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We are currently looking at buying a home in New Norfolk -
Basically we have been told by one person that the particular area we are looking at is the "bad" area.... Can anyone tell me more about this beautiful little town - I am in LOVE with the house but since we heard this DH has been turned off....
Is there a bad area? how bad is it? where is it?
What are the schools like?
Any other information you would like to share I would be more then appreciative!!
I live in new norfolk and i love it. I moved here about 8 years ago and brought a home in a nice lovely area of new norfolk.
I think there are particular streets that i would avoid.
PM me the area/street and i will let you know my opinion..
my sister live there 5 years ago, and i know she'd move back in a heartbeat
chicken and eggs mum
You are not allowed to move.......
It is a horrible area, you wouldn't want to live there.... :-P
You would make this hubber very sad if you moved.....
Every place has 'bad' areas
But I quite like New Norfolk I live just south of it :)
I'd live in New Norfolk depending on the specific location :yes:
All suburbs have "bad" areas, and just like most, all it means is a lower socio-economic, "bogan" area with potentially not so nice looking houses/gardens/streets. But it's all subjective. There are also some beautiful spots in New Norfolk!
My sister goes to New Norfolk High School (she lives in Hamilton) and from what she and my Mum have said, it's pretty good. No idea about the Primary school though, sorry.
Thank you all so much for your replies!! They have been very helpful - We are going to go for a drive around the area a few times over the weekend and decide on what we are going to do!!
Thanks again - I knew i could count on the wonderful hubbers!!!
A Party of Five
It may not be as bad as it used to be with everyone knowing everyone etc as there has been an influx of mainlanders to the town.
The shopping is so-so and I would rather shop elsewhere as the Woolworths store there is apparently rated a C Grade store so not the best.
Schools well there are a few to choose from and I personally like St Brigid's Catholic School Primary compared to the "other" ones :rolleyes:
Nice lil town full of history and heritage.
I lived in New Norfolk in 2007 and I have mixed views, it's a gorgeous spot, very scenic and quiet, there are good and bad area's. But there are alot of drug issues with the young people in New Norfolk and that would put me off raising a family there personally.
We've lived in New Norfolk 8 years. There is certainly the good, the bad and the ugly about NN, so here goes.
The good: very pretty location (Tasmanian Tidy Town of 2010), affordfable housing means that my family has a lifestyle that is the envy of our friends in Hobart. There is no way we could have in Hobart, what we have in NN. We are mortgage free, and if we had the same house in Hobart, we'd be looking at a 25 year mortgage. NN has all of your everyday needs, i.e. post office, chemists, Service Tasmania (where you pay vehicle registration), 3 of the major banks (NAB, CBA and ANZ), 3 hairdressers, dry cleaners, library, small Woolworths, etc. Great park for children (Tynwald Park.)
The bad: Although the doctors in NN are good, they are continually booked out. If you wake up with a sore throat, for example, it's highly unlikely you'll get to see a doctor that day. Out of frustration, I now to go a doctor in Hobart (where I work.) Clothes shopping leaves a lot to be desired. Supermarket doesn't have any real competition (2 mini supermarkets, but they are expensive and not a huge range.)
The ugly: High crime rate, usually petty, but crime nonetheless. Just 2 nights ago, 2 of our cars were egged. Our cars have also had vegetables and mashed potato thrown an them, and lights deliberately smashed. We do have OSP, but sometimes have to leave our cars on the street. Weekend nights can be troublesome. Council can be corrupt (one employee in particular we've had a lot of trouble with.) The fog we get in winter is terrible. Sometimes it will sit for 5 days and barely lift. This can be surprisingly depressing. Not much police presence. Crime is usually perpetrated by kids, so very little police can do.
Don't know what the schools are like as my children go to school in Hobart. Yes, there are definitely some dodgy areas, so feel free to PM me with the address that you're interested in if you wish.
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