7.6 out of 10

Sandy Bay

Ranked 13th best suburb in Greater Hobart
-42.9096016841447 147.344962618716
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Schools
  • Public Transport
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Cost of Living
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Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Professionals

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Aug 19, 2016

"Prestige"

Arguably Hobart's wealthiest suburb, close to some of the best schools in Hobart. It is very close to the city second highest house prices on average in Hobart, only after Battery Point, but because this is Tasmania, the price is relatively average on a national standard. Great services, very beautiful, wide range of housing options from large old mansions, to new hilltop villas with amazing views. Great option if moving to Hobart. University main campus is also located in this suburb. Active shopping strip.
Pros
  • great views
  • very beautiful
  • everything is close
  • has all services
  • No bogans or undesirable types - they can't afford it
Cons
  • some people may be snobs
  • Congestion on Sandy Bay Road during peak hours
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"ok"

Pros
  • everything is close
  • has all services
Cons
  • Unfriendly residents
5/5 rating details
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Well... it beats the alternative"

If you want to live in hobart, I'd say sandy bay is your best bet. It is a short commute to the city of Hobart, by both car and by public transport. It has most amenities in the Sandy Bay village, as well as a few good places to eat. The views from Lower Sandy Bay of the Derwent river, and of Mount Wellington in the upper part of Sandy Bay are excellent. There are a few nice beaches and parks in the area, some of which are pet friendly. The population is very diverse, and ranges from middle/upper middle-class families, to retirees and university students. The University of Tasmania has a campus in Sandy Bay, and there are many private primary and high schools in the area. Sandy Bay is also home to Wrest Point, one of only two casinos in Tasmania. In my opinion, it is the best and most desirable suburb in Hobart for location, convenience and friendly people. Live here to understand.
Pros
  • No bogans or undesirable types - they can't afford it
  • everything is close
  • has all services
  • excellent social structure
Cons
  • Congestion on Sandy Bay Road during peak hours
  • quite a few uni students
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Rather Pretentious"

I did quite enjoy living in sandy bay. but i was unfortunate enough to live on a busy street and this is what i base this review on. Sadly I found it a very noisy place to live and the people all seemed "pretentious" and they all wanted to be seen as having an abundance of money but i feel most of this money would be the banks not theirs. and because of this vibe around sandy Bay i found it uncomfortable at times and thats what drove me away from this beautiful suburb. It could have been a place i enjoyed if i had good neighbors and i quiet street and i do hope one day i will be living in one of those streets in sandy bay so i can write another much better review.
Cons
  • quite a few uni students
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A great place to live for everybody"

Sandy Bay is one of the best suburbs in Hobart. The older area ("the village") has beautiful old houses with nice established gardens, the newer area boasts an eclectic mix of older and newer houses. As the suburb is stretched along the river Derwent the views are second to none. There is also an excellent long sandy beach. Sandy Bay is very conveniently positioned, which means it is close to everything in Hobart (i.e., almost everything is within a walking distance). Easy 10-20 minutes stroll would take you to the University, the city, a number of primary and secondary schools, or the Salamanca. There are two large supermarkets in the main street (Sandy Bay road) and a large number of excellent restaurants and other eateries, as well as various shops and other services. Overall, the suburb is always very popular and provides an excellent value for home owners as well as people looking to buy a rental property.
Pros
  • everything is close
  • excellent social structure
  • has all services
Cons
  • quite a few uni students
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5
2yrs+

"It Drips Money"

Sandy Bay is one of the more salubrious areas of Hobart, and is home to the first legal casino in Australia, Wrest Point Casino. As well, the suburb has beautiful homes with fantastic views over the Derwent River, several marinas, parks, the Olinda Gray sports fields, and a great shopping centre. Its main road, Sandy Bay Drive, is busy, but a nice drive along the foreshore.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
Selective
Selective Sandy Bay is all that you say. Hopefully some of the money drips into the hands of charities.
2yrs+
Lilli
Lilli Oh what a beautiful part of the world....I love Sandy Bay and any area near it !!!!
2yrs+
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Unranked Streets in Sandy Bay

Quayle St

4.5/5
"Beautiful Street leading down to the Sandy Bay Yaught club and short walk to Casino."
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