The quiet and refined suburb of West Hobart boasts bushland on one side and the city centre on the other. It really is the best of both worlds.
At one end of West Hobart lies Knocklofty Reserve. Once a sandstone quarry, this native bushland is now home to a number of walking tracks, lookouts, ponds and picnic areas. Locals enjoy escaping the hustle and bustle of the nearby city and taking their dogs for a stroll through this peaceful part of the suburb.
The still and leafy characteristics of Knocklofty flow over into West Hobart’s suburban streets. In what was originally settled as a farming district, today you can enjoy other small parks, quiet streets and beautiful views – all within 2km of the CBD.
Where is West Hobart, Tasmania?
As the name suggests, West Hobart is immediately west of Hobart’s Central Business District. It borders Mount Stuart, North Hobart and South Hobart, and is a short 2 to 10-minute drive to the city centre.
This suburb emanates character and has a fantastic range of properties to suit everyone, from young singles through to growing families.
You will find cute cottages restored to merge modern living with stunning older styles; Victorian and Federation homes greet you with historic charm; while equally-impressive modern homes are also dotted around the suburb. Many properties have well-tended gardens and picturesque city and river views, but you need to be fast if you want to enjoy this serene suburb.
The proximity to the CBD means West Hobart has prime rental appeal and the high proportion of older homes attracts renovators. Although hilly, this leafy area also has little through traffic. With so much to offer, it’s understandable why this suburb is highly sought-after.
West Hobart is predominantly made up of established and older couples and families as well as independent youth. Young families and creative types bring vibrancy to this friendly community and live alongside many long-term residents.
Once a working-class area, the majority of locals today are professionals, managers, and community and personal service workers.
You will feel the strong community spirit in this suburb. The West Hobart Gourmet Meats and Hill Street Grocer are known and loved for their friendly service and fantastic produce. The suburb has a collection of beautiful cafes, eateries, art galleries and gift stores just a stroll away, while a chemist and doctors are nearby if needed.
Just one street removed from West Hobart is North Hobart’s famous restaurant strip, where you can get everything from Vietnamese and Mexican to local beer and incredible coffee.
With the CBD a mere 15 to 30-minute stroll away, you are never far from anything. A night out with friends and a cheap cab home is even an option!
West Hobart has everything you could ask for, including primary and secondary schools.
If your preferred school isn’t close, the suburb’s proximity to the CBD and public transport makes travelling easy.
West Hobart Recreational Oval is the perfect place watch – or even join in on – some local sport. It is regularly used for soccer and cricket matches and even has an off-leash area for your pooch.
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