Moorooka is located about 7km south of the Brisbane CBD and contains a diverse array of housing styles ranging from two-bedroom workers’ cottages through to the larger family homes, many of which are located on the elevated parts of the suburb. Many of the homes within Moorooka have magnificent city views, while others are situated in quiet, leafy streets beside Toohey Forest Park. Moorooka’s Magic Mile of car yards is famous across Brisbane, and this neon retail strip still lights up the eastern edge of the suburb along Ipswich Road. But away from the dealerships and light industry, the suburb quickly transforms into a hilly residential area, with leafy streets lined with elevated wooden houses on large blocks and smaller apartment buildings. Moorooka has seen a steady increase in median house prices in past years due to its location near the City and diverse range of housing. Consequently, many of the suburb’s streets have received makeovers, as new homebuyers choose to renovate existing properties. Moorooka is a conveniently located suburb, which is well serviced by public transport infrastructure. The suburb has its own railway station and has regular city express bus services. The principal shopping district in the area is on Beaudesert Road, which has over 100 businesses to choose from. Many of these cater to the Moorooka’s large Sudanese community, but outlets range from cafes and restaurants to hair salons and homewares stores. The Brisbane City Council has increased the level of funding it has allocated to upgrade amenities in Moorooka.