“Country Living City Benefits”
Queanbeyan is ideally situated just 15 minutes from Canberra (ACT), and only a 10 minute drive to Canberra International Airport. Being so close to Canberra, the National Capital, Queanbeyan offers the best of all worlds – a city with country town atmosphere and a great community spirit.
Queanbeyan is an historic town, being officially proclaimed a township in 1838 with a population of around 50. By 1972 Queanbeyan had little difficulty in meeting the basic requirement of city status; that the population had risen to more than fifteen thousand. City status was accordingly granted on the 7th July, 1972. In 1988 Jerrabomberra was developed and has rapidly grown to become an extremely popular estate, helping add to the population boom.
With a city population of in excess of 37,000, and growing at about 3% per annum, Queanbeyan is the fastest growing inland city in New South Wales and is a regional centre for approximately 50,000 people. Combined with neighbouring Canberra, this population base expands to more than 370,000.
Queanbeyan offers many great restaurants and shopping facilities including the prominent Queanbeyan Leagues Club which overlooks the Queanbeyan River and Riverside Shopping Plaza.
Education facilities offered in Queanbeyan include two public high schools, four public primary schools, one Catholic primary school, three preschools, a number of day-care centres and Tafe NSW. Being so close to Canberra, Queanbeyan’s Deane’s Bus lines have buses going to most schools and both Universities in Canberra from Queanbeyan & Jerrabomberra.
There are many parks, sporting grounds and recreational fields in Queanbeyan with many sports offered at both junior and senior levels. There is also have a golf course, race course, gym, aquatic centre and much more.
Queanbeyan & Jerrabomberra are very proud of their sporting talents and we have a very boastful number of athletes that have been inducted into the Queanbeyan Sporting Gallery including: Heather McKay (squash), David Campese (rugby), Mark Webber (race car driver), Suzie Balogh (Olympic Gold Medallist in Women’s Trap Shooting). The Queanbeyan Sporting Gallery also includes Olympic gold medallist & one of our previous purchaser/landlords – Megan Still (rowing), previous landlord – David Furner (rugby league), current landlord Chris Newman (rugby) and even our very own Property Manager – Kellie Stumbles (barefoot water-skiing).
Queanbeyan is a great place to live and visit as it has all of the benefits the nations capital has to offer as well as a proud community feel.
• Queanbeyan is from ‘Quinbean’ Aboriginal for clear waters
• Population: 37,000
• Area: 172km
• Altitude: 576m
• Distance from Sydney: 301km
• Distance from Parliament House: 10km