8.1 out of 10

Port Sorell

Ranked 4th best suburb in Mersey-Lyell
-41.1662967459158 146.539417585104
Great for
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Shopping Options
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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Reviews

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

"Beautiful to live, impossible to afford...."

The local environs of Shearwater, Port Sorell and Hawley Beach are amongst the most beautiful in Tasmania, if not in Australia. A wonderful place to live, to raise kids, to be a part of a community. Unfortunately, if you are planning on renting in these areas, be prepared to pay big bucks. The majority of rental properties on the market currently sit in the high two hundreds and mostly mid to high three hundreds per week. Until the property owners figure out that it is much better to have a great tenant in their house at a lower rate than to have a higher rate but a vacant house, the prices will continue to force out hard working, but not so high earning, renters. The real estates need to let the owners know of the many wonderful tenants they have on their books who quite simply cannot afford the prices they are charging per week - but then of course their fees would suffer! Unfortunately the prices have, after over 10 years living and renting here, forced me to move away to the less desirable, but much more affordable Devonport area.
Pros
  • lifestyle
  • scenery
  • community
Cons
  • price
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+

"Great place to rent or live"

Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees