Launceston, TAS 7250

4.4(21 reviews)

Ranked 17th best suburb by locals in Northern Region, TAS

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Reviews of Launceston, TAS

16th April 2022

"Lovely city with country town feel"

I lived here and found it easy to walk around, architecturally sensitive, with a good museum and art gallery, gorge, restaurants and shops. The people are friendly. Easy parking and an accessible city.

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11th December 2021

"Launceston the place to be!"

Quiet small town with a vibrant cbd and beautiful nature!

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11th August 2021

"Lively Launceston!"

Launceston is a lovely city that has been my home for 29 years! Growing up in the area has been a treat as Launceston boasts all the conveniences possible without the big city, cramped feel. Launceston is home to many wonders including the Cataract Gorge, Tamar Wetlands and also the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery as well as beautiful range of cafes, bars and restaurants. Launceston has many parks and bike and walking tracks for families and adventurers alike.

Jenna Baker - Property Manager, Launceston

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Michelle Williams
@home Property Management Solutions
18th February 2021

"Why I Love Launceston"

The heading should actually read, 'what's not to love about Launceston'. I have lived in this beautiful city all of my life and I couldn't imagine living anywhere else. It may be a small town, but the saying is true about great things coming in small packages! My favourite places include the iconic Cataract Gorge, the stunning vineyards in every direction and the mind-blowing coastlines and beaches. We also have the very best restaurants and cafe's and in my opinion the best coffee in the world! Ok, so I haven't tried everywhere in the world but I am sure we are in the top 10!

As the owner of a Property Management business in Launceston and working in the Real Estate industry for almost 25 years, I am lucky enough to assist people looking to invest or finding homes for people moving to our State. Living in Launceston is simple, safe and it has such a great community spirit.

Michelle Williams - Managing Director
@home Property Management Launceston
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23rd October 2020

"Beautiful City"

Launceston has so much to offer! it is a mixture of old and new and is a rapidly growing city.
Launceston is renowned for the Cataract Gorge, with its walking trails and amazing views.
An overall great community and atmosphere.

Casey Rafferty

Tameka Smith - Property Manager, Launceston

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25th May 2020

"Vibrant city that is growing in reputation"

Launceston is Tasmania's second major city and a vibrant hub for food and wine, culture and nature. Locally born i am very passionate about the amazing city that we live in. Being a local Launceston property manager i am able to continually grow my knowledge and share it with everyone. This wonderful place offers a variety of old and new, my must see and do recommendations - the Launceston Cataract Gorge , Tamar Valley wine tour, the seaport and city tour. If you are looking to settle down in a low key city that still offers a range of different living styles plus it super safe for all ages, this is defiantly the place for you.

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13th May 2020

"Charming riverside town!"

Launceston has been my home for 37 years! It is a charming town with a beautiful mix of old and new, it is full of history and new development. The Cataract Gorge, Tamar River and the many vineyards just add to the charm of this beautiful city. It is super safe for families and has so much to offer the younger generation with great parks and bike tracks!
Tameka Smith - Property Manager Launceston

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magaretn

Charming marketing spam from the real estate industry!

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13th May 2020

"Beautiful community minded yet progressive city"

I am a local property manager in Launceston and one of my biggest passions is truly the city I feel so blessed to live in! Launceston is such a pretty city, local attractions of the Cataract Gorge amongst so many! The city itself I find appearing very clean, kind residents and whilst being progressive, a nice pace of living to work in, retire to or raise a young family.

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14th April 2020

"Bijoux city with small town feel"

I love Launceston!
The architecture, the restaurants, the cafes, parks, river, gorge, shops.
The people! So friendly, very welcoming and kind.
If I had to live in a city in Australia this would be the one.
Property is affordable, it is not far from nature. All amenities in good condition. Jobs. Hospital. Public transport.

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21st February 2020

"Great location!"

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30th January 2020

"Love the Spectacular Views, Hilltop Serenity, and How Convenient to Everything."

Makes for family living a delight - with a who's who living in this pleasant Trevallyn location.

Especially "high up" overlooking the headwaters of the River Tamar, Mountains, the Silio Hotel, the near Cityscapes.

With walking trails, these rare, never-to-be-built out protected privileged views, and renowned Gorge - but is not too close to commercial Launceston City.

And, unlike so many other streets that are on smaller blocks in Trevallyn, West Tamar Roads precinct is not among neighbors .

With larger land content for family, more beautiful potential.

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"Affordable...really?"

Launceston never really had much going for it. I agree, it is drab, colourless, lacking character. It may have heritage buildings but it lacks soul. The only thing it had going for it was housing was reasonably affordable. But Since the great mainland immigration began a few years back, I find, as a local, the city no longer meets my needs.

Traffic is shit. The traffic congestion has become a major problem. And don’t tell me about the traffic in Melbourne and Sydney, I’ve lived there too and it’s a part of choosing to live in a large city. Launceston isn’t a large city and the changes happening with the population growth are not welcome. Shopping is very restricted, lots of cheap chain store and discount shopping but not much of else of a creative or quality nature The crime rate has soared, armed robberies and shootings becoming quite the norm. People are becoming frustrated and rude because resources are being stretched...This is not a pleasant town. Housing is no longer affordable, following on the heels of Hobart. It’s fine wanting to tree change...But is it simply being driven by that fear of missing out....

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nataliec30

I would like to know how armed robberies and shootings happen in Launceston?
And yes, enough of the real estate industry postings please.

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"Drab town, parking garbage"

I don't know why people (locals) boast about Launceston. The city itself is drab with old 'heritage' listed dumps of buildings or others painted grey to camouflage in the background where it's mostly foggy and drab weather. Try to get a park anywhere in the city. Pay top dollar and still walk for miles. Plenty of vacant shops in Launceston where interstate people have tried to introduce something new to this backward town, failed, packed up and gone home. Try to get a new business through Launceston city council and they will block it (Big W is a prime example). Devonport has more going for it.

Ugly and drab is a fair description of Launceston.

Great for

  • Affordability

Not great for

  • Can be cold in the peak of winter - you need to make sure you have adequate heating
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emmam6

Thanks mate, I live in Launceston. Some big city twit like you isn't going to tread on my town. Launceston is made to be quiet. We actually like to relax and not just keep going all the time. You can shut up and leave us be.

HappyT

I live in Launceston too. I am entitled to my opinion, just as you are. This is my view on it. I have lived all around Australia too and i'm not some 'big city twit' - no need for personal name calling.

MitchHardman
MitchHardman

I still can't believe that Launceston doesn't have a Big W and from what I have heard it never will due to certain members of council who continuely block any form of positive development, I still enjoy going to Tassie in order to see family but if I was to move back Launceston wouldn't be on the list of potential locations to reside, on a positive note though I do like the lack of traffic that Launceston has along with a 5 minute peak each morning and afternoon, although you never get stuck in traffic.

Do people still drive to Hobart just to go shopping or to Big W and Rebel Sport inparticular? That is my biggest gripe about the place, no real shopping options.

andyg10

All big w and those other shops do is kill small family business. Customer service is appalling with those kind of shops whereas you build relationships with the people running the shops. Full time work is lost as these companies only employ people casual/part time. Is it worth all this so you can purchase $2 thongs? Not from tassie but looking to move there. From Wollongong originally now campbelltown

magaretn

I agree Happt, Launceston is a shitty little town that has grown a little too big for its boots.

rowiec

im looking to move from victoria to tasmania in july but cant decide which city to live in for friendly people and job opportunities so if anyone can give me advice whether it be hobart,launceston or devonport.

magaretn

Crime wave central!

emilyl15

I moved to Launceston six months ago after not being able to find somewhere to rent in Hobart. Lived in Hobart for 47 years then a boom arrives and as I'm poor nothing left there for me. People in Launceston are friendly and kind, no one has been rude or unkind to me (I use two walking sticks or a wheelchair) people in Hobart have been rude and extremely unkind and made my life hell. I'm glad to be in Launceston. Yes the shopping isn't very exciting but I've found awesome things at the Launceston tip shop and the rest of the Launceston city mission stores are amazing as well, so many treasures. Good restaurants are generally very expensive and 'cheap eats' are pig swill, but there's recipes all over the internet, so learn to make great food at home. It has been difficult to find a good bulk billing doctor but I've done that so I'm satisfied. Life can be peaceful and kind here it's all about what you need from life. At least there is the internet so shop online!

joell4

Good words emily15. Good on you.

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"Great place to live and visit"

Launceston has been my home for 21 years and the more I travel and see other places, the more I am thankful for having such a wonderful place to live in. There are plenty of jobs around - although not many of the high paying corporate jobs you find in the Capital Cities. Schools are great with a good selection of public and private. Like everywhere, there are some suburbs that are better than others, however living in the better ones isn't that expensive. If you don't mind a 15 minute drive to work, there are plenty of places where you can own a few acres of land close by.

Excellent services, shopping, amenities, natural beauty to explore and events going on in the region. Easy access to other parts of Tasmania and a short flight to the Mainland. It really is one of the best family friendly and enjoyable cities in the world.

From an investment perspective in realestate - it is great. property prices are relatively low and rental return is quite high.

Great for

  • Great sense of community
  • Amazing food and wine experiences
  • Affordable real estate
  • Central to all Tassie has on offer
  • Affordability
  • Inexpensive Living Costs
  • Low Crime

Not great for

  • Can be cold in the peak of winter - you need to make sure you have adequate heating

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Brenden Laidlaw
Brenden Laidlaw

Thankyou. My wife and I are considering a move from Queensland and flying down next week to get a feel for both Hobart and Launceston. I appreciate the review. Cheers, Brenden

emmam6

Launceston is an amazing place, go for the move.

davem8

My wife and I were in tassie last september for her birthday, loved it. considering relocating but need to have work. Wife is a legal secretary, and I am a truck driver. Anyone who has or knows of available jobs would be nice to hear from you. Wife prefers Launie, for its quietness and old town charm. I don't mind it. Looking for average to build on.

fatimaal

Launceston I small enough to give a community spirit and old fashioned good manners, modern enough to offer good restaurants, shops and library. Jobs in agriculture healthcare. If you want the big city with many jobs go to Hobart.

keithk3

If you want small with a cupple of main streets and quiet its the city for you
No views of anything tho

magaretn

Nothing quiet and quaint about Launceston now, an over supply of mainlanders has made sure of that. Please stop relocating to Tasmania.

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"Launceston has it all!"

I've lived in Launceston all my life and I am never leaving! Launceston isn't a huge city but it has everything you will need. With heaps to see and the Cataract Gorge being the most popular especially in summer you wont get bored here. So many shopping options, heaps of parks and recreational activities, and other big attractions not far away at all. Launceston is safe and quiet and you wont go wrong living here!

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  • Central to all Tassie has on offer
  • Affordability
  • Affordable real estate
  • Inexpensive Living Costs
  • Low Crime

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FredMease
FredMease

Hi my name is Fred Mease , I live your review of info ! It looks and sounds beautiful there . I would love more info about regarding living there and working also, I've been in the transportation business for along time , perhaps they could use a good man there. I live in the states ! I'm looking for a more pieceful place to live , a better quality of life would be nice. Oh and I'm a single guy , never had children.please contact me... Facebook ..Fred Mease , I've got the big black cat in the back ground ! An old dear family member that passed in 2010. Hope to hear from you. Thank you

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Justin Goebel real estate agent
Justin Goebel
LJ Hooker Launceston

"Launceston"

Settled by Europeans in 1806, bringing us today's Launceston which is made up of 24 suburbs and a population of just over 106000 people. Being the ninth largest non capital city in Australia, Launceston has a lot to offer for anyone looking to settle in Tas. Looking for things to do in Launceston, http://www.think-tasmania.com/things-to-do-in-launceston/ .
I have lived in Launceston for nearly 20 years and found it to be a great central point for access to everything that Tassie has on offer, being just over 2 hours to the east coast beaches, 2 to 2.5 hours to Hobart(capital) and approximately 3 hours to the far rugged west coast of Tas - with many things to do along the way! Such as stop at ashgrove cheese, chocolate factory, raspberry farm, water falls, fish farms, many parks along the way for kids to play, local zoo, go karting, , great four wheel drive tracks, fishing is great along the coast and the list goes on...... Well worth a visit if you have never been and well worth a second visit if you have....

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  • Central to all Tassie has on offer
  • Affordable real estate

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"A great place to live"

A wonderful place, has everything you could want or need in an idyllic island paradise environment
Highly recommended

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"South Launceston - A great place to live!"

Approx 4,300 people live in South launceston, an area of approximately 3km.
There are two schools in South launceston and the Launceston General hospital is situate in Charles Street. Close proximity to the City and affordable housing prices, make South a very sought after location with first home buyers and Investors.
In recent years the suburb has undergone much home renovation and hence great increases in sale prices. Wellington St. runs from the City to Hobart Rd. in Kings Meadows offering a variety of business houses and shops along the way.

Some areas of South offer stunning views over the City and Tamar. Some of these Streets are, Merivale, View St. Rose Lane, Powena and Meridith. Melbourne St. offers a Gym and an RSL Club at the Southern end. Recreational Parks are found in Mulgrave St. Howick St. Rose Lane and the Brick fields. Houses are a mix of character homes and cottages with plenty of 1920s Californian bungalows and more recent units.

A new subdivision in South (Karla Place) now offers modern architect designed homes equal in value to areas such as Richings Estate in Young Town. A real mix of home ownership in South Launceston, with many professional people now choosing to live in this inner City suburb.

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"Launceston: A great place to Live or Invest!"

We believe now is a fantastic time to buy Real Estate In Launceston: Below is our 2010 Market Outlook!

The outlook for Tasmania remains positive. It has had small growth over the past few years. It continues to be viewed as a safe and clean green environment in which to live. Property prices are affordable and more opportunities are being created for employment. Sales should decrease as Generation X’ers continue to trade up.

In 2010 Tasmania faces an early State election which could see a change in government, or worse, the election of a minority government, creating an uncertain environment. Further development of the Launceston General Hospital will see an increase in jobs during development and on completion.

Gunns’ Pulp Mill still remains uncertain but has the potential to have a major impact if it proceeds.

Hot Spots
Hot spots in the region include inner city areas which have seen the strongest growth and it is anticipated the suburbs of Invermay, West Launceston, South Launceston and Newstead are likely to benefit from further growth. Rents in Central Launceston, East Launceston and suburbs surrounding the Hospital, University and Maritime College will experience the greatest pressure for rent increases.

Launceston region and surrounds
A major movement for 2010 will be an expected additional 1-5 per cent increase in investor activity, on the back of an already more 10-20 per cent increase for the second half of 2009. This increased activity is driven mainly by the uncertainty of further interest rate rises which may cause investors to proceed with some caution. Tasmania however has a low entry into investment property and is showing solid returns which will attract wary investors and super funds. Investors are expected to replace first home buyers with the removal of the First Home Owners’ Grant Boost. The last few months has already seen a decrease in first home buyer activity but it has also shown they will continue and with increase in prices the Boost has become less relevant. Investors have replaced the first home buyer but not with the same frenzy which took place in the first half of 2009.

Overall it is not expected there will be significant change to the market. Obtaining the stock in the lower end will maintain pressure on prices. Interest rates are expected to continue to increase for the first half of 2010, possibly with two more due, which may make buyers even more cautious. However, many buyers now looking are prepared for these increases. If the economy strengthens, the confidence should counter any increases. The environment continues to impact on the property market with 1-5 per cent of Launceston house hunters looking for energy efficient features, the most popular being approved garden watering systems and solar hot water.

The proposed introduction of energy efficiency regulation of new dwellings would introduce a six star-rating system aimed at reducing Greenhouse gas emissions. Overall, we believe this is a good thing and a chance for the property industry to have an even more positive effect on the environment. However, it should be cautioned, the government should only regulate new homes as older homes would be unfairly discriminated against and their values decreased.

In addition, the government’s proposed emissions trading scheme is seen as a good place to start but the real difference will be made by individuals not by companies.

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Alishalopej

It is nice article about launceston. Launceston subjugated by the Tamar River and near the northern region as a major highway along the Tamar, zoom all the way through a barn full of landscapes, is an interesting scene, a way of nuzzling large Victorian houses on the hills and river. Attractions in Launceston is real natural possessions. It is situated at the confluence of the thin and south esk river and as well as north esk river, through Cataract Gorge, here in the south esk is engraved with a series of attacks across the rock to reach the Tamar River, just some fifteen minutes walk from downtown.
http://www.travelaustralia360.com/glimpse-of-launceston-its-attractions.html

keithk3

And has absolutely no views of anything ... Hobart has 3 times the population and views....major shopping names .... a beautiful waterfront Lonny is nice to visit but boredom would set in quick ... take it from me

magaretn

Marketing propaganda............

magaretn

Marketing propaganda agreed. Anyone considering moving to Tasmania needs to carefully consider the tight housing market. Thousands of people have already moved here from the mainland and have exerted pressure on the market that has pushed affordability through the roof, not to mention the rental crisis in Hobart.

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"Great as a tourist destination, for families and just to live here. Absolutely love the place."

My family loves this city. 10/10 for LAUNCESTON

Has everything and always an enjoyable stay.

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"A suburb that is growing in reputation"

South Launceston is a good suburb with the potential to evolve into one of Launcestons top suburbs. Its locality between East Launceston and West Launceston means that it has good neighbouring suburbs, while it is in close proximity to the city. The better areas of South launceston appear to be towards the city end, however this 'better' area is slowly extending back into the rest of the suburb. New developments including the development of the hospital complex will add further value to the area, and a few bargin properties can still be found, although rumours are circulating that parts of the area will soon be heritage listed, meaning potential future difficulties with property developments/expansions. Typical classic Launceston architecture is prevelant with an abundance of victorian residence. Definately a suburb on the rise.

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