8.4 out of 10

Queanbeyan

Ranked 3rd best suburb in South Eastern
-35.3529454092538 149.230543558051
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Nov 15, 2020

"Perfect location"

Have lived here 10years now and this side of Canberra has blossomed, so much to love, the council have put in alot of effort to make it enjoyable, definitely worth coming to, cheap housing with the easy access and close travel to almost everything. All of Canberra is close, airport is 9minutes from my front door, Canberra city centre is 15mins. Residential and industrial close by, 5 primary schools to choose from and a high school and a tafe, close to new suburb of googong, close to Bungendore, variety of opportunities, can live in the hills in the bush or in the tree lined streets of centre of Queanbeyan, close to pools, shops, most services, doctors, hospitals. This place offers the lot. It's crazy it's closer to everything than some suburbs of Canberra!!
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traceyw19
traceyw19 Also has a good number of highly recommended excellent preschools in Queanbeyan for those who have little ones.
Jun 03, 2020
traceyw19
traceyw19 Recently relocated to Tennyson Mews In East Queanbeyan and absolutely love it! Beautiful trees, quiet safe streets, golf course by the river, close to shops and school, close by the new road to googong, close to highway out to the coast too, lovely area, highly recommended.
Nov 15, 2020
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
May 26, 2020

"Tree lined Streets with Federation Style Homes that pull Heart strings"

There are many parts of Queanbeyan that I love, but the homes and areas around the CBD are the ones I love the most. From the lower end of Morton Street to the far end of Thorpe Ave and everything in between. Some of my favorite streets and those held very tightly are Park Street, Meredith Street, George Street, Isabella Street, Lowe Street, Hirst Ave and White Ave. The homes in this area are mainly heritage or federation style homes built in the early 1900s and were among some of the first homes build in the township of Queanbeyan, there is also a peppering of modern homes in this area and large size blocks. Some homes still in original condition and many that have been lovingly restored. These homes pull heart strings, with their timber floors, high ceilings, open fire places and charm. Established streets with large trees and mature rose gardens adorn the front of most homes. This is a real lifestyle location with easy walking access to the main street, shopping, restaurant and cafe precinct and many modern day facilitie. The beautiful town park is also situated in this area and is very family friendly, you will often see families using this area on a warm summers night with playgrounds, bbq's and tennis courts all available to use. If you are in the area, park you car at the main town park and meander the streets, you will see some beautiful homes and you may just fall in love with one to put on your bucket list.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
May 18, 2019

"A country town with city benefits"

I moved to Queanbeyan from Sydney 20 years ago. I wish I’d moved sooner. Queanbeyan is just over the border from the ACT. Being a border town there are the usual disconnects regarding public transport, and access to services e.g. to access the higher range of services in the ACT you must be a resident of the ACT. Having said that, the river is beautiful and has some lovely safe swimming in summer. It’s friendly, low crime, great schools and health facilities and being rural the farmers markets and wineries are great. The town does not have a cinema, but 8 kms across the border there is a cinema in Manuka. About 1-1/2 hours from the coast and 2 hours from the ski fields provide easy weekend getaways. Mind you the summers are hot, hot, hot (temperatures over40C are not unusual) and winter is cold, cold, freezing. But spring and autumn are gorgeous. There is a great rail service to Sydney, plus buses to Sydney and the coast, and an international airport, in the ACT.
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3/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
2yrs+

"A town with high diversity."

As a long term resident, I can offer some input.

Generally I have some mixed opinions both good and bad. I'll start with the good.
1. Easy access to Canberra (Though I'm not too fond of Canberra myself).
2. Queanbeyan people aren't snobs like Canberran people. Though a lot of the younger Queanbeyanites have picked up on some Canberran habits.
3. It has a reptile shop (forgot the name) and the Tourist Hotel.
4. People say good day to each other in the street (mostly older men over 40 though. Women and younger men ignore you).
5. You can wear anything and almost no one will judge.
6. In some neighborhoods (only the ones with high Mediterranean demographic), the people will try to help each other out.

Now the negatives
1. Buses are expensive for a town that's considered "low-socioeconomic".
2. Why is it that the average women in this town are taller than 175cm? Like what the f! I very rarely see chicks shorter than 155cm around here.... Seriously are the petite girls getting deported in droves and dropped off outside the QPRC border?
3. Seems to be a lot of drugged up hippie guys that walk around barefoot and shirtless.
4. People playing retarded music in front of Woolworths.
5. Some parts like Riverside Plaza/Monaro Street, Karabar and Letchworth can be rough. On the other side of the spectrum you've got Jerrabomberra that would rival Mosman in snobbishness.
6. Queanbeyan seems to be a far-left town (albeit an isolated one in the area. Most of Canberra is generally centre while Bungendore/Yass tend to be more right). If your not a radical Greenie or feminist then you would be out of place.
shontelle
shontelle WHAT ARE THE MEDICAL FACILITIES LIKE IN QUEANBEYAN AS I AM PLANNING TO MOVE THERE NEXT YEAR, ALSO WHAT IS THE CRIME RATE, AM CURRENTLY LIVING IN WAGGA WAGGA THE CRIME RATE HERE IS OUT OF CONTROL
2yrs+
traceyw19
traceyw19 Not true this is rubbish. Probably what it was 12years ago or perhaps 20
Jun 03, 2020
traceyw19
traceyw19 Excellent. Love the Queanbeyan hospital, also the doctors are great, couldn't fault any of them and have used them alot.
Jun 03, 2020
traceyw19
traceyw19 I haven't observed a noticeable crime rate, friends tell me it's known to be low!
Jun 03, 2020
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Good place to buy, cheaper than Canberra but has good capital growth"

Queanbeyan is the NSW sister of Canberra- takes about 20 minutes to drive into Canberra Centre. It is cheaper, has houses on bigger blocks for the same price and has all the facilities. Queanbeyans has its own shopping centre, country style cafes and bakeries, 3 supermarkets in the main area and a hospital.

We have lived in Queanbeyan for 4 years and love it and see only potential for the area a lot of young couples and young families are moving into Queanbeyan as rents and housing prices are higher in Canberra and so more cafes are springing up all the time.
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solaa
solaa which location would you recommend for family, with good primary schools around. we are planning to move to queanbeyan next year june
2yrs+
traceyw19
traceyw19 Perfect place to come to for schools. Excellent offer large variety of preschools, primary and high school.
Jun 03, 2020
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3/5
2yrs+

"Plenty more life than Canberra"

I once booked to stay in a motel in Queenbeyan thinking that it was in Canberra. However, Queenbeyan is part of New South Wales and it is very close to Canberra. The funny thing is that it has much more life and character than our nations capital. The streets have more interesting cafes and bakeries for you to grab an early morning bite and I know friends who prefer to stay in Queenbeyan than live in Canberra, even though they work in Canberra. Additionally, rental prices in Queenbeyan are cheaper than Canberra and it is only a ten minutes' drive to get into Canberra from this town. The motels are well kept here and everybody is very friendly
4/5
2yrs+

"Queanbeyan- many advantages of being close to Canberra"

Queanbeyan is about a 3 and ½ hour drive from Sydney or a “hop, skip and jump” from Canberra. This city has much to offer the resident and visitor alike. There are a number of art galleries to visit and a museum to take your fancy such as the Historical museum, the sporting museum, the printing museum or if you are into family histories there is the Queanbeyan Library family History Research Centre. There is an array to shopping centres, and places to eat as well as motels, hotels, guest houses etc for all your accommodations needs. Outside the city there are a number of natural attractions, lookouts and walks for those who love the outdoors. Home prices are still affordable and work is plentiful in Canberra.
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solaa
solaa what job opportunities are available in queanbeyan, as my visa condition states that I have to work in queanbeyan(regional) and not canberra
2yrs+
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"A Beautiful Tree lined Street close to the CBD"
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