While it sits on the doorstep of the city, Campbell has only just begun to realise its full potential in recent years. With the Campbell 5 precinct nearing its completion, and a number of other developments on the horizon, the inner-north suburb is becoming a destination for foodies and residents who value a social lifestyle. Despite its apartment growth, most of Campbell retains a suburban nature – leafy streets filled with family homes, and plenty of nature reserves to roam around.
Median house price: $1.28 million
Median unit price: $555,000
*Based on the 2016 census
EAT & DRINK
Modest in nature, you may not have heard of Lanterne Rooms but it is one of Canberra’s top-rated restaurants – definitely worth booking for your next special occasion.
The Pedlar brands itself as “Campbell’s first local pub” and is a great place to spend your Saturday night. On Sunday morning, recover next door at Teddy Picker’s. If you’re in the mood for a bit of spice, try the brekky roll with delicious slow-cooked beef brisket topped with red-eye gravy, jalapenos and a fried egg.
SEE & DO
The best advice for Campbell is to wear a pair of comfortable walking shoes, as the suburb is bounded by two of Canberra’s best walking tracks – Mount Ainslie and Mount Pleasant. The suburb is also a great place to start a walk around Lake Burley Griffin. One of Australia’s most important institutions, The Australian War Memorial, sits within the suburb – a sombre look at the nation’s war history. Afterwards, head down the ANZAC Parade Walk and its monuments to our fallen heroes.
5 beds, 2 baths, 2 parking
The subtle facade of this Campbell home effortlessly blends into the streetscape, but sitting behind is a sophisticated, architecturally altered home, reminiscent of Canberra’s mid-mod scene.
Agent: Luton Properties Manuka, Greg Hedger 0427 214 337