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North Hobart
HobartTasmania
Postcode: 7000
LGA: City of Hobart
Suburbs around North Hobart:
Lenah Valley New Town Queens Domain
Mount Stuart North Hobart Glebe
West Hobart West Hobart Hobart

North Hobart is a suburb of the city of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. As its name suggests, it lies directly north of the CBD.

The main street of North Hobart is Elizabeth Street, which extends northward from the Elizabeth Street Mall in the city, through North Hobart, and then becomes the Main Road in New Town and continues through many suburbs to Glenorchy and beyond.

The most recent median house price for North Hobart is $420,855 and the median unit price is $410,000.

Resident activism

Up until the late 1980s North Hobart was considered a downmarket and rough suburb. Due to the Planning provisions that resulted from the 1945 City of Hobart Plan. This plan declared a large part of North Hobart as 'Old and Decadent' and it promoted its demolition and replacement by commercial and industrial uses. In 1977 The North Hobart Residents' Group was formed and as a result of a number of activities the residential use of the area was strategical improved in conjunction with Housing Tasmania and the Better Cities program. This has resulted in North Hobarts' fortunes changing for the better and it continues to grow to this day.

Services

Two colleges are located in the area - Elizabeth College, one of Hobart's four public secondary colleges, and The Friends' School, a private school for years K-12. North Hobart was also home of the former Hobart High School - one of the first schools in the city. The building has been preserved and used by many educational establishments over the years, and is now a funeral parlour.

Other places in North Hobart include:

  • The historic North Hobart Post Office, which still exists in its original form.
  • North Hobart Oval, one of the larger sports grounds in Hobart. It is predominantly used for Australian rules football matches.
  • The State Cinema, Tasmania's only independent cinema, generally shows independent and underground films.

Redevelopment

In 2004 the area was redeveloped, including footpath widening and lining Elizabeth Street with trees. Alderman Zucco unsuccessfully proposed that the area be lined with olive trees to promote the multiculturalism that exists in the area.

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