7.3 out of 10

Karabar

-35.3735866259356 149.23550038782
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
  • Public Transport
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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Reviews

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

"Suburb has a bad rep because of one especially 'interesting' area, but there are some lovely parts"

Karabar is like the curate's egg, good in parts. I'd definitely avoid the top part of Southbar Road (near Karabar shops) and some of the roads coming off it are very 'interesting' too, but most other parts are either average or totally great. My road (near the river, off Dane Street) is a peaceful, friendly oasis, with lovely residents (a mix of singles, retired couples, young and older families, and young couples), mostly professional and houseproud. Property is much better value than over the border in the ACT. Local primary schools are excellent - I can't speak for Karabar High School but my neighbour says it's good.
Pros
  • Housing is good value compared with the ACT
  • Convenient for the ACT
  • Close to shops, schools, GP clinics etc (in Queanbeyan)
Cons
  • Southbar Road (down to the Scar at least) is scary
  • Nothing much for younger people to do (but the ACT is easily accessible)
  • Public transport stinks - buses are rare and very expensive, so you really need a car
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees