7.2 out of 10

Lissner

Ranked 12th best suburb in Northern
-20.0761303202602 146.251863439969
Great for
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Schools
  • Safe & Sound
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

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

"Lots to do!"

Charters Towers is a small town which offers just about everything you need. It boasts a thriving cultural community with amateur theatre, choral groups, arts and craft, brass band, to name a few. If you're more into sport, you can find a wide variety of teams including soccer, rugby, touch football, basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer, netball... Plus, there is also the fascinating gold rush and mining history of the town to investigate.

Granted, if you're into having a wild nightlife, the most exciting thing in the normal course of the year is a few drinks at the pub - perhaps with an open mic. But there are also amateur races to get all spiffy for, a charity ball, the Goldfield Ashes (biggest amateur cricket competition in the Southern Hemisphere, held Australia Day weekend every year), country music festival and a number of rodeos as well.


So for those who say there is nothing to do and that this is a boring town, it all depends on what you're looking for. I come from Brisbane - I love living here and don't find it boring at all!
Pros
  • Primary Education (3 State Schools, 3 Private Schools, 1 School of Distance Education)
  • Small-town feel - no traffic lights or roundabouts!
  • Quiet, safe and friendly atmosphere.
Cons
  • Nightlife not spectacular most of the time.
  • Lack of shop variety (Target Country, but no Kmart, for example)
  • Nearest big town (Townsville) is 140kms away.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A boring place"

Charters Towers is a small and quiet country town. It is boring, because nothing happens. If you need to see a doctor who has an ultrasound-machine you have to go to townsville. Petrol is to expensive and you have only Woolworths and Foodworks to choose from. Mitre10 and BI-LO have left us. Lissner park is full of flying foxes. It is no work avaliable and if there is any work, it is temporary or with a bad revenue.
I do not wonder, why people are moving to bigger cities.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A great place to live"

Charters Towers is a quiet country town in queensland, its not a big city but has all the facilities needed. I recommened Charters Towers for families, school students and people that are ready to retire. Its a beautiful little town that has a country heart, I consider it the best place in the world :)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Great Education"

We have some of the best Education facilities in Australia for both boarding students and day students.

It is a great place to bring up children.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Good, place great prices."

I would recommend charters towers for families or people setting down to have a family It's very quite and peacefull little town it has all you need and if you can't find what you want townsville is only 1hour and half away.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids