However, the general consensus of Australian residents was a happy one, with 87 per cent of all respondents rating their city between ‘fairly good’ and ‘excellent’, and only 9 per cent of respondents rated their city as ‘average’.
Hobart is Tasmania’s capital city and the second oldest capital in Australia after Sydney. CoreLogic’s November 2018 property figures show that Hobart continues to defy the national property trend and is currently Australia’s best performing capital city with house values increasing by 0.7 per cent last month, and 9.3 per cent over the past year, while the market in other Australian cities continues to plummet. CoreLogic head of research Tim Lawless told ABC that “Tasmania’s affordable house prices and the lifestyle factor are drawing in more buyers to the island state.”
But it isn’t just the booming property market that makes Hobart so liveable. The southern state is now home to a thriving gourmet food and wine scene, and a world-class art museum thanks to David Walsh’s Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Berriedale. The Harbourside city also offers beaches and a snow-capped mountain all within a half hours’ drive of the city centre, not to mention endless options for exploring the surrounding wilderness, such as camping and hiking.
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