8.1 out of 10

Larrakeyah

Ranked 8th best suburb in Darwin
Ranked 3rd best suburb in Northern Territory (Other)
-12.4556698752612 130.822336751254
Great for
  • Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Safe & Sound
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Resale or Rental Value
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
Jun 01, 2016

"Sandwiched between the best spots in Darwin!! Love it!"

I moved to Larrakeyah for work at the start of this year by myself. It's an awesome place to live & I've met so many young people. Highly recommend!! Walking distance/ short drive to all the good spots - CBD, Cullen Bay, Mindil Beach markets, Waterfront (Chow! is freaking amazing!) but it still has such an awesome vibe - none of the gritty chaos Sydney offers. I love in a sweet as 2 bed apartment, awesome neighbors. If I were to take all of this and drop it in Sydney, I'd pay a craaaaazy amount in rent/ living expenses. If you're still not convinced, come and hang out here for a few days and you'll never want to leave. Love, love, LOVE Larrakeyah!
Pros
  • Very Clean
  • Very nice houses and apartments
  • Very Very Safe
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
tonie3
tonie3 great info thanks
is there enough to keep a single person entertained in Darwin, culture wise etc, especially coming from Sydney?
Also is the heat/wet season bearable?
Jul 22, 2017
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Close to city with pleasant quiet outlook"

To me this is one of the better places to live in Darwin. It is close to the city centre, shops and markets, either driving or walking. Plus the bus service into the city is never crowed and quick.
The environment has cool breezes and very pleasant outlooks from many apartments around a marina. The Quality of the properties in this area are of a high quality, well maintained and hold their value in the real estate market.
Nightlife is limited and therefore this area does not attract "yahoos" making excessive noise late at night. But it is close enough to the nightlife clubs and bars if you wish to have a night out.
Being a dead end road traffic is light compared to other areas which adds to safety of the area.
Overall if you are loooking at a place to rent or buy Cullen Bay is worth considering
Pros
  • Very Clean
  • Very nice houses and apartments
  • Very Very Safe
Cons
  • A more affluent area
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
2yrs+

"Not for me"

I lived here for 6 months but found the majority of people very rude. It was also very expensive! I think most people here have a lot of money and are in an older age bracket. Might suit if you had excessive amounts of money and wanted to retire. No public transport.
Pros
  • Very Very Safe
  • Very Clean
  • Very nice houses and apartments
Cons
  • Rude people
  • Very Expensive
  • Boring
Recommended for
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish

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"Allen Ave"
-12.4585365461 130.8287218532
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Daly Street

4.5/5
"great inner city living"
-12.458676565 130.8351695518