A small enclave tucked away in Gungahlin, Casey is relatively new suburb with stunning natural surrounds and convenient local amenities.
Thinking about visiting or moving to Casey? Here’s what you need to know.
Background and history
Casey is one of Canberra’s northernmost suburbs, bordered by Ngunnawal, Nicholls and Taylor. Established in 1991, the suburb is named after Richard Casey, Baron Casey, a former Governor-General of Australia. Residential development did not commence in Casey until around 2008.
Casey Market Town is a large local shops, popular with nearby residents for the extensive choice of eateries (think Zambreros, Subway, Sushi Island), amenities (Supabarn Farmers Market, Aldi, Priceline Pharmacy) and pubs and cafes (most notably Casey Jones).
Casey is an eight minute drive from Marketplace Gungahlin, which offers an extensive range of shops, eateries and local services.
Places of interest and things to do
- Get together with mates at Casey Jones. This local pub likes to do things differently, offering the best dining experience with a friendly smile. It’s spacious, welcoming and a great place to unwind over a drink and a meal with friends.
- Take your four-legged friends to Springbank Rise Dog Park. Casey’s local dog park offers stunning grassland views, as well as two large enclosures for small and large dogs with plenty of shade for the summer months.
There are no schools in Casey, but there are several in surrounding suburbs:
- Holy Spirit Primary School is a Catholic school in Nicholls for students from preschool to Year 6
- Gold Creek School is a public school for preschool to Year 10 students in Nicholls that offers International Baccalaureate world school education
- St John Paul II College is a Catholic school for Year 7 to Year 12 students in Nicholls
- Median age: 30 years
- Median weekly household income: $2302
- Median weekly rent: $420
- Houses vs. apartments: 61.9% houses; 35.6% townhouses, 2.1% apartments
- Suburb sales record (excludes land sales): $1.46 million in 2018
Source: 2016 Census.
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