I’m wondering if I can get local advice on where to live in Canberra.
We might be settling in Canberra long term and will look to rent first before buying, so ideally want to rent in a place we will be able to afford to buy in. Generally looking for a family-friendly neighbourhood where we can buy a 3–4 bedroom house for 700-800 thousand. We like the look of areas in the Woden Valley area. Mawson, specifically, looks to be good ideal.
I am moving with my husband and two kids – one primary school age, and one preschooler. I have heard that public primary schools in Canberra are generally very good, so I am more concerned with being in a catchment area for good high schools for the future. From my research, Telopea and Lyneham look to be good, but houses in these areas are very expensive. Are there any other recommended high schools? We may also consider Catholic Schools.