18 Jan 2020

Darwin is the capital city of the Northern Territory, it is the smallest and wettest of all the capital cities while also being the largest city in the sparsely populated state. It’s suburbs begin at Lee Point in the north and stretch to Berrimah in the east.

Choosing where to live in Darwin depends on the type of lifestyle you desire, from the historic south western suburbs to the newer northern one.

Heres just a snap shot of some of the areas to consider:

Stuart Park
When it comes to inner city living Stuart Park takes the cake, it offers the very best of Darwin with the feel of Suburban living, just a short walk to the CBD, Stuart park has begun to thrive and it is popular with both the old and the young, a mixture of imposing, large family home, blend in with modern, stylish apartment blocks that house young professionals, with great parks in the area and arguably the best Laksa house in Darwin Bu Amy's.

The median weekly rent is $460 while mortgage monthly repayments are $2,167.

Wulagi
Wulagi is one of Darwin's northern suburbs east of Lee Point Road and was built after Cyclone Tracy struck Darwin, Northern Territory in 1974. The suburb was designed as a low-density, low-traffic suburb with pedestrian access facilitated by a number of laneways and a 'green-belt' that runs from Wulagi Primary School and the central shopping area westwards.

The median weekly rent is $480 while mortgage monthly repayments are $2,205.

Humpty Doo
When botanists conducted experiments in this area in the 1870s and decided that it was perfect for agricultural crops, it was though that here would be the foodbowl of the north. Chinese workers in the Territory’s mines successfully grew rice here, but larger scale projects were twarted by rodents, birds and salinity. Eventually in the mid 20th century the scheme was abandoned. Nowadays modern technology has seen a resurgence of agricultural activity in Humpty Doo, with mangoes one of the most popular crops.

The median weekly rent is $450 while mortgage monthly repayments are $2,500.

Rosebery
Rosebery is an outer southern suburb of Palmerston. It is located 26 km south east of the Darwin CBD. Rosebery is located on the periphery of Palmerston and is one of its newer residential suburbs. It has experienced a lot of growth in recent times.

The median weekly rent is $480 while mortgage monthly repayments are $2,500.

Larrakeyah
Larrakeyah is an inner suburb of Darwin. Larrakeyah include the Larrakeyah Barracks, an Australian Defence Force barracks that includes HMAS Coonawarra Naval Base, that takes up most of the suburb and Larrakeyah Terrace a pleasant harbour-front street with an open park for picnics and walks. as well as being close by to the tourist attractions in Darwin City, Cullen Bay, Mindil Beach and the George Brown Botanical Gardens.

The median weekly rent is $450 while mortgage monthly repayments are $2,253.

Information based on the areas in the 2016 Census.


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