There always seems to be a divide in Canberra when choosing a place to live, north to south, Belconnen or Tuggeranong, one side of the lake or the other. Yet, speak to anyone that lives across the border they will proudly proclaim their hometown of Queanbeyan. Fiercely vocal of all the benefits of a Queanbeyan lifestyle and protective of the diverse industrial urban landscape, intertwined with heritage homes and a steep history.
My sister moved to QBN at a time when Canberra's home prices were soaring. Queanbeyan was affordable and still is. Young people and families are making Queanbeyan their home loving the diverse architecture, cool edge and taking advantage of the thriving local scene and community.
They quickly found their 'local' feet and tapped in to the QBN lifestyle. They soon discovered the best places to go, food to eat and some other local surprises that make Queanbeyan cool.
In case you haven't looked or overlooked what is going on across the border, here are some of the things to love about QBN.
The Q Performing Arts Centre
The Royal Hotel Queanbeyan recently voted the best steak in Australia
Four pubs in town all within walking distance of each other and local Bowling Clubs
Old school chinese restaurant the 'New Cathay' family owned for over twenty years and famous for it's deep fried chilli beef!
Lindbecks Butchery famous sausages
QPRC amazing street parties! And the Queanbeyan River with all it has to offer
Thursday night Farmers Market and late night shopping
Proximity to Canberra and distance to the Parliamentary Triangle and city is quick, easy and unbelievably convenient.
Convenience to the South Coast
Affordable homes on large blocks, mid-century gems, ornate metal railings and heritage homes on the park.
No, it's not a suburb of Canberra, it is Queanbeyan.
.features .immaculately presented four-bedroom family home .stunning views across Queanbeyan .fabulous location backing reserve .renovated kitchen with gas cook top and meals area .overhead fans and built-in robes to three bedrooms .updated en suite, bathroom and laundry .ducted gas heating throughout .reverse cycle split system to the living room .electric roller shutters to the master, living and kitchen .huge undercover entertaining area .landscaped and established gardens .downstairs workshop plus under house storage .single garage, double carport, vehicle side access .enormous 1220 m2 block size
block size 1220 m2 land rates $2400 pa (approx.) Built 1960 (approx.)
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A block's planning zone defines how that land can be used and what can be built on it.
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Enrolment areas for ACT public schools.
Queanbeyan West Public School, QueanbeyanPrimary School
Karabar High School, QueanbeyanHigh School
Queanbeyan District Hospital & Health ServiceHospital