7.6 out of 10

Mount Isa City

-20.7259351140748 139.492634866793
Great for
  • Parking
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Public Transport
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
  • Singles
  • Tourists

Reviews

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

"A fantastic place to get started in life"

We come to Mount Isa 6 years ago and had intended staying for a couple at most. We have made great friends and from our very first day everyone has been friendly and very helpful. Living hear has enabled us to get on our feet financially. The kids are excelling at school of which there are many to choose from. There is so much to do and see. If you are thinking about coming here then do it, you will not be disappointed.
Pros
  • Friendly
  • Lots of things to do and see.
  • Great schools
  • Great job opportunities
  • Small community
Cons
  • Excessive flight costs
  • The suburb of Pioneer should be steered well away from.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
4/5
2yrs+

"A great place to earn money... if you can afford to live here!"

Mount Isa is a nice place to live and raise a family but the real estate prices are ridiculous. The rent is even worse so unless both parents are working at the mines I don't really see any point in them moving here, the extra money earned at the mines is spent on the cost of living basically.
Pros
  • Small community
  • Great job opportunities
Cons
  • The suburb of Pioneer should be steered well away from.
  • Alot of the buildings are very old.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Good place to buy, too expensive to rent"

With rentals for 3-4 bed hitting over $600/week this is a perfect place to buy that investment home. Prices for houses are not that expensive comparitively and everything is very close. There is the nearby Lake Moondara to go skiing on and heaps of areas to camp surrounding the town. There has been lots of development in the town centre so choice to eat out large. It is not at all like what had been written on 11/1/11.
Pros
  • Everything is close
  • Lots of free activities eg waterpark, skate park
  • Good sense of community
Cons
  • Roads out of town may be seasonally cut
  • No huge shopping centre - some choices limited
  • High price to fly out of
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
mjo mjo
4/5
2yrs+

"The Isa - Mount Isa - Mt Isa"

Mount Isa is a mining town, one of the largest producers of both lead and silver, in the Western world. It is also home to a large Rodeo, held in August.
They have surface and underground mining tours, or for more fun head to Lake Moondarra, which is a boating lake.
Lots of good pubs which have live bands playing