9.0 out of 10

Mullumbimby

-28.5531417195108 153.493319258954
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Shopping Options
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Pest Free
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

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

"The biggest little town in Australia..."

I've lived and worked in Mullumbimby for 15 years, raised 4 children here and made the best friends one could ask for. Cobbers long day care school is the best that I have experienced, as is Mullum Primary school. The high school has recently been enlarged and offers an excellent choice of electives. We even have our own circus school. There is a plethora of after school activities and all of these things are walking distance from one another. 2 minutes drive out of town and there is an excellent Steiner school. The population is so diverse that no one feels like they're part of a minority. It's possible and quite common to hear people speaking Hebrew, German, French and more within the one cafe. And how we love our cafes. The laneways of Melbourne have got nothing on Mullumbimby. The shopping is as good as it gets and there is no need to leave Mullum for anything you could possibly need. We have more masseurs per head of population than anywhere else in Australia, 3 herbal dispensaries, 3 medical centres and 2 day spas. Woolworths will not change our town!
Pros
  • Cultural diversity
  • Great food and coffee
  • Friendly atmosphere
Cons
  • The hottest place on earth during summer
  • The mouldiest place on earth during wet weather
  • Way too many ants
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A newcomer's perspective"

Late '50's couple, kids left, downsizing. We previously lived in a tiny village and we are amazed at the convenience of living in a large town again. You can even get milk delivered! Local retail is perfect - we haven't had to go out of Mullum to purchase anything, (including furniture and white goods) and the service in places like Mitre 10 etc is very impressive. Hand-crafted timber furniture at Timber Slab factory is pricey but will outlast the purchaser! Very wide range of eateries. The artistic/creative side of the town is unique too. The quality of the original music is very good. I look pretty straight and a few of the alterno people have given me disdainful looks but the other 99% of the alterno's are good hard-working and honest people. Not too many Koori's to be seen - poor buggers have priced out probably.Very healthy place too - you can stock pantry and 'fridge with nearly everything being local and organic. I've never known a place with so many good looking women! You don't see fat families much either. Watch the pedestrian crossings in the two main streets though. Byron Council has carefully planted head-high shrubs at the entry points of the crossings so you can't see people crossing until you are right on the crossing.
Pros
  • Convenience and diversity
Cons
  • Pedestrian crossings; blocked open drains on the nature strips and some back lanes causes ponding especially around the southern edges of the town near the open paddock paralell to Ann Street.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
Alocalselling
Alocalselling Newcomer forgot to add that the local trady's are prompt and well skilled, but no cheaper than any other place.
2yrs+
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