Near the popular beach destination known as The Strand, North Ward is one of the popular suburbs in Queensland because of its leafy and well-established location. North Ward is just minutes away from the Central Business District of Townsville, making it a popular area in which to live for employees working nearby. Tourists can visit The Strand Foreshore and Park as well as the Queens Gardens Botanical Gardens that is situated well within the vicinity of North Ward. There are sporting facilities nearby like the Townsville Sports Reserve and the Tobruk Memorial Baths. The suburb is also home to a number of schools and colleges, making it an attractive area for young couples and new families.