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Is Kambah really that bad?

By skiddy 14 September 2010 82

Hi Everyone

We’re moving our young family over from Perth and are thinking of buying in Kambah.

I hear good things and then REALLY bad things.

Are some parts better than others? Are the Kambah Village shops ok? 

If you had to choose between Wanniassa and Kambah which would it be?

Opinions much appreciated.

What’s Your opinion?


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scouserdog 12:36 am 27 Sep 10

I reluctantly moved to Canberra 10 years ago having heard all sorts of bad stories but I have found it the best place in Canberra to live. I work in Civic and it takes me 20 minutes door to door. Kambah shops are fine at the times I go to them altough they are run down. Television reception is fine although you do need an outside aerial. I live in a small place on the slopes of Mt Taylor at the northern end and feel very much a part of the community. It is only 10 minutes to Woden or 5 minutes to Tuggeranong for shopping. 5 minutes to Lake Tuggeranong to walk the dog. Schools are not far away. Compared with the nightmare of trying to drive into the city from the northside of town, living on the southside is a breeze.

Jethro 9:01 pm 21 Sep 10

busgirl said :

Pommy Bastard…you’re a twit.

Anyhow…Skiddy, I moved to Kambah alomst 5 years ago, down the road and round the corner from the Kambah Village shops, which by the way has been ear-marked for upgrade. I bought a 3 bedroom ex-govie on a huge 800m2 block. You’ll be hard up finding blocks that large in any of the newer suburbs for the price you could get it in Kambah. And yes, while the house (and many others in Kambah) are 30 to 40 years old, it’s not hard to do a wee bit of painting and/or renovating and landscaping if you’re not scared of a bit of hard work.

Kambah is geographically the centre of Canberra. It is 10 to 15 mins from Civic, Woden, Tuggeranong, or Manuka. A bit further to Belco…but what’s out there? It’s close to many beautiful nature reserves, the river, and the Brindies.

There’s a new super school being built, heaps of ovals, and yes PB, a huge church..so what!! And apparently you can get a good colon cleaning somewhere in Kambah too!!??

My neighbours are some of the most incredibly friendly and fabulous people I have ever come across and in the 5 years I’ve been there, only one house has been put up for sale. None of us are going anywhere!!

Geographically the centre of Canberra??? How many suburbs are to its east? its west?

Superschool? Those things are terrible ideas.

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