6.3 out of 10

Meekatharra

-26.59147 118.49752
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  • Childcare
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Beautiful and safe country town"

Is a mining communitywith about 800 fulltime residents andworkersdriving/flying towork in the mines. Housing is very affordable. Has all amenitieseg shops, hospital, schools 1- 12. Water is very drinkingable etc. People arevery friendly and helpful. Has alot of passing through tourism because of the mines. Apparently alot of mining money being spent here eg big recreation oval, gyms, pool, kerbing and new power poles, updated hospital andmedical centre etc and big whispers that the mine is on maintenance and will be reopening. Has very cleanandcosycaravanpark and motel. Area is safe to walk in and at night. A very interesting town steeped in history. Definately worth visiting. Weliked it so much we will be buying property there. A place to watch and definately invest in. Not a dying town this one is alive and growing.
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2/5
2yrs+

"Outback town in the middle of nowhere."

Meekatharra is approx 760 kms north east of Perth and is the largest town in the Murchison Shire with around 800 residents. Many of these residents are aboriginal. Meekatharra is the main supply centre for the surrounding mining and farming districts. The town is growing with many roads and new building being erected. There is a new recreation centre with gym and basketball court being added to the existing centre. The local swimming pool is open from October until April and a number of sports are played on the playing fields in town. The is a well stocked library and a good telecentre. There is a hospital here with good facilities and a medical centre. Meekatharra is serviced by pre primary, primary and high state schools as well as a play centre. There are good shopping facilities, open air movie theatre when weather permits and of course hotels. There are motels, services station and caravan parks. The people here are friendly and very help and there is a great community spirit. Property prices here are quite reasonable and there is plenty of scenery and natural wonders to explore.
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