Suburb Profiles

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Freshwater

Nearby Suburbs
Stratford
Brinsmead
Redlynch


Freshwater is a popular suburban middle-ring suburb. It is located 8 kilometres from the CBD, to the north-west of the airport. It has a mixture of housing types, a small strip shopping heart, which includes a hotel and a restaurant, and a range of community spaces and facilities, including picnic areas, parks, and an historic railway station. A waterway flows through the area, feeding into the Barron River to the south of the suburb. The majority of the physical and social fabric of the suburb is located on the southern side of Kamerunga Road and the railway line, with rural, rural residential and green space activities occurring on the northern side of Kamerunga Road. Freshwater is about 15mins drive from Cairns CBD. 


The People
The population of Freshwater is changing in its nature, but is restricted in terms of numbers by the lack of land available in the area for future development. Freshwater is considered to be one of the better suburbs in the Cairns area.


General facilities
Freshwater has a number of community facilities and spaces that serve the local population including neighbourhood parks, a swimming hole and picnic area and a post office. The nearest library is at Stratford, about 5mins drive away. The closest swimming pool is Tobruk Memorial Swimming Pool in Cairns North, about 15mins drive from Freshwater. 


Medical
There are no medical services in Freshwater. The adjacent suburb of Stratford has a general practitioner and a chemist. The closest hospitals are Cairns Base Hospital and Cairns Private Hospital about 15mins drive from Freshwater. Cairns city medical, dental and pathology services are all about 15mins drive from the suburb.


Shopping
Freshwater has a number of community facilities and spaces that serve the local population including neighbourhood parks, a swimming hole and picnic area and a post office. The nearest library is at Stratford, about 5mins drive away. The closest swimming pool is Tobruk Memorial Swimming Pool in Cairns North, about 15mins drive from Freshwater. 


Childcare
Freshwater has one child care centre. The primary school offers Prep Year. There are a number of other child care centres in the surrounding suburbs of Aeroglen, Redlynch and Brinsmead.


Schools
Freshwater State Primary School offers Prep Year and the adjacent suburbs of Redlynch and Brinsmead offer high schools and Catholic and Christian colleges (Prep-12).


Public Transport
Sunbus services connect Freshwater to the northern beaches and to the CBD. The railway line is only used for freight and tourist trains (the Kuranda Train), but there is an historical railway station in the area.


Source: cairns.com.au, Pricefinder & our own in house research
Last updated 21.06.2017