Fig Tree Pocket is 11km south-west of the Brisbane CBD and benefits greatly from the Centenary Highway, which gives it direct access to the city via Milton Road or Coronation Drive. With easy access to the Mt Coot-tha lookout, Botanical Gardens, Planetarium, and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Fig Tree Pocket is surrounded by attractive recreational facilities. The suburb is also partially located on the Brisbane River.
Fig Tree Pocket has experienced good growth as demand for near-city living expands into the suburbs. The suburb should continue to attract strong interest from those who enjoy access to a variety of facilities, but still enjoy leafy urban environments.
Fig Tree Pocket is next to the suburbs of Indooroopilly and Kenmore Hills. Its main retail facilities are located at Indooroopilly and Kenmore with the large Indooroopilly Shopping Centre close by. There are good educational facilities in the suburb including the Montessori School, Fig Tree Pocket State School and the Glenleighdon School. It is also close to the Nudgee Junior College in Indooroopilly and Indooroopilly State High School.