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The Suburb of Alice River

Alice River is a suburb of the City of Townsville in North Queensland, Australia. Living in Alice River is ideal for families that want to live the true North Queensland lifestyle – offering convenience in every aspect, including Willows Shopping Centre only 10 minutes away. Willows has all to offer, Woolworths, Coles, Big W, Target, Best and Less to mention a few of the major stores. There are many speciality stores which can all be viewed on their website Store Directory. Willows offers an extensive menu in the food court – you are sure to satisfy your hunger.

Speaking of hunger, the Cannon Park Complex, located adjacent to Willows Shopping Centre is also 10 minutes from Alice River and this complex boasts some of Townsville’s most popular restaurants including Hog’s Breath Café, Cactus Jacks Bar and Grill, Fasta Pasta, Masala Indian Cuisine, Capitol Regent Chinese and many more!

For your entertainment: Kingpin Bowling, Reading Cinemas, Kirwan Indoor Sports Centre and Roller Skating Rink are also located in Cannon Park. And for all the North Queensland Cowboys supporters (or the general football fans) – Alice River is less than 10 minutes from 1300 SMILES stadium – Now, THAT is convenient!    

The facilities currently in Rupertswood, on Mount Margaret’s doorstep include:

  • Convenience Store
  • Petrol Station
  • Childcare Centre
  • Australia Post Mailbox
  • Tennis Courts
  • Half Basketball Court
  • Cricket Grounds
  • Playground Area
  • BBQ Area (Floodlit at night)
  • Public Toilets
  • Walking Trails
  • Rupertswood Rural Fire Brigade Station
  • And a Recently Approved Tavern!


The developer, Rick Hobson has master-planned Mount Margaret with convenience in mind and with the plans we have ahead – You are sure to be surprised!

Mount Margaret, The Place for Space, offers all you need – Large lots for your sprawling home, boat, shed and pool; Unrivalled value with lots from ONLY $80/m2, with other estates commonly selling for $340/m2! A safe, family friendly community and convenience. This is the true North Queensland lifestyle, the serenity of the country with a prestige touch that forms Townsville’s Only Dedicated Big-Block Estate.

Alice River House and Land Price – Growth!

Alice River has an impressive track record in capital growth, making it a safe place for you to build – in 2002 lots in Rupertswood were selling for only $60,000 – and ten years later are now well above to the $200,000 mark. House and Land prices have increased significantly. Mount Margaret is your perfect opportunity to make a secure investment in you and your families future as the area continues to grow and expand the capital growth is expected to continue at the rapid rate that it has in the past. With this in mind – You simply can not go wrong  at Mount Margaret!

In the 2011 Census – Alice River QuickStats were as follows:

People: 2,227   ( Male: 1,125    Female: 1,102 )

Median Age: 35

Families: 629    ( Average Children Per Family: 2 )

All Private Dwellings: 726

Owned Outright: 175    Owned with Mortgage: 429    Rented: 53

Average Motor Vehicles Per Dwelling: 2.4

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