6.4 out of 10

Alice Springs

Ranked 6th best suburb in Northern Territory (Other)
-23.7399340348675 133.864409858797
Great for
  • Schools
  • Parking
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
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Who lives here?
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  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

2/5
Apr 13, 2017

"Lots of jobs but too hot & crime"

I believe wherever you want to live in Australia Alice springs is the place which can get you started, NT has more job opportunities than anywhere in Australia & pay rate is better than most parts of Australia but because its too remote & too hot & too expensive & bit of crime issue so people only stay here for few years, save some money & get some work experience & then move on, living here forever means that you won't have financial problems in your life at all as there is plenty of work plus pay rate is good here but you will have to cope with extreme heat for over six months, night temperature in summer usually stays around 36 to 38 degrees thats night temperature so you can imagine what happens during the day briefly PLUS POINTS are 1. Lots of jobs 2. Good pay rate 3. No traffic 4. Easy lifestyle 5. Five minutes drive to any where in the town. DRAWBACKS are 1. Way too hot in summer everyday is over 40 degree for six months 2. Way too remote flying is probably the only option as driving takes atleast two days plus cost of food & staying overnight on roadhouses is way too much & flying out of Alice Springs is way too expensive, return ticket from Alice to Sydney or Melbourne is more expensive than return tickets to Singapore or Delhi from Sydney/Melbourne 3. Crime here is an issue so it's definitely not good for families with kids 4. Cost of living is very high.

Briefly its ok to stay here & save money & move on, most of the people do exactly this, no one will like to live here forever in such extreme heat & in a very remote location where food & everything else gets very expensive due to transportation, most people complain about cost of flying from in & out of alice, cost of living, cost of food, extreme heat, remoteness & crime here.
Cons
  • Cost of living can be high, but often wages are higher too
  • Travelling in and out of town can be expensive unless you book flights well in advance
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Apr 04, 2016

"Alice is what you make of it !"

It's a great place to live for people who don't like the busy lifestyle of big cities. There's surprisingly lots of things to do to keep you busy, from 4WD-ing to arts and culture.
If you think Alice is a small town in the middle of nowhere..think again! It's a busy enclave of people from all walks of life who bring their particular brand of life to town and make it a better place to live by involving themselves in the life of town! Alice is certainly what you make of it, but get involved in it and you'll be pleasantly surprised!
Pros
  • Short travel time to everywhere!
  • Closest city to every city in australia
Cons
  • Cost of living can be high, but often wages are higher too
  • Travelling in and out of town can be expensive unless you book flights well in advance
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Alice springs : Australia's biggest town"

Alice springs is real Australia , construction is good here and you can find some very nice residential property here, especially in Golf course area and near by suburb ,
Pros
  • Population is increasing so more demand of homes
Cons
  • Its desert area with lot of winds, house maintenace is a problem as well as maintaining garden are some issues
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish