Want to live somewhere surrounded by nature? Forde is one of Canberra’s greenest communities, with more than half the suburb surrounded by parkland, wetlands or nature reserve. You’re less likely to be staring out the window at your neighbour’s house and more likely to catch a glimpse of the local fauna. Forde’s local shops have everything you need, and you can also drop in for a meal or a cheeky cocktail at Frankies at Forde. The suburb is also right next to the Mulligans Flat Reserve, which is a haven for native wildlife including the super cute Bettongs. In Forde you’ll predominantly find families, living across a range of modern houses and townhouses.