8.4 out of 10

Mount Stuart

Ranked 12th best suburb in Greater Hobart
-42.8718924474934 147.305464150379
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Safe & Sound
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Eating Out
Not great for
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Who lives here?
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

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 1/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Mount Stuart - by someone who actually lives there"

Small bear - you obviously have problems and none of them relate to living in the beautiful suburb of Mount Stuart. My wife and I have lived in Mount Stuart for over 10 years and our children attend the wonderful local Primary School. We have never had a problem with barking dogs (nor has anyone we know who lives here), or chainsaws for that matter, and we live in the middle of the suburb. We are surrounded by lovely neighbours. There is a wonderful sense of community and this suburb offers so much. Beautiful views and peaceful streets - yet the city and all it offers is so close at hand. It is a safe and peaceful suburb, a great place to raise a family. We have met none of the pretentious people you speak of, none at all, in fact one of the things that we love most about living in Mount Stuart is the people who live there. As for your judgemental comments about 'bogans' maybe it says more about you and the type of person you are than this wonderful suburb and the people who live here. Mount Stuart is a hidden gem in Hobart, a beautiful spot, your comments are so bitter I don't think you would be happy anywhere.
Pros
  • Great local school, great community
  • Quiet, convenient and friendly
  • Sunny with beautiful views
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
2yrs+

"Beaneath the Suburban Facade"

It's really hard to write this review, because I have grown to dislike the place so much.

Is it just the middle-class pretensions of the area, the thin veneer over the deep and immoveable boganry? No, I can deal with that. The whole country is pretentious, we're known for it, read a wine label and you'll understand.

It's so much more than that, it's the actual raw experience, day to day, of living here. I spend a lot of time in the house and am subjected to the neglect of people's dogs, the roar and squeal of their chainsaws, the constant desire to bang something, anything, with a hammer. My wife and I are both musicians and we are the most quiet people in the street. It's that bad. And, speaking of quiet and streets, even if you find one, and ours is one of the best, you can hear the dogs up the hill and as far away as Lenah Valley.

It's a Two Chainsaw Tasmanian hell-hole and I am hoping we can move sideways to West Hobart, meet a few normal people and have a little peace and quiet. But living here kind of crushes hope. You can see it in the downcast eyes of people on the street, sitting in their cars, their gardens and on the bus. Everyone hates it, but no-one wants it to change. People won't look you in the eye, they're untrusting and untrustworthy. It's ostensibly suburban, but I don't feel safe here, there's no community spirit.

I've been honest in my ratings. You can't get a doctor here, there are no shops, no night-life, no culture. If you use Mount Stuart as a base, then maybe you can venture out to Hobart for your culture, but you'll always be escaping, and always in denial (although the DSO do perform at the Friend's School occasionally). You don't want to come back and you know it. Every second suburbanite here is a tradesman, think about that for a moment. If the rest have two chainsaws and use them as often as possible, if the rest have barking dogs that go all day, imagine what it's like to be surrounded by tradesmen. When I say bogans and pretension, I mean bogans and pretension. I don't mind what people do with their lives, but I do mind very much what they do with mine.

There, I told you I shouldn't start.
Pros
  • Barking Dogs, on a scale you wouldn't believe
  • Chainsaws, powertools, again, see above
  • Neighbours who look the other way, or cross the road to avoid each other
Cons
  • People who drive and walk around in a stupor
  • Dog faeces on the pavement
  • No community Vibe at all, in fact a Negative Vibe that sucks the life out of people
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Why not live here, smart move if you do."

A few mins drive to anything in the cbd, 2 primary schools in 2 kms, North Hobart shops, cinema and cafes 5 mins, Friends College 5 mins, Hobart Aquatic centre 7 mins, VIEWS and all day sun if you face north side, Knocklofty reserve. Older houses and space on the blocks.
Pros
  • Close to CBD without the hassles
  • Views and all day sun on north face
Cons
  • city council - spend little $$ in the area but keep increasing the fees.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Leafy streets"

Lovely leafy streets, great views, quiet friendly neighbourhood, very close to North Hobart and City.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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+

"So close yet feels so far"

This small suburb is a walk to the CBD, to North Hobart shopping and eating out, and a tiny drive to anything you could ever want, without the inner city feel or parking problems. The families care about their kids and are invloved in their lives. A lovely spot.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students