Located directly north of the CBD, this suburb is ideal for independents who enjoy a social lifestyle with gourmet food options and a happening nightlife nearby.
Locals are a diverse mix of people, from artists and young university students to independent professionals. Charming federation-style homes and apartments are commonplace in North Hobart, and the Elizabeth Street shopping strip offers virtually everything you need.
Public transport and taxis are easy to access, and it’s a short 2 to 10-minute drive from North Hobart to the CBD. Alternatively, if the sun is shining, you can enjoy a leisurely 10 to 20-minute walk into the centre of the city.
Expect to find quaint apartments with sleek, modern interiors and tidy courtyards. Many of the houses were built in the early 1900s and are freshly renovated with timber floorboards, federation-style features and low-maintenance outdoor areas. Renovators may also find some promising purchases.
As almost 60% of North Hobart homes are leased out, and just under 75% are independents, this suburb can offer fantastic opportunities for investors. It is the perfect location to find a cosy cottage close to a buzzing social life.
The arty and social suburb of North Hobart is mostly made up of independent youth and maturing, established and older independents. The average age of residents is from 20 to 39, and the most common career roles are professionals, managers, personal service workers and clerical workers.
The shopping and dining hub of North Hobart is located along Elizabeth Street between Warwick Street and Elphinstone Road – just 1.5km from the CBD.
The street is dotted with cafes and restaurants serving food from around the world, including Vietnamese, Thai, Mexican and Italian. Enjoy brunch at popular breakfast spots and end the day with a drink at one of the many bars. Gift shops, clothing boutiques, pharmacies and a medical centre are also located along Elizabeth Street.
If you travel just outside North Hobart into the CBD, The Italian Pantry and local Woolworths have your cooking needs covered. Plus, you will find fresh local food and products at the Farm Gate Market and Salamanca Market.
North Hobart has a selection of well-renowned schools, including The Friends’ School and Lambert School, both of which offer co-education from early learning to Year 12.
Campbell Street Primary School and Elizabeth College (Year 11 and 12) are also located within North Hobart. They are a short 5 to 10-minute bus ride from the CBD.
This creative suburb is also home to the Encore Dance & Theatre School, Hobart Dance Academy and International Academy of Music.
Slide on your dancing shoes at Tasmanian Club de Tango, increase your strength and flexibility at yoga or sign up to the 24/7 gym to stay healthy and strong.
If you’re keen on ball sports, North Hobart has a local football club and bowls club to immerse yourself in the community. In the neighbouring suburb of Queens Domain, you can even join a foosball team or get involved with Athletics Tasmania.
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