Located in Canberra’s north, Gungahlin is the fastest growing region in the capital. The brand new Canberra Light Rail connects Gungahlin to the city, making the district a popular home for professionals and their young families.
Gungahlin is close to the NSW border, with easy access to nearby mountains and lakes. It’s one of Canberra’s newer districts and features modern houses, low maintenance blocks and residential apartments. The area offers great schools and a first class range of sport and recreational facilities.
Nestled along the banks of Lake Ginninderra, Belconnen is located just 7km north of Canberra city and is the capital’s most populated district. Belconnen is home to the University of Canberra and the Australian Institute of Sport, making it home to thousands of tertiary students as well as thousands of families in more established western suburbs like Hawker and Higgins.
The town centre is undergoing somewhat of a renaissance, with a recent influx of residential projects inspiring the rise of several new cultural and dining precincts.
Spanning the area between Lake Burley Griffin and Mount Majura, Canberra’s inner north is popular with students, academics and young professionals who want to be close to the Australian National University and the trendy bars and cafes of the area.
The inner north is eclectic - it’s home to the headquarters of the Australian Defence Force but is also considered the cultural centre of Canberra with an abundance of theatres and independent art galleries. The inner north is home to both young urban professionals clamouring for expensive apartments and families opting for larger homes on quiet, leafy streets.
The city is characterised by quality apartment living above commercial property and is popular with investors, owner-occupiers and renters alike. This type of mixed-use development is relatively new to the Canberra market and creates an energetic and exciting environment to live, work and play in a ‘cosmopolitan village’ atmosphere.
The stunning NewActon precinct is Canberra’s city’s hottest new residential area filled with chic city workers and quirky cafes, as well as modern bars, designer boutiques, vintage clothing stores, hatted restaurants and lively night spots.
It doesn’t get more quintessentially Canberra than the inner south. One of the capital’s oldest areas, the inner south is bounded to the north by the waters of Lake Burley Griffin and to the south and west by the stunning views of the region’s mountain ranges.
The inner south oozes prestige and history and is home to iconic structures including Parliament House, the National Gallery of Australia and the Australian High Court.
Along with its lakeside location and abundance of cycle and jogging tracks, the inner south is home to some of the capital’s most established, classic red-brick homes which have been in families for generations.
Located just a short 10km from the hustle and bustle of Canberra city, this area is Canberra’s newest region under development and offers a diverse range of homes and apartments, as well as a range of block sizes.
Bordered by Stromlo Forest Park and the Molonglo River and close to Burrinjuck Dam, Molonglo Valley is an absolute haven for mountain bikers, kayakers, water skiers, fishermen and women, and hikers. Homes in Molonglo Valley are ultra modern and attract couples and families who love being in the great outdoors.
With stunning views across Canberra and out to the mountains and home to some of the best schools in the capital, it’s little wonder homes in Woden and Weston Creek are in huge demand.
With both renovation opportunities and newly renovated properties available in both districts, Woden and Weston Creek are perfect for city lovers with an eye for future growth.
Woden is located just 6km from Canberra city, while Weston Creek is a short 13km from the city centre. Woden is a busy area with a large diplomatic community, a major shopping centre, and home to several Commonwealth Government departments, while Weston Creek offers a leafier bushland setting and popular with young families renovating older properties.
Originally a rural retreat 22km south of Canberra city, Tuggeranong has now grown to become a major metropolitan centre.
Home to a vibrant dining precinct, a large shopping mall and cinema, as well as a new lakeside development that will create a lively waterfront community, Tuggeranong is one of Canberra’s hidden and most undervalued secrets. A neighbourly community, lack of traffic and a lower cost of living are just some of the inviting features of Tuggeranong.
With great schools and plenty of parklands, Tuggeranong is a family friendly environment and a wonderful place to raise your children.
Located across the border in NSW, Queanbeyan was established in 1838 and is often considered the capital’s smaller cousin. Queanbeyan has that ‘NSW country town’ feel, with a bustling main street and the Queanbeyan River running through the heart of the city.
Queanbeyan is home to two high schools, six primary schools, a regional hospital, aquatic centre and a championship golf course. A new theatre and a vibrant arts community make it home some of the region’s most talented creatives.
For young families, couples and singles looking for a home town with plenty of character and an easy commute to Canberra city, Woden and Tuggeranong, Queanbeyan is the perfect choice.
A newer suburb founded in 1988, Jerrabomberra benefits from modern town planning and has its own shopping centre, community centre, tennis courts and primary school, as well as sporting ovals and excellent public transport.
Home to thousands of Australian military families, Jerrabomberra primarily offers single-level, stand alone houses in a safe, neighbourly community with picturesque tree-lined streets.
At less than five years old, Googong already has an incredible sense of community and is the perfect option for a brand new home with proximity to Queanbeyan and Tuggeranong.