with BMX facilities on Muriel avenue. There are many others quietly hiding around the hillside that I haven't needed to explore as I have so many options already around me.
Moorooka Woolworths is very nice, the shopping facility also offers a fish n chip store, Merlo Coffee, Bakery, BSW, Sushi, Nandos as well as Subway. The Woolworths use to be one of the biggest in Queensland. It has very easy undercover parking. For the best fruit and vegetable I would recommend going to the Rocklea markets. In accompany with the Woolworths shopping facility in the business centre of Moorooka there is a commonwealth bank, optometrist, Ray White Realestate , Pharmacy, a small medical practice, Pub, Moorooka Post office, News agency, Dominos, Laundry Mat, Greencross vets, and lots of persian/arabic/african specialty stores just in the heart of Moorooka. However from the heart of Mooroka there is a Pizza Hut, Hair Dressers, Marriage Ceremony planners, Dry cleaners. Moorooka is only a 15 mins or so drive to Garden City which has every shop known to man, and Aldi is at Salisbury. The PA hospital is close by, which is opposite to a medium sized shopping centre.
Moorooka is famous for the Magic Mile, basically a massive car strip where all the dealers are located. This is situated along Ipswich Road near the Moorooka Train Station. The weet-bix factory is also located hear. This leads onto the industrial side of Moorooka. Moorooka is neighbouring suburbs to Rocklea which is mostly an industrial area, so on the edges of Moorooka such as towards Muriel Avenue and Beaudesert Road and onwards, as this leads to Rocklea there are a few large warehouses. Don't let this frighten you though, the rest of Moorooka is mainly all residential. Especially with new apartment complexes replacing vacant land or rundown old houses, Moorooka has a lot of potential to thrive due to the location and closeness to the CBD of Australia's third largest city.

Overall Moorooka is a nice place to raise a family or to get your foot in the property ladder.
Pros
  • close to city
  • Good transportation
  • No flood
  • Clean and Green
  • quiet neighbours
  • Lots of clean parks
  • Has a good community
Cons
  • No restaurants or botiques
  • poor mobile reception with certain providers
  • Too many rentals
  • Not near Pacific Motorway
  • Bats and Bat faeces
  • Cracked roads
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
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 5/5
  • 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
Oct 06, 2015

"Great little suburb, close to everything"

Moorooka is a great suburb with everything you need, and close to the city, schools and amenities.
Pros
  • close to city
  • Good transportation
  • No flood
  • Clean and Green
  • quiet neighbours
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
2yrs+

"Realising its potential, slowly but surely"

We originally bought a unit in Yeronga to live in a few years ago and when we went to upgrade to a house, we couldn't find the right house that was a good compromise on neighbours, condition of the house, lay of the land, public transport and naturally price. But what we really prioritised was that our next home had to be a strong investment first and foremost. 40 house inspections later across a 7km radius of the CBD and giving up a few times, we found "the one" in Moorooka. To add, this is our "forever" house, we're not in the game of "buying and flicking" property.

As divisive as this statement is, the north eastern area bordering Annerley, Tarragindi and east of Ipswich Road is the nicer part of Moorooka. Quiet, leafy and quaint without the price tag... yet. Larger block sizes, Queenslander style houses, many undergoing extensive renovation.

Locals' tips
* Public transport - the northern half of Moorooka is deemed zone 2 where as the second half is deemed zone 3, and Yeerongpilly train station is closer than Moorooka train station (... and less dodgy too)
* by living west of Toohey Forest Park / Tarragindi Hill reservoir you won't hear much noise (if any) from the Pacific Motorway
* Ipswich Road is loud at any time of the day, which naturally less at night
* Beaudesert Road is relatively quiet at night as most trucks northbound / southbound go via Granard Road
* High volume bus routes along Ipswich Road and Beaudesert Road
* Planes overhead aren't too frequent, Tarragindi is more exposed to the flight path
* The "peninsula" between Ipswich Road and Beaudesert Road is subject to a lot of "rat-running" between the major arterials thanks to the way the roads were designed and poor traffic planning
* Beverley Hill, Errington, Millicent, Bracken Streets and surrounds have great views of Mt Coot-tha, the Great Dividing Range, CBD, Toohey Forest Park and Tarragindi Hill
* hilly = pain in the butt for commuting via cycling but good access to the South East Bikeway
* easy access to the River Loop for road cycling
* like anywhere else in Brisbane, be prepared to pay a premium for a gabled Queenslander compared to a post war
* HOWEVER the older post war houses are gems in disguise, can be in better physical condition, lend themselves to being modernised more easily and can be cheaper to renovate because they have less frills (no VJs, no corner brackets, simple casement windows etc)

Areas for improvement
* Restaurant Billy Kart and gourmet / boutique butcher Maestro Meats are a great start but we need more like it!
* Woolworths supermarket on Beaudesert Road needs to improve their offering (have requested but they haven't done anything about it), still relatively basic, you'll need to go to Greenslopes IGA or Coles to get more grocery choices
* Public transport in the northern half, particularly the middle, is infrequent outside of peak hour

Our experience with areas with good capital growth prospects are those:
* close to the CBD,
* directly fringing nicer areas,
* undergoing extensive renewal / renovation,
* families with professional parents,
* leafy and established, and
* with A LOT of tin and timber houses, particularly those pre-1950.

Moorooka hits the mark in every regard and we're confident it will go from strength to strength.
Pros
  • Potential
  • Views to Mt Coot-tha, the Great Dividing Range, CBD and Toohey Forest Park
  • Larger houses and land size
  • close to city
  • Good transportation
  • No flood
  • Clean and Green
  • quiet neighbours
Cons
  • Infrequent public transport in the north eastern part outside of peak hour
  • No restaurants or botiques
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Just gets better and better."

Moorooka is just so ripe for becoming one of the best inner city suburbs in Australia. All we need is for the artists and progressive thinkers to spill over from West End and instigate some fabulous venues and we're away. It's got cultural diversity, forests, city views, industrial sized warehouses begging to transcend into urban chic and yoga/dance studios and the Brisbane markets is on the doorstep. Families are spoilt for choice with good schools, playgrounds and places to walk the dogs. The public transport is pretty good by Brisbane standards and close to the city. It's a mixed bag demographic depending on where you are in the suburb. But, from my experience, there are a handful of really good eating places, a solid multicultural base and honestly the best neighbours I've ever had anywhere.
Pros
  • lots of playgrounds
  • dog friendly
  • great food ad lovely people
  • close to city
  • No flood
  • Clean and Green
Cons
  • definitely too many planes overhead
  • traffic noise from the major roads
  • needs more community spaces and community activities
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Much more than the 'Magic Mile' in Moorooka"

There's much more to Moorooka than just the famed 'Magic Mile'. With handy access to the Brisbane River and the beautiful Toohey Forest, and just 9km's from Brisbane's CBD, Moorooka features great public transport systems, schools, and parks, even along both sides of busy Ipswich road. There are plenty of worker's cottage style homes just waiting to be renovated in the area, as well as modern townhouses and units suited to professionals and investors. Definitely a suburb to keep an eye on!
Pros
  • close to city
  • Good transportation
  • No flood
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Affordable lifestyle"

You will find better value buying in Moorooka than alot of surrounding suburbs, with pockets of higher density residential and to the east some stunning precincts with beautiful homes including, the popular "Clifton Hill" region. Loads of parks, school, football club and shopping precinct add to the convenience of this suburb along with good access to trains and buses. Definately check Moorooka out!
Pros
  • close to city
  • Good transportation
  • No flood
  • Clean and Green
  • quiet neighbours
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • 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 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Gotta love it"

I have lived in Moorooka for 3 years now, I am 28 and my husband and I both work. We love our house and our neighbourhood. We enjoy being so close to the city that if we need a cab home after a night out it wont cost an arm or leg. The local shops are gradually being upgraded with more and more eateries and coffee houses opening up. The local pub 'Red Lion" is also quite decent and the meals are cheap with a free salad bar. Most of my neighbours are young families or middle age couples with grown kids and i hear little of anyone. Very cloase to the Tennyson tennis - can walk to events.

Enjoyable place to live.
Pros
  • quiet neighbours
  • great parks
  • close to city
  • Good transportation
  • No flood
  • Clean and Green
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
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 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Moorooka: Close to City, Convenient and Safe- Suburb on the Rise!"

Moorooka is a beautiful residential area with many high end properties especially close to Toohey forest. Clean area that is very family friendly and with only 10 minute drive to the City, it really is unbeatable.

The area is very serene and close to nature. Yet it is also close to public transport, universities, schools and local Woolworths, pharmacies etc. It is the most convenient and safe location I have every lived in.

It is close to drive to the City, and is also convenient to go to the South- definitely a suburb that will only increase in value with time!
Pros
  • Clean and Green
  • close to city
  • Good transportation
  • No flood
Cons
  • No Nightlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Love living in Moorooka"

I love the location of Moorooka, great transport, schools, doctor, take aways, banks, optomertrist, post office, Supacheap and Pub on the corner, beauftiful view from the restaurant. The refurbishment at Woolworths is fantastic, has everything you need with under cover parking down the escalators. Is community orientated, local Little Athletics, Marlins Swim Club, Roosters AFL, more and more families utilizing the local parks. I recommend Moorooka.
Pros
  • close to city
  • Good transportation
  • No flood
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Its rapidly declining"

Some parts of Moorooka are great but the shopping areas have been taken over by gangs of unemployed Africans who seem to loiter all day, shouting loudly in public and just glaring at passers by. They're not all like that but the groups of young men who do this make many people uncomfortable.
Pros
  • close to city
  • Good transportation
Cons
  • No restaurants or botiques
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
heathenaka
heathenaka Hi Barney, this is the beauty of the Moorooka community - diversity, friendly respectful locals, I feel totally at home at the Moorooka high streets. As far as restaurants, no Macdonalds ;) but try, Moo'oz (Eritrean), Made in Africa, Umdorman (Sudanese/African) and the strip near the commonwealth bank (more food!), Also pub and local Chinese at Ho Choi as well as Tarragindi road Italian and Inidan fare..
2yrs+
FredW
FredW People loitering around all day is beautiful? Let me put it this way - would the Government settle refugees in a decent suburb? They wouldn't, which is why they put them in places like Inala and Acacia Ridge...and Moorooka.
2yrs+
MrBus
MrBus Thank goodness there's no Maccas!!! I love the African influence. I love seeing full African dress in the supermarket....and the food is delicious. Loitering kids happens everywhere... who cares whether they are pink or brown? They don't bother me. Moorooka is quite a bit larger than just the magic mile and high street. Annerley side and Tarragindi side of Moorooka have forest outlooks and city views, great schools and super close to the city. We got it lucky here.
2yrs+
MrBus
MrBus Oh and Fred...they've always put refugees in Moorooka. Most of the first people in Moorooka were immigrants. That doesn't make it a bad suburb, it makes it multicultural. Perhaps it's the attitudes towards people from other places that is not 'decent'.
2yrs+
MaryK2
MaryK2 I suspect 'Mr Bus' and other five star commenters here are either staff in local member's office or Council, or else real estate agents, trying to 'sell' an idealised picture of Moorooka that is very misleading. My sister and I went to Moorooka a couple of weeks ago hoping to sample the exotic diversity we had heard so much. We thought it would be a more authentic multicultural experience than West End, which is more white hipster than ethni really. Our experience in Moorooka however was not a pleasant one and everywhere we went, we were met with glaring unsmiling 'locals', whose body language and aggressive posturing made us both feel extremely uncomfortable and in a couple of instances genuinely fearful. At first we attempted to be friendly but all our greetings to shopkeepers whose shops we entered were greeted by Stoney silence and several times when I smiled at someone, they just stared back at me with a chill factor of minus 30. Needless to say we did not hang about as there was such an overwhelming vibe everywhere that, to put it bluntly, white people were not welcome in their businesses and this went tenfold for white women. I'll take the pseudo multicultural experience of West End or New Farm any day now over the 'real' thing at Moorooka thanks.
2yrs+
MrBus
MrBus Had you considered that most people in Moorooka have been undergoing serious reconstruction for the last 6 months due to the hailstorm in November? Moorooka and Annerley were both very badly hit. Most people have only just had their roof put on, broken asbestos removed and windows replaced, many are still waiting and several people have lost their homes, possessions and a LOT of money. Heaps of businesses have suffered. The locals have been badly shaken by the experience- Of course they don't feel like smiling. Sorry that you had an unpleasant experience.
2yrs+
FredW
FredW MrBus, there's a significant difference between immigrants and refugees.

The fact that refugees have always been put in Moorooka just shows that it has never been a decent suburb.

Are you letting your love of African culture blind you to the problems?
2yrs+
MrBus
MrBus My family were refugees. They are good people. The African refugees I have met in the playgrounds are good people. They love their kids, they want the best for them. Like anywhere there are bad seeds, both pink and brown...but it takes two to tension....if you know what I mean.
Aug 17, 2015
FredW
FredW *Some are good people. There's also a lot of bad people that love their kids and want what is best for them. Just because you meet someone in the playgrounds doesn't mean you actually know them. Furthermore, depending on where refugees come from they can find it very hard to fit into the current culture - and the onus should be on them to fit in because they are the ones depending on the society to provide everything for them. The difference between refugees and immigrants is that all refugees are, at least initially, a drain on society. Not to mention they can, depending on their origins, have vastly different values and attitudes.

Yes, it takes two to tango, but would you refrain from taking the first step? Given what you've said here I doubt that. Not to mention, you wouldn't expect yourself to keep quiet when you believe something is wrong. Just because you like African culture doesn't mean that its influence is a good thing - suggesting people be quiet and accept it just because you like it is arrogant.

Even if African culture is wonderful and they are all saints doesn't change the fact that the government does not settle refugees in good areas.

Oh...and MrBus, when you said 'thank goodness there's no Maccas' - MacDonalds is American, a different culture - I thought you liked multiculturalism?
Aug 24, 2015
FredW
FredW Sorry about the lengthy post, don't know why the paragraph breaks didn't come through.
Aug 24, 2015
MrBus
MrBus Like I said, my family were refugees. Refugees. Not immigrants. They were intelligent and caring people who had come from an incredibly difficult situation who did their very best to contribute to their new society, which was racist, cruel and intolerant towards them. Seems it hasn't changed much hey Fred? And yet they continued on, as one of the establishing families of the Moorooka area. Your judgement of good area and bad area is entirely subjective. Maybe rich area /poor area is more accurately what you're trying to say. Which makes you classist as well as racist. Because I have met someone in a playground and they were genuine, means that I am not willing to draw such a long and bigotted bow as you seem to wish to regarding the Africans. I can see that there is tension, in areas, I can see that there are individuals who would benefit from counselling and settlement support, but I choose not to add to that tension with a bad attitude. I'm not going to give anyone cause to feel unwelcome.

oh...and FredW...I don't have a problem with American culture, I lived there for quite some time. It's a shame we don't have more Lousiana hot sauce and apple pie in Australia. But McDonalds, is not a true representative of American culture- it is a cheap and nasty 'food' chain that is global in nature rather than cultural.
Aug 29, 2015
FredW
FredW 'not a true representative of American culture' - isn't that your subjective impression? Pot and kettle my friend. Although the fact that you recognise that not all aspects of a culture are good gives me hope that you may be open-minded enough to understand a different point of view.

Or are you a person that sees any criticism of a minority group and jumps to conclusions? You love African culture, I don't like it – what makes your opinion more valid or correct than mine? As your McDonalds statement reflects you realise that all aspects of a culture are not positive.

However, my comments about the difficulties with refugees and the drain they are on society are not subjective. Neither is my statement that the government does not settle refugees in good areas. And yes, wealth, to a certain degree, is an indication of a good area.

Why haven't you qualified your subjective statements?

You also make the mistake of promoting the view that all the problems with minority groups are because they aren't supported. There are some problems because of this but certainly not all.

If you didn't love African culture, would you still appreciate their presence?

It's nice that your family did 'their very best', I know a lot of people who do their very best but they are still a drain on society. It's in the very nature of refugees that they are a burden.

You also make assumptions about and simplify the positions of people who disagree with you. Would you like to understand a different perspective?
Sep 05, 2015
GaryS1
GaryS1 The comments above are very misleading, and clearly posted by people who have no idea of what Moorooka once used to be like. I grew up in Moorooka in the 60's and moved overseas in the 90's. I was absolutely SHOCKED and disgusted at the filthy, dirty grotty "hole" that the shopping precinct has become on my return to pay a visit in late 2015. Absolutely disgusting and a FAR cry from what it used to be like. Moorooka was once a clean and vibrant area, with friendly people who didn't make you feel like an intruder or outsider. I felt very exposed walking around, was glared at, ignored in shops and at one stage felt very unsafe at night - an experience I will never forget, and one I never before had in Moorooka. This once wonderful suberb is now well and truly GROSS. I'm glad I don't live there anymore. You are all welcome to this filthy, dirty disgusting sh...hole.
Jun 09, 2016
saraho7
saraho7 Gangs? I've lived here 8 years now and have yet to see a gang. I didn't know that Homely was a hub for white supremacists.
Jun 02, 2017
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2yrs+

"great place for families"

we have been here 4yrs and love it. Lots of public transport. Close to every where. nice parks and friendly neighbours.
Pros
  • close to city
  • Good transportation
  • No flood
Cons
  • poor mobile reception with certain providers
  • to many planes flying over head
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2yrs+

"Awesome place to Live"

We have live her for more than 2 years and I recon it's easy to commute any part of the Brisbane from Moorooka.
- Closer to City.
- Great location for UQ and Griffith Uni location.
- Close to Brisbane Markets (Savings $$$$$$)
- Moorooka State School
What else do u want :)
Pros
  • close to city
  • Good transportation
  • No flood
Cons
  • No restaurants or botiques
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moorookaguy
moorookaguy There are restaurants. A very good Italian one on Tarragindi Rd and next to it is an Indian Restaurant. There are also a few asian restaurants in the main shopping precinct.
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2yrs+

"Loving it"

Close to city, good transportation, no flood, affordable. Can't get better than that.
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2yrs+

"love it"

I am blown away by the style, character and warmth of homes in this area.
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  • No flood
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2yrs+

"Moorookas Day will Come"

I originally bought in Moorooka when there seemed to be a trend of young professionals buying in. A number of interesting restaurants opened up, It has great Parks, A Woolworths and exceptional access to public transport. It has some marvelously leafy and quiet locations around Clifton Hill and Tarragindi. However the suburb is trending toward more of a rental location likley due to the house prices being relatively cheap considering the suburbs proximity t the city. Beaudesert Road commercial precint has to be the most undertilised strip of shops in Brisbane. It is just screaming for some good eateries and botiques.
This said it is inevitable that Moorooka will be a fantastic suburb to own property in.
Pros
  • close to city
  • Good transportation
Cons
  • Too many rentals
  • No restaurants or botiques
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2yrs+

"Good place to live, not expensive and close to the CBD"

Good place to live, only 8k to CBD. Good transportation, school and close to shopping centres. Nice people. Not in the flood area.
Pros
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  • No flood
  • close to city
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  • too much apartment
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2yrs+

"Up and coming"

Moorooka is an older working class neighbourhood with families moving to the area.
Its location cannot be beaten when compared to Sydney or Melbourne for convenience and price.
I appreciate being home from the city at 5:15 and seeing( on the traffic reports) the sea of red lights of people travelling on the M1 to the Goldcoast or the Bruce Highway to suburbs north when I am already home with my family.
Mooroka/Salisbury and Arcacia Ridge are well undervalued for their location to the city and the available transport.
Shopping is closeby Woolies/Aldi and Coles as well as the Brisbane Markets every weekend, not to mention to closeness of the local pubs, the Red Lion, Mooroka Bowls and The Rocklea Hotel.
The local fastfood is great with the Ho Choi chinese, Maseria Thia, Mcdonalds and the pizzahut nearby.
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2yrs+

"Moorooka has many sides. Here's one."

Moorooka ranges from industrial and low-cost rental on the Ipswich Rd side of Beaudesert Rd., to high-end residential on Toohey Forest and everything in between. I don't know a location in Brisbane more convenient to the city, shopping and entertainment, universities (3), schools, hospitals and other facilities. Living on Toohey Forest is a special experience, 10 minutes from the city, in a serene bushland setting. Typically in summer it feels 5 degrees cooler than the city and low riverside suburbs. Very suited to city and university workers and business owners along the Beaudesert Rd / Ipswich Rd corridor.
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  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
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  • Public Transport 4/5
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  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Love it"

Moorooka is 'the sleeping giant'.
Love the fact Moorooka has:
-easy access to the city, southern suburbs, western suburbs and now the northern suburbs.
-great public transport access - incl. its own train station
- A 'Woolies' (currently going through its own transformation)
-great sense of community
-access to many good schools (private and public)
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  • Eating Out 3/5
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  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
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  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A great lifestyle in Moorooka."

Everyone just seems to get on in Moorooka. The pace is slow and after a short time, it is easy to make friends.
Moorooka is close to the City, but parts have a country town feel.
A great place to live.
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  • Eating Out 3/5
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  • Schools 3/5
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2yrs+

"Nice house shame about the location!"

I have lived in Durack Street it is a very busy street with lots of traffic as you have Ipswich Road and Beaudesert Road on either side. There are also alot of units which are housing commission so you all kinds of people living in the street. This house looks lovely all I can say is shame about the suburb, Moorooka has a very bad name at the moment.
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PeteBabs
PeteBabs It's Derrick Street ...not Durack.

Derrick St is very quiet!
2yrs+
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2yrs+

"Great Location"

Great location, especially the Tarragindi/Salisbury part of Moorooka. This area is close public transport, shops, schools, the freeway and only 7km to the CBD. Definitely an area of growth & is a well sought after area to be living.
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  • Schools 5/5
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2yrs+

"A great place to live, be active and enjoy the city."

I love the green tree-lined streets on the hill near Beverly Hill Street, gorgeous houses and close to public transport, great schools and the city. Not under the flight path like Tarragindi.
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2yrs+

"Great lifestyle"

Very close to the city by train
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Unranked Streets in Moorooka

Prior St

4.5/5
"I love living here! A great community spirit."
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"One of the Biggest roads around"
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"Quiet Street in Great Location"
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"8k to city"
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"Pleasant street and nice place "
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"Nice house shame about the location!"
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