Here are three reasons why your kids will love living at Denman Prospect!
1 All the parks, trails and playgrounds nearby
It’s so good to be a kid here – as well as an amazing playground in the Ridgeline Park, there’s the Pod playground at the National Arboretum which is practically on your doorstep! Banksia cubbies, giant acorns and nest swings with Canberra’s best views as the backdrop makes this place heaven for kids of all ages. Make time for tea parties in the magical Himalayan cedar forest, explore the lookouts, art sculptures, forests and bonsai display. And the big kids (aka parents) can grab a coffee while they’re there. Perfect!
The Centenary Trail, a 140km walking and cycling trail that circles and bisects the city is easily accessed from here too for mountain biking, horse riding and hiking. Designed by urban planner Anthony Burton, the trail combines old and new trails and will guarantee an adventure off the beaten track. Not to mention the proximity of the Molonglo River Nature Reserve for picnics and Stromlo Forest Park for bike-loving families. The possibilities for active adventure are endless!
2 School is around the corner
When you go to the local school, everything’s so much easier – more time in the morning to get ready (and play), the short distance to get there and the ease of organising playdates on weekends. It’s a great way for the kids to feel a part of the local community, and develop a sense of pride in their school and suburb.
There is a P-10 school planned for the site between Wyndham Avenue, Bielski Street and Coaldrake Avenue. There’s also Charles Weston School in nearby Coombs, which caters for students from preschool to year 6. It includes meeting rooms, a community oval, a school hall and sports court, as well as out-of-hours school care.
3 Central location
Sure, location is something we have to think about as parents – factoring in time for the school run, trekking to extracurricular activities, driving to the park, shops, café or kids’ parties – but the kids appreciate the benefits too. At Denman Prospect you’re in the centre of Canberra, mere minutes from major shopping malls, medical facilities and national institutions – nothing is far away.
This all means less time in the car, less stressed parents, more quality family time and space in the schedule to just be. The kids might not notice exactly what’s different, but they’ll know that life got a whole lot more chilled out.