If your idea of heaven is ‘urban cool’, then Canberra City, and more specifically NewActon, ticks all the right boxes. NewActon is Canberra’s City’s hottest new residential area filled with chic city workers and quirky cafes, as well as hipster bars, designer boutiques, vintage clothing shops, top restaurants and lively night spots; all creating a vibrant, dynamic and eclectic precinct in the heart of the city.
Loved by DINKS (double income, no kids) and university students alike, the City is characterised by quality apartment living above commercial properties and is popular with investors, home owners and renters. This type of mixed usage development is relatively new to Canberra and creates an energetic and exciting environment where you can live, work and play amongst a cosmopolitan village atmosphere.
Whilst the lake is just across the overpass near NewActon and offers a plethora of outdoor activities for families, couples and singles, it isn’t the lake that brings people to the City, it is the cappuccino lifestyle and the relaxed city culture that is the main attraction.
With a broad range of residential options, from one-bedroom apartments to luxury pent-house suites, this mixed-use precinct is responsible for Canberra, at long last, becoming ‘cool’ and ‘hip’ – a much needed change from its previous persona as a city designed for politicians.
If you didn’t know better, you might think that parts of the City, but more specifically NewActon was in Sydney, New York or even Tokyo. Instead, pushing long established boundaries to their breaking point, this new approach to city-living brings a raw bohemian culture to a city that was originally planned as the workplace of politicians; Canberra City has finally come of age!