Edge Hill is an established inner suburb of Cairns. It is mainly residential in nature, but has some significant natural and cultural areas and facilities within its boundaries. This includes the Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns Botanic Gardens and Centenary Lakes, Cominos House and Police Citizens Youth Club. Collins Avenue is a metropolitan-level Environmental and Cultural Precinct. Edge Hill is one of the most expensive suburbs in Cairns. It is about 11mins drive north from Cairns CBD.
The population of Edge Hill consists mainly of families, young professionals in the higher economic brackets and retired couples. The Edge Hill 'village' has an active business group who promote Edge Hill as an interesting destination for visitors and people across the City.
Edge Hill has a general medical practice and is around 5-10mins drive from Cairns city’s full complement of medical, pathology and dental services. Cairns Base Hospital and Cairns Private Hospital are about 5-10mins drive south from Edge Hill.
Edge Hill has a number of public venues including Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns Botanic Gardens and the Mt Whitfield National Park with popular walking and hiking tracks. The closest library is at Manunda or the Cairns City Library. The Tobruk Memorial Pool is about 5mins drive from Edge Hill.
Edge Hill has a range of shops including a butcher, bakery, deli and hair & beauty outlets as well as some fashion stores and a post office. The closest supermarket is the IGA at Pease Street in Manunda, about 5mins drive south, and Cairns Central Shopping Centre is about 5-10mins drive south in the Cairns CBD. Anderson Street in Manunda offers a wide variety of homewares, electrical, mechanical and other light industrial services; it is about 5mins drive south from Edge Hill.
Edge Hill has one child care provider and a regular weekly Playgroup. The surround suburbs of Manunda and Cairns North offer a number of ABC Learning Centres and other child care options. Edge Hill Primary School has Prep classes.
Edge Hill has a state primary school with Prep classes and is about 5-10mins drive from a number of other schools including Trinity Bay State High School and St Francis Xavier’s Catholic Primary School in Manunda and another large state primary school in Whitfield. Cairns High School and two Catholic high schools are in Cairns city district, about 10mins drive south.
Sunbus provides some public transport to the area and taxis are available.
Source: cairns.com.au, Pricefinder & our own in house research