Coorparoo | Why do Professionals Call This Suburb Home?

Out of the 16,282 people that call Coorparoo home, 36% of them are working professionals. With this figure being much higher than the state average of 19.8%, it’s evident that Coorparoo is appealing to this particular demographic. This could be because of the suburb’s location and accessibility and the balance between a family friendly community vibe and a hustle and bustle lifestyle.

Ease of access to the CBD is crucial for professionals who commute into the city for work, no doubt a contributing factor when researching what suburb to call home.

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Coorparoo is located a short five kilometres away from Brisbane’s CBD, which is one of the main reasons a lot of working professionals are choosing to live here.

With multiple bus stations scattered throughout the suburb, access to the CBD via public transport is simple. According to translink, travelling on a bus takes an average of 24 minutes to get to the CBD from the heart of Coorparoo.

Jody Williams, a Coorparoo local who works full time in the CBD, says getting to and from the city is a breeze.

“Getting to work easily everyday is a necessity. There’s nothing worse than a long haul trip to get to the office. For me, someone who works a nine-to-five job in the city, Coorparoo was an obvious choice,” she says.

“Driving to work takes me around 15 minutes with good traffic and when needed, I can jump on a bus and be there in under 30 minutes. Its central location is really what drew me to the area.”

Coorparoo’s quiet neighbourly streets make the suburb even more appealing, especially to working professionals with a family.

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“When my husband and I were first looking to purchase a home, we wanted a suburb that was not only close to the city but also family friendly. Coorparoo ticked both of these boxes for us. We feel as though it’s an extremely safe neighbourhood with a fantastic community vibe. There’s nothing better than coming home from the hustle and bustle of the city to a quiet, relaxing area,” Mrs Williams said.

Aside from it’s friendly family vibe, Coorparoo also provides a great lifestyle with cafes, restaurants and cinemas, ensuring plenty of activities and experiences in the area for any individual, couple or family residing in the area.

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Mrs Williams says the balance between the hustle and bustle of Coorparoo plus it’s safe and quiet lifestyle is perfect for her as a working professional and her family.

“It’s nice to be able to pop down to Coorparoo Square to see a movie or enjoy a yummy dinner at Factory 51. On the weekends my husband and I like to take the kids to breakfast at one of the many cafes scattered throughout the suburb,” she said.

“After working in the city all week, it’s nice to be able to stay in Coorparoo in our spare time and enjoy the vibrant lifestyle that the suburb offers.”

Coorparoo is the perfect suburb for professionals to call home. For location, lifestyle and proximity to the city, the ‘must have’ boxes are easily ticked.

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