West Hobart is an inner-city suburb and is nestled amongst the hills immediately west of the city centre. A quiet, leafy suburb with a strong sense of community where you still hear children walking home from school. With traditional corner shops including a local pizza parlour, cafes, butcher and florist all within walking distance and just around the corner from other major amenities in the nearby North Hobart. A stroll to the Hill Street Grocer finds you friendly service, gorgeous produce and a place at the heart of the community.
First settled as a farming district for poultry, dairy, hops, orchards and Chinese market gardens. Various industries have also served in the area, including a brickworks at the top of Arthur Street and coal mines below Summerhill Road. Knocklofty Hill served as a sandstone quarry and is now a reserve with stunning scenic views, frog ponds, a picnic spot and forested walking tracks, a favourite for locals. The nearby Train Park is an ideal playground for children of all ages.
Many of the homes in the area are beautiful Victorian and Federation period homes, which abound in the suburb and are prized for their views of the Derwent River. Wide streets are a feature in the area which enhance the feeling of community. Schools in the area are well-respected and include Lansdowne Crescent Primary, Goulburn Street Primary, Guilford Young College, St Virgils College and Saint Marys College.
Popular with young families, older residents and the creative, West Hobart is the home for the creative, a bohemian suburb of Hobart, with many artists and musicians living in gentrified Victorian and Federation houses, which abound in the suburb.