Sure, it’s definitely much smaller than the upscale cities like Sydney or Melbourne, and it even has an unnerving obsession with health & personal fitness, but beyond that, Inner North Canberra is quite a cool place to live in.
Did I hear you exclaim ‘what?!’
No, but seriously, the good old inner north of the capital city is much more than a modest man’s abode; and for a good reason. Here’s why Inner North Canberra is an increasingly popular suburb when it comes to a comfortable, enjoyable, humble yet upmarket lifestyle.
Getting around is easy. For those who didn’t know, Canberra is a well-planned city. It is built in such a way that arterial roads intertwine as they run through constructionally undeveloped areas of forests, hills, and open land, to join inhabited developed suburbs. Thus, lots of green space and easy connectivity go hand-in-hand. Government-run ACTION buses, private cars, local taxis, as well as ride-sharing via Uber, there are multiple choices for the daily commute so that you won’t get late for the doctor’s appointment or work or school. Even peak rush hour has just a smidgen of traffic.
Green is everywhere. Talking about Canberra being a planned city, nature was always part of the plan. Inner north Canberra also stays true to that green image. Everywhere you turn, you’ll see the colour green. The abundance of sprawling lush forests, green inviting hills and lots of parks make the place attractive to anyone looking for a breath of fresh air. Not only that, the green quotient makes sure you’ll spot many kangaroos all over the place. They could be bouncing along the sides of the highways or crossing roads or making an appearance at your family BBQ picnic at the park. Did I say barbeques? Well, the city’s lakes in the Inner North are a popular spot for such recreational activities. Lake Burley Griffin, in particular, has a lovely, refreshing aura any time of the day. While here, you can hire swan boats, bikes, and paddle boats to take a tour of the enormous ornamental lake and enjoy nature at its best.
Quality educational institutes are within easy access. The Australian National University (ANU), the University of Canberra (UC), the Australian Catholic University, St Mark’s Theological College, The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) and the Royal Military College, the University of New South Wales, and lots of public & private schools are just a drive away from Inner North suburb. The schools are situated mostly near open land where extracurricular activities are readily available. We rightfully boast of having the highest percentage of private school admissions all across Australia!
Australia’s number one landmark and a major attraction, The War Memorial, is situated in North Canberra and you are close to the National Gallery, National Museum and the National Library. Canberra is home to many monuments and institutions which are open to the public. Other places of interest include the Telstra tower, Questacon, a Zoo, an Aquarium, and the Botanical gardens. The Floriade festival is a massive part of our culture, and each year, beautiful arrangements of hundreds and thousands of flowers attract tourists and locals alike to the Commonwealth park where it is held.
With all these amenities, it’s no wonder that the suburb is in the throes of a renaissance what with an exceedingly large number of families moving back to Inner North Canberra. Upgrade your lifestyle with this townhouse in the centre of Dickson