Coopers Plains is 14km south of the CBD and is surrounded by the suburbs of Sunnybank, Robertson, and Acacia Ridge. It has experienced sustained growth over the last few years and given the completion of the Southeast Freeway upgrade and the South-East Busway, the area is assured continued growth and popularity into the future. There is also a railway station in Coopers Plains heading north to the city and south to Beenleigh and the Gold Coast.
A large proportion of the suburb is commercial and light industrial, but it is likely further residential development will occur in the coming years. Most of the housing in the suburb is 25 to 30-year-old low and high-set brick styles. Built in the 70s, some of these homes are now being rendered to give them more of a contemporary feel. There are also a number of more modern homes in this suburb. The area is developing infrastructure as the community base increases. Most of the educational, retail and commercial facilities are located in neighbouring suburbs, especially Sunnybank; however, the popular Garden City Shopping Centre is located in nearby Upper Mt Gravatt and attracts a large number of shoppers.
Local educational facilities include the Coopers Plains State School and the suburb is next door to Griffith University Nathan Campus and the QEII Hospital. Recreational facilities in the suburb include the large connecting Brittain Park, Maughan Park and Beryl Roberts Park.