8.9 out of 10

Underwood

-41.3098654688766 147.191438405344
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
  • Pest Free
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters

Reviews

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

"If you love nature, you'll love Underwood."

A combination of forest covered hills, and small farms in a peaceful picturesque valley, Underwood is only 20-25 minutes from the centre of Launceston. The commute is along a good road with light traffic. Lilydale is only 5 minutes away in the opposite direction and hosts a very good small supermarket, pharmacy, doctor, post office, take away, hardware shop and other small businesses. Only 30-40 minutes drive to beautiful beaches.

Underwood is home to Hollybank Forest Reserve, a lovely place for picnics and walks. Also nearby is Mt Arthur for those interested in more serious bushwalking. Other walking opportunities are found in the surrounding area, including a number of lovely waterfalls. There are vineyards, small galleries, and pick-your-own fruit farms, all nearby. An excellent nursery is worth visiting for its beautiful Japanese inspired garden alone.

Underwood is a community with many creative and friendly people. It tends to attract the more alternative types, those who like to get away from the city and live in a clean and natural environment. It has good rainfall and most areas have good soil.
Pros
  • Natural environment. Beautiful bush. Close to town, for commuters. Good rainfall. Friendly community. Clean air, away from Launceston's smog! Hardly ever even get fog.
Cons
  • Slightly colder than Launceston, due to its elevation.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
2yrs+

"Best of Both Worlds - Country Living close to Town"

Nothing beats arriving home to Pipers River Rd knowing you've got no neighbours around to bother you yet if you feel like going out for dinner,coffee, entertainment or to go shopping it's only a ten minute drive into Launceston.
Recommended for
  • Professionals