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Townsville Treasures: Reasons to Move to the Coastal City


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Looking for the laid back lifestyle that a coastal city offers? Townsville’s 300 days of sunny skies and beautiful beaches are calling.

Sitting on the northeastern coast of Australia, Townsville is the perfect location to enjoy a seaside lifestyle in the Sunshine State of Queensland. With a population of approximately 194,000 people, the city is a thriving locale with access to high quality educational institutions, substantial industrial and agricultural industries, affordable housing, a dynamic entertainment scene, unique retailing and a wide range of recreation options.

If you’re thinking about moving to Townsville, here’s a list of reasons to plant your roots in the captivating coastal city.

Stable economy

Townsville has a diverse economy with major industries such as health and education, construction, manufacturing, retail, mining, military and government administration. Together, the Port of Townsville and the Queensland Rail provide a transport hub for the region’s agricultural and mining industries.

The city is a major service centre, with regional health services provided by the Townsville University Hospital. With its thriving economy, there are always new properties in Townsville to cater to its growing population.

Unique attractions

At Townsville, you’ll never run out of ideas for the weekend. There are plenty of amazing daytrips and attractions perfect for families, couples and groups of friends. For instance, there’s Magnetic Island, a short 20-minute ferry ride from the city. It boasts the natural beauty and serenity of an island paradise filled with palm-fringed beaches, hiking trails, snorkelling adventures and endless sunshine.

The city is chockfull of buzzing cafes, restaurants and bars along the trendy Strand esplanade. There’s also an excellent range of new restaurants clustered in the City Lane district where you can have everything from bevvies and burgers to sushi and contemporary Italian cuisine.

The environment

Townsville lies in the region of the Burdekin Dry Tropics, which covers approximately 95,000 square km, including Ayr, Bowen and Charters Towers.

In the coastal plain, there are many creeks, rivers and freshwater wetlands. Mountains and hills rise out of the plain, creating beautiful landmarks such as Castle Hill. The long coastline features sandy beaches, mangrove estuaries, coastal swamps and saltpans. These natural habitats support a vast range of flora and fauna, including endangered and rare species.

Townsville is also home to many national parks and reserves including Bowling Green Bay, Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park, Paluma Range and the Townsville Town Common Conservation Park.

The weather

Weather plays a huge factor for people looking to settle in Tropical North QLD and soak up some sunshine. While there are fairly hot days, the overall warm temperature year-round makes for some stunning afterglows, great summer nights and enjoyable beach weather.  

Find Your Townsville Home with Maidment Group

With almost 20 years in Queensland’s property market, Maidment Group has a reputation for transforming developmental opportunities into master planned communities that improve and enrich the lives of homeowners.

We have a selection of residential projects in Townsville to choose from, suitable for a wide range of budgets and lifestyles. You’ll find house and land packages that are designed to bring out the best of modern living in North Queensland.

For more information and enquiries about our properties, contact us today.

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