Crace has trail-blazed Canberra's growth but the sheer pace of the young suburb's development might come as a surprise when viewed through a photographic lens.
The northern suburb's journey from bushland to thriving Gungahlin suburb has been traced in a series of aerial photographs.
Geospatial mapping and visual analytics company nearmap captured the series of images from above between January, 2012 and mid-2015, creating a striking picture of just how quickly Crace has evolved.
Crace was the fastest growing suburb in Australia in 2013-14, as Gungahlin's population surged and Crace grew by 57 per cent.
Gungahlin was responsible for 71 per cent of the ACT's total growth with Crace and Harrison gaining an extra 1000 people in a year.
Crace was also among suburbs which experienced the biggest population gains in 2012-13 including Bonner, Casey and Harrison, all of which fall in the Gunghalin region.
Crace was established in 2010 and its development came to and end with the final sale of blocks in late 2013.
Nearmap chief executive officer Simon Crowther said aerial mapping of suburbs, like Crace, with high resolution images helped speed up project delivery, increase returns on investment and track change over time.
"In capital cities around the nation, urban growth is underway," he said.
"Disruptive technologies like aerial mapping and data visualisation help people do their jobs by letting them see what is on the ground now, in great detail, and enable them to see how it has changed over time."