6.9 out of 10

Acton

-35.27244 149.11249
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Nightlife
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Shopping Options
  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
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Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Students
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Reviews

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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Student Hub of the National Capital"

Acton is the intellectual centre of Canberra. It has a large student population, most of which are housed in rental accommodation. It has a lively nightlife and restaurant culture. It is the home of apartment living as over 90% of the accommodation available is in high rise dwellings. However, it is a very expensive place to buy housing as there is little residential development due to the fact that most of the land in the suburb is occupied by the university, CSIRO, National Film and Sound Archive and the National Museum.
Pros
  • Close to the university
  • Lively restaurant culture
Cons
  • Cost of housing
  • Crime rate moderately high for Canberra
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students