6.9 out of 10

Gungahlin

-35.1872621439759 149.146389418161
Great for
  • Parking
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Cost of Living
  • Neighbourly Spirit
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5
Jun 15, 2017

"Wished people would respect your personal space...."

The food is awful. There is not much to eat out here. Even the average KFC would have better quality meals then 99% of restaurants in Gungahlin (looking at you Ginger & S*%t). Gungahlin is far from "trendy and cool" more like "gross and untidy".

For some reason the people here insist on sitting next to you, despite the fact their are other seats available. A lot of the people can get pushy/aggressive/rude if you tell them to f off when they invade your space.
Pros
  • Great mixture of residential and commercial
Cons
  • Overated
  • Industrial
  • Invasive People
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"The place to be, live, shop, grow"

Gungahlin has quickly gained a reputation as one of North Canberra's most desired suburbs. The reason for its rise in my opinion is due to the continual development of its retail and commercial precinct meaning Gungahlin residents never have to go far from home for anything whether it is grabbing a nice cup of coffee or doing the grocery shopping.

It has grown immensely since the good old days when I moved to Canberra (8 years ago) when their was only the Woolworths building. Now with well over a hundred stores, hotel, college, library, oval and soon to be established cinema and a club or drinks establishment, Gungahlin is the place to be.

Now to housing and here are are few stats, 2202 private dwellings occupied by 5617 people. Almost 50% of the properties in Gungahlin (49.3%) are 4 bedroom houses compared to the 36.5% Australia wide average which is why the area has become very popular with families.

Another thing of note is that Gungahlin is one of the most multicultural areas in Canberra with 41.1% of the population born overseas which is also evident in the stores trading in the area.

I can highly recommend Gungahlin to anyone looking to relocate to Canberra or thinking about crossing the bridge (don't worry we are not that much different on this side) as it is a great family area where nothing is out of reach.

*all stats from the ABS website based on the 2011 census
Pros
  • Great mixture of residential and commercial
  • Location
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish