Selling points: Just 7km to Canberra’s CBD; 2km to Westfield Belconnen Mall; Jamison Shopping Centre; Median House Price in Macquarie is $494,000 (Canberra median house price $515,000); 8% growth to June 2012; Unit Median Price in Macquarie $415,000 (Canberra median unit price $419,000); Median average rent (advertised) $440 per week at a 4.4% Gross rental yield.
Most sought after properties: Three-bed houses with a garage close to one of the schools are in high demand. Also apartments and townhouses.
Most common properties: Three to four-bedroom homes, especially those with renovation potential.
Top amenities: Public primary school and Canberra High School. Jamison Centre, including Coles, Aldi and several small stores. Big Splash Water Park – and public swimming pool. Local Macquarie shops with pharmacy, cafe, dog groomer, Vietnamese restaurant and more.
Local industry and business: Most residents are commuters to either the city or Belconnen town centre.
Recent changes: the building of apartments and townhouses. Also, the development of Jamison Inn Tavern site into apartments.
Best streets: The Cul-de-sacs off Castlereagh and Erskine Streets are quiet and well located to public open space.
Public transport: Public transport is easily accessible from the Jamison Centre. Park and ride buses are available. Bus Route 10 direct to the city also available, as well as Route 73, 74 and 942.
Main arteries: Belconnen Way to city; Bindubi St links to William Hovell to connect to Caswell Drive (Tuggeranong Parkway); and the Gungahlin Drive Extension.