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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people and recognise any other people or families with connection to the lands of the ACT and region.

Find your place in Canberra.

In this city, everywhere is convenient.

Match where to live to your lifestyle

You’ll find the right place in Canberra. From inner-city apartments with sweeping views across the lake to suburban family homes with plenty of back yard, group-houses, flats or houses ready to flip.

Whether you’re keen to buy or rent, search the Canberra region listings on Allhomes or Zango. Some locals will tell you it matters whether you’re north or south of the lake. But banter aside, anywhere in Canberra is never far away.

Choosing your suburb

Each of our town centres has all the infrastructure you need. The commute is typically a breeze, even in peak hour. This ease of getting around is one of the benefits of living in a well-planned city, as is our close proximity to nature

The suburb you live in will affect the cost of buying or renting a house. Like any city, inner suburbs tend to be a little more pricey. Suburbs further out may give you more room for your dollar. Wherever you live, our public transport is strong, though many people choose to drive. Others cycle through the city on our extensive pathways.  

Apartment units next to foreshore in the evening
Kingston foreshore combines a busy boardwalk with an array of eating and drinking options

Consider whether you wish to settle near bustling city cafes and entertainment venues, or perhaps on a larger block, near nature reserves. Sometimes parents will choose an area based on their schools of choice, or for easy access to family-friendly amenities. Community safety is high in Canberra and crime rates are low. 

Ask Canberrans for advice on where to live, and they’ll sing the praises of their own suburbs. Our community spirit for the city and all of its corners is strong. Wherever you land, it’s easy to create the lifestyle you desire here. 

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