I will be visiting Canberra for a few months, and I am trying to figure out the best place to rent an apartment. I'm in my late 20s and I live in a big city, so I would like to be in the most "happening" place possible. :) I love to shop (I prefer malls over boutiques, though), and I want to be near good restaurants and cafes. I would also love to be near nightlife. My budget is pretty flexible. I just want a really nice place in the best location possible.
I've read on here that Kingston and Manuka are supposed to be fun, but I had a friend tell me that Kingston is kind of dead at night and that Civic is probably the liveliest place to live. Is that true? Where do people my age live mostly? Any suggestions on which part of Civic (maybe even general street names)? Where can you find people walking around at night?
Also, if anyone has suggestions on good apartment rental agencies, that would be great!
Thanks so much!