8.2 out of 10

Cairns North

-16.9061000564535 145.762592129779
Great for
  • Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Childcare
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Families with kids
  • Students

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Ideal location for the working professional or young family"

Moved to 10 Digger St 2 years ago and have found it to be ideally located for access to the city and airport. I have a young family and being so close to muddies(esplanade), shops, gymbaroo, childcare centers, schools, and hospitals ( for that very quick labour) has made our lives so much easier. Quiet area don't get much noise from Sheridan St. Neighbours are all friendly and don't mind a chat a lot of our neighbours are professionals who work at the hospital.
Pros
  • Location
  • Esplanade
  • friendly people
Cons
  • northerly winds
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"The Lakes Resort & Spa - a great place to live but....."

We have just completed a 6 month lease at the Lakes Resort & Spa in Cairns North. Overall we thourougly enjoyed our time there. Cairns North has excellent links to the city and the Esplanade, is close to the wonderful Centenary Lakes and Botanical Gardens and is within walking distance of trendy Edge Hill. Road noise from Arthur Street/Greenslopes Street was apparent, but was not intrusive. The close proximity to the airport did mean a measure of aircraft noise but even that did not impede our enjoyment of being in the area.

The Lakes Resort itself is super. Not as good a place for a child to live as we had hoped, although our daughter did enjoy bouts of regular swimming in the super pools. We were living in one of the townhouses at the entrance to the resort. The location was noisy due to the proximity to the entry gates. However, it did provide us with a sense of personal space that would not have been apparent in an appartment. And we had a private garage. However, the townhouse (privately leased and not the responsibility to maintain of the resort) was old and tired inside. The property is leased fully furnished, however linen, cutlery and crockery were dirty and unusuable and one of the mattresses was disgusting (we bought our own the day we moved in). Many of the electrical fixtures and fittings didn't work and the taps leaked and were loose (as were many of the doorhandles). The letting agaent, Cairns Property Office, were slow to attend to our requests for attention, ultimately leaving many tasks unattended until we were preparing to vacate. That we are now in dispute over the return of all of our bond money, is of no surprise. I would recomend anyone live at the Lakes (for a time), but not if it meant dealing with these people.

Sadly, the failure of Cairns Property Office to meet our expectations has tainted what should have been a much more rewarding experience.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees