Hobart – a city on the move

When it comes to affordability, stunning scenery and a lifestyle to die for, Hobart has most cities beat. With a modest urban population of just over 210,000 according to the 2011 census Hobart is a small city that is big on lifestyle and culture, with country living a stone's throw away.


One of the few places in the world that has work/life balance down pat, Hobart is a blend of city convenience and congenial surroundings. Although not a City to rest on its laurels, the Hobart City Council has several stratagems in place to develop the city's livability in the long term.

Hobart City Council has undertaken many projects to achieve its vision of making Hobart a "city with people in mind." There is more in store as the Council fulfils its Inner City Action Plan.


Hobart features a mixture of housing that speaks to its personality. The historic nature of the city as the second established capital in Australia is represented by older mansions and villas, while the young up-and-comers will more readily associate with newly constructed houses and units.

Whatever your taste in housing, you'll be able to find an affordable solution, with Hobart being the most affordable capital city in which to live in Australia, according to median house prices from RP Data.


Hobart has a very young population, with the biggest proportion of residents being couples, singles and home-sharers under 35, according to realestate.com.au.

With a vibrant culture and the enthusiasm associated with youth, Hobart makes good use of its natural surroundings, including Mount Wellington, the Derwent River and the Port, to create a beautiful environment in which to enjoy local produce and world-class entertainment and dining.

The city's rich history is on display with heritage buildings accompanied by lush parks, and is complemented by the Salamanca Market and the festivals held there.

Living in Hobart

It can be hard to find your way around a new city, and harder to tell the good deals from the bad. If you want some real advice, from real people, talk to the team at Ray White.

Ray White Central Hobart lays claim to a vast wealth of backgrounds and experience, and is headed by principal and lead agent Ant Manton.

Ant brings years of management, marketing and sales experience to the table, to help you get the most out of every property transaction in the most transparent and professional way possible.