7.5 out of 10

Primrose Sands

Ranked 15th best suburb in Greater Hobart
-42.8851356286 147.658663138
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
  • Professionals

Reviews

2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5
Aug 27, 2016

"Safer to check it out yourself."

There seem to be some mixed reviews on this site... people all saying that it is so lovely. I used to own a shack in Primrose Sands and it was always known for it's shack/holiday home culture. The pros: pretty nice beach, super laid back, so quiet, great if you love fishing and sea stuff. The reason I sold and moved away were for some disturbing reasons. People have started to live in Primrose permanently, rather than just having a holiday home there. We have some dodgy, dodgy neighbours who had 3 pitbulls and would let them roam the streets. They used to chase my 3 kids when they rode their bicycles and we were very worried for their safety. Next there was another neighbour: some kids were playing cricket on the street and they hit the ball over the back fence. They went to get the ball and were confronted with a man with a SHOTGUN, who turns out was trying to protect his patch of weed growing in his shed. Then there were some arsonists who burned down about 5 houses before the police caught them. Then there were the hoons as well. AND THEN the last straw was when someone in the next street was murdered. There is only one corner store in the whole town and apart from that, there are almost no services and you need to drive a good 20 minutes to get to the next town before you can actually find facilities. I may have just had bad luck, but I would recommend checking it out for yourselves...
Pros
  • nice beach
  • very quiet
  • Excellent river, sea and rural views
Cons
  • Needs more shopping
Recommended for
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
paulaj1
paulaj1 Oh Dear! I am just now considering moving there! Such a shame to hear about this type of behavior in such a BEAUTIFUL PLACE! I am a senior ex techy that used to live and work in Silcon Valley (Did you know that Steve Wasniak plans on moving to Tasmania?!) I lived close (just over the mountain) to the Monterey/Big Sur/Carmel-by-the-Sea areas where properties with this type of location and views are priced in the millions of dollars! With Climate change I think more and more people will be seeking out cooler climates such as Tasmania's. I've been looking at real estate and I think the "Shacks" there are really lovely! I love nature and hiking and taking my dogs for long walks. I am SICK of the 40c Heat on the mainland! Due to being a senior the only thing I'd want is some type of medical clinic closer then 20mins away. The hooligans are a bit of a worry. <:o(
Feb 10, 2017
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Top Spot for Beautiful Beach, Views and Lifestyle"

Out of all the surrounding townships eg Dodges ferry, Carlton, Sorell this is the place to live/buy. It is very cheap both to rent and live and you are surrounded by a beautiful, safe, family friendly beach that is not polluted. You also have the Carlton River for kayaks etc.
Most houses have beautiful views. The Bluff end of Primrose is the higher priced area, followed by streets in the hills including Myrica St, Spriea St. Ash street etc.
It is a small town and does have a small percentage of bogans but this is far outweighed by the other residents who, like a close nit town, will drop anything to help you..A real community spirit.
It is 40 minutes from Hobart and a beautiful drive. Caution at night as there is a lot of wallabies, echidnas and other wildlife on the roads..both in Primrose and surrounds.
Pros
  • Safe, unpolluted calm beach
  • Excellent river, sea and rural views
  • Kids have the beach, active Youth Group, buses to both Sorell and Dodges Ferry Schools
Cons
  • Needs more shopping
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Primrose Sands is just magic!!!"

We moved here just a short time ago, and wow what a magical place. Open space, clean air and wonderful people all around. We have great neighbours and just a short walk to the beach. Fantastic views everywhere. We never thought country living could be this good.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
gregw11
gregw11 Hi PSRESIDENT. Can you tell me which part of PS do you live? Cheers, Greg
Feb 10, 2017
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A seaside retreat for relaxation fishing and bushwalking"

when we first drove in from the mainland we both asked ourselves does anybody live here ?
it was 2 pm tuesday afternoon and we were viewing an investment property
after deciding to buy a shack by the sea we returned back to where we were staying in hobart and after dinner we went back to have another look @ what we just bought
Yes there were lights on and yes people live in primrose sands affectionatley named by us as primmie
over the next 6 years we have visited all times of the year and more and more people are staying permanently ..... this little town is just what you want for that seachange in lifestyle just as long as you have a reliable car it is 20 minutes from a good shopping centre in Sorrel or 35 minutes to the capital HOBART
Primrose sands beach is the cleanest beach for your beachwalks and is safe for your kids the walks along carlton river also let you know that the simple things are the most remembered

GO ON GIVE IT A VISIT NEXT TIME YOU ARE IN HOBART
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"sea change, see change"

primrose sands is thoroughly underrated! a fabulously quiet and natural coastal village only 35 minutes to hobart. buying here 8 years ago was a great coup as previously friday afternoons were spent driving an hour and a half to another "getaway". after a big work week in hobart why unwind with a big drive? now we live here permanently, organising our hobart meetings and outings around our love of water sports. paddle surfing or surfing off carlton beach, kayaking on carlton river, swimming or walking the bondi-style sweep of the main beach. it's attracting more permanent residents - who are adding to the supportive and friendly community. a short hop to dodges ferry or sorrel satisfies daily needs while hobart and the airport are 35 and 25 minutes respectively. ah, the good life...
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids