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Oakdowns
Hobart, Tas
Population: 988
Postcode: 7019
LGA: City of Clarence
Federal Division: Franklin
Suburbs around Oakdowns:
Clarendon Vale
Clarendon Vale Oakdowns Lauderdale
Rokeby

Oakdowns is a suburb of Hobart, the capital of Tasmania, Australia. It is within the City of Clarence and not far from Clarendon Vale. At the 2011 Australian Census Oakdowns recorded a population of 988. Oakdowns has one park. It is a 20-minute drive to the CBD. Most houses have views of Mount wellington and Ralphs bay.

Recreation

Oakdowns Park is the only park in Oakdowns. The park has a rivulet running through it and has grounds suitable for ball games. Many people walk their dogs throughout the park and take their family to play on the play equipment. There is a bike trail that follows South Arm Highway to the city known as an intercity cycle way. Near the Rokeby Village is Percy Park which is less than a kilometer away from Oakdowns and has slightly less crime. There is a cricket and soccer ground and games are held there.

Retail

There are no stores in Oakdowns, due to pervasive arson. Stores supplying meat, beer and cigarettes can be found in Rokeby. Some of the stores in Rokeby are:

  • Rokeby Store
  • Rokeby Discount Drug Store
  • Rokeby Meat

There is also a supermarket in Lauderdale for residents to shop for items.

Transport

Oakdowns is serviced by Metro routes 634, 635, X34 and X35. These services sometimes run on time. There are five bus stops in Oakdowns which are:

  • Hors-sham Road
  • Sharon Drive
  • Oakdowns Park on Oakdowns Parade
  • Oakdowns Parade

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