6.8 out of 10

Dickson

-35.2522332455671 149.144427740173
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
  • Safe & Sound
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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Reviews

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

"The Two Sides of Dickson"

Dickson is located 4 kms north north east of Canberra. Dickson was registered as a suburb in 1928 but it was not settled until the 1960's. The large houses on leafy streets distinguish the suburb. This is due in part that it was occupied by Canberra's original airport. This space is now the library and various ovals.

The main shopping precinct is the Dickson Centre. It can be a dangerous place with undesirable types hanging around the supermarket 24/7. There are also a variety of other shops, an ambulance station, the Dickson Baptist Church and office buildings.

There are secondary schools in Dickson but no primary schools. There are many outdoor ovals which are used by cricket, soccer, athletics and rugby clubs as well as by the local schools for their fetes.

It is a suburb divided with two definite and opposite sides.
Pros
  • Close to the city
  • Nightlife
Cons
  • Drug problem
  • Fire prone
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees