Glenorchy is a suburb of Hobart, in the state of Tasmania, Australia. Glenorchy is bounded by the River Derwent to the east, Mount Wellington to the west, the city of Hobart to the south and Brighton to the north. The township officially begins at Creek Road New Town in the northern suburbs of Hobart and includes Moonah, Derwent Park, Lutana, Goodwood, Montrose, Rosetta, Berriedale, Chigwell, Claremont and Austins Ferry. It is the seat of the local government area of ??the same name, the town of Glenorchy. Glenorchy takes its name from Glen Orchy, Scotland, which means "Glen of stormy waters". Glenorchy was first occupied in 1804, mainly farmland from the 1820s, with orchards being the main trade in the area. Becoming a municipality in 1864, then officially a town in 1964, Glenorchy is now a predominantly working-class suburban area that grew rapidly after World War II when A large number of soldiers returned to settle in the northern suburbs. Glenorchy has recreational facilities including Glenorchy Swimming Pool, the Village Cinema complex, the KGV Oval, which houses the Glenorchy Soccer Club and the bowling alley. Glenorchy is also home to the Tasmanian Transport Museum and the Glenorchy Art and Sculpture Park. Schools in the area include Glenorchy Elementary School, Cosgrove High School, Guilford Young College, and Dominic College. Glenorchy is crossed by the Greater Hobart main road and the Brooker Freeway, which is the main connection to the surrounding councils. When the Brooker Freeway was built in 1952, it stretched from Hobart to Berriedale. Meanwhile, the neighborhoods of Glenorchy and Moonah are widening their streets to cope with increased traffic from the south. Key areas of Glenorchy include: Elwick is the name given to the area east of the Brooker Highway, which includes Elwick Racecourse (where the Hobart Cup is held) and the Hobart Showground, representing the whole of southern Tasmania. Merton refers to the area of ??Barossa Road and the surrounding bushland between Glenorchy and Lenah Valleys. O'Brien Bridge is the name given to the site of the first settlement in 1809. As of the 2016 Australian Census, the suburb of Glenorchy had a population of 10,828, for a total population of the City of Glenorchy of 46,397. Find and hire a top agency or company for your next big project related to Digital Marketing, Advertising, Social Media Marketing, Content Writing, Market Research, PR, Email Marketing, Mobile App Development, Web Design, Web application development, Media Planning and many more in Australia and other countries on AgencyNetwork.