7.4 out of 10

Melba

-35.2088184865956 149.055384176792
Great for
  • Pest Free
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Parking
  • Public Transport
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students

Reviews

5/5
2yrs+

"Ideal place to grow a family"

Positioned at the foot of Mt Rogers and just a short distance to the Westfield Shopping centre at Belconnen, Melba continues to provide an affordable entry point for young families into the Canberra market. With a great local shopping centre that includes a 7/11 petrol station and 3 levels of schooling it is also a great place to own an investment property. There's convenient access to the city via Kingsford Smith Drive, and well maintained sporting ovals, a tennis centre and nature trails on the Mount Rogers reserve
Pros
  • Good shops
  • Pretty quiet
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
RC1 RC1
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Nice and friendly suburb"

I have lived in various areas around Melba and overall it is a nice suburb. People are generally friendly, the bogans are minimal (this is Canberra, they are everywhere) and the suburb has a good vibe.

Family friendly, with the primary, high school and Copland College. The shops are great with an IGA, butcher, hair dresser, takeaway/pizza place as well as an Indian and Chinese restaurant.

Close access to Lake Ginninderra and plenty of footpaths make it great for getting out for walks.
Pros
  • Good shops
  • Nice people
  • Pretty quiet
Cons
  • Some areas a bit expensive
  • Expensive to get home in a taxi
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students