Leafy, family-focused enclaves, new developments and “old Canberra” suburbs have been dominating buyer wishlists, as new search data reveals the most popular streets in the city.
Canberra’s most in-demand streets – ranked by the number of views per listing within a suburb over the past three years – reflect a trend for affordable family areas as well as established locations, well-serviced by green space and amenities.
Streets with less than fives homes for sale over that period were excluded from the analysis, meaning some of Canberra’s most tightly held addresses don’t feature.
10 most in-demand streets in Canberra
1.McHenry Street, Amaroo
2.Pera Place, Red Hill
3.Hayball Place, Evatt
4.Willessee Rise, Coombs
5.Dot Butler Street, Wright
6.Dwyer Street, Cook
7.Tiwi Place, Waramanga
8.Heseltine Street, Denman Prospect
9.Shortland Crescent, Ainslie
10.Morant Circuit, Kambah
Many of the locations have little to no stock currently on the market. Streets were spread across Canberra’s districts, including Belconnen (2), Gunghalin (1), Molonglo Valley (3), North Canberra (1), South Canberra (1), Tuggeranong (1) and Weston Creek (1).
The number one enclave – McHenry St, Amaroo in the Gunghalin district – is popular for its feeling of safety and community spirit, with ample access to green space.
“People loved that it’s a family-friendly street and so level, which is great for kids to play on,” said Jessica Smith from McGrath – North Canberra, who sold 8 McHenry St at auction in March.
“When we did the open homes we ran into so many neighbours ¬– one time there were about 10 out the front chatting, kids riding their bikes. That’s something you just don’t see much these days.”
Pera Place in exclusive Red Hill is a small and leafy sloping street, featuring a mix of older Canberra homes and stylish new builds.
There is currently only one home available to buy at the address – an architect-designed contemporary house at 16a Pera Place.
Rounding out the top three was the small Hayball Place in Evatt, which is in easy distance to good schools, Gininderra Creek, a shopping centre and walk trails.
The best streets on realestate.com.au were ranked by the number of views per listing within the suburb over the past three years. Streets with less than five listings in that period were excluded. Of course, some highly sought-after streets are so tightly held that properties rarely go up for sale and, therefore, those streets would not appear in this data.