Gungahlin or “Gunners” as it’s affectionately known, has started to shed its baby-faced image and moved into the adult years of its life. But while the suburb, which was established in 1998, has cemented itself in Canberra’s landscape it continues to grow.
Cranes still adorn Gungahlin, and just this week the ACT government announced proposed changes to planning in the suburb.
The light rail has also increased Gungahlin’s appeal, making it not only a more desirable place to live but also resulting in many curious riders stopping to explore the area.
Gungahlin at a glance:
Median house price: $717,000
Median unit price: $385,000
Eat & drink:
Gungahlin’s dining scene has developed over recent years with new restaurants and cafes giving the suburb a different flavour. French pastries don’t get much better than those at Le Bon Melange.
If you can’t make it to a Raiders game, the Raiders Gungahlin Club is the second-best place to cheer on the green machine.
See & do:
Yerrabi Pond is Gungahlin’s answer to Lake Burley Griffin – enjoy the adventure playground, the 15-kilometre walk around it or take advantage of the barbecue facilities for a family gathering.
Book lovers can rejoice in BOOK FACE, located in the Marketplace Gungahlin. This adorable store has a solid collection of good reads and giftware, you can curl up on the plush velvet chairs and immerse yourself in the latest thriller.
For birthdays or special occasions, pick up a bunch at Poetry in Flowers, which has a beautiful range of floral arrangements.
Allhomes’ top pick of homes for sale in Gungahlin:
4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car spaces
This family home in the heart of Gungahlin is ideally situated opposite a reserve. The home features a flexible floor plan, jarrah laminate floors and quality kitchen appliances.
Agent: Luton Properties Gungahlin, Jason Roses 0431 419 847