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I am after some information about living in Townsville. The good and the bad? Schools? Give me the truth :). We are considering a move
I live in Townsville, we moved here two years ago. It’s amazing, I wouldn’t ever move. The crime rate is high, Lots of kids stealing cars. But it really depends where you live. Be carful where you buy or rent with flood zones. The public schooling is pretty shit, but the private schools are amazing and really really cheap weekly repayments (two kids in primary school $48 a week). It’s beautiful all year around, the people are really nice and everything is only 20 minutes away max.
Make sure you have really good car insurance. People can’t drive here. I don’t know why but it’s like road rules just don’t apply here at all. It’s actually ridiculous how bad property here are. There are serious crashes here daily. And if you manage not to get cleaned up by a random not paying attention you have a high chance of getting your car stolen. The ATSI crime here is scary. You have bunches of kids from 9 and up breaking into houses while you are asleep and stealing you car keys and wallets. Going to any of the local supermarket or market places here is always a risk, you are very likely to get mugged at the door by children. The schooling is terrible, crime is terrible, we flood 4 months out of the year, ticks, fleas, mites, mould, mozzies with viruses the list goes on. The racisms here is just next level. If your indigenous your looked down upon and if your white you are looked at with pure hate. If you have kids, put them into a private school because they will just get lost in public school system, they just don’t have time to deal with the good kids because they have so many off the rails kids starting fights and fires. You can’t really swim anywhere, crocs, stingers ect. We have so many different snakes. But the weather is really really nice
Absolute shithole and the people are weird.
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