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Hughes

"Where All the Family Can Come Together"

Hughes is located 7 kms south west of Canberra. It has a local shopping centre which is adequate to meet the daily needs of the community with a supermarket, service station, bakery, chemist, newsagent, take away store, post office, dry cleaner, hairdresser and real estate agent. There are plenty of places to enjoy the outdoors including a tennis club, oval playgrounds and walking tracks. From some places in Hughes you can see over the Woden Valley all the way to the Brindabellas. It has kindergartens and primary schools as well as a retirement village. Everything is nice and close. It is a great place to raise a family.

Great for

  • Close to the city
  • Plenty of green space
  • Family friendly

Not great for

  • Nightlife

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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Hackett

"Urban Oasis"

Hackett is located about 5 kms north east of Canberra. It has a small local shopping centre which supplies the community with their daily needs. There is also a community oval which is surrounded by trees where the community come together for sporting activities. The Canberra Nature Park is a significant feature in the area. It is a vibrant multicultural area and a great place to raise a family.

Great for

  • Close to the city
  • Bushy surroundings
  • Family friendly

Not great for

  • Lack of nightlife
  • Fire prone area

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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Garran

"Country Style with City Convenience"

Garran is located 7 kms south south west of Canberra. There are plenty of good schools and the Canberra hospital is only moments away. There is plenty of great parkland to explore and enjoy. There are a few local shops to meet the daily needs of the community and a major shopping centre is less than 10 minutes away. It is the perfect place to raise a family

Great for

  • Family friendly
  • Great schools
  • Great parks and gardens

Not great for

  • Nightlife

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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Fisher

"Where Family Comes Together"

Fisher is 11 kms south west of Canberra. There are plenty of great restaurants in the area for those looking for a nice night out. However, nightlife in the way of clubs is a bit lacking. It has plenty of parklands close by. There are great schools in the area. The access to public transport could be improved. Overall it is a great place to raise a family as it is a place where the grandparents can be close by.

Great for

  • Family Friendly
  • Great parks and gardens
  • Great restaurants close by

Not great for

  • Public Transport
  • Nightlife
  • Fire Prone

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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Dickson

"The Two Sides of Dickson"

Dickson is located 4 kms north north east of Canberra. Dickson was registered as a suburb in 1928 but it was not settled until the 1960's. The large houses on leafy streets distinguish the suburb. This is due in part that it was occupied by Canberra's original airport. This space is now the library and various ovals.

The main shopping precinct is the Dickson Centre. It can be a dangerous place with undesirable types hanging around the supermarket 24/7. There are also a variety of other shops, an ambulance station, the Dickson Baptist Church and office buildings.

There are secondary schools in Dickson but no primary schools. There are many outdoor ovals which are used by cricket, soccer, athletics and rugby clubs as well as by the local schools for their fetes.

It is a suburb divided with two definite and opposite sides.

Great for

  • Close to the city
  • Nightlife

Not great for

  • Drug problem
  • Fire prone

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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Richardson

"Great Place to Start"

Richardson is located around 16 kms south of Canberra. It has a local primary school which was the first to see the importance of IT in education and implement new teaching methods to incorporate this change with the installation of interactive whiteboards. It also has a local kindergarten. Markets are held at the local Tuggeranong Homestead which is a heritage site in the area. There is also a local oval which is used for varied sporting activities as well as by the local scouting group. It has shops close by but nothing local to the suburb.

Great for

  • Family friendly
  • Plenty of parks and gardens
  • Great primary school

Not great for

  • Lack of local amenities
  • Lack of nightlife

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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Stirling

"A Stirling Place to Live"

Stirling is located 10 kms south west of the city. It has plenty of green open space for families to enjoy. All of the preschools are within walking distance which is a great advantage in helping to instill a habit of exercise in our children at an early age. It also has primary schools and colleges in the area for the older children. Shopping centres are also close by. It is certainly a great place for families.

Great for

  • Parks and gardens
  • Family friendly

Not great for

  • Nightlife
  • Traffic

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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Torrens

"Leafy Suburb Perfect for Families"

Torrens is a beautiful leafy place. Mt Taylor dominates the skyline giving it a real country feel. It has all the necessities covered and the Westfield in Woden is only minutes away providing all the entertainment and shopping options anyone would want or need. Being only 11 kms from the city it has easy access to all of the arts and cultural events while having the wide open space not available in the city. It is the perfect place to raise a family.

Great for

  • Family friendly
  • Great parks and gardens
  • Affordable housing

Not great for

  • Traffic can get busy at times

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
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Weston

"Multi-Cultural Melting Pot"

Weston is filled with the sights and sounds of many different cultures and religions. It has a major shopping centre close by with all of the basic amenities covered. It is also within easy access to a range of different schools. It is a family friendly area with plenty of parks and gardens. Weston's park has fun for all the family with BBQs and playgrounds with a tree house to explore, and a miniature railway and maze to enjoy as well as plenty of shaded areas to laze away those sunny afternoons.

Great for

  • Family friendly
  • Public Transport
  • Spacious parks and gardens

Not great for

  • Lacks nightlife

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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