We are moving to Canberra in December and are just thrilled with the idea that there won’t be heavy traffic. We’ve moved from Washington DC (nightmarish traffic) to Auckland (much better, but still terrible on an absolute level). But I wonder how much of the “no traffic” story is a myth?
In particular, would anyone care to share what a commute time from their home might be to ANU? Both my partner and I will work there, and our preschooler will be going to one of the university daycares. We would like to rent (and then later buy) a home with some space, but we don’t know how far out we can go.
I guess I’m wondering for input on two topics. First, as mentioned, would you share your suburb and how long you think it would take to get to ANU in “rush hour”? (Maybe 8 am?) Second, what suburbs would you recommend for someone who wanted to rent a house whose lot was more than 15 m wide – but wanted to keep the commute time down and didn’t want to pay more than $600 max ($550 or less preferably)?
Thanks for any help you can provide, and I look forward to becoming a regular reader and sometimes-contributer to the riotACT!