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"Evrything But Space"

Canberra's CBD has everything to offer but space. It does have a high crime rate but if you act sensibly and always travel in couples or groups you should not have a problem. It is certainly the heart of the action as there are so many shopping and leisure activities on offer but it lacks the family infrastructure of schools and preschools. It is great for singles and students but families and the elderly might find it more of a struggle. Great place to visit but the jury is out on whether it is a great place to live.

Great for

  • Close to the action
  • Plenty of shopping and leisure options

Not great for

  • Lack of personal yard space
  • Crime
  • Traffic

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
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kavih

Your comment sounds more like what Canberra is so "not" about

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Hawker

"Sports Mad Hawker"

Hawker is located around 9 kms north west of Canberra. It has a thriving little business precinct which provides for the community's daily needs. The area has three schools which combined provide education for the children in the area from kinder through to Year 12. It has many different sporting facilities including specialised ones for tennis, softball, soccer and lawn bowls as well as the many ovals which are used for a variety of sporting pursuits. People who live here enjoy the good life, being among the highest earners in the Canberra region. It is a great place to raise a family to live an active and healthy life.

Great for

  • Family friendly
  • Great sporting facilities

Not great for

  • Public transport

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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Gowrie

"Rural Setting in the Suburbs"

Gowrie is located 15 kms south south west of Canberra. It is a lovely little community. It has a small shopping which meets the community's daily needs and a major shopping centre is just over 10 miniutes away. It has a great local primary school which offers country lifestyle options as well as a lovely local Catholic school well supported by the local church and the parish. It has great community ovals and there is a local scout group and hall. It is a great place to raise a family.

Great for

  • Family friendly
  • Affordability
  • Parks and gardens

Not great for

  • Distance from the city

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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Fyshwick

"Adult Entertainment Capital of Canberra"

Fyshwick is located 7 kms south east of Canberra. It is adjacent to the Canberra International Airport. It is mainly a commercial area with less than 800 people living there. It is the centre for the adult entertainment industry being one of the only two suburbs in Canberra with legal brothels and strip clubs. It also is the location of a sewage treatment plant.

Great for

  • Close to the airport
  • Close to the city

Not great for

  • Crime
  • Noise
  • Sewage treatment plant

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • Retirees
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Fadden

"Enjoy the Great Outdoors with the Family"

Fadden is located 13 kms south of Canberra. The local shopping centre has all that you would need and more to meet all of those daily needs including the services of a veterinary hospital, medical centre, massage therapist, chiropractor and a hairdresser. There are plenty of sports facilities in the area including parts of the Canberra Nature Park, the Fadden Pine Plantation and the Hannah Community Park. Most have barbeque areas great playgrounds and scenic views. There is also a fully equipped tennis centre named the Tuggeranong Tennis Centre. There is also a local scounting group which meets in the area. There is both a local primary school and kindergarten. The public and private schools in the area are both wonderful. It is a fantastic place to raise a family.

Great for

  • Family friendly
  • Great parks and gardens
  • Great sporting facilities

Not great for

  • Public transport
  • Nightlife

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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Phillip

"The Suburb that Has It All"

Phillip is located 9 kms south south west of Canberra. It is predominantly apartment accommodation. Everything is close by and the atmoshere of the place is great. It is heart of Woden. It is the place in the district where everthing is based. It has the talest office building in Canberra, the Lovett Tower, as well as a separate commercial district. The Westfield shopping centre in Woden provides most of the shopping and entertainment options in the area. The Southside campus of the Canberra Institute of Technology provides study options. Sporting options are many and varied with many playing fields as well as the Phillip Swimming and Ice Skating Centre. The residential development at Swinger Hill is considered to be architecturally important and as such it was given heritage listing. It has all that anyone in any phase of life would want.

Great for

  • Great shopping
  • Great entertainment options
  • Great parks and gardens

Not great for

  • Crime

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
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Russell

"Great Place to Work"

Russell is located around 5kms south east of the city. It is considered to be one of the smallest suburbs. There is no residential area in Russell. The only buildings there are government offices. It is a great place to work with plenty of open green areas to enjoy with views of Lake Burley Griffin.

Great for

  • Great place to work
  • Great parks and gardens
  • Close to the city

Not great for

  • No residential area

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
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Symonston

"Rural Corrections"

Symonston is located 8kms south of the city. It has historically been a rural area with large government industrial installations not the least of which are corrections facilities. This makes the suburb less conducive to family life. It does have cheap housing which makes it the perfect place for singles who may work in the area. It is an area where many employment opportunities are available.

Great for

  • Close to the airport
  • Cheap housing
  • Close to the city

Not great for

  • Lack of local amenities
  • Crime
  • Correctional Facilities

Who lives here?

  • Singles
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Turner

"City Living At Its Best"

Turner is a place of cultural diversity. It is a place of life and colour. It has lovely wide nature strips and roads that give a feeling of spaciousness. It also has lovely large tracts of parkland that can be enjoyed on sunny summer days. It has impressive mountain views especially in its northern outlook.

It has everything that anyone would ever want. Access to cultural events and the arts are minutes away, not to mention the large array of services, entertainment and shopping options

It is close to the city but does not feel overly urban. Its attention to green space with its tree lined avenues and large parklands, gives you an experience of nature, and a place to unwind, which is necessary with the pace of city life. It is city living at its best.

Great for

  • Access to arts and cultural events
  • Spacious parks and gardens

Not great for

  • Elevated crime because of its vacinity to the city

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
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