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One of Canberra’s most central suburbs, Deakin, radiates out to the south west of Capital Hill to form a suburb of noteworthy prestige and urban elegance. With the official residence of the Prime Minister, the Royal Australian Mint, numerous embassies and high commissions within its perimeter, Deakin’s status as a salubrious suburb is undeniable.
Set between Adelaide and Melbourne Avenues, the suburb eschews an elegance irresistible to professionals looking for a neighborhood with charm in the Capital City. Red Hill Nature Reserve to the south of the suburb is a renowned drawcard, offering spectacular vistas over Deakin, Capital Hill and Lake Burley Griffin as well as unrivalled walking trails. Canberra’s bike paths are second to none, meaning you could be over the lake and in Central Canberra in less than 10 minutes.
Those tempted by more cultured affairs would be welcome to rub shoulders at the countless events and festivals thrown by local embassies each month, not to mention the ever-progressive oeuvres of both the cuisine and art varieties. A trip to the neighbouring Kingston and Manuka Precincts will provide all the retail and dining therapy your heart could desire. If that doesn’t lift your spirits, fear not – Canberra’s largest hospital is smack bang in the middle of Deakin.
Undoubtedly, the most difficult choice of those considering settling in Deakin is whether to join the Federal Golf Club to the south or the Royal Canberra Golf Club to the north.
Canberra Girls’ Grammar School
Alfred Deakin High School
Telopea Park School
6km from Canberra
Transport Canberra operates daily bus services
Light rail services due for completion in 2018
Canberra has well established cycling paths
Red Hill Nature Reserve
Lake Burley Griffin
The Royal Australian Mint
Embassies of Afghanistan, Bosna, Hungary & Italy
High Commissions of Brunei, Cyprus, Fiji, Mauritius and Solomon Islands
The Lodge: the official residence of the Prime Minister
Royal Canberra Golf Club
Calvary John James Hospital
Kingswim – Deakin swim school
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