Pimpama, QLD 4209

3.4(43 reviews)

Ranked 60th best suburb by locals in Gold Coast Region, QLD

Great for

  • Parks and recreation
  • Clean & green
  • Pest-free
  • Schools

Not great for

  • Nightlife
  • Shopping options
  • Gym and fitness
  • Internet access

Who lives here?

  • Families With Kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers

Reviews of Pimpama, QLD

nathansimon_apg
nathansimon_apg
20th October 2021

"Owned and lived here for 3 years"

I have been lucky enough to buy in Gainsborough Greens, Pimpama. This estate is predominantly owner occupied and is a delight to live in. My daughter gets access to more than 5 parks in the estate, heaps of walking tracks and grassed areas.

Plus we are so centra to GC and Brisbane with everything we need now within 5 minutes

- coomera westfield
- woolworths and coles
- bunnings
- new intersection coming
- new train station coming and so much more!

Such good value for money

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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bonggichoi
bonggichoi
14th September 2021

"Best"

I am happy where I live

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  • Families with kids
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watermelonsugar
watermelonsugar
30th December 2020

"Once you move here, you will wish you didn't"

I've lived in Pimpama for 4 years, it is a backwards, bogan, low socioeconomic, huge families crammed in small homes haven with sardine can homes (almost all rentals) and tiny or no back yards.

They say 40 mins to Brisbane, 40 mins to gold coast like that is a good thing? What that really means is your out in developed farmland living in cheap houses that fall apart within a year, completely dependant on a stressful 40min highway drive to go just about anywhere. Trust me, it gets old super quick when you realise you have to contend with M1 traffic just to do something on your weekend (go look up how much of a mess the M1 is).

This suburb is entirely cheap housing and land packages placed on farmland owned by greedy investors and developers that plan these tiny houses and tiny roads that you can't even park on just to squash more people in. The houses are placed at an affordable price to force all the low socioeconomic, single mothers and working families with 6 kids to live, sit in prolonged traffic everyday leading to increased road rage, break ins, bored kids looking for fun...

It's a mess but the developers build it (somehow get approval from the greedy council) and run off with their money and leave disadvantaged people to deal with the outcomes. Don't move here if you're smart.

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dirttherapydownunder
dirttherapydownunder
9th November 2020

"The Brisbane Commute"

We moved to Pimpama from Miami Feb 2018.
We love it here and it has shorted my commute to work in Brisbane by 1/2. We have rented a 4 BR house @ $430 per week since moving here and live up on the hill behind the Junction. I use World Gym at Upper Coomera and it's only a quick 10 min drive away early morn and weekends. We are footy fans and find the trip to Brisbane to watch games a breeze either via Rail or Car , it's the best of both worlds having both Brisbane and the Coast so close.
Crime is much less noticeable here than it was at Miami , we love the area that much just yesterday we signed the contract for a house and land package at The Heights....even closer to the gym for me :)

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  • Families with kids
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andrewf231
andrewf231
25th October 2020

"Family community"

Our family move here 2 1/2 years ago and so much has been done with families in mind shopping your got Westfield not far or Pimpama city, Pimpama junction and Bunnings opening soon.
Parks they have Bimbimba park Queensland best park for 2020 at Gainsborough Green and the new sports hub being build.
Great location 20min north of Surfer 40min south of Brisbane and close to the water ways of the Gold Coast
Schools are good with lots to choose from as there are lots of families

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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maxg6
maxg6
12th October 2020

"Half way between Gold Coast and Brisbane."

I live in Pimpama since 2016. The suburb growing very quickly. Traffic is a bit congested but It is getting better and will be fixed once they upgrade the M1 exit49. 2 small and clean shopping centers. The Biggest Sport center in Gold Coast is opening soon. Bunning and home focus shopping center will open before the end 2020. multiple medical centers. collection of public and private schools. I have heard a bout increased crime rate. Personally I live since 2016 and never had any issue and never seen any issue at least in my street.

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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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danal
danal
10th July 2020

"A convenient, nice town."

We've lived in Pimpama since Nov 2018 and I personally it's a great, thriving place. There are 2 malls, pimpama junction and pimpama city. Both are clean, and nice places to shop. Both Pimpama State Secondary College and Pimpama State Primary College are great schools, never once had any problems. The street we are on has had zero criminal activity since being here, that I know of. I can't fault pimpama on anything. It has what we need, traffic is what you'd expect with this population. They're building a new school on yawalpah road, and a police and fire station too. Some areas I'd avoid Greenwich ave, Dixon Dr, William boulevard.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
rubyv1
rubyv1

Hi Danal...thanks for your comments...very helpful....I am planning to buy land at pimpama village new state but not too sure . Currently living at Ormeau hills.
Do you think Pimpama is a safe place? Too many rentals?...why we would need to avoid the areas you mentioned before? Which area do you live?
Thanks

danal
danal

Yeah I think it is safe. I'd avoid these areas to live because these are the ones that pop on local facebook groups the most with having suspicious activity. But if you're sensible and lock your cars and keep valuables inside I don't think you'd have a problem. I live down by sunstone ave.

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robinf1
robinf1
24th May 2020

"High growth suburb"

I have never lived in Pimpama however I have worked as a real estate agent in the area for a number of years. I write this review with the intention of providing someone who is not familiar with the area an overview of the suburb and hope it is useful in some way.

Pimpama has been labelled one of the fastest growing suburbs in the country in terms of population growth. Located on the northern end of the Gold Coast it has the benefit of being an easy commute to either Brisbane and the Gold Coast's many lifestyle attractions.

The high population growth is no doubt being fuelled by the incredible amount of residential & commercial development happening in the area, with high growth naturally comes a certain amount of growing pains which in Pimpama has included infrastructure development struggling to keep pace with the population growth.

That said there is a large number of infrastructure projects that have either been completed recently, is currently under construction or been approved and soon to be commenced. This includes widening of important roads to alleviate congestion, completion of new schools and shopping centres, approval for a Pimpama Train Station and construction of a new Sporting & Aquatic centre to name just a few.

As a large suburb that stretches across both sides of the M1 it offers a wide range of housing options with certain sections of the suburb being older and more established and others very new and higher density. As a result you have a massive selection of freestanding 3 & 4 bedroom houses, townhouse complexes, duplexes and upmarket estates some featuring lifestyle facilities such as swimming pool, club house and golf course.

With so much growth, development and choice whether you are looking for your first home, to upgrade or downsize, a sea change or an investment property to buy or rent - Pimpama continues to be a popular choice for those comfortable with taking advantage of the area's growth, affordability and central location in exchange for some growing pains that comes with the territory (most of which is currently being addressed).

Robin Fick
Licensed Real Estate Agent
Northern Gold Coast Specialist
[email protected]
0452 533 776

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
dirttherapydownunder
dirttherapydownunder

No one really cares what you lying/shifty Realestate agents have to say as your only driven by $ , if you dont live here dont comment

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mama--rua
mama--rua
20th February 2020

"Pimpama... nope"

We rent here, our home is newish which is nice and we are on the corner so we more yard than most, rents are overpriced like most suburbs. The Junction shops are rough and grubby. Streets are narrow and driveways are often short so parking on the street is normal - which is probably why there are so many car break ins. Aggressive hoons are rampant doing burnouts at all hours. In 4 years living in Upper Coomera we rang the police once, here in 18 months its been around 10 times, drunk people fighting mainly, so the Tavern they are going to build is not what we need. As soon as we can we are moving. Yawalpah Road is better since they fixed it but its going to be much better when the exit to the motorway is fixed. The schools are not air conditioned so we drive to Upper Coomera. Pimpama City shops are nice.

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carls10
carls10
15th December 2019

"Pimpama a depressing unsafe area to live"

Pimpama is an unsafe suburb there is not a single day that you don't have cars doing burnouts and the sound of continuous police sirens
The houses are built on small 400 or less blocks and Yawalpah road is a death trap.
I hope this review helps someone considering moving to Pimpama my advise is buy or rent anywhere else because Pimpama is a depressing unsafe area to live

anthonyrouse
anthonyrouse

Thanks for that'', give that one a miss!

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kellyjepsen
kellyjepsen
10th June 2019

"I left Pimpama for Townsville, never looked back"

I didn't like this place at all, I have since moved to Townsville and love it here, will never go back to Pimpleparma

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darrend3
darrend3
8th February 2019

"Concrete Ghetto out in the sticks"

Don't listen to any one who tells you its close to everything.
Its a depressing suburb. Cheap for a reason. That reason being new cheaply built homes, jammed tightly together, in the middle of a cane field.
How did they get those streets so narrow?

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
anthonyrouse
anthonyrouse

God, sounds like a right last resort !

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muzzap
muzzap
26th January 2019

"Not what it used to be"

I have lived in pimpama for three years, When we first moved here there was lots of bush and was a nice neighborhood. In the time we have lived here there has been a huge amount of development and all the bush is getting cut down to make room for it.
The bigger the place becomes the worst it gets.

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"Lived in Pimpama for 2 years"

I moved to Pimpama in 2016 and left in 2018. I feel like Pimpama has a real strong community and lots of friendly people in the neighbourhood. I made friends with all my neighbours, and whenever my dog ever got out from the yard, whoever found him was always a caring stranger that went of of their way to make sure he got home safe.

There is also a Pimpama neighbours Facebook group which I think is great for connecting a small community. I think a lot of people are renting in Pimpama, as for the quality of rental properties I think a lot of others can agree that these houses were built cheap, as quick as possible and not much quality or care put into it as there was always something wrong or not done right.

Some negatives I do have to say, was that the roads and traffic definitely are a deal breaker. School and work traffic in the mornings and afternoons, everyone is just as over it and there have been many car accidents. With there really only being two ways out of Pimpama, it can get frustrating if you need to get to the highway, and then have even more traffic whenever there is a delay or accident on the M1.

I have heard of a lot of breaks ins, thefts, stolen vehicles, troubled teenagers, domestic violence etc (which happens no matter where you go). But nothing seriously bad had ever happened to me personally, other than some fishing rods go missing from the front of my house.

There wasn't that much to do in Pimpama for entertainment, but at least Woolworths, a nail salon and good coffee was within walking distance.

Overall I did enjoy living there but could only ever live there temporarily. I wouldn’t want to buy a house and live there permanently.

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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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"Booming suburb"

Close to the highway half way between GC and Bris. There is so much new devolpment happening it’s great. More shopping options. More rental choices. Houses are a little close but who cares make friends with your neighbors grumpy people below.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
anthonyrouse
anthonyrouse

As long as their NICE neighbors''.

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"safe and homely"

Home sweet home, a bit tight but its a peaceful place. some people are being too picky and petty about it. love this place

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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"Don’t move here!"

Houses are packed together like sardines, if any one entertains in their back yard which is a few feet from your back doorstep you can hear it like it’s in your own house.. the yards are so small that if you have a dog and it barks ..neighbours complain to the council or leave notes on your front door.. it’s sugested you get barking collars for it..there is a lot of break ins to cars and houses.. really research it before moving here..only sorry we didn’t.

jackd6
jackd6

Yes. Its like living in a town house, but at a single dwelling price, out in the middle of no where

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"Very outer suburban"

Pimpama and coomera and most of these areas on the gold coast fringe are just full of kids pushing prams and uneducated bogan tattooed types raising famillies, the houses are all packed together and the alot of the local kids care more about there fashion and meeting up with friends than they do about school, jobs etc. Very un classy area it is middle class but i dont like it and dont try and argue with me because this is litteraly what these areas are like

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
koedcope
koedcope

So because they are under educated according to yourself this means they are unable to raise a family. Maybe they are trying to do there best for there sons or daughter and have come from a family which never gave them the support or home to do so. You should have a moment to think and remove your comment. You never know what one tattooed or non tattooed bogan family have come from.

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"Too much crime"

Cars and houses broken into daily / nightly . If you are going to be paying an excessive amount for rent look at a different area as it’s not a great area by any means

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"Overdeveloped, Cheap & Congested but a Place for Some"

Actually traffic is already an issue. High volume of renters. Return on investment not so good. Gainsborough Greens is by far the best estate out there but others bring it down in terms of property values. Vacant land values are also above market rate and people have issues getting their loans approved because their house and land doesn't value up.

For some, this is a gateway to home ownership or at least a stepping stone where rent is cheap you can accumulate savings. If you are happy to be in an urban jungle surrounded by houses, cars and renters and isolated to the rest of the gold coast.

This is a place for some.

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"A nice suburb"

Have been living here for 2 years no complaints. Community is great. So many new houses and shopping centeres are building.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
keileyh
keileyh

We were thinking of moving here would you suggest it is a friendly safe environment for me and my family?

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"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.
Real estate agents will use the motorway as a sell point, however the motor way is a parking lot most of the time. You’ll spend a lot of time in traffic.
Its mainly 400m2 blocks with cheep new houses tightly packed in, next to a motorway, with the basic services and recreation of an outer suburb.

Great for

  • Easy access to the highway for those working in Brisbane or GC

Not great for

  • 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

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
jackd6
jackd6

Also that motorway the agents rave about is a parking lot during any peak hour.

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"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.

Not great for

  • 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

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
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"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.

Great for

  • 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.

Not great for

  • Some houses close to highway have bad road noise = loss of sleep

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
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"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.

Great for

  • 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.

Not great for

  • Lots of development.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
anns10
anns10

There is a Woolworths at Pimpama Junction Shopping Centre.
Also a Drs, Dentist, 24/7 Gym, Hairdressers, Cafe & many restaurants

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"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.

Great for

  • 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.

Not great for

  • Lots of development.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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"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.

Great for

  • 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.

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • 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 :)

anns10
anns10

Hi CR
There is a Woolworths at Pimpama Junction Shopping Centre.
Also a Drs, Dentist, 24/7 Gym, Hairdressers, Cafe & many restaurants

adrianmyusername
adrianmyusername

Maybe a bit longer http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4889794/Jamie-Durie-sued-former-business-manager.html

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"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!

Great for

  • Close to everything.

Not great for

  • Nothing

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
anns10
anns10

I used to love living at Genesis with my family, until it went back to the council and the real estate agents started allowing more than 1 family to live in rental property's (genesis is not the community it used to be) but Shopping wise Pimpama Junction Shopping Centre is closer, only 4min drive along amity Rd towards yawalpah Rd, cleaner shops and less traffic to navigate to go to the other side of the M1 to shop 8-10mins to Coomera City shops

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"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?

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"Great suburb"

My heart yearns for coomera.. some great houses in coomera waters would love to have a new home here.

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"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!

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"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)

Great for

  • Great valley/country aspect
  • Easy access to the highway for those working in Brisbane or GC

Not great for

  • 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

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
  • Country Lovers
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"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.

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).

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"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!

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mel123
mel123

Take adavantage of this place, its beautiful!

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"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!

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"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.

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"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.

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anns10
anns10

The closest Westfield is 15-20mins away at Helensvale (they've been "taking about" putting a Westfield at Coomera near the train station for 12+ years

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"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

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""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!

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anns10
anns10

Try The Pimpama Junction shops instead, only 6-7mins from Coomera Waters on Yawalpah Rd/Dixon Dr

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"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.

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"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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"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.

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"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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fezelj
fezelj

I think you are talking about Upper Coomera

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