1.7 out of 10

Gagebrook

-42.7494031808137 147.264827934255
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Pest Free
  • Public Transport
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
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Reviews

1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Rough Part of Town"

Gagebrook is located on the north western fringe of Hobart 16 kms from the city. It is on the east shore of the Derwent River with Bridgewater to the north and Old Beach to the south. It is a public housing ghetto and has the reputation of being a low socio-economic area with all the problems that go along with it. It has two primary schools Herdman's Cove and Gagebrook. There are a disproportionate amount of teenage mothers. Therefore the children are not well supervised leading to problems of vandalism, arson and drug dealing and abuse. There are a couple of safe streets but they are few and far between. This is an area to be avoided if you can afford to.
Pros
  • River views
  • Affordable rent
  • Lots of young families
Cons
  • Crime
  • Low income area
  • Public housing ghetto
Recommended for
  • Families with kids