Known as the cultural capital of Canberra, Kingston is home to professionals, couples and families who enjoy living by the water. It’s a leafy, vibrant suburb, and many homes have scenic views of Lake Burley Griffin and Black Mountain.
Kingston Foreshore is the main attraction, with playgrounds, walking paths, cycling trails and a string of restaurants, cafes and bars along the waterfront. It’s the obvious choice for most events and festivals. Residents have plenty of parks and sporting facilities to choose from, such as Telopea Park, Jack Ross Park, Manuka Stadium and Kingston Oval. The Jerrabomberra Wetlands are also close for those who enjoy exploring.
As for shopping, the Kingston Shopping Centre is the main hub, and specialty stores are dotted around the suburb. Canberra Centre is nearby for broader needs. The area boasts some of the territory’s top schools, including Narrabundah College, St Edmund’s College and St Clare’s College. Canberra CBD is five kilometres away, and easily accessed by public transport.
In recent years, Kingston’s property market has flourished, with many modern townhouses, apartments and houses on offer. The Foreshore is a popular spot for buyers and renters alike.