It’s named after Australia’s first prime minister, so it’s no surprise that Barton was one of the first Canberra suburbs. Gazetted in 1922, Barton’s historic homes contrast effortlessly with its modern units which have rejuvenated the inner-city precinct.
Within its borders are some of Canberra’s most exclusive and best eateries, sitting alongside luxurious hotels. Only about 1500 people call the suburb home, but a suite of government offices makes it a bustling place throughout the week.
Median price units: $495,000
Median weekly asking rent: $540
Average age of residents: 20-39
EAT & DRINK
Enjoy Sunday brunch with a side of bottomless mimosas at Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar. Continue your afternoon with a cocktail at Ostani Bar & Restaurant, and, if you last until dinner you must try one of the delicious wood-fired pizzas.
SEE & DO
Treat yourself to a “staycation” at the luxurious Little National Hotel; if you time it right, you can even wander down to The Forage – a street food-style market that runs next to the hotel three times a year.
If you’re in need of a pamper session, try one of the many packages on offer at Mudd the Spa. Or, if relaxing in the outdoors is more your style, pack yourself a picnic to enjoy it with the swans at Bowen Park. Barton is also a stone’s throw away from Parliament House, where you can witness democracy in action.
9/43 Blackall Street
High $800,000s to mid-$900,000s
3 bed, 2 bath, 2 parking
Space, natural light and lake views welcome you upon entering this Barton apartment. Located in the popular Landmark complex, it features 165 square metres of living and a large north-east-facing balcony.
Auction: 11am, September 10
Agent: Peter Blackshaw Real Estate Manuka, Matt Meyer 0412 322 104