Moorooka (Post Code 4105)
The suburb of Moorooka is nestled between Yeronga and Yeerongpilly on the west, Tarragindi to the north and Salisbury and Rocklea to the south. Moorooka is considered a near city suburb because it is located only about 8 kilometres from the Brisbane Central Business District (CBD). Despite this close proximity to the CBD, Moorooka remains a relatively peaceful residential retreat – it’s a homely, older, established suburb. For owners of investment properties as well as tenants, Moorooka offers both good quality real estate and accommodation as well as convenient transport access to the city’s work opportunities and entertainment attractions.
Moorooka’s history begins with the times of its original Indigenous inhabitants. The area is the traditional home of the Turrbal people – the Indigenous custodians of the region. European settlement in the Moorooka area began in the mid 1800s. The land was first explored and settled by European pioneers in this time.
It’s interesting and important to note the origins of the name “Moorooka”. The name comes from the Turrbal word “Mooroo,” which in their language means “ironbark tree” – reflecting the abundance of ironbark trees that once populated the area. The suburb was officially named Moorooka in 1901. Over time, Moorooka has developed from native lands, to a settled rural farming and residential area to now a busy and popular suburb of Brisbane.
Transport Options for Residents
Like most metro suburbs, all the usual and popular transport options for commuting are available for Moorooka residents – road, rail, bus – whether going to the CBD or other areas of Brisbane.
Moorooka is ideally located near major roads and highways – including ‘the Ippy’ Ipswich Road and the Pacific Motorway. These options are great for commuting to the CBD, but can suffer from congestion during peak hours. Locals generally know to take this into account.
The bus service – operated by Translink – is a great service with frequent, accessible and direct services to the Brisbane CBD, although obviously it is affected by the same road congestion issues as car travel.
Moorooka does not have its own train station, but nearby Yeronga, Yeerongpilly and Rocklea do. So train is another viable option for travel for those who live or work in Moorooka.
If you ask someone to answer – off the top of their head – what the typical style of housing is in Moorooka, they’d probably say Post-War Housing. After WWII a lot of simple, single-storey chamferboard homes were built, usually on quite nicely spacious blocks of land. Naturally these sizeable blocks are of great interest to property investors and developers!
As it’s an older suburb, though, there are some lovely old traditional Queenslander style homes still around – hopefully for many years to come.
With the gentrification of older suburbs comes the clearing away of difficult to maintain and increasingly inadequate accommodation for modern living – to be replaced by modern and contemporary houses. These are often double storey and sleek, square and ultra-modern. Moorooka also has an increasing supply of townhouses and apartments that cater for those who want a more compact, convenient and urban lifestyle.
So, if you’re looking for an investment property in Moorooka, or alternatively are tenants looking for a home to rent, there are all the types of real estate properties to choose from!
Moorooka has pretty much every conceivable amenity and service propery owners check off on their investment property location list. Here’s an overview of the major ones:
Moorooka boasts a number of shopping outlets including Moorooka Shopping Centre (providing a supermarket, specialty stores, and services) There are also a multitude of other local shops, like boutiques and convenience stores scattered throughout the area.
There is no mistaking the multicultural nature of Moorooka when you look at the variety of cusines to choose between – everything from Australian fare to a variety of international flavours (Ethiopean, Mediterranean and Thai to name a few)
Healthcare Facilities and Services:
Major hospitals are just a stone’s throw from Moorooka (such as the Princess Alexandra Hospital and Greenslopes Hosptial) but there are also medical centres, pharmacies and a variety of allied health services to cater well for residents.
Parks and Outdoor Facilities:
Moorooka has several parks and green spaces in its viscinity, so there are ample opportunities for outdoor time for residents. Some notable parks include Mayfield Park on Mayfield Road, Pegg’s Park on the cnr of Morley and Esher Streets, and Tarragindi Recreation Reserve which can be accessed by Wellers Hill Terrace. These have picnic areas, walking paths, sports facilities, and playgrounds.
Pick of the Suburbs
Moorooka can deliver something for almost everyone as a place to live, run a business or own investment property. There are community centres and libraries and they hold activities and workshops and other events. There are also sports and recreation clubs providing team sports and fitness activities for locals.
So, if locals can’t find something to do in Moorooka, then they’re probably not trying, wouldn’t you agree?
Moorooka State School (Beaudesert Road), St. Brendan’s Catholic Primary School (Hawtree Street) and St. Pius X Catholic Primary School (Granard Road) are available in Moorooka for primary aged children.
Moorooka does not have its own secondary school within the suburb boundaries. However, there are several nearby.
Yeronga State High School (Villa Street, Yeronga), Brisbane State High School (Cordelia Street, South Brisbane) and St. Thomas More College (Turton Street, Sunnybank) are the nearest located secondary schools to Moorooka.
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