An information site for people about Cairns, Australia
If you want to live in Cairns, you want to find the best suburb for you and/or your family. This can be a tough task, simply because there are so many variables to take into consideration. When you are looking to live in a Cairns suburb, you may be after something that has schools nearby, or perhaps a beach, or then again you might be seeking any active night life.
DO – look at suburbs that are North West. These include, Stratford, Freshwater, Redlynch, Kamerunga, Caravonic and Brinsmead.
DO – check out suburbs on the Northern Beaches. These consist of Machan’s Beach, Yorkey’s Knob, Trinity Beach, Kewarra Beach, Clifton Beach and Palm Cove.
DON’T – touch the M suburbs. These include Manunda, Mooroobool and Manoora. Although close to the city, they are riddled with issues.
DON’T – bother with most suburbs in the South. These include Woree, White Rock, Mount Sheridan and Edmonton. They are cheaper, however, they tend to attract a lower class demographic.
AVOID – the newer estates. They are popping up all over Cairns. You will be squashed in like sardines and paying way too much for land in these suburbs that are just not established enough to warrant the price.
Now, there obviously are good streets and pockets in the areas I have not recommended, however I highly advise you do some strong research if you are looking into these areas. Anyone that does live in Cairns and keeps up to date with news and word of mouth will tell you the same.
The decision of where to live in Cairns, of course, will ultimately be your own. Just make your first choice the right one.