4.8 out of 10

Roma

Ranked 1st best suburb in South West
-26.5631718427558 148.796746500871
Great for
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Safe & Sound
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
  • Cost of Living
  • Shopping Options
  • Internet Access
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

1/5
Jan 29, 2021

"Awful town"

If you want your house broken into atleast once a week this is the town for you.
All I can say is if you do make the awful decision to move to this town avoid the main real estate in town. Hint they are in the plaza.
The houses are poor quality expensive and repairs are rarely carried Out unless you breach them multiple times
Not to mention once you rent through them the only way you’ll get out of the real estate is if you move towns. You won’t get a house through t he other real estates once you go through these guys. I don’t know if they give their tenants bad reviews but this isn’t just an issue I’ve had everyone I know who have tried to get out of this real estate have had the same problems.
The local kids will let your dogs out at 2 am in the morning and if you say anything you a racist so there’s that.
Plenty of jobs but not many actually hiring.
Say they want experience but then reject people with years and then proceed to advertise job for months.
The locals are nasty rude pricks
I worked in one of the grocery stores and Roma has cured me of ever working retail again.
Told to kill myself on multiple occasions because of stupid stuff like the fact they can’t have five tins of formula.
Nothing for young people only shit for old people.
Poor kids in town have turned to vandalism because they are soo bored
mitchp4
mitchp4 The real estate I go through is absolutely wonderful. I care for my home like it is my own. I did the same with my last rental and have never had an issue with real estates in town. They also fix things really quickly.

Ive always found the people here friendly and cant walk down the street without half a dozen people saying gday or having a chat. Guess it just depends on the type of energy you put out there.

I currently work three jobs in three different industries. There are heaps of jobs here but they do try to look for the right people to fill them.

There are plenty of things for the kids like parks, fishing spots, local swimming pools and free family friendly events and walking tracks to entertain the kids.

Some let the neighbours know when their animals are out.

This town puts out what you put into it. Ive always found it to be a warm welcoming place where everyone becomes a local.
Mar 02, 2021
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2/5
Jan 26, 2020

"Boring town"

Lived here 2 years. That was too long. Nothing to do. Lots of retarded locals. Some nice ones,not many though. Small town small minds. Have to travel a 8 hour round trip to get out of the norm things like nice housewares in Toowoomba. Avoid this horrible town. Crime is on the rise.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Don't do it!"

The locals are great, but the cost of living is way beyond a joke. We are being evicted so the realestate can raise the rent on our home in Lewis St from $410 to $700. We are not the only ones this is happening to. Think very carefully before moving here. The locals are all leaving due to the exhorbatant rents. The houses are overpriced to buy due to the high rental returns, and once the gas pulls out, the bottom will drop out of the market and this will become a ghost town. Sad. Because it shouldn't be that way. I am not a small town person, but I will be sad to leave the people here.
Pros
  • Friendly
  • Easy to get a job especially for teens or second income
  • Has more amenities than surrounding towns
Cons
  • House prices especially rental
  • But jobs don't pay enough
  • Prices are high, and the town keeps flooding
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Great Community, Not So Good Everything Else"

I have lived in Roma for about three years and while i love the community and how willing to help everybody is, there are a lot of cons to living here. The rental prices are through the roof and some of the houses are nearly inhabitable! yet you could still pay more than you would for a NICE house on the coast! There is not really anywhere particularly good to eat, just standard hotels and even the one 'nice' restaurant is a complete rip off for the quality you get. There are two clubs, but even if it were worth a night out, there is no babysitting service in town!! Almost NO shopping, and things are expensive compared to the city as there is no competition. Worst of all are the floods! If you are going to live here be sure you have insurance, as half the town has been under 3 times in less than as many years. However, when something like this happens, the community really does pull together and people go out of their way to help you, friend or stranger. Now, enough negatives, I am from the city and the slowwwww pace of life is here is not for me, I find it rather boring, but if you enjoy it and don't mind travelling for a bit of livliness, then Roma really does have something about it, the 'Roma Coma' will suck you in and i think it has something to do with the people! Wages are good, although rental prices are relative. National Parks nearby are amazing, if you want to live here be sure you drive! Also if you walk through the streets at night you tend to get followed by dogs...and Mosquitos!!
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A great place to raise a family"

My husband and I moved here 21 years ago expecting to stay 3 years. We love it! Very relaxed lifestyle, only one set of traffic lights, everything is within 5 minutes drive. Rental prices are going through the roof unfortunately with the booming oil and gas industry, but house prices are still low enough for young couples to buy their first home. Very low unemployment. If you want to work in Roma, you'll find a job. Great schools, heated town pool, walking tracks, every kind of sport you can imagine (with the possible exception of ice sports!). Only an hour flight to Brisbane (28 flights a week), close to the Carnarvon Gorge. Very hot in summer (up to 43 degrees), very cold in winter during the nights (down to minus 4), but beautiful winter days. Lots of clubs, groups and churches to join. Plenty of pubs and eating places. Friendly people, community minded.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A Town of opportunity"

For anyone wanting to have a go and get ahead in life, Roma is the town of opportunity, with no unemployment and good jobs going begging there are opportunities galore. This place just goes from strenght to strenght, and anyone keen to put in the effort always prospers, in Roma.
Roma has everything that you need to live a comfortable life, and is a great place to raise a family. It is only 1hr by plane to Brisbane and there are 16 flights per week. So if you want to live in a town were you can choose what job you want, make good money,( because the wages are better to attract the workers,) and live in a vibarant county town, that still has that country atmosphere, look no further than Roma.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+

"A great placer to live for everyone"

there is something to do for all ages from kindy music for babies to social dances for the elderly. Brilliant sporting and education opportunities for our children. The people are very friendly, I came for two years and have been here 12 years,
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Too expensive to rent for what you actually get. Prices are on par if not more expensive than the GC."

Roma is almost 6 hours away from any ocean, therefore should not be so expensive to rent or buy. Not all of us work in the oil and gas industries, yet prices are soaring. To rent a decent house for our family we are forced to break our budget. We live in Roma because we like the country town, but don't like the city prices.
Recommended for
  • Singles
4/5
2yrs+

"Friendly town"

Good town to bring up a young family.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+

"Roma -Inland town ideal for families"

Roma is an inland town some 480 kms west of Brisbane. Known as the “Cradle of the Oil and Gas Industry, there is a museum heralding this. Roma has plenty of sporting venues and playing fields as well as art galleries and museums. There are a number of shopping centers with supermarkets, department stores and specialty shops. Nearby enjoy the outdoors at Mount Moffatt National Park and Carnavon Gorge National Park. Where there are walking trails where you can see native flora and fauna. There are good housing bargains to be found in Roma and prices are still very affordable and a great entry into the property market.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Unranked Streets in Roma

"Friendly safe neighbourhood"
-26.5583385215 148.7876251059