Sitting in the northern end of the Tuggeranong Valley is Gowrie. The quiet suburb is a family-friendly area, with two schools in the suburb and plenty more options in the surrounding areas, plus playgrounds and playing fields. Locals are more than well looked after at the local Gowrie shops, which has a supermarket, hairdresser, pharmacy and liquor store. Down one end is Common Grounds, a buzzing cafe, popular with locals for breakfast, lunch and seriously good coffee. It’s also particularly kid-friendly, be they of the human or fur variety.