8.0 out of 10

Richmond

-42.7740960374646 147.424948355851
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Pest Free
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

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

"A friendly and beautiful suburb."

Fantastic community and schools. Lots of clubs, groups and societies and strong social fabric.
Subject to flood inundation in some areas so beware of certain areas - particularly along the tributary that flows beneath Bridge street and across the lowest section of Bathurst and Torrens Streets.
An amazing place to live.
Pros
  • Community spirit
  • Great Schools
  • Good services - medical centre, pharmacy, online access centre, tennis club, etc
Cons
  • Public transport is limited and costly
  • Flood inundation in some areas
  • Can be difficult to cross the main street in peak tourist season.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5
2yrs+

"Steeped In History"

The stunningly beautiful town of Richmond is a popular weekend day trip for Hobart residents. It’s craft and woodwork shops are fantastic if you are looking for truly original handiwork of local craftspeople, and the sweet shop, bakery, and ice cream shops – well, need I say more? Richmond boasts the oldest bridge in Tasmania (1832?) and the oldest Catholic church, which is, of course, perched high on a hill overlooking the town. Here is a great photo tip: on the riverbank on the town side, there is a little walkway, and if you go there and crouch down it is possible to get a photo of the bridge framing the church beyond – magic!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees