North, south, east or west? Homes on the very outskirts of Canberra

North, south, east or west? Homes on the very outskirts of Canberra

Hands up if you still say ‘Never Eat Soggy Weetbix’ in your head when you’re trying to tell your east from your west. No? Just me?

Looking over this week’s listings inspired us to review properties at the very edges of our fair city. How far north can you live without jumping the border into NSW? What’s the southern most property available if you’re a keen snowboarder? And what actually are the eastern suburbs of Canberra?

Here’s what we found.

The north star

53 George Seddon Crescent, Taylor


There’s living on the outskirts of Canberra and then there’s living on the outskirts of Canberra. Located less than 20m from the stunning bushland to the north of the capital is this opulent four-bedroom, three-bathroom stunner in Taylor.


With an interior to rival a five-star hotel, 53 George Seddon Crescent is all about sleek lines and a neutral colour palette, highlighted with masculine black accents. With 3.6m ceilings, a luxury facade and located in a small enclave surrounded by the bush, this home is literally Canberra at its very best.

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East of Eden

14 Bragg Street, Hackett


The eastern suburbs of many Australian cities are the most glamorous: think St. Kilda in Melbourne and Coogee in Sydney. The most eastern address listed on Zango right now is in Hackett; and while there are no beachside cafes and bikini-clad people in sight, it’s a suburb embraced by the bush with some eclectic shops at its heart.


Bragg Street itself is lined with tall oaks and ambers, and close to Brennan Street playground, Mount Majura and Hackett Oval. Imagine being able to say ‘I live in the Eastern suburbs.’

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Song of the south

1/32 Smeaton Circuit, Banks


If you love the snow but can’t afford a holiday home in Cooma or Jindabyne, this is as close to the Australian Alps as it gets, while still living in the capital. Number 1/32 Smeaton Circuit is the kind of simple, single-level home that would suit first home buyers as well as downsizers.


It offers three bedrooms, one bathroom and is just one of two properties on what’s known as a very quiet street. The open-plan living spaces and a very private courtyard with sun-soaked deck are highlights.

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West side story

31 Jim Bradley Crescent, Uriarra Village


You might venture there occasionally for picnics and swimming in summer, but did you know you can actually live on the shores of the Cotter Dam (or very close to). Beyond far west Canberra lies Uriarra Village, the only community title village in Australia.


The village consists of just 100 dwellings and the community independently owns and maintains village services and infrastructure including roads, community lands, the village hall, and stormwater. Number 31 Jim Bradley is arguably “the pick of the bunch” of homes in the village: set on over 3000m2 with northerly views to the Brindabellas.

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