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SandyBay is widely regarded as one of Hobart's most prestigious residential areas, boasting private schools and the University of Tasmania as well as an assortment of boutiques and cafés. The tree-lined streets of SandyBay course past both modern and heritage homes, all the way to its quiet beachfront.

Battery Point drips with historic charm. The renovated workman's cottages and narrow streets and lanes of this former port and maritime village manage to hold its heritage character while also playing host to boutique stores, restaurants and café's, as well as some of Hobart's most luxurious modern homes.

Hobart City is a dynamic waterfront area where the past and the contemporary ebb and flow with casual perfection. Here sandstone buildings house plasma televisions. Steep hills meet the beautiful Derwent river. Museums adjoin café's. An historic port welcomes the cutting-edge fleet of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race. Fishing boats moor behind fine seafood restaurants. Hobart, Australia's second oldest capital, offers all the services and sights of city living minus the anxiety.

South Hobart runs from the CBD down to the historic Cascade Brewery. Beautiful period homes adjoining lush parks help make South Hobart one of the city's most elegant suburbs. It's an attractive area that can cater for various needs and budgets. South Hobart features easy CBD access and facilities like St JohnsCalvaryPrivateHospital.

North Hobart is where Hobart happens. This vibrant suburb is home to a restaurant and café strip that houses over twenty of Tasmania's coolest places to snack, dine, drink and dance. Sprinkled with art galleries, North Hobart is a tasty location for those who enjoy the good life.

West Hobart has it all - city and river views, period homes, modern townhouses and easy access to the CBD. Yet despite its attractive features, West Hobart maintains affordable prices. Residents can stroll down to the North Hobart restaurant precinct or in to the CBD for shopping and entertainment.   

Mt Stuart looks down on the harbour and hills of Hobart. Located 3km from the CBD, Mt Stuart offers a rare mix of convenience, quiet and spectacular vistas. So if horizon is what you're after, take a look at MountStewart.

New Town is a popular inner-city residential suburb featuring many Federation period homes as well as two single-sex schools, a Catholic school and a primary school. This genteel suburb lies 4km north of the CBD. A shopping centre provides New Town residents with grocery, department and specialty stores. Despite its name, New Town is one of Hobart's oldest areas, but as with most of the prestigious regions of Hobart, the classic homes are mixed with the new.

Dynnyrne enjoys stunning views of the DerwentRiver. This suburb shares many characteristics with its prestigious tree-lined neighbour, SandyBay - beaches, luxury homes, a sailing club, a university campus, and close proximity to the CBD. Dynnyrne is A-list Tasmania.

Taroona is an Aboriginal word meaning "Seashell". The seaside suburb adjoins SandyBay to the south, and is bordered by the Truganini Reserve - an area criss-crossed by walking tracks leading an historic hill-top shot tower. Taroona is privy to panoramic views of the Derwent Estuary and is serviced by Taroona Primary and TaroonaHigh school.

Mount Nelson sits above picturesque SandyBay and The University of Tasmania. This esteemed residential suburb, affectionately known as "The Mountain", provides panoramic views of the Derwent estuary and surrounding bushland. With the CBD just down the hill, MountNelson is perfect for those looking for a quiet area with a contemplative outlook as well as easy access to schools and facilities. 

Tolmans Hill features prominently on the skyline of Hobart. This new residential development is bordered by native bushland and offers good views of the river and Hobart area as well as direct access to the university, CBD and various schools.

Glebe, one of Hobart's smaller suburbs, lies adjacent to the city in the same area as the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. As such, Glebe is an intimate suburb boasting a green aspect and easy CBD access.