Bellerive, Tasmania Suburb Profile
The suburb of Bellerive sits on the Derwent River’s eastern shore and is one of Hobart’s most sought-after areas. The stunning views across the river to the western suburbs and the proximity to Hobart’s CBD leave little wonder as to why. Furthermore, Bellerive is a mere 10 to 15-minute drive from the city centre and about 15 minutes from the international airport, making it an ideal location for regular travellers.
Bellerive residents have Blundstone Arena – the island’s home of international cricket – on their doorstep, along with Bellerive Beach, Boardwalk and Park. You can enjoy a riverside run along Victoria Esplanade, take in the local history at Kangaroo Bluff Reserve or train your furry friends at South Street Reserve. A choice of recreational walks and parkland in both Mornington and Waverley Flora Parks are also nearby.
If you choose to live in Bellerive, you will find plenty of options with captivating views looking over the river to Western Hobart and the picturesque mountain range.
Bellerive predominantly offers stand-alone homes with three or more bedrooms. You can find modern houses with large backyards for Sunday BBQs; peaceful and private townhouses; and character cottages built in the late 1800s to early 1900s. Tastefully restored homes make it easy for you to settle straight in. If you’re interested in a project, properties in need of renovation or vacant land are also regularly available. Investors may also find fantastic opportunities in this region, with about 30% of homes occupied by tenants.
Bellerive is home to around 4,500 people and is known for its village atmosphere. With a median age of 47, your neighbours will most likely be older couples and families; elderly singles or older independents.
You will be in good company if you work as a professional or in a clerical, administration or managerial role as these are the principal occupations in this suburb.
SHOPPING & DINING
You will find many of your necessities along Cambridge Road, including a pharmacy, post office, newsagency, doctor surgery, dentist, florist and a beauty salon. Nearby is Bellerive’s local supermarket, Salamanca Fresh, which provides some of Tassie’s finest products and produce.
The suburb is not short on delicious cuisine, offering Thai, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Mediterranean, burgers, pizza and breakfast cafes. Gastown East is a local favourite, catering for everything from breakfast to cocktails. The Fish Bar has your seaside fish and chip cravings covered, and the Waterfront Hotel dishes up classic gastropub meals, live music and water views.
Living in Bellerive also provides you with the luxury of being a mere five-minute drive from Tasmania’s largest shopping centre, Eastlands, located in the neighbouring suburb of Rosny. Within Eastlands, you will have access to over 90 stores, including Coles, Woolworths, Big W, BWS, Cotton On, EB Games, Flight Centre, JB Hi-Fi, Kmart, Specsavers, Telstra and Village Cinemas. You will also have the convenience of trade stores, motor mechanics, Medicare and a range of health and wellbeing and business professionals nearby. Trade favourite, Bunnings, is also a short 10-minute drive out of Bellerive.
The suburb has schooling options for all ages. Clarence High School is the local secondary school and there are a number of primary schools to consider. Bellerive Primary School, Corpus Christi Catholic School and The Cottage School all provide co-educational learning from Kindergarten to Year 6. Green Leaves Early Learning is also available for children from six weeks of age to six years.
If you prefer a school outside of Bellerive, the easily accessible public transport makes it stress-free to travel to other areas in Greater Hobart.
You will not be short of activities in Bellerive. The suburb has clubs that cater to a variety of interests, including yachting, croquet, golf, cricket, netball, football and a local dog training club. Make friends with other running enthusiasts on the Bellerive Parkruns, learn Brazilian Jui-Jitsu or fine-tune your dancing skills at the Rhythmic Dance Centre.
As a Bellerive resident, you can enjoy the benefits of the Clarence Senior Citizens Centre, PCYC, F45 training and Fernwood Fitness. If history and nature are your passion, the Tasmanian Family History Society and the Hobart Horticulture Society are also located within the suburb.
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