They are the people behind one of the most contested topics of the upcoming ACT election, the former Canberrans who have moved across the border.
It's one of the territory's biggest problems according to the Canberra Liberals but ACT Labor has questioned its prevalence.
Adam and Kris McCoy left Canberra when they purchased a block of land in Googong in 2014. The couple had both been in Canberra since they were children but were steered away from the territory due to the high cost of land.
"We had been looking at a few places and we pretty much ruled Canberra out straight away," he said.
"For the price we paid we got double the size for half the price of what we were looking at in Canberra. It was just ridiculous what the blocks were selling for at the back of Molonglo."
Daniel Hunter and Lisa Cooper will soon join the McCoys in NSW.
The couple has recently purchased a house in Queanbeyan and will move out of their Kingston apartment later this month. Affordability was a main factor in their move but they were also after a specific kind of house.
"We were looking at the inner south of Canberra liking that old style of housing with a bit of character, we weren't really interested in new housing, and Lisa's mum said why don't you look in Queanbeyan," Mr Hunter said.
"We found the house we wanted straight up, it was beautiful, it ticked all the boxes."
A backyard was also important, particularly for Ms Cooper who is a horticulturalist.
"We couldn't get anything with a yard in the price range we were looking for [in Canberra]," she said.
"We didn't have to compromise on many things [in Queanbeyan]. We went to a few places and we could have made them all work really whereas the places we saw in Canberra were just too high in price and we would have to compromise on too many things that we wanted."
House prices have shot upwards in Canberra. According to Domain, the median house price in Canberra is more than $800,000. In five years, house prices have risen 31.4 per cent.
Those who have moved from the ACT to the surrounding region have been labelled "Canberra's refugees" by the Canberra Liberals. The party say high land prices have driven them away.
Canberra Liberals leader Alistair Coe has consistently blamed housing affordability for driving Canberrans away from the territory and into NSW border towns such as Googong and Queanbeyan but he has also been asked to prove this trend beyond anecdotal evidence.
At the only televised leader's debate, Mr Coe boldly said the proof that Canberrans were moving across the borders was in the number of cars with ACT number plates outside the Googong display office of a weekend. But he also said census data had also proved this.
According to ABS data, in the five years to 2016, 19,010 people had moved from the ACT to the Capital Region - this encompasses Queanbeyan, Yass, Cooma, Goulburn and the South Coast - and 17,005 people moved from the Capital Region to the ACT. This represents a net migration of 2005 people to the Capital Region.
But Labor has done their own analysis. They say more recently in the five years to 2019 Queanbeyan's population has grown by 8.1 per cent whereas Canberra's by 9.6 per cent.
And migration between the ACT and all of NSW favours the territory where they has been a net migration of 3690. In the five years, 57,413 people moved to the ACT from NSW whereas 53,723 Canberrans moved to NSW.
Labor's analysis also shows business growth in Canberra has far surpassed that of Queanbeyan. More than 4500 businesses opened in Canberra in the five years to June 2019, a growth of 17.7 per cent compared to Queanbeyan where business growth is 8.4 per cent.
Chief Minister Andrew Barr has denied that Canberra's housing affordability problem is unique to the capital. At an election forum last month, he said there were housing affordability problems across the country.
Mr Barr said the federal government's policies of capital gains tax and negative gearing had driven up housing prices. He said the way to help with affordability was to release more land for housing to be built.
But unlike the Canberra Liberals, who want to release more single residential blocks, a Labor government has set a target for 70 per cent of all new dwellings to be built in existing suburbs. This has resulted in more apartments being built, which is often cited as an affordable alternative for younger Canberrans.
Indeed, in five years Domain data shows units have risen by only 5.8 per cent.
However, land and affordability have been cited as reasons for the cross-border move by buyers.
The Googong sales office said close to 60 per cent of all their sales were to Canberrans.
LJ Hooker Queanbeyan director Jason Maxwell said in the last financial year that 72 per cent of his agency's buyers came from a fixed Canberra address.
He said first-home and second-home buyers were prevalent among those, as well as investors. But Mr Maxwell said it's not just affordability that is making people want to move to Queanbeyan but lifestyle and convenience.
"When you ask them why they usually say it's closer to work and better value for money," he said.
While the Liberals say they will be able to fund a four-year rate freeze by luring back "Canberra's refugees", they may have a glaring hole in their plan. That is, some don't ever want to move back to the ACT.
The McCoys say if they were to move it would be to a larger block in Googong or a rural farming block in Googong's surrounds.
If work happened to take them overseas or interstate, they would still move back to Googong.
"We love it and it's just got better and better," Mr McCoy said.