7.3 out of 10

Pimpama

Ranked 52nd best suburb in Gold Coast
-27.8038233323464 153.296222020612
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Pest Free
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Feb 07, 2017

"Outer Suburb"

Pimpama is an outer suburb.
There are some beautiful large acreage properties with a lovely country feel. Yet only half hour to south Brisbane and an hour to Gold Coast beaches.
HOWEVER, for the rest with a budget of less than $600K, Its main feature/attraction is its close proximity to a motor way.
Its mainly 400m2 blocks with cheep new houses tightly packed around the motorway, with the basic services and recreation of an outer suburb.
Pros
  • Easy access to the highway for those working in Brisbane or GC
Cons
  • Lots of development.
  • Some houses close to highway have bad road noise = loss of sleep
  • Exit 49 and Yahwalpah Rd roundabouts are a fatality waiting to occur.
  • Lots of development in Pimpama and surrounding area pushing demand lower due to higher supply
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
Dec 13, 2016

"Pure Envy Makeup Pimpama"

Run by a scary fully tattooed lady.
Recommended for
  • Gay & Lesbian
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
Nov 21, 2016

"Pimpama 4209"

No TV reception despite having an antenna. No wireless reception. We are in a black spot. Optus are way behind in their game on this. They only offer expensive NBN plans as a substitute for their poor coverage. All residents who want NBN must pay a government one-off $300 new development area connection fee. There is a need for more shopping options and for medical facilities, such as chiropractic, etc. Also a need for Pilates and yoga groups. Traffic is a hazard between the two roundabouts from Exit 49 to Yahwalpah Rd. Trucks, and other vehicles, go flying through there, when the speed limit is only 60kmph. I was almost taken out by a truck coming across toward Rifle Range Rd recently - right near the very spot where flowers are taped to a sign pole. The immediate double merge lane just as you exit the Yahwalpah Rd roundabout is a dangerous exit; as cars flying around in the right lane attempt to overtake the merging left lane drivers onto the M1.
There is no nearby local community centre, that I am aware of, on this side of the M1 for socialization support of the community.
Cons
  • Exit 49 and Yahwalpah Rd roundabouts are a fatality waiting to occur.
  • Lots of development.
  • Some houses close to highway have bad road noise = loss of sleep
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
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 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Central Location between the city and the coast"

Ideally located for young families need access to Brisbane and to the Coast. Great range of schools, parks and local activities, it needs more shopping options but they are all on their way.
Pros
  • Easy access to the highway for those working in Brisbane or GC
  • Great valley/country aspect
  • No traffic issues at all in Pimpama. Easy drive to anywhere.
Cons
  • Some houses close to highway have bad road noise = loss of sleep
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
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 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Country Paradise"

Beautiful, peaceful, quiet, green and lush and everyone is friendly. A nice neigbourly feel. We bought our second home here. Find it quite central to the Gold Coast and Brisbane. Gateway Bridge is approx 35 min drive. I agree with all the other positive comments on here. Pimpama Perfect ! I guess the only thing we need is a major service station and a woolies or coles.
Pros
  • Close to everything.
  • Easy access to the highway for those working in Brisbane or GC
  • Great valley/country aspect
  • No traffic issues at all in Pimpama. Easy drive to anywhere.
Cons
  • Lots of development.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • 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 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Pimpama - My piece of gorgeousness"

We take the boat out on the weekends, only a short drive to Jacobs Well. We love Sth Stradie and the access to the spit. We boat it in often.
Pimpama is not far from anything. We live in the Hawthorne Estate. It is so peaceful, it has a town feel. All ages live in our street and everyone is always friendly. People you don't even know always say hello when passing in the street. I wouldn't know any other place on the Gold Coast that would have this ideal lifestyle. Gold Coast beach is only 20 minute drive via Smith Street into Southport and then you are straight into Surfers. M1 from Hawthorne Estate is literally less than a minute and we can be in Brisbane in 40 minutes. It is always a smooth run. Fair enough peak hour can take longer but it nothing major. Traffic still flows. We honestly cannot wait for a little corner shop and a local petrol station, there is even talk of the bus service will be up and running this year. Jamie Duries Estate has taken off which I believe will have restaurants and specialty shops. I can honestly say that every time I drive home I feel happy and at ease living in a beautiful part of the world called Pimpama.
Pros
  • Close to everything.
  • Easy access to the highway for those working in Brisbane or GC
  • Great valley/country aspect
  • No traffic issues at all in Pimpama. Easy drive to anywhere.
Cons
  • Lots of development.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Pimpama - love it, love it, love it!"

The tranquility, sound of birds, the locals are friendly and yet so so close to everything. Close to the M1 which takes you either way to Brisbane or Gold Coast. We find it is a very central location and on the weekend we can go in so many directions. Jamie Durie's Estate is about to take off which will house luxury homes, out door swimming pool, an actual wave pool and beach volley ball court. This area is set to me the next Robina. The last bit of land that edges the Gold Coast. We cannot wait until the new Westfield's is built. Absolutely love it here. Wouldn't want to live anywhere else.
Pros
  • No traffic issues at all in Pimpama. Easy drive to anywhere.
  • Easy access to the highway for those working in Brisbane or GC
  • Great valley/country aspect
  • Close to everything.
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
CR
CR Hi Pimpama, I noticed this comment is quite old and just wondered if you could tell me if the Jamie Durie estate has begun? And has the new Westfield been built? If not where is the closest shopping? Thanks so much :)
2yrs+
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Get me out of Coomera Waters"

Coomera Waters is the worst place I have lived in. We were told that there is community spirit here, I am still waiting to find that community spirit after living two years in Coomera (Hell) Waters.

There are no shops to speak of, except a corner shop, the closest shops, doctors, newsagent etc are about 10 minutes drive away.

I am sick of the hoons driving up and down Foxwell Road each Friday and Saturday night. Yes a couple of times the Police have a radar gun/van at 5.00 pm at night when people are coming home from work but they do not do anything about it at midnight or later.

To use your mobile you have to stand outside at a certain angle and do not move, otherwise you loose the signal.

Quite a few times the landline does not work, so what happens if there is an emergency with no telephone access and no mobile access.

Get me out of here.
coomerasu
coomerasu I have lived in Coomera Waters for 6 years. I find the community spirit here fantastic. There are so many things to do - Pilates, Tennis, Swimming, Aquacise, Walking Club, Playgroup, Book Club, Gym, Art Classes, Social Club at the Tavern, School Holiday Programmes, Free Access to some classes at Genesis Rec Club, and many more. To find the community spirit, you have to get out there. It doesn't come to you. Our local neighbourhood has a street party each Xmas, and a few of us meet for a progressive dinner each month at each other's houses. If ever we are in need, there's always a friendly neighbour around to call on. Security is 24/7 and I have never felt safer. The man-made sandy beach is great, as are the playgrounds, recreation centres and Tavern. We even have our own pharmacy now with a doctor coming soon. The IGA is very competitive and is open very convenient hours.
I would recommend it to anyone - I love it here.
2yrs+
Oriana
Oriana I would have to agree with northern, it is horrible (to put it mildly) living in Coomera Waters. There is definitely no community spirit, TOO many rentals (who are just trashing the joint) and hoons. Yes there are those activities, but they are all during the day. I enquired about the social club at the Tavern, but that does not exist anymore. We have tried even just waving to our neighbours, but they just look through you as you are invisible. So much for the security, why has there been so many break-ins lately, even whilst people are asleep. Lets see how long this Pharmacy and Doctor stay for, the other Doctors have come and gone so much over the last three years. It is DEAD down at the so called tavern/shopping area. My husband and daughter went to play at the social tennis night that was organised and they were the only two people in attendance, and yes they had the correct night. Now the telephone company, that we have to use, are going to charge us for FREE to air television channels. I would not recommend this suburb to anyone, as I say the best thing about Coomera Waters is Foxwell Road (the road out of here).
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Genesis Estate"

I love living at the Genesis estate! The area is full of friendly families, well kept gardens, a stunning recreational club for residents and soon to be state of the art children's park. We chose this area to live in as it is close to the new Coomera Central City shops and medical centre. Westfield will also be building soon. Love it!
Pros
  • Close to everything.
Cons
  • Nothing
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"Coomera convenience"

Coomera is a master planned community on the Northern side of the Gold Coast. The suburb is currently having billions of dollars poured into it from the public and private sector. Westfield has purchased a large size block of land and is planning on building a new shopping centre, existing train station, town centre is going ahead and much much more.

I have seen plans from the developers to even build high rise apartments in the following years to come this suburb is tipped for growth indeed.
claireh3
claireh3 Would this be better placed innthe coomera section?
Jan 05, 2017
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4/5
2yrs+

"Great suburb"

My heart yearns for coomera.. some great houses in coomera waters would love to have a new home here.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Home sweet home"

I love living in Coomera Springs because it offers a peaceful lifestyle with the convenience of being close to everything. My husband works in Brisbane and so the quick access to the highway and train station is a real plus. Our local Coomera City Shopping Cenre has everything you need to make day to day living convenient including; Woolworths, Gym, hairdressers, Flight Centre, Commonwealth bank, Newsagency, Bottle Shop and Zarraffas Coffee Shop. We have lots choices for takeaway food too with a 24hour McDonalds, Subway, Seafood Market, Chicken Shop as well as a Chinese and Italian restaurant. It is my understanding that there is also a development application in for a Tavern and a service station.
Although I do not have any children yet, the Childcare Centre due to open in February this year is only 2mins walk away and looks like it would be a great facility. I love going for walks around the lake and our Estate. We often have BBQs in the park with our family and friends on the weekend too. There is a good sense of community spirit as we often see people playing touch footy on the oval and going for a walk/jog of afternoon. I am extremely happy living here and am proud to call it home!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5
2yrs+

"Pimpama well priced?"

With blocks of land now starting from a minimum of $230-$240K for small sized blocks of 300-400 sqm seems a tad unreasonable. When you consider holding costs and an average sized construction of a home (lets assume $185,000 to $195,000 for a four bedroom with two car garages).

An end cost to you of around mid 400's just does not seem right. If you could find lots for around 200K or below I think its great for those seeking a home or investment. I would be factoring in at least a 6-8 week void period for rental downtime once constructed, due to high volume of new house in and around the surrounding area.

Furthermore do your research on rental returns and conservatively price it 10% lower than REA opinions to ensure you get a quality long term tenant. Be realistically and make sure you cater for a worst case scenario (hence why I say base your rental return 10% lower than appraisal)
Pros
  • Great valley/country aspect
  • Easy access to the highway for those working in Brisbane or GC
Cons
  • Some houses close to highway have bad road noise = loss of sleep
  • Lots of development in Pimpama and surrounding area pushing demand lower due to higher supply
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
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
  • 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+

"shelly"

I love Coomera, the lifestyle is brilliant! Everything is growing here and the opportunites for investments, study, and shopping will be endless. I think Coomera area is going to go up in price
even more so and Coomera Waters is gorgeous!
I love the peaceful, coastal atmosphere and having a relaxed lifestyle but being able to be near
the beaches, and pubs too.
You get the best of both worlds at Coomera!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
mel123
mel123 Take adavantage of this place, its beautiful!
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 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
  • 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+

"beautiful , central and peaceful"

Coomera is going to be worth a fortune in a couple of years.
It is the modern hub, and very desirable to the people who love Coastal living but want to
feel safe and relaxed in their environment.
The Coomera Town Center and Tafe offer so much to us! And the transport is so close to.
Love it!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"It a Paradise"

Me and my husband have lived in Pimpama for the past 7 years and we fell in love with the place. It is paradise to us with very good and lovely neighbourhood. Although, it away from the city, but life is so much better, stress free and we always look forward to coming home and relax after a very long and hard working days. Over the years there has been less development around, and now the place is slowly booming and we are a bit disappointed but life must go on. Traffic is not much of a hassle, but improvement to attenborough blvd is a great benefit to the suburb.
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 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 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+

"Coomera is Awesome"

I can't believe some of the comments on this suburb. This area is close to Brisbane and the Gold Coast, has affordable housing, its own train station, plenty of local employment, a Westfield nearby, and is just a short trip to hinterland getaways on the weekend. Seriously. This place is the place to be for a young family starting out. It is impossible to see how this area will not have above-average growth and returns over the next 5-10 years.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"dont listen to the whingers"

i cant believe these two below me complaing about all things that they really should have noticed before building or moving there. did you just roll into town on your truck and put up a tent??? Coomera has plenty going for it and yes while it is lacking in westfield sized facilties it is soon to home of one of the biggest centres on the coast. There are enough shops and services to get buy quite nicely and it is also has access to many schools in the area. Great affordability and the plans for the suburb in the coming years are absolutley fantastic. Pblic Transport is no problem either. Dont buy here if you want to go clubbing within 5 k's of your door, but if you want a relatively quiet suburb with great prospects in the coming years then this is the place. Unruly schools!!! have a look around this wonderful city of ours, they pretty much are all unruly, it's just the way children are these days, sad to say, not the schools.

I have lived here for nearky five years and have never had a bad experience with local school kids nor anybody else for that matter.

I like it
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
1/5
2yrs+

""Coomera Isolation""

Coomera is a nice area all in all, it's close to dreamworld and thats about it! Coomera is a good place for first home buyers, or people looking for a cheap rental, but coomera seems to be far away from everything. I have just recently built a home in Coomera Waters which is very nice and recomended but Telephone Service is a hastle, it hard to call people unless you have a lanline. The closest shops is the coomera waters shops and everything else like Westfield Helensvale or Pacific Fair is over 20mins away which can be annoying. The coomera waters shops are very basic and over priced consisting of one expensive IGA and a Tavern and thats pretty much it. Though coomera is close to schools and Parks and natural bush land it is a nice place for first home buyers that don't work to far away!
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Pimpama acreage - just the best and seemingly undiscovered lifestyle"

Our family has lived in Pimpama (Canowindra Estate, east of M1) for nearly a decade. It's a great and very stress free acreage living environment - tops for privacy, space, nature, plenty of off-street parking, gardens, safety, friendly and neighbourly residents who don't live in your pocket but always look out for you and ask after you. We personally know of no-one in our immediate area who has been attacked by bored youths or had homes broken into.
Few people here appear to rent. The area in our view better suits retirees and couples who enjoy being active, involving themselves in outdoor and robust activity in their gardens. For families, pursuits and activities for the kids are all transport dependent out of the area. We were attracted to buy here because we wanted space, peace and quiet and of the abundance of visiting native wildlife (regular wallabies, possums, birds, lizards), and a lack of ill-mannered neighbours. When are people going to realise that living too close to others and behaving poorly are not in anyone's interests? We like it here and are pleased with our spot, however we have noticed in recent years that the larger neighbourhood is evolving and more demands are being made on it. The area is attracting families with numerous cars/boats/trucks/barking dogs not managed, youngsters who indulge in vandalism & uninteresting graffiti. So, like elsewhere, our little slice of paradise is slowly changing too, but it is still a terrific place to live and enjoy lifestyle.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Do not move here"

I moved here from Runaway Bay 7 months ago. It is very isolated, nearest shop is 10 mins, almost no public transport and we now spend a lot more on fuel to get everywhere. Everything seems to be 20mins drive away. Mobile phone reception is non existant unless you stand on one leg on your driveway. The neighbours are great, but there are next to no parks for the kids. I live in the Genesis estate - Coomera Waters would be better - but then the drive is even longer.
The new town centre is coming in a few years - perhaps it will be better then.
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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
2yrs+

"Once Upon a Time...."

Once upon a time, not so long ago, I would have poo-pooed this suburb as being bland, unimaginatively developed and just one giant creche for young families. Now that I am one of those young families...I still believe all those things, but at least now I am big enough to admit, it's got some merits as well. For one, it's close to the highway, making a commute to and from Brisneyland or the Goldy a realistic work option. Secondly, it's got some okay schools in the vicinity, of course, it's also got some shockers (Yes UCSC- I'm looking in your direction!) There's good shopping close by in the way of Helensvale and plenty of Grocery shops and a fair amount of daycare facilities. All in all, if bland is your thing, then welcome to suburbian utopia.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Coomera -Nice place, shame about the State School"

Coomera is located at the northern end of the Gold Coast and is a new suburb with continued growth. This area has been expanded by builders and developers into a highly sort after area with prices lower than most other Gold Coast areas. There are several shopping centers with supermarkets and specialty shops and medical centers. The Lost City Hotel offers food and entertainment and you are only minutes from Dreamworld. Although there are a few fine private schools in the area the one blot on the area is Upper Coomera State College. This primary and secondary school combined is one of the worst schools in the area for discipline problems and unruly behavior. Use the Catholic and private schools.
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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
fezelj
fezelj I think you are talking about Upper Coomera
2yrs+
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