6.9 out of 10

Old Beach

-42.7739340064618 147.275649948123
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Parking
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
Jun 04, 2018

"Country feel but 20 mins to the city 😀"

Old Beach is a quiet little suburb about 20 minutes from Hobart CBD. Part of the drive into town is very picturesque along the Derwent River. The area down near the river has some dense housing but there are also areas of large country acerages which are absolutely beautiful. There is a nice walk along the riverfront, great for talking the dog for a walk. The area loses points for lack of community vibe. A regular farmers market or something similar would be great and more community get togethers. Overall a great place to live.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Motor Head Heaven"

Old Beach is a north western suburb of Hobart about 13 kms from the city. It is the home of the Baskerville Raceway reknown for being the oldest continuously operating circuit in Australia. In the past it has hosted premiere motorcyle and racing car events.
Pros
  • Baskerville Raceway
  • Affordable Housing
Cons
  • Crime
  • Lack of local amenities
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees