9.2 out of 10

Macgregor

Ranked 2nd best suburb in Canberra (Greater)
-35.2111603019932 149.018614253853
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Cost of Living
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
  • Shopping Options
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Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Students
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Oct 03, 2016

"Relaxing, Affordable, Convenient and Friendly"

My family moved to New Macgregor a few years ago, after buying a budget 3 bedroom house. We love the fact that we are on the edge of a nature reserve, a golf course, farmland and a recycling center, yet can drive 5 minutes to Aldi, Woolworths, schools, doctors... basically everything we need for day-to-day living. It's peaceful, quiet, and almost pest-free (we get some spiders now and then, but not a lot).

Due to the lack of trees in the area, we get some very beautiful skylines, and traffic in West Macgregor is virtually non-existent. The houses in New Macgregor are close to each other, making it virtually impossible not to bump into your neighbours every now and then - which is a good thing, as there are many friendly people in the area who are worth getting to know. The area is mostly safe and sound, although there have been some minor property thefts over the past few months.

Regarding transport: There is a bike path from Macgregor to Belconnen runs up Umbagong District Park and along Ginnindera Creek, which is a wonderful ride. The mechanic at Magregor shops runs an authorised Repco shop that provides excellent service. The 44 and 343 buses both drive by quite frequently, so public transport is decent.

The only down side is that my partner and I are having some issues finding decent day care facilities in the area. We're not a fan of the YMCA Holt, and the nearest options thereafter seem to be in Charnwood - ones that don't seem to have very good ratings from the ACECQA.
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
2yrs+

"Macgregor - the Old and the New!"

Macgregor is a suburb that provides wonderful opportunities for both the new and established housing markets with a combination of affordable properties through to higher end homes in both categories.

New Macgregor provides opportunities for first home buyers, investors or those looking to spend their weekends doing something other than gardening. Whilst old Macgregor offers large leafy blocks, some with spectacular views and a combination of original condition homes through to the fully renovated options.

There are plenty of walking trails and parks throughout Macgregor that help to cater to the family friendly nature of the suburb and if you throw in the very popular Kings Swim School and Primary School,then there certainly is nothing to want for.

What a great place to live!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A great place to live!"

Macgregor is a great place to live. We live near the creek and there are lots of walking tracks. Neighbours are great and we all look out for each other.

It's only 8 minutes or so from the Belconnen Mall, 15 to 20 minutes from Civic and only two minutes from grocery shopping and the community library.

The school has a real community feel and is having lots of work done to it i.e new library, toilets and playground.

There is also a Kings Swimming centre so there is no big hike to take the kids to swimming lessons!

I would recommend Macgregor.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids

Unranked Streets in Macgregor

Sandes Place

4.5/5
"I love it here!!!"
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Handcock Crs

1.5/5
"Not the place to bring up kids"
-35.20443 149.01923