The Gunning district has an overall population of about 1,875 people. A high degree of social unity, good communications, beautiful scenery, a low crime rate and easy access to both Canberra and Sydney are just a few of the benefits of living in the Gunning community.
Gunning boasts a relaxed lifestyle, coupled with excellent recreational facilities, including a golf course, new tennis courts, swimming pool, equestrian facilities and various multi-purpose community facilities. Gunning has a large number of community groups including an active Arts Council and a Lions Club, as well as its sporting clubs.
Gunning is the centre of a rich and diversified pastoral and agricultural area with the major industries being fine wool, fat lambs, beef cattle and tourism. These industries are supported by an array of professional and specialist services such as a rural transaction centre, rural supplies, mechanical repairs, workshops & fuel outlets, skilled tradespeople & veterinary services. The Upper Lachlan Shire Council, of which Gunning is a part, is dedicated to the development of a range of industries to take advantage of Gunning’s pivotal location and range of business and community services.
Only 67km to Canberra and 242km to Sydney, Gunning’s climate is bracing in winter and early spring, and beautiful for the remainder of the year, being especially idyllic in autumn. The temperature ranges from occasional overnight minimums of up to -6 degrees C in winter to occasional maximums of 38 degrees C in summer. Rainfall averages 630mm per year which is generally spread evenly throughout the year.
With a median house price of $330,000, and access to Gunning Public School and a visiting doctor, Gunning is a perfect home for those looking to relax and enjoy country life.