7.0 out of 10

Wanniassa

-35.3988553255926 149.090833072503
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Pest Free
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

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

"Wanniassa going upmarket."

Increasingly central to a lot of retail and entertainment locales -- less than 10 minutes to Tuggeranong, Woden, Mawson, and both Erindale Centre and Wanniassa Shops are 2 minutes from anybody. Erindale features a swag of new dining options, decent coffee, a new fishmonger (2011) and sushi place (2011). Wanniassa has a good range of options for schooling, good access to most of the major thoroughfares North with the advantage that the internal road layout doesn't allow for shortcuts so it really is local traffic only. Access South is good with the Monaro a stone's throw over the hill. People are generally friendly and community-centric type events (e.g. school fairs) get good turn outs.
Pros
  • Nicely quiet -- just a little bit of hoonish circle work on the weekend!
  • Good nearby shopping, cinema, pools, parks.
  • Great cycling for the kids.
Cons
  • Public transport -- but that's hopeless across the whole of Canberra.
  • Somewhat labyrinth street layout.
  • Maintenance of the public parks could be better. Benign neglect in some places.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian