9.3 out of 10

West Hobart

Ranked 2nd best suburb in Greater Hobart
-42.8827036378845 147.306793366452
Great for
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Internet Access
  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Cost of Living
  • Childcare
  • Parking
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5
Nov 13, 2016

"Two suburbs in One"

West Hobart is a leafy, quiet suburb. It spreads from the restaurant strip of North Hobart, up to the foothills of Knocklofty. At the city end it borders the CBD and wanders up Forest Road. So if you want views, city access, or access to restaurants and cinemas, or all of the above - it could be the suburb for you.
Pros
  • Access to restaurant strip
  • Terrific grocer and butcher
  • Choice of cafes
  • Close To The City
  • Life Style
  • Safe Friendly Community
  • walkability
Cons
  • House prices (at least for Tasmania)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Aug 31, 2016

"Character, Character, inner city living"

Pros
  • Close To The City
  • Life Style
  • walkability
Cons
  • the steep hill
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"The very best of Hobart"

Street after street of houses filled with character add up to a suburb of real beauty.
The views of the city and the Derwent are sublime and all within 2k's of the CBD.
A stroll to the Hill St Market finds you in another time, a time of friendly service, gorgeous produce and a place clearly at the heart of a real community.
Knocklofty Reserve rises above West Hobart as a constant reminder of the possibilities and wonder of the wild.
We love living here.
Pros
  • Beautiful views
  • Knocklofty Reserve
  • Hill St Market
  • Close To The City
  • Life Style
  • Safe Friendly Community
  • walkability
  • fantastic public transport
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Forest Road, West Hobart"

Many houses in Forest Rd have exceptional views and only 5 minutes from the CBD.
You will find quite a lot of professionals living in Forest Rd because its close to the CBD.
Nature~Knocklofty reserve (at the end of Forest Rd) for bush walking or walking the dog.
Best of both worlds~close to the city but close to nature as well. I think this makes West Hobart pretty unique.
Pros
  • Close to Knocklofty Reseve walking tracks
  • Fantastic Views
  • Close To The City
  • Life Style
  • Safe Friendly Community
  • walkability
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Knocklofty Tce - vibrant community spirit with nature at doorstep"

A suburb that cares, West Hobart is the suburb where you still hear kids walking home from school at 3pm. There is still the traditional corner shops, doctor's surgeries, chemist and butcher - not to mention cafes, Pizza restaurant, independent video store and art galleries that are all within walking distance. Not to mention the fantastic Knocklofty Reserve which West Hobart backs on to with frog ponds and forested walking tracks that are frequented by locals. West Hobart is a one stop shop suburb which has a communtiy where houses are homes not real estate.
Pros
  • fantastic public transport
  • walkability
  • people centred
  • Close To The City
  • Life Style
  • Safe Friendly Community
Cons
  • commuters park in streets during the day
  • the steep hill
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • 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 4/5
2yrs+

"Friendly Local Atmosphere"

Where to start...
As a suburb, West Hobart has everything to offer including parks, cafes, restaurants, supermarkets, medical facilites, chemist, GPO, video store, physio, butcher, transport, art gallery, primary & secondary schools. Yet a 5 minute drive to the heart of Hobart.

All of this comes with a safe local friendly atmosphere. The vibe in West Hobart is certainly something special, whether it's having breafast at the "Lansdowne Cafe" or Shopping for fresh food and veg at "Hill St Grocer" your bound to bump into a friendly face.

Lansdowne Crescent is the Chapple St of West Hobart considering it is the home "Video West", Hill St Express", "The Lansdowne Cafe" (TLC), and Lansdowne Physiotherapy

Although is it part of a Metropolitan district, you can still enjoy the "Knocklofty Reserve", "Valley Street Reserve" and the kids will love the famous " The Train Park (Cladew Park)"

This Suburb is built around life style

This Suburb is built around the dream, and the
Pros
  • Safe Friendly Community
  • Life Style
  • Close To The City
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"The heart of Hobart living"

Everything is within 5 minutes drive - city centre, doctors/chemist, primary and high schools, GPO, resturants, Knocklofty reserve, supermarkets, nightlife etc - but it's still like living in the country. Great for walking and has very friendly people in the area. West Hobart is a wonderful community. Our family loves it and wouldn't live anywhere else.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
2yrs+

"Easy access to everything"

West Hobart has easy access to the city centre and North Hobart restaurants/nightlife. You keep fit walking up the hills on your way home, or it is a quick and cheap taxi ride. Lovely older style homes with a lot of views, as well as quiet neighbourhoods with friendly neighbours. The Hill Street Grocer is an institution in the suburb, and the best place in Hobart for gourmet deli items, fresh fruit and vegies.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

Best Streets in West Hobart

1

Summerhill Road

4.5/5
"Charm and close to everything"
-42.8772911563 147.3047363956
2

Hill Street

4.5/5
"Iconic"
-42.8790260244 147.3107606224
3

Poets Road

4/5
"Old fashioned neighbourhood where everyone looks out for each other."
-42.88655 147.30508
"Inner city charm"
-42.8794016848 147.3153914907
5

Rupara Avenue

3.5/5
"Friendly, quiet and a short walk from the shops."
-42.87615 147.30436

Unranked Streets in West Hobart

"Great location"
-42.87781 147.30604