6.8 out of 10

Mooroobool

Ranked 16th best suburb in Far North
-16.9388565932825 145.73033902791
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Childcare
  • Pest Free
  • Schools
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students

Reviews

1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
Feb 07, 2017

"Low demographic"

Has a lot of break and enters and crime from surrounding m suburb residents. Only good thing is close to town, if you can get a park.
Pros
  • Shopping centres.
  • Close to city
Cons
  • Low socio-economic status.
  • Lack of footpaths.
  • Safety at night.
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 2/5
Feb 07, 2017

"Crime ridden cesspit"

Stay away from m suburbs. Full of lower class and housing commission. Not safe. Dirty and burglaries every Night.
Pros
  • Shopping centres.
  • Close to city
Cons
  • Low socio-economic status.
Recommended for
  • Students
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
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 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+

"Central and peaceful and only 3km to the CBD, love it!"

I live in a lovely area called Heritage Village and have enjoyed it here for over 5 years now. The Village has a lovely family appeal with mainly an owner/occupier community, children play freely about the place. The birds are plentiful and I love getting up early to enjoy the serenity of the mornings. There is a lovely landscaped pool to swim in and the shops are only a few minute stroll away. The Village is a mix of townhouses and heritage style Queenslanders that give the place real character. Everything is close, schools, shops, library, gym, childcare, sporting grounds...perfect.
Pros
  • Close to schools and childcare
  • Close to city
  • Neighbourly and community feel.
  • Peace and quiet.
  • Shopping centres.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Traffic hassle free"

Between the north/south dayly migrations we fortunately miss the congestion. I can take 3 different ways home from the city. I can shop at 3 great centres on the way home. I enjoy the drive and love being 5 mins from my city work. Why go up or down the coast and get stuck in the bottle necks when this undervalued area is so well serviced. I am in a village of old Queensland style homes with great community spirit. I can walk the streets and go to the shopping centre with confidence of safety. After 16 years in Mooroobool I have enjoyed my lifestyle here and don't think there is a better place for the price. Big suburb with mixed incomes.
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Good neighbourly and community feel."

I have lived in Mooroobool for over eight years and keep returning! I live beside a creek where people walk their dogs, and it is very quiet. The suburb has a good neighbourly and community feel with an active Neighbourhood Watch (I deliver the newsletters once a month). It is well served by shopping centres.
Pros
  • Neighbourly and community feel.
  • Shopping centres.
  • Peace and quiet.
Cons
  • Lack of footpaths.
  • Safety at night.
  • Low socio-economic status.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Mooroobool has an unfair bad reputation"

I have lived in Mooroobool for over 5 years now. Mooroobool has a bad reputation as one of the 'm' suburbs of Cairns, but this is fast changing. Our street is friendly, and the neighbours are great, mostly retirees. Mooroobool is handy to the city, handy to Raintrees, DFO, Stockland... everything really. I wouldn't live in any other suburb. Mooroobool has excellent public transport links. There are some bad areas of Mooroobool, but what you need to remember is that it is a very large suburb and the bad area is one pocket on the edge of the suburb. The local leagues club - Pride - is friendly and cheap for food. I walk the dogs and feel safe, but as in any suburb, city or town; don't take stupid risks that open you up to opportunistic criminals.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Handy to everything"

We have lived in mooroobool for 12 years. It is so handy to everything. Three shopping centers are literally minutes away, in earville, westcourt and raintrees. The city centre is a little further away but still a comfortable five minute drive. There are small parks and dog exercise areas scattered through out Mooroobool. I walk twice a week in the morning and feel very safe as do the other walkers that I see regularly. Kids ride in our street. Our house is on the market and if we can't afford to buy back into mooroobool I'm going to miss it quite a bit. The only down side I can see to living in Mooroobool is having to write all those o's on raffle tickets when filling out your address.

If you are not local then I should tell you that Mooroobool is in Cairns. I have one word for this place - paradise!!. OK it does get a little humid between late dec till late feb but all you need is a little airflow- put a fan on - its a small price to pay for living in paradise. There are some places I wouldn't go but what city doesn't have those. And just don't walk around at ridiculous times in the night/early morning- that's just common sense.
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids