6.1 out of 10

Cooroy

Ranked 39th best suburb in Sunshine Coast
-26.4322956396997 152.899127692101
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1/5
2yrs+

"Four flight paths set to converge at Cooroy"

Four flight paths are set to converge at Cooroy once the new north-west to south-east facing runway at the Sunshine Coast Airport is built.

This will not only mean increased aircraft noise and skies littered with planes for northern parts of the Sunshine Coast especially in and around Pomona, Cooroy, Eumundi and Doonan, but it will also mean increased pollution for acreage properties in the Noosa Hinterland which depend on rain water collection for their drink water supply.

At the predicted flight altitudes over the northern end of the Sunshine Coast, planes will be highly visible in the sky.

There is also talk of increasing international flights at Sunshine Coast Airport. Direct flights between Auckland in New Zealand and the Sunshine Coast are already set to commence at the end of June 2015.

Take-offs and landings of large jets at Sunshine Coast Airport will contribute to noise and pollution along the flight paths on the northern end of the Sunshine Coast.
3/5
2yrs+

"Town gradually losing its unique identity"

I think the new Inner Cooroy Bypass with its monstrous roundabout at Mary River Road and Sportsground Pde is just another example of how the town's unique identity and with it pockets of bushland are gradually lost. More and more of Cooroy is getting indistinguishable from other areas in SE Queensland.
1/5
2yrs+

"Cooroy - Not all its cracked up to be"

Sorry to say this, but Cooroy is not all its cracked up to be. The hype does not match reality.
Cooroy seems to have become one of the rudest towns on the Sunshine Coast. Motorists are extremely impatient with hardly anyone giving way to other motorists let alone pedestrians on a voluntary bases and there are the obligatory fights for parking spots. One also frequently simply gets pushed out of the way, for instance, in the shopping aisles of the local supermarket and there are people who obviously see nothing wrong with coughing straight at you without covering their mouth let alone an apology. We observed such attitudes even during the Christmas period.
Greed seems to rule. Products and services tend to be more expensive in Cooroy than for instance in Gympie or even other areas of the Sunshine Coast such as Noosaville. Sunshine Coast businesses which are located some distance away from Cooroy frequently provide the same on-site service to the Cooroy area at a cheaper rate despite incurring travel costs. So it really pays to make a few phone calls.
As far as the property market is concerned, properties outside Cooroy are often marketed as Cooroy properties while for a long time now there has been a tendency to pin Cooroy real estate prices to those of Noosa which in turn, as the recent past once again has shown, is highly dependent on Melbourne and Sydney investors. Investors from the southern states are however increasingly aware that regional areas are vulnerable to economic downturns not least because, as the data shows, metropolitan growth outstrips non-metropolitan growth in all but one Australian state, namely South Australia. Yet, the situation in Cooroy is so ridiculous that some real estate agents find it necessary to publicly appeal to property owners that they must meet the market.
A reason for wanting to move to the Noosa Hinterland would then be for a better lifestyle, but urban sprawl increasingly threatens the very character of Cooroy which attracted people to this Noosa Hinterland town and its surrounding areas in the first place. The negative effects of urbanisation can also be seen on acreage blocks where often there is an obsession with manicured lawns instead of having a veggie garden and chooks. While community gardens, community composting and other conservation schemes are starting to take off in major cities, it is a shame that regional towns like Cooroy which are said to have a green image are in reality still going the other way by increasingly getting urbanised and therefore, in a sense, are trying to join the rat race.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Best Town Ever"

The most friendliest, beautiful town in Queensland
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4/5
2yrs+

"Cooroy - Relaxed feel away from major tourist towns"

Cooroy is about a 15 mins drive from Noosa and started off started as a timber town and is now famous for Cooroy Water which is sold across Australia. Visit the Old Butter factory which now houses a gallery displaying art by local and interstate artists. There is also the Noosa Alpaca Shop selling fine woolen products and there is an Info Centre. Cooroy has many cafes, bistros and restaurants and accommodation is available in B & B’s, cottages and Motels. There are a number of craft shops and local goods can be purchased. Shopping is good for all your needs and property is still affordable although very much on the rise due to the closes to famous beaches.
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4/5
2yrs+

"Cooroy is an interesting quiet town situated at the back of Noosa."

Cooroy is situated about 30 mins drive in behind Noosa. It is sort of crossroads where the coast road comes out and meets the highway leading north and south. It is quite a pretty town, a little bit laid back, but nestles in the hinterland quietly and provides the local community and the through traffic with what they need. It is considered the last town of the Sunshine Coast area and from here those going north have quite long drives in between townships.

Quite a few people in this area live on acreage and it is a very community minded town. There are a lot of activities that go on and the community knits very well together.

Locals consider themselves very lucky because they can jump on the highway and go northto Gympie and the coast, south to Brisbane or into the beaches, all with quick access.
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