Bridgewater, TAS 7030

3.6(13 reviews)

Ranked 18th best suburb by locals in Tasmania Region, TAS

Great for

  • Cost of living
  • Public transport
  • Parks and recreation
  • Medical facilities
  • Pest-free

Not great for

  • Eating out
  • Nightlife
  • Gym and fitness

Who lives here?

  • Families With Kids
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers

Reviews of Bridgewater, TAS

14th September 2021

"The land of the bogans"

Not all, but most of bridgewater is for bogan parents that drink and do drugs and send their kids to the most uneducational school anyone has ever known. This is what i know about this place, First more cars are set of fire than trees did on black friday, more shops are robbed in this little town more than Mexico and the people just look terrible, i mean come on people we can do better.

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bobv

Also I would suggest you avoid the area.

Bo Zo
Bo Zo

haha! Ok thanks, definaley not my scene.

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30th January 2020

"Nice and warm countryside"

I have moved here in 2018. In the beginning, I really worried about the negative news about this suburb. But on the first day, my neighbor gave us a nice and warm welcome. While we are doing painting and gardening, they are willing to help always. After one and a half years of living here, I am pretty sure the bad news is not right. It is definitely stereotype. Although you can tell not so many people are well educated till the University level, it does not mean they are bad people. Most of our neighbors are working at laborers, they are working for TasWater, for transportation, for Brighton transportation centers. But they say hi to you on the streets while you are running. So I do not think any reason that stops you from the bad news to live here. Once I cried at the riverside and a man with a dog talked to me and stayed awhile with me. He may afraid that I am in deep depression and doing some stupid things. But I just had a small fight with my partner, not a big deal. Aha. Even though that time, I prefer to stay with myself for a while, I still appreciate the nice concerns from a stranger of my community.
And the shopping center is very convenient. It is just 5 mins drive from home to grocery. There are both coles and woolies. There are reject shop and domino pizza shops. There are both MacDough and KFC. So for young people, it would be an easy place to live in.
So recommend and welcome questions. I am providing updated news, so hopefully can give you some help.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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pennys3

BTW, my neighbors are both having a diploma degree at least. They do a lot of volunteering work for the community. My partner and I are both having full-time jobs, so unfortunately we can not donate to much time to our community but we appreciate their hard work.

Joey Holliday
Joey Holliday

hahahahahaha imagine being paid to wright that.

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"Good and the bad!"

I've lived in the Huon Valley all of my life and moved to Bridgewater in 2015 as my husband and I found a house 3x the size of ours for sale for $180,000 less then half the price of what we payed for our place in Huonville! I love living in Bridgewater & even though it has been known as a 'rough' place, I would much rather live and raise my children here than Huonville. It has every service you need and is only 20 minute drive tops to Hobart, the public transport is absolutely fantastic! The sense of community spirit is absolutely fantastic in Bridgewater and there are plenty of hard working people who love the place they live out here! The local public school (East Derwent Primary) is absolutely beautiful and after moving my son from a private school in the Huon Valley I am super impressed with East Derwent. There is Gymnastics, Dancing, Indoor Soccer & plenty of other great things for your children to partake out here (the local PCYC is great!) & I will happily live here for as long as I can! As for the rougher people out here, yes there are some but no one has ever shown us any violence or hostility out here & I feel safe enough to leave my car unlocked & my kids play with other children on the front lawn all afternoon. It may of been worse, but since 2015 we have had no issues & I'm very proud to live in Bridgewater. I am a university graduate, with my bachelors in Criminology and my Husband is a owner of a slaughter house (we are not your average bogans)

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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isabelp2

Hi Laura are you still living in Bridgewater? Im considering buying an investment property there as prices are so good and wonder if it is still a good place? Have you seen changes in the last few years?

pennys3

As the price is going up, I see more and more people moving in. And the construction under way is so quickly nearby. So I am sure there will be some changes. Rent is also increasing.

craigs30

Hey Isabel I own an investment in Bridgewater, has gone up dramatically over the last few years so you may have missed the brunt of the growth however I'd say there is still more to come. If I was you however I would look more into either Clarendon vale if you want cheap or as close to Glenorchy as you can afford.

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"Fairly rough area"

Bridgewater is fairly rough but still isn't the worst suburb in Tasmania. If you don't mind it a little rough and can defend yourself there is a tight neighborhood community.

Great for

  • Great investment area
  • Affordable housing

Not great for

  • Very rough
  • High welfare uptake

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
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Rentals in Bridgewater

"Small community"

Great for

  • A half hour to the city of Hobart. Quiet.
  • Growing fast with employment opportunities increasing with the new transport hub.
  • Affordable housing
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"Bridgewater - Be careful"

Bridgewater is a lovely little enclave which is suitable for any bogan families moving here (interstate). All bogan amenities are available with easy reach including: dealers,stolen goods, burn out areas for doughnuts etc. Hopefully soon someone will put a fence around this place and make people have visa's to get in/out etc.

Not great for

  • Loads of centrelink customers
  • Small percentage of deadbeats who unfortunately are more noticeable than the nice people.
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tamara_bester

unfortunately you must be one of the bogans.

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"Mix of the bad and the ugly"

Make no mistake, Bridgewater is filled with some good people, but it's certainly not a place that you could walk around by yourself of the night time, it's an adequate place to live while you're dreaming of living somewhere else, it's in a handy location as far as close to town goes but you would be better of buying somewhere else that's for sure.

Not great for

  • Loads of centrelink customers

Who lives here?

  • Singles
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tamara_bester

i wouldn't dream of buying anywhere else.

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"Open spaces and conveniences abound."

I purchased my home 11 years ago because Bridgewater had more facilities available for seniors than any other suburb. We have never regretted our choice. Beside the river with clean air, open spaces with walking tracks, library, PCYC gym with low costs, and 2 supermarkets as well as other shops, public transport. Anything we need is only a short stroll from our front gate

Great for

  • A half hour to the city of Hobart. Quiet.
  • Growing fast with employment opportunities increasing with the new transport hub.

Not great for

  • Small percentage of deadbeats who unfortunately are more noticeable than the nice people.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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EricaGore
EricaGore

Would you still recommend the area?

bobv

Ummmm unless you like you car burning and you head getting bashed in, i don't recommend for you own safety

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"A great place to live."

I have lived in Bridgewater for 31 years, Like all places it has it good points and bad. But the god points far out way the bad. I live in a very quiet street, and have the most beautiful views. It's also a great place to get into the property market as you can still buy a house at a resonable price.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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"Hobart's Best Value Waterfront Suburb in Australia"

It's on the move with new supermarkets, community facilities, choice of schools and child care, magnificent views of the Derwent River and Mount Wellington, and a short drive or bus trip to the Hobart CBD

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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nose

which are the best streets

rods7

lived in hobart all my life . i am 49 years old and would not live in bridgewater if they were giving houses away up there.

pennys3

Hi nose, I think most main streets in Bridgewater are quite good. I am not familiar with small streets and very remoted part of Bridgewater. But I think close to the green point is not a bad idea.

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"Good for families with kids and retirees"

i have lived in bridgewater for 35 years has not had no bad experience dosn't mean every one has had one

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Only if You are game!!"

Great place to live if you want your house broken into and your car stolen and burnt out!! If you are up for this then GO FOR IT!

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sadsack

i have lived in brdgewater 35 years has yet no problems if you have had a dad experience
dosn't mean very one has have

Deearne

having your house broken into can happen in any suburb I have lived in Bridgewater for 12 months and have lovely neighbors, have had no problems with and trouble.

MelGood

Yes you can have your house broken into in any suburb, but its much more likely in this Suburb. Do Not Move Here

MammaM

I agree ~ this place is full of rude, repulsive people with no decency or respect.

ScottK1

I wanted to buy in bridgewater but was way under the weight limit , had to many teeth and don't own flanny pjs so couldn't go to the shops un noticed...To be fair it is a gr8 place to invest and the bogan content is reducing with the Govt selling a lot of their stocks in the area

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