Rocklea, QLD 4106

4.3(13 reviews)

Ranked 99th best suburb by locals in Brisbane Region, QLD

Great for

  • Neighbourly spirit
  • Parking
  • Internet access
  • Parks and recreation
  • Peace and quiet

Not great for

  • Nightlife

Who lives here?

  • Families With Kids
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • LGBTQ+

Reviews of Rocklea, QLD

21st August 2021

"Quiet and green neighbourhood"

My husband and I are in our 30s and have lived in Rocklea for two years now (since early 2019). We love it here! Our neighbours are so lovely and helpful creating a real community feel. We love the local cafe (Sundays cafe) and walking our dogs around the green areas, such as the Fauna Parade Park. My husband enjoys the Freney Street Park Disc Golf Course and it's just so conveniently located close to the train and public transport. The Council has recently planted more trees around the streets, are soon upgrading the train station, and there are many new developments popping up on our and neighbouring streets. We believe that Rocklea is going to only continue to grow and develop, and look forward to seeing more updating and renovating around the neighbourhood.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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"Access to everywhere with excellent potential"

Access to everywhere is key to this area. It is a large area divided between residential and industrial, residents benefit from that fact . It's close to all you may want with comparatively reduced prices for homes, that's because it's a gem just waiting to be discovered. Cafes, gym, yoga, nature walks, are all within. The con is that people consider is all flood prone, but so are numerous other suburbs, it's just the scapegoat for this mentality, don't be fooled by that. It actually has a million dollar breeze that cools, not like other suburbs. I would get in quick while you can, update your house and enjoy ongoing.

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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"Surrounded by charm"

I recently purchased a 4 bedroom home.
She needed some work and trees cleared - I can now see the city from my front balcony.

I'm only 33 but come from a small town, hence why I probably enjoy the neighbourhood. The people are very friendly and will always give you a hello when passing them on one of the many paths along the creeks and parks. The proximity to the city is also another unrecognised bonus. Since moving here in early 2019 many of my friends are now looking for property in the area. Sit back and reek the rewards. The houses are being renovated and the rewards are going to be huge!

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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"Offers little"

Schools are rundown, along with houses. Vegetation is not dense enough to buffer noise pollution from highway. Public transport services are not frequent. Community spirit is barren.

Who lives here?

  • Singles
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"Beautiful little suburb filled with friendly people"

Seems to of stemmed from being more of a commercial area with warehouses to a prosperous little neighborhood filled with beauty and history.
My husband and I recently had the pleasure of buying a renovated Queenslander that was raised above the highest recorded flood levels for this area, the same as almost all the other similarly pretty houses down our street.
We really adore the houses here for their obvious charm and personality, we happen to luckily live very close to the train station, a great way to get in and out of the city on nights where we don't feel like driving.
The Rocklea Markets are great, loads of fresh fruit and veg at brilliant prices amoungst other produce such as soaps and wooden items sold in the accompanying store fronts. There are also some great trailer eats, set up in a similar manner to Eat Street and with similar food. The markets seem to have a much more relaxed and friendly atmosphere the earlier you go.
There is also a large green dog/bicycle park not far from our house either, great to take a morning walk through or for an afternoon cycle.
All in all, I would highly recommend Rocklea for anyone with an open mind and a kind heart! Otherwise, good luck fitting in with the rest of Rocklea's friendly and peaceful residents : )

Great for

  • Friendly residents
  • Established streets
  • Dog friendly
  • Brisbane Markets
  • Close to city and perstigious suburbs (Tennyson, Sherwood, Graceville, Chelmer)
  • Close to Trains & Buses
  • City views

Not great for

  • Many old house to renovate (renovator's dreams??!!)
  • Prone to flooding but so is Rosalie, Bulimba, New Farm, West End, Milton, The Reggatta etc...

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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Rentals in Rocklea

"Sitting quietly as best kept secret"

Train station (trains every 15 mins into & out of city - travel to Central station in 24mins) & buses are great (including Great Circle Bus). Amazing constant cool breezes in streets. Locals are quiet. Close to shopping centres in all directions and has Brisbane's biggest markets, the Rocklea Markets, on its doorstep. Big floods are not frequent, that is, only happen when many other Brisbane suburbs are also flooded, that is 37 years in between = 1974 & 2011. Wivenhoe Dam did not exist in 1974 and was badly managed in 2011 (class action in progress - possible outcome 2017). 2011 floods occured just after years of drought, then La Nina kicked in ("The Queensland floods are caused by what is one of the strongest if not the strongest La Nina events since our records began in the late 19th century," said Prof Neville Nicholls at Monash University and president of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society.) Wivenhoe Dam was being managed to keep water at its capacity because of the long drought, but, amongst other reasons, as a means of flood mitigation it is no longer managed in same way, hence if La Nina kicks in again the dam should be better able to cope.
All things considered about Rocklea, beautfil breezes and housing is very affordable with great potential for renovations.

Great for

  • Brisbane Markets
  • Close to city and perstigious suburbs (Tennyson, Sherwood, Graceville, Chelmer)
  • Cheap double-blocks with huge potential
  • Close to Trains & Buses
  • City views

Not great for

  • Need more people to realise the HUGE potential
  • Many old house to renovate (renovator's dreams??!!)
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"Diamond in the rough, waiting to be polished."

Rocklea is Brisbane's best kept secret... like a diamond in the rough, waiting to be found and polished. Close to the city, transport, major highways and shopping centres. It is a quiet suburb that will have huge investment gains in the future. Where else can you buy a house on 1012 square meter block of land, 8 klms from the city (as the crow flies).

Great for

  • City views
  • Brisbane Markets
  • Close to city and perstigious suburbs (Tennyson, Sherwood, Graceville, Chelmer)
  • Cheap double-blocks with huge potential
  • Close to Trains & Buses
  • Natural Gas to homes
  • NBN coming soon!

Not great for

  • Need more people to realise the HUGE potential
  • Many old house to renovate (renovator's dreams??!!)
  • More people need to realise the HUGE potential

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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Mark Diamond real estate agent
Mark Diamond
Atlas Brisbane Inner South

"Brisbane's Best Kept Secret"

Rocklea is a suburb which has been skipped over by many since 2011. Yet with the blood, sweat and tears from local residents, Rocklea is beginning to bounce back as one of Brisbane's best kept secrets. In the past few months it has shown great signs of growth, accompanied by some strong property sales. Renovated properties are on the rise and enquiry levels have increased as I continue to sell property in the area. Buyers are struggling to find reasons not to choose Rocklea as a great suburb for their first home or new investment. Close proximity to the CBD, accessible by train or bus, quick access to North, South, East and Western freeways and close to the markets. I think Rocklea is definitely a suburb to watch over the next few years.

Great for

  • Close to Trains & Buses
  • Brisbane Markets
  • Close to city and perstigious suburbs (Tennyson, Sherwood, Graceville, Chelmer)

Not great for

  • Need more people to realise the HUGE potential

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"Yes we got wet"

We've lived in Rocklea for over 2 years and it was exactly what we wanted to raise our family. Transport, parks, no throughway traffic, close to town and shops within 4 km.
Would like more dining out options and no more rain.

Great for

  • Brisbane Markets
  • Cheap double-blocks with huge potential
  • Close to city and perstigious suburbs (Tennyson, Sherwood, Graceville, Chelmer)

Not great for

  • Need more people to realise the HUGE potential
  • Prone to flooding but so is Rosalie, Bulimba, New Farm, West End, Milton, The Reggatta etc...

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
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"Close to all amenities"

Been living in Rocklea for more than 2 years now. Has access to rail, bus and motorway. All shopping is close by.

Great for

  • Brisbane Markets
  • Cheap double-blocks with huge potential
  • Close to city and perstigious suburbs (Tennyson, Sherwood, Graceville, Chelmer)

Not great for

  • Many old house to renovate (renovator's dreams??!!)
  • Need more people to realise the HUGE potential
  • Prone to flooding but so is Rosalie, Bulimba, New Farm, West End, Milton, The Reggatta etc...

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Brisbane's best kept secret"

Transportation:

Rocklea and Moorooka train station, Bus stops
Drive to city via Indooroopilly, Toowoong (Coronation Drive)
Drive to city via Fairfield (Fairfield Road)
Drive to city via Pacific Motorway

(8 kilometres bird's flight to the city)

Land sizes:
Average 800-900 square metres.
Double-blocks

Food shopping:
Brisbane Markets
Coles at Corinda
Woolworths at Sherwood
Coles at Fairfield

Schools:
Sherwood State School
Rocklea State School

Great for

  • Brisbane Markets
  • Close to city and perstigious suburbs (Tennyson, Sherwood, Graceville, Chelmer)
  • Cheap double-blocks with huge potential
  • Close to Trains & Buses
  • City views

Not great for

  • Many old house to renovate (renovator's dreams??!!)
  • More people need to realise the HUGE potential

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"Great Place to live"

If you are looking for community, then this is it. 9 km to CBD and close to garden city and moorooka, sherwood and Rocklea markets!! Its great! Quite and friendly. I have owned in Tramore Street for almost 5 years and my house has doubled in value and my neighbour is great and used to bring my washing in. I love Rocklea and yes it flooded in 1974, but so did most of Brisbane!!

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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"Love Rocklea!"

Rocklea is by far the friendliest suburb I have lived in. (previously lived in Annerley, New Farm, Spring Hill, & numerous Melbourne suburbs)
Rocklea has great parks incl. dog park & close to Brisbane markets. & the Rocklea pub does awesome steaks.
Yeah so Rocklea did flood in '74 but so did much of Brisbane!

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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