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Charnwood 2615 ACT?

By Hazel - 12 June 2013 55

Hello, I am looking at buying a house in Charnwood, Belconnen.

I haven’t been in Canberra for long, I would appreciate your opinion about the neighbourhood, especially concerning safety and good neighbours 🙂

Thanks!

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Charnwood 2615 ACT?
Pork Hunt 6:01 pm 12 Jun 13

tuco said :

Hello, I am looking at buying a second hand white Commodore.

I would appreciate your opinion about the best decals for me to plaster across the back window.

Thanks!

Outlaw?

tuco 5:38 pm 12 Jun 13

Hello, I am looking at buying a second hand white Commodore.

I would appreciate your opinion about the best decals for me to plaster across the back window.

Thanks!

gentoopenguin 5:37 pm 12 Jun 13

Ahh, I’m going to get myself a glass of red wine and savour the comments as they roll in…

Holden Caulfield 5:28 pm 12 Jun 13

“Hello, I am looking at buying a house in Charnwood, Belconnen.

I haven’t been in Canberra for long…”

Nice trolling Hazel, welcome to RA! 😛

Martlark 4:59 pm 12 Jun 13

http://www.censusdata.abs.gov.au/census_services/getproduct/census/2011/quickstat/805101179?opendocument&navpos=220

Charnwood has more lower class workers than most of Canberra, but is otherwise not remarkable. Twice as many Spanish speakers and three times as many Finnish speakers as the average for the ACT.

Household income Charnwood% ACT% Australia%
Less than $600 — 18.8 — 12.9 — 23.7
More than $3,000 — 8.7 — 23.7 — 11.2

It’s notably poorer than the rest of the ACT. Household ownership is on par. Renting average. Rent paid is $65 less per week on average. Mortgage payments about half. There are 100 more females than males.

It was the first suburb I lived in and I quickly noticed how annoying it is to be so far from Belconnen centre and Civic. If you can get somewhere closer. Number and variety of local shops is much better than the average ACT outer suburb.

Reprobate 4:55 pm 12 Jun 13

Mostly harmless.

jessieduck 4:44 pm 12 Jun 13

Charnwood is what it is- an outer suburb that has somewhat affordable 3 bedroom houses.

If I were you, I’d keep renting until after the election then see what house prices are like in 2014.

MangaGal 4:43 pm 12 Jun 13

Hi Hazel, Dunlop is the suburb next to Charnwood. I think it’s worth looking into instead of Charnie. If you get somewhere near the Meadows would have some amazing view of the Brindabella range. Take a drive around there along Kerrigan Street (just at the end of Ginniderra Drive up north).

Dilandach 4:36 pm 12 Jun 13

Oh you guys! Charnwood is great. Just as long as you don’t like owning possessions too long but at the same time you need to like having random visitors at 1am letting themselves in (because hey, we all hate getting up so early in the morning especially to let someone in)

The Charnwood chicken place is just to die for though.

beardedclam 4:27 pm 12 Jun 13

Beau Locks said :

The anticipation is killing me! What will the other rioters say? Roll up, roll up, it’s the Riot Act peanut gallery about to pass judgement!

Hazel: I wouldn’t live there myself for a raft of reasons, but I would encourage you to invest in a wholesale quantity of salt and baste yourself in same prior to reading the deluge of negative responses that will likely appear.

I used to work there, but many years ago. It was a rougher than average area compared to the rest of Canberra (and certainly to the vegan belt part of the Inner North where I lived at the time). The Radburn design of the suburb has all the benefits and problems that people have argued about elsewhere on the interwebs. If nout else, it’s different from lots of other parts of Canberra. There did seem to be a good sense of community, tho.

Do you have to be on the northside? For a similar amount of money I’d be looking at Kambah, which I personally think has more going for it.

Good luck with your home hunting and gathering.

Hazel, you will read some funky stuff now you have asked. This advice is pretty good though.

KB1971 4:27 pm 12 Jun 13

Beau Locks said :

Do you have to be on the northside? For a similar amount of money I’d be looking at Kambah, which I personally think has more going for it.

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& I would argue an easier commute (maybe even quicker) into the city.

Pork Hunt 4:24 pm 12 Jun 13

I did a stint as a meter reader and Charnwood has some very angry dogs. Find out early if your potential new home has pissed off people with pissed off dogs nearby.

aceofspades 4:16 pm 12 Jun 13

Hahahahahahahahaha! Beautiful!

Beau Locks 4:09 pm 12 Jun 13

The anticipation is killing me! What will the other rioters say? Roll up, roll up, it’s the Riot Act peanut gallery about to pass judgement!

Hazel: I wouldn’t live there myself for a raft of reasons, but I would encourage you to invest in a wholesale quantity of salt and baste yourself in same prior to reading the deluge of negative responses that will likely appear.

I used to work there, but many years ago. It was a rougher than average area compared to the rest of Canberra (and certainly to the vegan belt part of the Inner North where I lived at the time). The Radburn design of the suburb has all the benefits and problems that people have argued about elsewhere on the interwebs. If nout else, it’s different from lots of other parts of Canberra. There did seem to be a good sense of community, tho.

Do you have to be on the northside? For a similar amount of money I’d be looking at Kambah, which I personally think has more going for it.

Good luck with your home hunting and gathering.

tiliqua 4:08 pm 12 Jun 13

Don’t make eye contact and walk away, slowly.

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