City of Palmerston
The city of Palmerston is about 21km south of the Territory's capital, Darwin, and has attracted many young families because of work, housing and access to modern medical facilities.
The city centre has two major shopping complexes, various sporting clubs, restaurants, pubs, a skate park, water park, cinema and smaller shops.
Palmerston's environment is perfect for outdoor living. The city has a wide range of sporting groups. The Archer Sporting Complex is set up for baseball and football. The Palmerston Leisure Centre is the home of the swimming pool and offers a gym, aerobics and swimming, as well as martial arts classes. A multi-purpose recreation centre has been built in the city centre.
Palmerston has more than 100 parks, many with playgrounds and barbecues. Marlow Lagoon is a large recreation area where community and private events are often held.