Image: The Australian capital of Canberra Source: Visit Canberra

Prime Property: The Best Suburbs in Canberra

Australia’s capital city attracts buyers from all over the country. Offering competitive career opportunities, premium education institutions and a sought-after lifestyle, this capital city delivers its residents with an incredibly high quality of life. Depending on whether you’re looking to experience the culture of the inner city or the peacefulness of the outer suburbs, there’s no doubt that one of Canberra’s best suburbs is right for you.


This quiet suburb is located 8km south of the Canberra city centre. With an atmospheric dining scene, boutique shops and cultural exhibitions, Lyon’s offers the vibrance of the inner city in the suburbs. Uniquely, the suburb also caters for families, with plenty of playgrounds, grassy parklands and walking tracks offering views of Weston Creek and Woden. Unsurprisingly, the Lyon’s lifestyle appeals to many, resulting in a high median house price of A$1.2 million.

Image: A home in Lyons Source: All Homes


This family-friendly neighbourhood sits 7km southwest of the Canberra city centre. With great schools, a major shopping centre and Canberra Hospital on doorstep, Garren is one of the most popular suburbs to settle down in. The suburb also boasts plenty of parks, quiet streets and close proximity to some of Canberra’s scenic reserves, with Red Hill Nature Reserve and Mount Mugga Mugga nature reserve only moments away.

Image: A street in the suburb of Garran Source: Domain


This lakeside suburb is only six minutes away from Canberra’s city centre and a short walk from Parliament House. For this reason, Barton is popular with young and more established professionals working in the area. Home to a Lake Burley Griffin, Bowen Park and Telopea Park, the suburb provides its residents with plenty of natural spaces to spend time in. In Barton, you will also find high-quality education facilities, lakeside dining and a lively food market scene.

Image: Bowen Park in Barton Source: The Pop Inn


With two golf courses, large blocks and stylish homes, Nicholls attracts a population of affluent residents. While the suburb is located almost 13km outside of the city centre, Nicholls wins buyers over with its charming tea shops, British-style pubs, craft stores and art galleries. Much of the suburb is considered a slow driving zone and is therefore considered an incredibly safe place for families with young children.

Image: A large home in Nicholls Source: All Homes


This inner-city suburb is bursting with creativity and innovation. Located only one kilometre outside of the Canberra CBD, Braddon is known for its multi-cultural community, microbreweries, quirky coffee shops and artisan stores on the bustling Lonsdale Street. With a mix of townhouses, modern apartment blocks and detached properties making up Braddon’s streetscape, you can’t go wrong by buying your new place here.

Image: A bar in Braddon Source: ACT

If you enjoyed reading about the best suburbs in Canberra then you might enjoy reading about our favourite neighbourhoods in PerthBrisbane and the Gold Coast while you’re here.

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