Nicholls: in focus

Nicholls is one of the earliest suburbs in the Gungahlin area, with many houses built here during the mid-90's. Its larger block sizes, elevated pockets, and two golf courses weaving through the suburb make it an ideal target for those looking for a premium location in Gungahlin. It's a popular choice for many families I work with who are looking for a more modern home, and you'll spot many a homeowner enjoying their manicured garden of a weekend.

The median price for a house currently stands at $756,000 (source: Allhomes) but there are wide variations from one side of the suburb to another. Like all suburbs, it has its pockets of more highly sought after addresses. Sue Geh Cct and the connected streets hold some of the most prestigious properties, with the elevated streets to the North of McClelland Ave housing properties with prime views to the city and mountains beyond. Not forgetting there's a number of properties that front directly onto the golfing greens with frequent kangaroo sightings! Bigger blocks (800-1000m2) and bigger homes on average than many other Gungahlin suburbs, Nicholls' top-end properties tend to have 5 bedrooms and multiple bathrooms.

Recent sales:

This large, 5 bedroom single-level property on a 1080m2 battleaxe block on McClelland Ave sold prior to auction for $960,000 this week.

This large, 5 bedroom single-level property on a 1080m2 battleaxe block on McClelland Ave sold prior to auction for $960,000 this week.

A corner block of 1177m2 on Northam St with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms sold for $820,000 this month.

A corner block of 1177m2 on Northam St with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms sold for $820,000 this month.

$1.215m for this 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom McRitchie Cct home on a 851m2 corner block, sold three weeks ago.  

$1.215m for this 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom McRitchie Cct home on a 851m2 corner block, sold three weeks ago.
 

Closer to the school, this Anne Clark Ave home with 4 bedrooms and two bathrooms on 688m2 sold for $595,000 in October 2016.

Closer to the school, this Anne Clark Ave home with 4 bedrooms and two bathrooms on 688m2 sold for $595,000 in October 2016.

Nicholls provides a few schooling options within the suburb. The public primary, Gold Creek School (junior site) shares some facilities with Holy Spirit Catholic Primary, adjacent to one another. The Gold Creek senior school offers years 7-10 with St John Paul II College expanding to offer Year 11 in 2017, alongside its 7-10 enrolments.

The elevated estate of Harcourt Hill provides a second club, Gold Creek Country Club, to rival the Gungahlin Lakes course leaving golfers spoiled for choice and providing plenty of walking paths on the outskirts for Nichollarians to enjoy their exercise.

Federation Square, a collection of boutique stores and cafes, is an extension to the Ginninderra Village of early Canberra. My first job was out here, in fact! It's a popular destination for catching up with friends as there's a popular teahouse (Adore Tea) and several coffee shops and dining options. The George Harcourt Inn and The Green Herring are both well-known to locals with Versatile restaurant and Cafe Injoy also close by. The precinct is home to Cockington Green, an aviary and the National Dinosaur Museum which makes entertaining the little ones very easy. 

George Harcourt Inn, popular by the fireplace in Winter and outdoors with a cold drink in Summer. Source: mygungahlin.com.au

George Harcourt Inn, popular by the fireplace in Winter and outdoors with a cold drink in Summer. Source: mygungahlin.com.au

The suburb also enjoys bus routes direct to Gungahlin, Belconnen and into the city, which is rare. With two routes servicing Nicholls, the 'rapid' routes also extend to Russell, Barton, Kingston and Fyshwick making public transport a viable option. 

Siding the Barton Highway, driving time is minimised from Nicholls for drivers headed for Belconnen, the city and beyond with easy access to the Gungahlin Drive Extension and Northbourne Ave. The suburb is full of roundabouts however, so for those living in the centre it can be a winding trail to get out of the suburb. With the upgrade underway to the Barton Hwy intersection with William Slim/Gundaroo Dr, it hopefully won't be too long before peak hour is alleviated. 

Currently on the market:

8 Kleinig St is up for auction on Saturday, November 12.

8 Kleinig St is up for auction on Saturday, November 12.

19 Lindwall Pl, to be auctioned on 5th November

19 Lindwall Pl, to be auctioned on 5th November

If you're considering buying in Nicholls, it's a location that I know well having seen it sculpted from a rural parcel of land into a populous suburb. I'd be more than happy to assist you to buy, with the majority of quality family homes selling by auction or by tender/by negotiation. Please contact me to find out more about my services.