3.8 out of 10

Phillip

-35.347011324179 149.091085891783
Great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Shopping Options
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Pest Free
  • Public Transport
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Families with kids
  • Students

Reviews

NoT NoT
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
Apr 12, 2016

"Housing Commission Central"

I had the unfortunate experience of living in Phillip for more than 2 years. It was all I could afford at the time. The suburb is littered with housing commission types. Being a low socio economic area, you get all sorts of dodgy characters around.
The local bus interchange is a place to avoid at night.
Pros
  • Hospital
  • Central bus hub
  • Decent sized shopping centre
Cons
  • Crime
Recommended for
  • Singles
AXL AXL
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"The Suburb that Has It All"

Phillip is located 9 kms south south west of Canberra. It is predominantly apartment accommodation. Everything is close by and the atmoshere of the place is great. It is heart of Woden. It is the place in the district where everthing is based. It has the talest office building in Canberra, the Lovett Tower, as well as a separate commercial district. The Westfield shopping centre in Woden provides most of the shopping and entertainment options in the area. The Southside campus of the Canberra Institute of Technology provides study options. Sporting options are many and varied with many playing fields as well as the Phillip Swimming and Ice Skating Centre. The residential development at Swinger Hill is considered to be architecturally important and as such it was given heritage listing. It has all that anyone in any phase of life would want.
Pros
  • Great shopping
  • Great entertainment options
  • Great parks and gardens
Cons
  • Crime
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students