9.3 out of 10

Mount Nelson

Ranked 3rd best suburb in Greater Hobart
-42.9207743921212 147.32173234044
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Schools
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Tourists

Reviews

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

"Green hilltop area close to the everything"

Being up on a hill (340m or so peak), most homes have views over the city. But, it can get cooler and more windy at times. Homes are on larger blocks, most with lush gardens, or weedy more likely, and vege patches, and there are many trails heading downhill or across to the Signal Station. Definitely a place for those who prefer the outdoor life, but then again the city is only a few minutes down the hill. If you do grow veges or fruits be prepared to protect them or share them with the local critters and birds. Some businesses have struggled: the medical center and pharmacy closed down but the local grocery store is still going strong and a new dental center is taking the place of the medical center. New buildings are being constructed near the college. Public transport is infrequent. Cycling up the hill is only for those who are very fit so best to walk making sure you have good footwear as going downhill can be tough on joints. Neighbours are mostly very friendly but some are rather grumpy and intrusive (you get these where ever you go). Wood smoke during winter is a problem in some areas - the council needs to look at phasing these polluters out. There are a few yahoos during the weekend but the cops seem only interested in speed traps (generally going downhill near the college) during work hours. Overall, a great place to live for the convenience of being near the city and near the bush as well.
Pros
  • Close to the city and schools
  • A leafy suburb next to the bush and with views
  • Larger blocks and great outdoor tracks
Cons
  • Cooler and windier
  • Infrequent public transport
  • damp at times, and wood smoke in winter
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5
2yrs+

"Views to die for"

The suburb is named for the hill (technically not a mountain) on which it sits. Just about every home here dates post 1967, when a catastrophic bushfire ripped through the area, destroying everything in its wake. The homes are pleasant, yet modest. The suburb is just 15 minutes from downtown Hobart, and many visitors travel up Nelson Road to take in the magnificent view from the Signal Station – truly breathtaking vista of Hobart and the Derwent. This is a much less treacherous drive that that up to Mt Wellington. Mt Nelson is home to a primary school and Hobart College, from which Princess Mary of Denmark graduated.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Mountain Magic"

Such a wonderful feeling to live on the best hill in Hobart!!
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
Jampot
Jampot It used to be the best hill in Hobart, but is now becoming an ugly suburb due to all the trees that are being chopped down.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great suburb, great location"

Friendly neighbours, close to schools and just 5 minutes away from the shopping of Sandy Bay
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
Jampot
Jampot If only the neighbours were just friendly and not so annoyingly nosey gossips and harrassers of single women living alone!
2yrs+
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