Hudson Rothwell, 7, and Maddison Bruggemann, 10, get splashed by their older brother Jordan Bruggemann, 12, while cooling off at The Rocks in Redlynch. PICTURE: STEWART McLEANONE of Cairns’ most affluent and family-friendly locations lies in a spectacular valley of rainforest-covered mountains equidistant between the city’s beaches and central business district.Earlier this year, Redlynch recorded a higher rate of households with children than anywhere else in the region.A CoreLogic study found 60.4 per cent of Redlynch households were classed as “family households with children” — a statistic reflected in the suburb’s steady real estate market growth over the past decade. The most recent CoreLogic market analysis shows Redlynch had a median house price of $480,000 as of October 2017 — a five-year growth of 17.6 per cent.The CoreLogic study found that about 71 per cent of households across the nation could be classified as “family households”, of which 60 per cent had “children residing within the dwelling”.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days agoClose to St Andrew’s Catholic College, Redlynch State College, Peace Lutheran College, Freshwater State School, Freshwater Christian College and Caravonica State School, education is the number one drawcard bringing families in.The leafy outdoor environment, close to waterhole Crystal Cascades and mountainous hikes and Redlynch pretty much offers an outdoor playground for everyone in the family. Redlynch has also come in second behind Kanimbla in a March Australian Bureau of Statistics study ranking socio-economic index.The Coffee Can Cafe owner Sharon Murphy has lived in Redlynch for four years and chose to set up her new bricks and mortar coffee shop in the suburb’s Michaelangelo Dr.“We were quite lucky in getting into Redlynch. We chose the suburb after we moved to Cairns and it has turned out to be a great place,” she said.“It is really friendly. We have a foodie event and one lady comes down from the Tablelands and even she remarks that everyone here is so friendly. They take the time to say hello. It’s safe, there is not a lot of crime, people know what is going on.”Recently, Cairns Regional Council gave the green light to a community garden at Gamburra Drive Park after a year of work from the Redlynch Valley Community Group. The 1500sq m garden will be divided into sections with a tool shed and mulch storage area, pergola shade, common garden plots, fruit trees and a children’s garden.