Lauderdale is situated just 20 minutes from Hobart’s city fringe and sits on a strip of land linking
Oakdowns and Roches Beach to Sandford. The scenic area is made up of around 2,500 residents and is
known for its friendly community and quiet neighbourhood.
Lauderdale is in a fantastic location for regular interstate travellers, situated just 15 minutes from the
airport. Tranquil beaches line both the eastern and western sides of this region, providing plenty of ocean
views and areas to launch your boat.
Enjoy windsurfing or kite surfing in Ralphs Bay or join the Lauderdale Sailing Club. Ralphs Bay Canal is also
popular with model boat enthusiasts and kayakers. The canal dates back to the early 1800s when
travellers wanted a more direct route from Hobart Town to Port Arthur. Initially, a rough railway using
bullocks was created to draw boats and small cargoes across the neck. In the early 1900s, funding for a
canal was finally approved, but World War I and construction difficulties put the project on hold.
Eventually, in 1927, it was abandoned, and Lauderdale was left with a waterway that goes nowhere.
Today, locals enjoy the playground, barbeque area and walking track that surround it.
Other walking routes and parks can also be found nearby. The Tangara Trail is located just 5 minutes out
of Lauderdale, offering an eight-kilometre track starting at Seven Mile Beach going through to South Arm
and is perfect for horse riding, mountain biking or simply taking a stroll.
The majority of properties in the area possess stand-alone dwellings with three or more bedrooms;
however, there are some units and townhouses in the area commencing construction soon. Make
yourself at home in a quaint seaside cottage, move into a modern house or build on a large suburban
block or acreage.
Only 15% of residents rent homes in the region, so there may be only a small market for investment
properties. Still, there are ample renovating opportunities and vacant land available for redevelopment.
Lauderdale even offers Roches Beach Living, a retirement lifestyle village that comprises of 53
townhouses surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens.
The Lauderdale community is predominantly made up of established and older couples and families. The
median age of residents is 42, and your neighbours will most likely be professionals, trades or
administration workers. Community and personal service roles are also common in Lauderdale, with the
top industries of employment being hospitals and state government administration.
You can enjoy the convenience of all of your necessities along Lauderdale’s main street, South Arm Road.
Along the same road, you will find a Hill Street grocer, TCM Market, pharmacy, medical centre, post office
and newsagency. South Arm Road also offers a bakery, Thai restaurant, nursery, gym and cafes.
Although Lauderdale does not offer an abundance of shopping opportunities, it is less than 15 minutes
from Eastlands, Tasmania’s largest shopping centre. The Foreshore Tavern is a popular place for locals to
enjoy a meal, and the selection of cafes and restaurants dotted around the area will not disappoint. The
local hairdressers have your cut and colour covered, and the garden centre will keep you busy in your
Lauderdale Primary School is situated within Lauderdale. You will enjoy the ease of the Discovery Early
Learning Centre next door and Lauderdale’s Grasshoppers Play Centre nearby.
Bayview Secondary College, the local high school, is also close. It is located just five-minutes from the
centre of Lauderdale in the neighbouring area of Rokeby, where you will also find John Paul II Catholic
School. Public and private bus services are available.
If you are passionate about football, you won’t have to travel far for your weekly fix. The Lauderdale
Football Club is a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the local community. The local learn to swim
centre, SwimKamp, is just around the corner, as is the Tasmanian Equestrian Centre. Here, you can make
the most of a dressage park, showjumping park, cross country course and all of the fantastic events.
If you travel 10 minutes south of Lauderdale, you can join in on the activities at the Cremorne Bowls Club.
Just a few minutes north in Roches Beach is the Lauderdale Yacht Club. The club provides sail training for
everyone, organises catamaran racing and offers the opportunity to sail with a variety of craft. The
suburb of Roches Beach is also home to the Hobart Archers and Girl Guides Tasmania’s Orana Camp.
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