7.3 out of 10

Queanbeyan

Ranked 5th best suburb in South Eastern
-35.3529454092538 149.230543558051
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  • Peace & Quiet
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  • Eating Out
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3/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
May 13, 2018

"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.
salliejaner
salliejaner 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
Jun 25, 2018
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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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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 nation’s 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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