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Isaacs

"Enclave of the Rich"

Isaacs is located around 9 km south of Canberra. It has beautifully manicured quiet streets and a very bushy surrounds not far from the city. It has a great little local shopping centre and a major shoping centre is less than 10 minutes away. It has great parks and gardens with plenty of walking tracks to explore including Isaacs Ridge which is part of the Canberra Nature Park network. There are playgrounds scattered around the suburb for kids to enjoy. This added to the abundance of widlife in the area makes it a great place to raise a family.

Great for

  • Family friendly
  • Parks and gardens

Not great for

  • Nightlife
  • Traffic

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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Hall

"Country Life in Reach of the City"

Hall is located around 14 kms north north west of Canberra. Although officially a village it is considered by most to be an outer suburb of Canberra. It has a General Store which meets the daily needs of the community. The closest major shopping centre is around 15 minutes away. The Hall Pavillion is a community hall available for hire located in the Hall showgrounds. This was the location of the Canberra Show for many years. It now hosts a farmers and craft market once a month. Riding pursuits are a large part of life in the area with both polocrosse grounds and an equestrian park. There are also other playing grounds in the area for other sporting activities. The area is steeped in history which is valued and well preserved. It has the only rurally focussed Rotary Club which assists in the growth of agribusiness in the area. It is a great place to raise a family.

Great for

  • Family friendly
  • Country atmosphere
  • Great place for a tree change

Not great for

  • Public transport
  • Nightlife
  • Lack of local amenities

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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Gilmore

"Country Feel in the Suburbs"

Gilmore is located 15 kms south of Canberra. The pony club with its agistment paddocks give the suburb a lovely country feel. Rose Cottage is the perfect historic venue for that special occasion. There are plenty of good schools in the area. There is a midsized shopping centre just over 10 minutes away.

Great for

  • Family friendly
  • Parks and gardens
  • Pony Club

Not great for

  • Distance from the city
  • Electricity substation
  • Lack of local amenities

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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Flynn

"Plenty of Space to Enjoy"

Flynn is located 12 kms north west of Canberra. It has a prestigious feel with large residential blocks on leafy tree lined streets. It doesn't have any local schools in the suburb. However, there are schools close by. It doesn't have any local shops to speak of but the major shopping centre in Belconnen is only a short drive away. There are plenty of parks and gardens to enjoy making it a great place to raise a family.

Great for

  • Family Friendly
  • Great parks and gardens
  • Large residential blocks

Not great for

  • Nightlife
  • Lack of local amenities
  • Lack of local schools

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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martinlam

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Duffy

"Forest Verge"

Duffy is located 11 kms south west of Canberra. It is a great place to raise a family. There are beautiful forest trails to explore. There is both a kindergarten and a primary school in Duffy but the closest high school is around 5 kms away. There is limited public transport and a small shopping centre adequate to meet daily needs. There is also a local playing field which is used by sporting clubs in the area.

Great for

  • Family friendly
  • Peaceful neighbourhood
  • Parks and gardens

Not great for

  • Fire prone
  • Public transport limited

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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Reid

"History Preserved"

Reid is adjoining Canberra City and is considered to be 1km to its south east. It is one of the oldest suburbs in Canberra being part of its original development in 1928. A large proportion of Reid is part of a protected historical precinct. It is the place where you will find the oldest church in Canberra, St John the Baptist and the Canberra Institute of Technology. It is a great place for students. There are a few houses in Reid. However, most of the accommodation is apartment based. It is a great place to live if you love the pace and convenience of city life.

Great for

  • Close to the city
  • Great Historical Area

Not great for

  • Traffic

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
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Spence

"Neglected but not Unlovable"

Spence is located 11kms north west of the city. It has been neglected by all layers of government over a number of years. Its neighbourhood oval has fallen into disrepair since the drought of 2003. Many businesses have moved out of the area and the school has closed due to lack of enrolments. Housing developers have sought to add value to the area through boutique estates. The jury is out. You be the judge.

Great for

  • Plenty of parks close by
  • Housing development

Not great for

  • Fire prone
  • Local shops

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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Theodore

"A Place Among the Trees"

Theodore is about 19kms from Canberra. It is a young family area to the south of the city almost at the easternmost point of the territory. There are few local entertainment and shopping options. However, there is a shopping centre at Greenway only 7 kms away which should amply meet any needs. It has plenty of green open space and affordable housing makes this area all the more attractive. It is a peaceful place that anyone would be happy to call home.

Great for

  • Family friendly
  • Great parklands

Not great for

  • Nightlife
  • Lack of local shopping options

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
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Watson

"Oasis in the Suburbs"

Even though Watson is only 5kms from the city, it is surrounded by an oasis of green. The Mt Majura Nature Reseve, Canberra Nature Park, Gungaderra Grasslands Nature Reserve and the Goorooyarroo Nature Reserve give ample opportunities for the family to enjoy spending time together in nature. Being so close to the city it also has all the shopping, entertainment and services anyone would need, all within easy reach.

Great for

  • Parks and gardens
  • Family friendly

Not great for

  • Busy boundary road - Federal Hwy

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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terryhooper
terryhooper

Thanks for the review. We are planning to move to Watson. How's the neighbourhood & would you rate Watson a safe suburb for a young family? Thanks in advance.

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