8.4 out of 10

Emerald

Ranked 4th best suburb in Fitzroy
-23.4866838854604 148.147561108618
Great for
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Safe & Sound
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Parking
  • Childcare
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees

Reviews

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 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Queenslands hidden gem"

We relocated for work around 6 months a go for work on a short term project, We loved it so much that we have now purchased a home and have decided to reside here for the longer term as it is a great place for raising families.
The place is just about perfect to have a community feel without the click of smaller towns, the commercial areas along with the major retailers are moving in with the expansion, so there is not much to have to go anywhere else for.
The local social calander would be the envy of most inner city suburbs with loads of events and activities.
Employment in the area is a gold mine of opportunity and easy to come by no matter what you do.
Highly recommend
Pros
  • Lifestyle
  • People
  • Resale value
Cons
  • 3 hours from the beach
  • Sometimes its nice to hit the 'big smoke' to do some extra shopping
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A fantastic town to live in no matter if your young or old."

We love living in Emerald, a few years ago we had a mid life crisis and moved to the coast and hated it so much! We missed the country way of life, where you know people when you walk down the street, where you don't have to lock your house up and you can still let your kids ride their bikes to school and feel that they're safe!
Pros
  • People
  • Lifestyle
  • Resale value
Cons
  • Sometimes its nice to hit the 'big smoke' to do some extra shopping
  • 3 hours from the beach
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"love the place"

good place for family, bus for kids to school, kids play area, tennis court, just start new blocks work on the way(off Mayfair Drive). but some of the road are need fixing due to ground move. over all good place for me and my family.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A Friendly town that has a good country spirit and when you get to know the locals they would do anything for you."

Based in a mining and agricultural area, there are many varied activities to occupy your time. There is a healthy social calendar and various physical activities to take part in. It has an 18 hole golf course, swimming pool that is heated and a kids area, squash and tennis courts, skate park, basketball, football, touch football is very strong. Virtually any sporting activity you require can be found in Emerald.

It is a great town for young familes with several good parks and facilities for children. The shopping is limited in the area, but it doesn't seem to stop the ladies finding a frock fro the races or that special night out.

There are several selections for education in the area from day care all the way through to tertiary studies and everything in between both private and public.

I really liked living in Emerald and am sad to be leaving.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+

"Emerald - Perfect place to fossick or fish."

Emerald is about 263 kms west of Rockhampton on the central Queensland coast. Here you can see the Largest Sunflower in the world mural, the pioneer cottage museum complex or take a coal mine or cotton gin tour. From Emerald you can go fishing at Lake Maraboon or visit the gem fields, but you must obtain a fossickers licence. Fossicking equipment can be hired. The area offers plenty of accommodation options. For those wishing to live in Emerald, it is a generally young population offering modern sporting and recreation venues, good schools and there is modern housing available with some good buys to be had to suit most budgets. Rental accommodation is not over priced either.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees