6.0 out of 10

Ravenswood

Ranked 22nd best suburb in Northern
-41.4221814756709 147.172864970161
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Cost of Living
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
  • Shopping Options
  • Childcare
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

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

"Very Affordable"

Ravenswood consists of Two shopping centres a Service station, Police station, Volunteer Fire Station, Skate park, Hotel, Over 50's club, Community health centre, Community centre, Pharmacy, Library, Bakery, Neighbourhood house, Newsagent pus a few other conveniences as well as being a ten minute drive to the Launceston CBD. The suburb is perceived to have two sides - north and South, both quite affordable to rent and purchase but the south being more desirable of the two. "North Side" does consist of quite a few government housing properties where as privately owned homes is more dominant in the other areas. On many occasions, you can pick up a very affordable property.
Pros
  • Cheap Housing
  • Good rental yields
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Affordable Suburb Close to Town"

Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"Bad press = under valued property"

Old Ravenswood is a quiet, peaceful and friendly neighbourhood. We moved here approx 15 months ago and enjoy being here. Not much through traffic, not much noise at night. Quieter here than in Prospect. Neighbors all say hello and wave, people pick up after their animals when walking, convenient for public transport and CBC only 5 mins away. Expect good capital growth in the long term. We repainted, re carpeted and landscaped the yard and the had appraisal - added approx $40k value with not much outlay.
Pros
  • Cheap Housing
  • 5 min drive to Launceston CBD
  • Good rental yields
  • Great views
  • a much under rated suburb.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Real estate value close to City."

Ravenswood has unfairly suffered do to negative publicity.
Old Ravenswood is less than a 5 minutes drive to the City.With a Chemist, brand new Family Centre and Community Centre, Seniors Club,Supermarket and Public Library plus public transport Ravenswood caters to seniors and families alike. It is close to all other services, Mowbray shopping complex with it's Woolworths and brand new Coles, doctors etc. Ravenswood also has the local Tavern with a terrific Bistro serving great meals sumptious steaks. Even the Airport bus shuttle has a pick up run at the door. Most of the residents have been living in Ravenswood for over 30 years and those younger couples who need their first home have done well settling into this very quiet neighbourhood. When the locals are out walking their dogs in the evening and chatting with neighbours, well I ask you; how safe is that?
Pros
  • a much under rated suburb.
  • Has all the services at the door.
  • Cheap Housing
  • 5 min drive to Launceston CBD
  • Good rental yields
  • Great views
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
2yrs+

"Good rental yields for investors"

Ravenswood has great views. It is only 5 mins drive to the Launceston CBD. A cheap buy in area and has good rental yields for investors, as has an area of housing commission owned homes, so some stigma attached. Never had a problem with tenants. It has some new developments being built. A long - term investment.
Pros
  • Good rental yields
  • Great views
  • 5 min drive to Launceston CBD
  • Cheap Housing
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"I would avoid"

Don't come much rougher up north than Ravenswood.
Pros
  • Cheap Housing
Cons
  • There is a reason for the cheap housing
Recommended for
  • Gay & Lesbian