9.1 out of 10

Howard Springs

-12.4903742499379 131.049407974825
Great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Schools
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Country Lovers


4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5

"A small town, good pub, laid back lifestyle"

Howard Springs is one of those little gems, a diamond in the rough so to speak. Good little quiet town, similar in some aspects to Humpty Doo, but closer to town. The Howard Springs Tav cooks a mean feed, decent prices. Steak that will fill your plate for $20, and they are whopping great plates. Free Strippers for over 18's every Wednesday night, and the Thirsty Camel Bottle-O attached has some fairly competitive rates given the price of the NT Liquor Market.
The Supermarket has a decent range of everyday nescessities, for some of the more specific stuff you will have to drive the 15-20 minutes to Palmerston or the 30-45 Minutes to Darwin City or Casuarina to visit Speciality stores, however, good little place to live.
Very little violence in this area, asides from the occasional young bloke who shoots his mouth acting tough at the pub, or the tourist doing the same, bouncers generally deal with problems and the locals are all nice and friendly. Good place to either settle down and have kids, or retire on a few acres.
  • Laidback Lifestyle
  • Good food at the Howard Springs Tavern
  • Country Living at Affordble Prices
  • Cane Toad's, big Population around Howard Springs
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 5/5

"Peaceful, quiet life, still close to town!"

We have been living in HS for the past 6 months now (Friarbird Crescent), we have lived in Palmerston and also the Northern suburbs before. We were tossing up weather to buy either a new house in like.. Farrar or somewhere flash, or move into an older house for the same money in the rural area for the piece n quiet and large block. After looking for a good 5 moths we finially moved to HS and are absolutely loving it! It's very quiet, there is wildlife everywhere, birdlife is amazing, our pets love it, theres always something to do in the garden, and best of all there are no noisy neighbours!! And hardly any cars. We have kids go past on quadbikes and think to ourselfes: Now thats living. It would be so nice for the kids to be able to do that. So if you're looking for peace n quiet, nice neighbours, no crime, tranquility, and all close to nature, still close to town then HS is where you need to be. It's great
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

"very nice area"

Howard Springs is a very nice country style area with large blocks and a great retreat for weekends away from the hustle and bustle of city life with lush bushland all around. This place is fast growing with more people moving out from the city area.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees