Palm Cove : Australia

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What it's Like to Retire in Palm Cove

Nestled into a corner of Queensland, Palm Cove is a small community of less than 1,500 citizens. Though small, it has a lot to offer. During World War II, it was a training ground for Australian soldiers. In 1986, The Ramada Reef Resort opened the first international hotel train in the town; Palm Cove has continued to rise in international stature ever since. It offers golf courses, beach resorts, and plenty of opportunities for pampering. 

Photo of Palm Cove beach courtesy of Dgillig and Wikipedia.


Where to Retire in Palm Cove and Home Prices

The median price of a home in Palm Cove is just over $460,000 USD.


What is special about Palm Cove

Palm Cove is close to natural wonders like the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. There are also many world renowned resorts here, popular with tourists. Recently it was awarded for having Australia's Cleanest Beaches.


What is not special about Palm Cove

This is a heavily visited tourist town, so it isn't necessarily quiet and peaceful year-round.


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Climate and Physical Environment

Palm Cove experiences a tropical climate. 


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

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Crime in Palm Cove is below average.


Medical facilities

The nearest hospital is the Cairns Base Hospital, about 17 miles away, which serves the entire Cape York region.



Palm Cove is accessed by the Captain Cook Highway which connects it to the city of Cairns and the Cairns International Airport. 


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Facts about PALM COVE
  • State: AU
  • Environment: Coastal,Small Town,Resort Community,
  • City Population: Less than 10,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 61 +
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $500,001+
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: NA
  • Total Crime Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
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