7.2 out of 10

New Town

-42.8529121895703 147.317536145492
Great for
  • Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Childcare
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
  • Pest Free
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students
  • Retirees

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
Feb 04, 2016

"Safe, quiet and inexpensive"

Having grown up in New Town, it is the kind of place that is wedged between lower socio-economic parts and upper-middle class families. This gives it a very different feel dependent on which street/specific area you reside in. Generally, having lived on Loina St, Swanston St and Queen St, I have found New Town to be very peaceful and generally quite safe. There is an abundance of parks and some of the best schools are in this suburb. There are a few shopping options around, although if you want clothes or specialty items you may have to travel elsewhere. It is quite central to Hobart, and nearly all buses that depart from bus stop E in the mall run through the area. Overall, as long as you stay away from the housing developments/the area across from New Town plaza, I would highly recommend New Town.
Pros
  • Family friendly
  • Housing styles
  • Peaceful
  • Recreation and Parks
Cons
  • Some dodgy streets
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great Place for the Family"

New Town is located 4 kms north north west of Hobart. The federation houses make an attractive streetscape. When Hobart was resettled in the early 1800's, it was the place where the first free settlers landed. New Town has its own local primary school. It is also the only place in Tasmania to have two public single sex high schools. There is also a Catholic school. It has beautiful tree-lined streets with equally beautiful houses. The styles of the large houses vary between Art Deco, Georgian, Italianate, Colonial and Federation. It has alot of great parks and the InterCity Cycleway traverses the suburb enroute to the city. There is a major shopping centre local to the area, which meets all of the needs of the residents. So there is little need to travel too far from home. It is the perfect place to raise a family.
Pros
  • Family friendly
  • Peaceful
  • Housing styles
Cons
  • Public transport
  • Cost of housing
  • Nightlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
Ant Manton
Ant Manton Couldn’t agree more - great review!
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"A slightly busy, but uninterrupted suburb"

A lovely place, but it is a bit dirty although there is a very large variety of recreational places to visit. A very nice suburb all together.
Pros
  • Recreation and Parks
  • Easy access roads from nearly anywhere
Cons
  • Dirty and litter
  • Busy traffic and some dangerous roads
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students