8.2 out of 10

Smithfield

Ranked 2nd best suburb in Far North
-16.8294763316076 145.681094014894
Great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Shopping Options
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Resale or Rental Value
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Who lives here?
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students

Reviews

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

"The future growth in cairns"

Just the perfect location. And 100% agree about the Canopys Edge area although its more in the $600,000 - $800,000 price bracket. Really just the perfect location especially with the new casino at Yorkeys Knob. I can see values here really going up
Pros
  • Parks
  • Shops
  • A safe environment
  • Great Schools
  • University
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach 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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"The Northern Hub of Cairns Beaches"

Centrally positioned just North of Cairns, Smithfield is within a 5-10 minute drive of all beautiful surrounding beach suburbs including Palm Cove and within 20 minute drive to Cairns City. Smithfield is also positioned at the base of the Kuranda range with easy access to the Tablelands. Pegged as the transport and infrastructure hub of the northern Cairns, Smithfield has an exciting future and offers a range of lifestyle locale options including:
- Newer estate areas including Smithfield Village, Northpoint and Canopy's Edge
- Established areas surrounding Smithfield Shopping Centre, James Cook University & Campus Village
- Acreage style properties within beautiful rainforest settings along the base of the range
Pros
  • University
  • Transport
  • Parks
  • Shops
  • A safe environment
  • Great Schools
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
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 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Perfect Location"

Perfect Location just a short drive to beached and to the city of Cairns. At the foot of the Kuranda range its elevation means protection from any likely storm surge or tsnaumi. Great facilities and mainly families in the middle/upper income brackets. Its away from any potential crime hot spots associated with inner Cairns areas. Check out the Canopys Edge areas - $500,000+ homes good value
Pros
  • Parks
  • Shops
  • A safe environment
  • Great Schools
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"What a great place to live"

Smithfield is a community within the Cairns City Limits. It has excellent facilities, a great community spirit and provides a safe and happy environment for families.
Pros
  • A safe environment
  • Great Schools
  • Parks
  • Shops
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
2/5
2yrs+

"I THOUGHT it would be a perfect place to live out my retirement years"

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

"Smithfield"

Smithifeld doesnt have maany friendly people in it that i no of. ii have just movied here and no one has welcomed me or my family and the streeet that we are living in is quite feral. Dogs are barkiing all night and morning and it isnt a friendly place to live. but it has a wonderful big shopping centre and is surrounded by litle shopping centres. it has a nice big dog park aswell .
Pros
  • Parks
  • Shops
Cons
  • Dirty Streets
knuckles
knuckles I don't think this lady has seen all areas of Smithfield unfortunately. Take a drive and you'll find things are very different to what you are experiencing :(
2yrs+
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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 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great area - close to nature yet with all the facilities and excitement of a thriving community"

Smithfield is a fantastic area - just 15-20mins from the centre of Cairns, yet it has a safer and friendlier air about it. Only 5-10 minutes from a major shopping centre, schools, swimming pools, sportsgrounds, library, childcare, medical centres, gyms, public transport and the Beaches!!
At the foot of the Kuranda Range you're just 15mins from the village in the rainforest. Having lived in Kuranda for many years, finding a magic block in the foothills of the Macalister range in Smithfield has been wonderful. With all the peace and quiet of the rainforest, yet with every conceivable facility just minutes away!
There are numerous award winning restaurants nearby at the Northern Beaches. If you're up for a bit more lively nightlife, Cairns is just a short trip away.
We've found it a very safe area and many people enjoy walking here at all hours of the day and night.
Take a drive - Smithfield will surprise you with its diversity.
Pros
  • Parks
  • Shops
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers