9.3 out of 10

Nicholls

-35.1886383012593 149.102536767395
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Safe & Sound
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
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Who lives here?
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

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

"The safest and best suburb in the world!"

Nicholls is a family friendly place with lots of parks and recreation clubs. It is a very slow driving zone so that all the kids are safe. It is also close to schools and shopping centres.
Pros
  • It has great housing
  • It is safe for children
  • it is a family friendly place
Cons
  • Because of the amount of mansions, there are midnight parties going on sometimes.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great! Most Livable Suburb in Canberra"

Nicholls is a well set out suburb and has great transportation(busses and no traffic)! The community is very friendly and it is home to 6952 people even though it is not overcrowded.
Pros
  • Lots of Space
  • Beautiful Houses
  • Has two Golf Courses
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A diverse suburb"

It is a large suburb which incorporates the Gold Creek Village and Harcourt Hill. There is the choice of two schools, Gold Creek School (public) Holy Spirit School (catholic). Gold Creek is a P - 10 school with separate primary and high school campuses. Holy Spirit School and Gold Creek share a primary campus and have good facilities including a massive artificial turf sports oval. John Paul Catholic College will be built next to Holy Spirit School, starting in late 2012. There are two quality golf courses in Nicholls, The Gold Creek Country Club and the Gungahlin Lakes. The Gold Creek Country Club also has a Club Lime Gym and a heated swimming pool. If you like walking or going for a jog there are kilometres of walking tracks through the suburb, around the lake or in the bush on Mt Percival. The Gold Creek Village is a tourist destination with lots of attractions for visitors, Cockington Green, Bird Walk aviary, Dinosaur museum, Reptile Centre, craft shops, cafe's, restaurants and my favorite The George Harcourt Inn. A few options for eating out and takeaway either at the local shops or restaurants at Gold Creek, or the Gungahlin Lakes Club. The local shops are among the cleanest I've seen in Canberra. The neighbours are friendly and our street holds a regular street party around Christmas time which is well attended. There are a number of townhouse complexes scattered through the suburb and traffic congestion is rarely a problem, except on Kelleway Ave when school finishes and on Curran Drive in the morning peak hour, however the new Clarrie Hermes Drive extension has lessened this problem. Nicholls does have a problem with internet access, I know of quite a few people who are forced to have mobile broadband due to ADSL not being available. This should change with the NBN to be rolled out within one year according to the government website. There is no medical centre in Nicholls however there are numerous choices in the Gungahlin Town Centre, 5 minutes drive away.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists