Canberra is Australia’s capital city and despite it being the largest inland city in the country, it’s setting around Lake Burley Griffin and amongst the forests, farmland, and nature reserves that border it give it an idyllic appeal. Situated within touching distance of the centre of Canberra is Kingston, one of the capital’s oldest, most popular, and most delightful suburbs.
Kingston’s proximity to Canberra’s business district as well as the amenities that serve the area make the city an ideal setting to live, work, and play. Residents of Kingston are always a short drive away from the country’s capital and can therefore take advantage of its employment, education, and leisure opportunities in addition to what’s available locally.
From the Australian National Botanic Gardens and the National Gallery, to the hilltop Estate that is home to the National Arboretum, there are many things to do during your downtime.
In recent years most of Kingston has been redeveloped with medium density housing, including the Kingston Foreshores development built alongside Lake Griffin. The recent redevelopments have coincided with and spurred the growth of a café culture in the city which has made it one of the most sought after suburbs in Canberra.
Staying in Kingston means that an eclectic yet cosmopolitan mix of restaurants, bars, cafes and shopping centres are within a short walking distance. Kingston is well known for having a lively night scene and family-friendly activities that include Kingston Foreshore and the Old Bus Depots markets, held every Sunday and popular with both locals and tourists. Kingston’s harbour promenade is also home to many dining, shopping, and pampering establishments of a high quality that set the rhythm of life in the city.
Other advantages the city has to offer are good primary and high schools, a college, and great work opportunities, with almost half the city’s population consisting of professionals compared to the national average of just over 20%. The diversity and multicultural mix of the city’s population also gives the area a more homely feel for international residents and means that there is a good mix of culinary treats on offer.
As a city on the up, Astra Apartments Kingston is an ideal setting for extended stays in Australia as it is close to the country’s capital and main hub. The surrounding landscape means that while residents can enjoy the comforts that the city and the nearby Canberra can provide, the great outdoors and related activities are always only a few minutes away.