The highs and lows of Canberra suburb performance in 2017

This year the Canberra property market grew from strength to strength. Overall the ACT market's median house price grew 9.1 per cent to $712, 975.

The best reflection of the strength of the market is at the suburb level where only 11 suburbs experienced a decrease in the median house price. Torrens recorded the lowest with a decline of 11.07 per cent.

There has been a high volume of sales - the suburbs of Kambah and Ngunnawal recorded the highest number of house sales at 176 each. Only Tharwa, Hall, Braddon and O'Malley sold less than 10 houses.

Established suburbs such as Macquarie, Florey and Gordon were very successful in 2017. Each gained a position in the top 10 performing suburbs by growth in median price. Belconnen suburbs were particularly impressive making up half the top 10.

While established suburbs had great success, the new suburbs of Coombs, Lawson and Moncreiff experienced enormous growth in their median house price with 66.34 per cent, 40.29 per cent and 34 per cent respectively*, proving Canberra buyers like to buy new.

Allhomes' has crunched the numbers and here's how suburbs in the seven main regions stack up.

Belconnen

Suburb with the most sales:Macgregor; 154 houses sold.

Suburb with the highest median house price:Weetangera $907,500; 28 houses sold.

Suburb with the lowest median house price:Belconnen $425,000; 33 houses sold.

Suburb with largest growth in median house price: Macquarie, median house price increase of 22.85 per cent; 26 houses sold.

Suburb with least growth in median house price:Aranda, median price decrease of 4.57 per cent; 41 houses sold.

29 Goulburn Place, Macquarie recorded the highest 2017 price, selling for $1,091,500.

29 Goulburn Place, Macquarie recorded the highest 2017 price for the suburb, selling for $1,091,500.Photo: Ray White Canberra

Gungahlin

Suburb with the most sales: Ngunnawal; 176 houses sold.

Suburb with the highest median house price:Crace, $805,000; 71 houses sold.

Suburb with the lowest median house price: Ngunnawal, $480,000.

Suburb with largest growth in median house price: Crace, median price increase of 17.09 per cent.

Suburb with least growth in median house price:Casey, median price decrease of 6.28 per cent.

Canberra Domain Allhomes.?5 Bungaree Crescent, Ngunnawal. August 5, 2017.?

Ngunnawal had the highest volume of sales out of Canberra suburbs in 2017. 5 Bungaree Crescent sold for $700k in August. Photo: Supplied

Inner North

Suburb with the most sales:Watson; 84 houses sold.

Suburb with the highest median house price: Turner; $1,420,880; 13 houses sold.

Suburb with the lowest median house price: Watson, $717,000.

Suburb with largest growth in median house price:Campbell, median price increase of 10.91 per cent to $1,220,000; 43 houses sold.

Suburb with least growth in median house price: Lyneham, median price increase of 0.60 per cent to $750,000; 30 houses sold.

Lyneham experienced a median price growth of just 0.06 per cent. 12 Earle Street sold for $860k in August.

Lyneham experienced a median price growth of just 0.06 per cent. 12 Earle Street sold for $860k in August. Photo: Adam McGrath

Inner South

Suburb with the most sales: Narrabundah; 70 houses sold.

Suburb with the highest median house price:Forrest, $3,200,000; 20 houses sold.

Suburb with the lowest median house price: Narrabundah, $847,500; 70 houses sold.

Suburb with largest growth in median house price:Red Hill, median price increase of 10.57 per cent to $1,401,500; 42 houses sold.

Suburb with least growth in median house price: Griffith, median price increase of 2.19 per cent to $1,400,000; 49 houses sold.

12 Euroka Place, Narrabunah sold for $610k at an auction on Thursday, November 23.

12 Euroka Place, Narrabunah sold for $610k at an auction in November. Photo: Luton Properties Canberra City

Tuggeranong

Suburb with the most sales:Kambah; 176 houses sold.

Suburb with the highest median house price:Fadden, $750,000; 37 houses sold.

Suburb with the lowest median house price:Banks, $486,500; 68 house sold.

Suburb with largest growth in median house price: Gordon, median price increase of 16.82 per cent to $537,500; 108 houses sold.

Suburb with least growth in median house price:Gilmore, median price decrease of 7.31 per cent; 29 houses sold.

4/9 Ferry Place Gordon is currently on the market.

4/9 Ferry Place Gordon is currently on the market. Photo: McIntyre Property

Weston Creek

Suburb with the most sales: Weston; 60 houses sold.

Suburb with the highest median house price:Chapman, $747,500; 44 houses sold.

Suburb with the lowest median house price: Rivett, $560,500; 50 houses sold.

Suburb with largest growth in median house price: Rivett, median price increase of 1.91 per cent.

Suburb with least growth in median house price: Chapman median price decrease of 9.12 per cent.

Chapman has the highest median price in Weston Creek. Pictured: 26 Beaumont Close, Chapman.

Chapman has the highest median price in Weston Creek. Pictured: 26 Beaumont Close, Chapman. Photo: One Agency Michael Potter

Woden Valley

Suburb with the most sales:Curtin; 92 houses sold.

Suburb with the highest median house price:Garran, $950,000; 40 houses sold.

Suburb with the lowest median house price:Phillip, $495,000; 19 houses sold.

Suburb with largest growth in median house price: Hughes, median price increase of 17.09 per cent; 41 houses sold.

Suburb with least growth in median house price: Torrens, median price decrease of 11.07 per cent; 33 houses sold.

Torrens had the lowest decrease in its median price in Canberra. Pictured: 20 Perkins Place, Torrens.

Torrens had the lowest decrease in its median price in Canberra. Pictured: 20 Perkins Place, Torrens. Photo: Belle Property Kingston

*Suburbs under five years old are not counted when considering the largest growth in median house price of the region.

This story The highs and lows of Canberra suburb performance in 2017 first appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald.