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Best suburbs to live in Far North Region, QLD

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Kewarra Beach

4.5Ranked 1st

"Good Beach Living"

Kewarra Beach is a laid back, famiy orientated, well maintained northern beach suburb of Cairns. The first thing you notice are the new modern house proud homes with green lush garderns, secondly an a…
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White Rock

4Ranked 2nd

"Cyclone safe"

White Rock has not had any damages during the cyclone Jasper. Totally safe area. Makes sense to live/invest in a flood/cyclone/bushfire safe region of Cairns. Northern parts of Cairns are too exposed …
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4Ranked 3rd


Everywhere you look houses are being sold and renovated or knocked down and rebuilt. A lot of those are the housing commission is being sold off. So the demographic is changing really fast. Lots of yo…
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4Ranked 4th
Ray White Cairns

"Whitfield and Mount Whitfield Conservation Park"

Whitfield and Mount Whitfield Conservation Park is a forested range surrounded by premiere urban development. Rainforest predominates but there are also patches of eucalypt forest and grasslands with …
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4Ranked 5th

"Small town life - quiet and easy to get to know the people"

Friendly town. Peaceful. Lots of community organisations to find an interest you like. Get annoyed if can't park outside shop as usually easy parking. No public transport, no traffic lights, lots …
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Clifton Beach

4Ranked 6th
Diane Kennedy

"Clifton beach best kept secret"

The best suburb in cairns peaceful tropical Paradise feel like your on holiday all year No tourists beautiful beach showers bbq playground walk to kewarra or palm cove along the beach fantastic bonu…
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Port Douglas

4Ranked 7th

"FNQ paradise"

Hot, humid, bugs and wildlife galore. But ohhh so sweet. Flat and good of riding bikes.
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Palm Cove

4Ranked 8th
oya aydogdu

"Paradise I get to call home"

Every weekend is like you're on holidays. Work in Cairns, come home to Palm Cove. Morning walks along the esplanade, weekends having breakfast at one of the amazing restaurants, Sunday markets, friend…
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4Ranked 9th

"Convenient and Friendly"

I live in Manunda and love the convenience of being so close to the city on a large block with friendly neighbours and a relaxed lifestyle. Claims of it being a dangerous crime ridden area are unfoun…
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4Ranked 10th

"Hidden Gem"

Kuranda is the little hidden village at the top of the range, above Cairns, full of interesting people and homes, amazing rain-forest and animals. It's always green and a great place to live.
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4Ranked 11th


for a small town it has ALOT, hositpals, primary and high schools, shops, police station, hardware store, servos, pubs, and the traditional Saturday market , new families moving in all the time! areea…
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Cairns North

3.5Ranked 12th

"Great place if you need to commute to town."

The apartments near the esplanade have a great quality of life. It is a short stroll to most places in town and you are not far from the esplanade for your morning run. There are plenty of restaurant…
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Holloways Beach

3.5Ranked 13th
Frank Ammershuber

"Close to everything"

Quick to zip into town and back or Smithfield shops. 10 mins to airport. Great place to live
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Bentley Park

3.5Ranked 14th
Johanna Bradley

"One of the better ones"

Originally from the north side, now fiercely defensive of the south. Beautiful homes, quiet streets, easy flowing highway straight into the city, all the groceries and takeaways you need. Definitely a…
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Edge Hill

3.5Ranked 15th

"Great cafes and the Botanic gardens at your doorstep"

For me Edge Hill is walkable to most areas of Cairns. It has some excellent restaurants and cafes. There are multiple good child care centres and the state school is top notch which is important in Ca…
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3.5Ranked 16th

"Best suburb in Cairns"

Love the suburb close to the beaches is close to the shopping centre Stanton Rd in Smithfield is a dream place to live:)
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3.5Ranked 17th

"Best place I've ever lived in Australia"

Ignore the reviews moaning about Redlynch being too far out. If you've got a car everything you need is not too far away and easy to get to. This is an absolute gem of a place. If you love a quiet sub…
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3.5Ranked 18th
Peter Goh

"Just bought a house in Earlville"

We are retiring to Cairns in mid-2022. We have lived and worked in Canberra for over 25 years. We have been eyeing Cairns since we visited it almost 30 years ago and, at the time, thought it would be …
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Trinity Park

3.5Ranked 19th
Denise Crew

"A growing beachside and marina community"

Trinity Park was a small sleepy community, almost part of the more well known Trinity Beach, separated by the Earl Hill nature reserve. It is now growing with hundreds of new houses and a marina, maki…
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3.5Ranked 20th
Ray White Cairns

"Top 100 Suburbs For Family Living"

Edmonton was the only Far Northern suburb to make the national Top 100 Suburbs For Family Living report, compiled by RP Data for mortgage broker Aussie Home Loans. The suburb 13km south of Cairns scra…
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