Suburb Profile

Coorparoo Buyers Agent’s Guide

Are you looking to purchase a home or investment property in Coorparoo? As a Coorparoo Buyers Agent we’d be happy to help and have compiled the following suburb profile for your information. Best wishes with your Coorparoo property purchase!

Coorparoo Suburb Profile

Coorparoo is located 5km south east of the Brisbane CBD. Coorparoo is bordered by the suburbs of East Brisbane, Norman Park, Greenslopes, Camp Hill and Stones Corner.

The population of Coorparoo in 2016 was around 16,284 and continues to grow. 52.7% of households in Coorparoo are owner occupied and consistent predominantly of young couples working in professional occupations.

Coorparoo’s main shopping and cafe precinct is located on the intersections of Cavendish and Old Cleveland road, in a new development know as Coorparoo Square.

It is a 20 minute train ride from Coorparoo Station to the Brisbane CBD

Coorparoo State School and Coorparoo Secondary College are well-regarded public schools in the area.

The suburb is also home to four Catholic private schools: Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, St James Primary School, Villanova College, and Loreto College.

There are no major parks in the area.

Most residents commute to the Brisbane CBD for work.

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Coorparoo Properties

Traffic noise can be an issue for properties close to major thoroughfares including Old Cleveland Rd, and Cavendish Rd. Buyers should check the Brisbane City Council Flood Maps, as some areas (especially north of Old Cleveland Rd) are susceptible to flooding.

Coorparoo Flood Map

Housing type and typical block size

The vast majority (61%) of properties in Coorparoo are apartments.

The suburb is also well known for its Queenslander style houses. These timber character homes were built in the early 1900s and are typically found on 400-600m2 blocks.

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Coorparoo House Prices

The median house price in Coorparoo is $1,110,500 which is well above Brisbane’s median.

The median house price in Coorparoo would typically buy a 2-bedroom,1-bathroom character house on a 405m2 block. For example: 15 Ripon Street, Coorparoo, Qld 4151 – sold for $1,170,000 in 10 Dec 2021 (click to view listing and see images below).

Buying a house in Coorparoo

Coorparoo Unit Prices

The median unit price in Coorparoo is: $427,000.

This amount would typically buy a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 1-garage unit in a resort style complex. For example: 49/55 Harries Road, Coorparoo, Qld 4151 – sold for $429,000 in 17 Nov 2021 (click to view listing and see images below)

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How has the Coorparoo property market been performing?

In the last 5 years the median house price has increased by 30%. Over the last 10 years, house prices have increased by 5.5% per annum.

Units in Coorparoo have not performed as well. In the last 5 years the median price of units has fallen by 8.9%. On average, over the last 10 years unit prices have increased by 1.6% per annum.

Supply and demand characteristics for Coorparoo

  • Average Days on Market: Houses 51 days. Units: 42 days.
  • On average houses are selling 6% above their list price.
  • Coorparoo’s auction clearance rate is 64% for houses.
  • The average rental yield for houses is 2.7%, compared to 4.3% for units.
  • There is a shortage of houses and apartments currently listed for sale (1.26% and 1.06% respectively).
  • The rental vacancy rate for houses is 1.1%, compared to units 0.6%.

**Statistics are accurate for December 2021

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