Richmond is a small historic town about 13km from the city centre of Hobart. It is about a 20 minute drive to Hobart in daytime traffic.
Richmond sits at the heart of the Coal River wine region and you pass many wineries as you travel the road to Richmond. Many of these are open for tastings and also have cafes and restaurants.
In the township of Richmond there are basic facilities for locals including a small supermarket, bakery, medical centre and post office. Most of the retail shops are geared towards the tourists who frequent the town.
Richmond is a popular tourist destination. Attractions include the main street with beautiful Georgian buildings housing the galleries and cafes, Richmond Bridge which was built by convicts in the 1820s and the Richmond Gaol. The gaol and bridge are the oldest in Australia.
Housing options in Richmond and surrounding areas are varied. You can certainly live on a small acreage or large farm in and around Richmond. There are also streets with standard block sizes and some new sub-divisions and housing.
Richmond is part of the Clarence City Council area. Visit the Clarence City Council website