9.1 out of 10

Tranmere

-42.9177624871877 147.41662844867
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parking
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Eating Out
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters

Reviews

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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"An emerging suburb with spectacular houses, views & potential."

Tranmere is situated on the Droughty Point/North Arm Corridor, on Hobart's eastern shore. It enjoys north-north-west aspects, all-day sun and million-dollar views of Hobart's trifecta: Mountain, City & Water. The sunsets from Tranmere are nothing short of spectacular year round & much of the suburb is orientated to maximise this lifestyle.

Tranmere is a developing suburb featuring a mix of architectural styles & influences. Ranging from a few average to large executive homes dating from the 1980's through to a vast majority of high quality architecturally-designed homes built in the past 7 years. Most houses & townhouses possess very-high green-star ratings with features such as heavy insulation, tinted glazing, solar panels, solar hot-water & rainwater harvesting, and most maximise the contemporary Australian style of indoor/outdoor living. Car & boat ownership is strong whilst gardens are just as immaculate.

Whilst possessing some glamorous riviera qualities such as foreshore reserves, walks and cycleway along the water's edge and a natural bush/forest hilltop skyline, the suburb does lack the walking-distance proximity to many services, recreational facilities & shops enjoyed by neighbouring suburb Howrah. However, such a4menities are only a short & pleasant drive to access. Weekends see a flurry of social activity as locals take to cycling, walking & jogging along the streets & foreshore as well as bbq get-togethers on decks facing the sunset views.

Tranmere is accessible within 10-15 minutes of the CBD, thanks to the Tasman Highway & Bellerive Bypass/South Arm Highway. The primary streets of Tranmere Road & Oceana Drive feed much of the Tranmere riviera yet are still considered quiet residential streets compared to their respective western-shore equivalents Sandy Bay Road & Churchill Avenue.

Tranmere is on the move, with people investing in their home & lifestyle for the long term. This is reflected in the rise in land value & the speed & volume of construction signalling a rush to 'get in now'. The downside of this is the loss of giant native trees in the area which are popular with the local birdlife.

There is a great deal of potential to maximise it's waterfront with better services in future, such as a boat-ramp, water-taxi jetty or even a yacht club/marina, restaurant/cafe & small shopping strip. Some local streetscapes, especially Oceana Drive & Tranmere Rd, could be enhanced with a decidious tree-planting program to ensure the area becomes 'leafier' in future. If any of these were to occur the appeal & value of the suburb would surely increase further.
Pros
  • Trifecta of views: City, Mountain, Water.
  • High-quality, energy-efficient styles of Architecture.
  • Easy access to CBD & airport
Cons
  • Short drive to most shops & services
  • Still a few years off being leafy
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers