Hugging the north-west bounds of Canberra is MacGregor, a quiet and leafy suburb popular with young families.
It gets its name from the former governor of Queensland, Sir William MacGregor, while the streets are named after members of Australian medical professions, a nod to Sir William’s medical background.
On one side, “Old MacGregor” is home to long-established properties on big blocks, while “New MacGregor” has up-to-date homes popping up on smaller blocks.
Median price houses: $698,500
Median price units: $653,000
41 Handcock Crescent, $1,286,000
19 Handcock Crescent $1,261,000
30 Barrett Street $1,260,000
3 Beaney Street, $1,160,000
9 Barrett Street, $1,030,000
Eat & Drink
Sharing a border with MacGregor are the Kippax shops, which is the place to head if you’re hungry.
Lucky Shot with BZ Burgers is equally good for cafe fare or their American-style burgers. Tuck into a Chinese feast at Quan’s Kitchen, or satisfy your chicken and chips craving at Kingsley’s.
Relative newcomer Bunny Beans Cafe is one of the area’s best-kept secrets, and you can settle into the cosy spot for coffee with an eggs benny, chicken and waffles, or homemade sweet treats.
See & Do
Smack bang in the middle of the suburb is Kingswim where kids as young as 12 weeks can learn to swim and build up their confidence in the water, or the adults can get their heart rate up with an Aquacise class.
Ginninderra Creek runs through the middle of the suburb, and a vast network of walking tracks follow it.
The paths are separate from the road, making them great for a walk with the family. Follow the path up an easy trek through Goodwin Hill to enjoy expansive views.
Sitting on a corner block, this family home features two living areas, a generous main bedroom suite, ducted gas heating, easy-care gardens, an open-plan kitchen with Italian marble splashback, central sound system, security system, and ducted vacuum.
Price guide: $980,000 +
Auction: 12pm, October 23
Agent: Jonny Warren Properties, Jonny Warren 0431 797 891