5.3 out of 10

Geilston Bay

-42.8323056420073 147.336956540773
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Public Transport
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Safe & Sound
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Derwent River Dreaming"

Geliston Bay is located about 5 kms north east of Hobart on the east side of the Derwent River. The houses are built right up to the edge of the bush and with the increased development in the area some of the native bush is disappearing. The aboriginal site at Shag Bay and the local boat club are two major attractions for the area. It has a private school which ranges from Kinder to Year 12 and a public high school. However, there is no public primary school in the area. As far as local shops are concerned there are two convenience stores which provides all of the daily needs of the community as well as a butcher and a hairdresser. Most locals head down to Lindisfarne for anything that is not available locally. Natone Hill Bush reserve is well used as many people both exercise and walk their dogs there. The tennis courts at Geilston Bay also get a fair work out. It is a nice area that is affordable for families jusat starting out.
Pros
  • Close to the city
  • New housing developments
Cons
  • Crime
  • Fire Prone
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees