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Ten reasons we think you will love Canberra

10 Reasons Why You'll Love Living in the Australian Capital"

Despite it's reputation, Canberra is more than just the political epicentre; it's a city that seamlessly blends the urban with the amazing natural beauty of its context. We could mention more but here are ten reasons why you should ignore the naysayers and embrace a move to Canberra or Queanbeyan.

  1. Quality of Life: Canberra consistently ranks high in global quality of life indexes. With a low crime rate, excellent healthcare, and great education, it's a city that prioritises the well-being of its residents.

  2. Green Space: Canberra is often called the "Bush Capital,"

  3. Cultural Hub: Despite its size, Canberra hosts an array of cultural events and festivals. The National Gallery, the National Museum, and the Australian War Memorial are just a few examples of the city's rich cultural offerings.

  4. Diverse Dining Scene: Foodies will find Canberra's culinary scene to be diverse and innovative. From some of the best coffee in Australia and arguably the world, to gourmet restaurants, the city caters to every palate, offering a huge amount of variety.

  5. Active Lifestyle: Canberra is the perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts. With numerous bike paths, hiking trails, and water activities, residents can easily maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.

  6. Educational Opportunities: Home to world-class institutions, Canberra provides an excellent environment for education. The city's commitment to learning is evident in its many libraries and research facilities.

  7. Four Distinct Seasons: Ok, we get it, some are already scare of the winter cold some speak of but there is a beauty in all four seasons in Canberra. From cherry blossoms in spring to colourful foliage in autumn, the city's climate offers a diverse and visually stunning landscape. Did we mention, despite the cold in winter, it is Australia's sunniest city, not its warmest but its sunniest.

  8. Community Spirit: Despite being the capital, Canberra exudes a strong sense of community. Residents often engage in local events, markets, and neighbourhood activities, fostering a warm and friendly atmosphere. Some do complain about the transient nature of the population but if you are ready to jump into community, both in Church and in a wider regard, you can find friends for life.

  9. Easy Commute: Canberra's well-planned layout makes commuting a breeze. Minimal traffic, efficient public transportation, and well-connected bike paths contribute to stress-free travel. Once you have adjusted to the relatively easy commute, you will find returning to larger city traffic a frightening thought.

  10. National Identity: Living in the capital means being immersed in Australia's national identity. From Parliament House to the iconic landmarks, Canberra is a city that embodies the essence of the nation. Sometimes you do just have to pause and soak it in. BONUS

  11. Divergent Church: Ok, yes we are biased and no Divergent is not always the best fit for everyone but we genuinely believe God has, is and will continue to do a great work in those that find home in the Divergent community. You can read more about Divergent Church here Ps. There are other great Churches in our region so if we are not the right fit, we would be happy to point you in a more appropriate direction.

We understand some people are a little wary, maybe you visited in Grade six like so many and all you remember is a Parliament tour but Canberra, Queanbeyan and its surrounds are amazing. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

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