7.0 out of 10

Glenorchy

Ranked 15th best suburb in Greater Hobart
-42.8337119420376 147.271385724752
Great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Cost of Living
  • Schools
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Pest Free
  • Medical Facilities
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Aug 19, 2016

"Poor, but close to everything."

Glenorchy is well know for being quite rough, although there are some lovely streets. The Municipality is one of the most disadvantaged in the Greater Hobart area. People are mostly very friendly though: plenty of retirees. Down side is that there are also a lot of bogans and scary people, especially in the bus mall area.
On the up side it is very very affordable and is only 15/20 minutes to the Hobart CBD. Plenty of services including the large Northgate shopping centre.
Pros
  • Northgate Shopping Centre
  • affordable housing
Cons
  • bogans
  • hoons
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A Great up and coming community with amazing public services for young families! Just love it!"

The Glenorchy Public Library offers some amazing workshops and literacy programs for all ages with its Rock and Rhyme once a week and introduction to stories also once a week!.. It also provides internet connection and other workshop!

Loads of shopping locations with Glenorchy Central and Northgate all in walking distance along with Big W for the savy shopper!..
Pros
  • peace and quiet
  • great cafes
  • great shopping and public services
  • Bus Mall
  • Northgate and Big W
  • Sport and Red.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Glenorchy has far more to offer than most suburbs in Tas !"

Glenorchy is a great place to raise kids and live within a reasonable budget. Near where I live there are a massive amount of amenities - (a short walk away from me)- the Showgrounds (+market) KGV footy ground, Soccer Ground, YMCA, Swimming pool, Skate Ring, Waterfront boardwalk, Elwick Racecourse, Derwent Entertainment centre, really good shopping centres , doctors, really good meat and veg. wholesalers (yes some bogans hang out near Macdonalds) ... all great leisure and fun stuff to do. MONA has brought sophistication into the Glenorchy Region and the Bike Track running through the centre of the suburbs is great. If you want affordable housing and good sport and rec. Glenorchy is one of the best suburbs.
Pros
  • Sport and Red.
  • affordable housing
  • neighbours mind their own business
  • Bus Mall
  • Northgate and Big W
Cons
  • hoodies
  • Not enough police of security
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Certainly one in a million. In a bad way"

So MANY BOGANS. Do not move here it will haunt you. Im sure the rest of Hobart agrees its a horrible place.
Cons
  • BOGANS
  • Not enough police of security
  • ALOT of bogans
  • Unsafe
sanjay001
sanjay001 I certainley agree, this is a breeding ground for bogans. It really should be fenced off from the rest of Hobart...
2yrs+
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Bogan Central"

Where do I start... Glenorchy is a very unsafe place to be.

The best times to be out in Glenorchy is during school times because that's when all the ferral school kids aren't around, except for the ones that wag school.

Do no access Northgate by McDonalds because there is always a group of teenagers hanging around the door having a cigarette.

In the past 10 years Glenorchy's rating has fallen. The neighborhood isn't a friendly place. I wouldn't want to be walking the streets in the dark.

The only good thing is the shopping, the bus mall (minus the scary bogans), and being close to Hobart CBD.
Pros
  • Northgate and Big W
  • Bus Mall
Cons
  • Not enough police of security
  • ALOT of bogans
  • Unsafe
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
oioioi
oioioi this = true. whyyyy has nobody else picked up on that yet?
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Amenities galore, great views, and good family vibe"

I've just bought a house in Glenorchy. It's a very pleasant suburb, about 8km from Hobart CBD, and an easy/short drive there.

The suburb is fantastic for ammenities - many shopping centres, cafes, and parks all add up to, yep, you guessed it, a very family-oriented neighbourhood. This is a good thing, you feel quite safe walking around and a real sense of 'community'. In fact, my neighbours threw a street party a couple months back! I haven't heard of those since the 80s (being from Sydney this was really quite pleasently surprisingly to see!'

Hobart is a small city so pretty much everywhere is 'accessible' by Sydney standards, but Glenorchy/Montrose/Derwent Park just have a nice 'vibe' to them. Definately suburbs on the up...
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A quiet escape minutes from Hobart"

Next to the beautiful Tolosa park, at the feet of Mount Wellington and surrounded by nature.

Merton is less than five minutes from the busy shopping district in Glenorchy and only just over ten minutes to the city via Kalang avenue and through Lenah Valley.

Merton is predominantly a new homes area, with many homes enjoying water views on two sides with the reservoir at Tolosa park and views down to the Derwent.

Dominic College offers a brand new childcare facility (built 2009) and schooling from kindergarten to year 10 on expansive grounds.

Tolosa street offers regular buses into the bus interchange at Glenorchy. Tolosa st has light traffic once you are past barossa road, and very quiet once you are past Dominic into Merton.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
2yrs+

"A perfect place to own your first home"

It's such a convenient suburb, walking distance to most shops, large shopping centre, parks for the kids and activities for the adults! I live in the area and enjoy living there!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Unranked Streets in Glenorchy

Panorama Ct

0.5/5
"very unsafe house to live in wouldnt recommend kids to grow up in"
-42.83963 147.27771

Glenwood Rd

4.5/5
"views of the Derwent and of Tolosa reservoir"
-42.85218 147.256