6.5 out of 10

Toogoom

Ranked 20th best suburb in Wide Bay-Burnett
Ranked 6th best suburb in Hervey Bay
-25.2611802342124 152.694389079996
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parking
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
  • Schools
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists

Reviews

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

"Where the hell is Toogoom"

Good community overall, once you have lived here awhile. Some poorer development has been allowed out the back, to the detriment of the wider community. Never trust a development with a sports star promoting it. Great beaches and beautiful affordable beach side homes. No Public transport and very little amenities, but this part of its appeal. Don't let property spruikers sell you rubbish in this end of town, the quality is in the established homes. One street in the new development, houses a glorified Slum drive through it and you will see why. If you are a decent human being you will be welcomed to Toogoom, otherwise try town.
Pros
  • Quiet
  • Seaside suburb
Cons
  • Little to no employment opportunity
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
proToogoom
proToogoom a bus runs into the bay daily at 9 am and returns from centro now Stocklands at 2:00pm
2yrs+
Hatespruikers
Hatespruikers Ops, I forgot the one Bus a day.
2yrs+
proToogoom
proToogoom If you want severl buses then don't buy in toogoom and there are 3 other buses that go to the schools aswell
2yrs+
Hatespruikers
Hatespruikers I think Toogoom is great. I own beach front, but having lived here a long time proToogoom I will point out the cons as well as the pros in this or any community. Toogoom is great but originally from the big smoke I think it is important people realise the public transport as it stands, is an issue for anyone who would want to travel to and from work during business hours. P.S. I don't have to stick any url links in my comments, so as to sell the new greatest get rich quick scheme! As I thought, another Spruiker with alter motives aren't you Protoogoom.
2yrs+
proToogoom
proToogoom Toogoom is mainly for retirees the fact is there is a bus run now I was simply pointing out there is a bus run, you alluded there was no transport the fact is buses do run into centro daily

P.S if I want to post a link that shows buyers and sellers a way to buy property with no stamp duty and it help moves this dreadful undervalued market because my property and many others have lost thousands some 50k+ since the the GFC is that really a bad thing.

I have been here 12 years when there were no bus runs or eli waters shopping centre or yarilee primary school

it takes 13mins to drive to eli waters shopping centre how long does it take to get anywhere in the big smoke...
2yrs+
Haight
Haight It has been pretty harrowing living in Toogoom - people wandering around with beer cans and bottles at hand. Had a neighbour come bashing at the door threatening to get her husband to come beat me up with a baseball bat as she does not like ' freaks ' ( yes I had to call the police on the inebriate female ) . I am afraid to go out on my balcony in the evenings as there is usually a couple of large men drinking beer at the end of my driveway talking rather loudly - sometimes yelling at eachother... Lease up in ten weeks and I can hardly wait to leave!
2yrs+
Newb
Newb I have heard of this street but can't pin point. Hoping to avoid the dodgy area and keen to give Toogoom a go. Any clues?
Apr 05, 2016
Hatespruikers
Hatespruikers Stay away from Swan View St and Brackish Court would be my suggestion. In saying that the new local real estate agency has worked hard to get the undesirables moved on and the neighbourhood is getting better.
Apr 05, 2016
tellitl
tellitl I live in Brackish Court and I've only ever had an issue with 1 lady in the street, and that's because she thinks she's better than everyone else... Because she has a bus
Oct 06, 2016
Hatespruikers
Hatespruikers Ha Maybe she can organise some more transport to the Bay :)
Oct 06, 2016
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 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+

"Paradise most affordable beachside property"

Toogoom is a lovely seaside community with modern affordable houses and plenty of employment opportunities for those who want to work although most work is either in Hervey Bay or FIFO or DIDO

in mining industry like most of Queensland.with many options in Hervey Bay to be trained on different mining machinery http://www.beta.edu.au/mining-training-courses.html.

with daily transport to centro/stocklands and Hervey Bay less then 15mins drive better shopping then most Queensland coastal cities and schooling that well IMHO is the best public primary school in Queensland that cares about its student's why wouldn't you live here.

and for those who like to speculate so your investing in the bowen/gailee/gladstone areas

might want to research the mining explorations in the Hervey bay Marybourough area instead of following the heard.
Pros
  • affordable housing
  • Cheap Rental Accommodation
  • good transport
  • Close to Hervey Bay
  • Quiet
  • Seaside suburb
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
BF8
BF8 proToogoom is obviously an estate agent
2yrs+
proToogoom
proToogoom Nope just a local who built before the gfc try and build any of the 4 bedders for what they are selling for...
2yrs+
GlenM
GlenM hi we are currently looking to purchase land and build in toogoom , spent a week looking around , interested in 3 blocks , came across this site with negative comments , second thoughts now!! glorified slum ?
2yrs+
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Over run with commision stlye housing"

Toogoom use to be a great place for families, now has been over run with commision style estates, crime rate has sawed and alot of long time local are leaving the area, housing prices are extremely high in both rentals and buying.
Cons
  • Little to no employment opportunity
  • Poor market value
  • Too much rental accommodation
Recommended for
  • Beach Lovers
proToogoom
proToogoom little no no employment opportunities there is plenty both hbay and maryborough have plenty of jobs yes there not high paid like other locations

housing commission type estates I don't know where your looking but most people in toogoom own there home work from home etc Just becuase they look like the bogan type and they are at home most of the day does not mean they are not some internet guru,trader,millionaire.

crime well don't move to hervey bay brisbane sydney melbourne etc all have shocking crime rates as do several towns the same size or smaller then toogoom.

I have travelled along all the queensland coast toogoom is well under what the homes should be selling for some small beach towns 100klms from any decent size shopping are going for at least 50k more then toogoom stop selling so bloody cheap and loosing everyone including yourself money.

Here's a hint you investors selling for peanuts and loosing money hold your property until the market comes back up which is in the near future can't afford to hold

think outside the box

rent to own vendor finance etc not only will it cure the burden it will also help your hip pocket.

banks want huge deposits vendor finance the deposit part if need be

I have already bought 2 houses in the area for a $1 rent to buy option maybe you should think about this to...

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I know of several miners that live in the area and either fly or drive back on there days off
2yrs+
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Plenty of rental accommodation"

Toogoom is a quiet leafy suburb that has sufferred terribly from the Global Financial Crisis. Past overinflated prices have caused a great ammount of financial pain and with the drop in values investors have sufferred great losses. Investment properties struggle to maintain tennants as there is an oversupply.
Pros
  • Seaside suburb
  • Close to Hervey Bay
  • Quiet
Cons
  • Too much rental accommodation
  • Poor market value
  • Little to no employment opportunity
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
4/5
2yrs+

"Village/Community Feel"

Toogoom is a quiet, pretty beachside community. Neighbours all know each other, people still wave as you go by. Terrific local cafe and general store. Has a quiet, dog friendly beach that goes for many miles. Wide range of property, including still affordable absolute beachfront.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
mjo mjo
4/5
2yrs+

"Quaint seaside village"

Toogoom is a tiny seaside community 15 minutes from Hervey Bay, on the beautiful Fraser Coast. It is the perfect spot to indulge in a week of relaxing by the water. Great beaches, fishing and wildlife. 30 mins drive to the Hervey Bay airport where you can catch a direct flight from Sydney or Melbourne