5.8 out of 10

Coolgardie

Ranked 3rd best suburb in South Eastern
-30.9553037921543 121.166313146416
Great for
  • Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Safe & Sound
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Shopping Options
  • Medical Facilities
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"A great little town"

Lived here for 13 years but work in Kalgoorlie. Why pay 400K+ for a dump in Kal (not everyone works on the mines you know) when a neat house on a FULL 1/4 acre block can be had for under 200K? Great little town - and wouldn't live in Kal for quids. Friendly, quiet, walking distance to the things that matter eg General store, pub, Park etc. Might be a bit quiet for some - but that is why we love it. And great FRIENDLY people.
Pros
  • Affordable housing
  • Family Friendly
  • Walking distance to everywhere
Cons
  • No major stores - but go to Kal for them
  • No night clubs - but who cares?
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
2yrs+

"Interesting town with all amenities"

Situated on the Goldfields of WA Coolgardie is 550 kilometres east of Perth, Gold was found here in 1892 and has played a part in the building of this area ever since. Coolgardie has much to offer those looking to relocate to the area. There in work in the mining industry in many fields as well as associated industries such as hospitality and tourism. Transport around the town is well serviced by local bus lines that also cater for schools, trip s to Kalgoorlie and a bus line to other areas such as Perth, Norseman and Esperance. There are several primary schools in Coolgardie as well as a high school. There are a number of preschools offering extended daycare. Shopping is plentiful and for that extra something you can take a trip to Kal. For those interested in sport and recreation there are a number of sporting clubs and the town has a swimming pool, sports playing fields and an indoor recreation hall for indoor sports and activities. These days getting to Coolgardie is no problem with Qantas flights via Kalgoorlie, the Indian Pacific Train as well as the bus services to and from Perth and the eastern states. There are a number of museums to visit as well as some great parks with barbecues and playgrounds for the kids. A good day out can be had at the camel farm where you can try camel riding or go on an overnight trek.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
fotomethodika
fotomethodika The bus lines through the town cut out about two years ago and I wasnt aware that there was a town bus.So it would be impossible to get to Coolgardie from Kalgoorlie if you didnt drive a car.There is only one story in Coolgardie which is Morans so I would not class it as plentiful unless you are talking about the amount of goods in the one store.I didnt know there was a high school I thought the children went to Kalgoorlie.Employment this is a small town with a butchers shop,local store,couple of service stations, one pub and basically one cafe that last time I went there the coffee was like water.
2yrs+
Elner
Elner Ah so Pah123, you haven't actually BEEN to 'Gardie have ya? Okay, the town is clean, quiet and great to live in. If you have horses there are horse blocks 5km out of town with good water supply and friendly horsey people. Kalgoorlie folk even keep their horses out here. There is a primary school and CAPS school (which goes to year 12). Two roadhouses, both of which supply a good feed. The pub, well it's a pub and it smells bad but they have a kickarse cook and at reasonable prices. Morans Store is an Ezyway (IGA) supermarket now and is EXTREMELY well stocked and also has hardware and chook food, oh and booze! If they don't stock what you want, they will order it in just for you! The owner and staff are all lovely, prices are comparable with Kalgoorlie with weekly specials and fruit and veg is fresh (delivered twice a week). Cullens butchers have THE BEST sausages in the world, yes the world and double as a newsagent. True, no bus to Perth now but Bonnievale station is only 14km out and you can book a ticket online or by telephone. The school bus can take you to Kalgoorlie in the morning and home in the afternoon, or if you have no car and have to get to Kal, you can grab a ride with one of the locals who will happily give you a lift in. It's a pleasant 30 minute drive to Kalgoorlie. We have a pool, HACC, activities for seniors, meals on wheels, bingo twice a week, an excellent rec centre, a health centre with doctors coming out from Kalgoorlie two days a week and a fairly close knit, but not stifling community. There's always something happening and never a dull moment really. Coolgardie is what you make of it. If you put in, it will give back. I love it.
2yrs+
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