7.1 out of 10

Oaks Estate

-35.3408929695544 149.228236797129
Great for
  • Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Nightlife
  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
  •  
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
Jul 06, 2016

"Quiet and Peaceful"

The estate covers an area of approximately 40 hectares and is bound by the Molonglo River to the north, 'The Oaks' to the east and the Queanbeyan-Cooma railway to the south. The village is located 12 kilometres from the centre of Canberra. The village is also noteworthy as the nucleus of Queanbeyan's industrial development during the second half of the 19th century. Oaks Estate takes its name from 'The Oaks', which was part of Duntroon, Robert Campbell's farming estate. This makes Oaks Estate one of only a few place names in the ACT with significant connections to early colonial times.
Pros
  • Character Homes, Large Blocks
  • Agricultural area
  • Many young families
  • Queanbeyan just next door
Cons
  • Mixed Use
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
AXR AXR
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Highest Crime Rate in Canberra"

Oaks Estate is about 11 kms south east of Canberra. It is in the ACT on the NSW-ACT border. It is a place of contrasts. It is both an industrial and commercial area as well as being a government housing area. It is an agricultural area with horse paddocks, contrasted with an abattoir and a tannery. It is also the site of sale yards, a council nursery and a community garden. This is contrasted with the electricity substation and waste water management treatment centre. There is also warehousing and storage facilities in the town along with retailing and light metal fabrication industries. It also has a sports ground and an antiques restoration business.
Pros
  • Agricultural area
  • Many young families
  • Queanbeyan just next door
Cons
  • Crime
  • Government housing
  • Industrial
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees