Looking for somewhere that’s perfect for couples and young families to call home? Located between the established suburbs of Ngunnawal and Amaroo, Moncrieff has been designed to make the most of the existing hilltops, ridges and open spaces.
Playgrounds, walking trails, ponds, a group centre and community facilities are on the way, so there will be plenty on offer for those who are keen to be among those living in a brand-new home in a new suburb.
Thinking about visiting or moving to Moncrieff? Here’s what you need to know.
Background and history
Moncrieff is a newly-built suburb of Gungahlin, located 25 minutes north of the city centre. This area is still under development, with residents settling into their freshly-built homes, and more houses and units still going up.
A group shopping centre is planned for a site at the intersection of Horse Park and Mirrabei Drives. It will include a supermarket and other ancillary shops.
In the meantime, Moncrieff is close to the Gungahlin Town Centre and the recently completed Casey Market Town shopping precinct.
Places of interest and things to do
- Visit one of Canberra’s newest and biggest playgrounds. In the heart of Moncrieff, you’ll find Moncrieff Community Recreation Park, an extensive and colourful award-winning playground that has quickly become the hub of the community. It’s a beacon for the local kids because the big, bright equipment sits right on the top of a hill and can be seen from around the suburb. Pack a picnic and make a day of it, because everything you’re likely to need is there, from toilets to picnic tables.
- Get your body moving with the Live Life Get Active crew. The Moncrieff Community Recreation Park has a free fitness camp, and it’s open to everyone. Residents can choose to join in Active Yoga, Active X Training or Active Boxing without having to travel far from home.
There are no schools in Moncrieff yet, but an independent school is proposed. Margaret Hendry School in the neighbouring suburb of Taylor caters for students from Moncrieff.
- Median age: 30.8 years
- Median weekly household income: $1,312
- Median weekly rent: No census data available
- Houses vs. apartments: No census data available
- Suburb sales record (excludes land sales): $1,010,000 in 2019
Do you live, or have you previously lived, in Moncrieff? What are your favourite things about the suburb? What advice would you give to people considering moving there? Share your thoughts in the comments below.