Nestled in the foothills of kunanyi / Mount Wellington in Hobart is Lenah Valley. This green, leafy suburb is just 7 to 10 minutes drive north from the CBD and offers some stunning scenery overlooking the Derwent River and surrounding suburbs.
About 6,000 residents call this friendly neighbourhood home. They soak in the clean, fresh air from Wellington Park, and enjoy everything from great shopping and dining to fantastic schools and sporting clubs.
Many locals make the most of nearby walking trails and two off-leash areas for their furry family members, including at John Turnbull Park. Here, you will also find a community garden, where you can apply to have a patch as soon as you’re a local.
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Where is Lenah Valley, Tasmania?
Lenah Valley is a suburb located in Tasmania’s capital, Hobart. It lies to the north-west of the CBD and backs onto the protected area of Wellington Park, home to kunyani / Mount Wellington. Neighbouring suburbs include West Moonah, New Town and Mount Stuart.
Lenah Valley offers a variety of home options, including circa-1900 refurbished cottages, Federation-inspired homes on large blocks, and modern townhouses. There are even opportunities to purchase prime vacant blocks to build your dream home in this idyllic area.
If you make Lenah Valley home, your neighbours will predominantly be established, maturing and older couples and families.
The most common occupations of residents in Lenah Valley include professionals; administrative and community workers; and technicians and trades workers.
Augusta Road is Lenah Valley’s shopping strip. Take a stroll along the street to enjoy delicious cafes, Italian and Chinese restaurants, a beautiful bakery and even a florist.
The popular shopping area also boasts a newsagency and post office, hairdressers and the Lenah Valley Food Market. Of course, it also includes your necessities, such as chemists, grocery shops and doctors.
If you’re in need of a hearty meal, the RSL Bistro & Community Club has you covered. Alternatively, North Hobart’s popular restaurant strip is a short 2 to 3-minute drive away. Lenah Valley’s regular bus services can even get you to the CBD in less than 10 minutes!
Lenah Valley has two primary schools within the suburb: Lenah Valley Primary School and Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School. An early learning centre and before and after-school care are conveniently located across the road from Lenah Valley Primary.
In the neighbouring suburbs, you will find a selection of other primary and high schools, including New Town Primary, Mount Stuart Primary, Sacred Heart College and The Friends’ School.
If you love team sports, Lenah Valley definitely has you and your kids covered. Join the cricket club, basketball team or even the local scout group. You could learn karate or spend your spare time at John Turnbull Oval, where Little Athletics and AFL are hosted.
In nearby suburbs, you can join hockey, netball, rowing, softball, croquet, martial arts, volleyball and even archery. You certainly won’t be short on choice!
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