Tucked behind the National Arboretum, Denman Prospect is one of Canberra’s newer suburbs in the ever-growing Molonglo Valley.
Perched on the side of a ridge, many residents get to enjoy sweeping mountain vistas and views across to the Telstra Tower and Lake Burley Griffin.
The suburb was the first in Australia to have a minimum solar power requirement on every home, and all power lines are underground.
Even though the suburb is quite young, residents are already spoiled with amenities.
Median house price: $872,000**
Median unit price: $652,500
*ABS / **Based on 49 sales
15 Bacon Street, $1.7 million
36 Temple Terrace, $1.655 million
40 Temple Terrace, $1.6 million
16 Batterham Crescent, $1.32 million
13 Jamrozik Street, $1.32 million
Eat & Drink
The best place to start the day is at Morning Dew, Denman Prospect’s first cafe.
Tuck into waffles or eggs for breakfast – on the weekends, the breakfast menu goes all day – or a burger for lunch washed down with Ona Coffee.
Sitting right next door, Honeysuckle is set to open soon and will be the Molonglo Valley’s first licensed venue.
Want to take your dining al fresco? Head to Ridgeline Park for a picnic with a view (and there’s a great playground for the kids there, too).
See & Do
Access some of the best mountain biking routes in the country at nearby Mount Stromlo, or take a dip at the brand new Stromlo Aquatic Centre.
The new Evelyn Scott School hall will soon be home to Canberra’s action-packed Roller Derby competition.
With some of the darkest skies in Australia, on a clear night, you’ll get some of the best stargazing opportunities, even without a telescope. And the whole suburb is your art gallery with ample public art on display.
Perfectly positioned on an elevated corner block, this award-winning home features sweeping views plus ample skylights, a magnesium pool with water jets, a large alfresco deck and smartphone-controlled light appliances.
Price guide: $2.75 million +
Agent: Kolak Living, Hamzah Asfour 0408 038 314