8.8 out of 10

Hamilton

-37.7288858053 142.019180846
Great for
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Best value for your dollar"

Hamilton has all the services you could need - hospital, TAFE, uni, schools, pool, skate park, lake, shopping centres, botanic gardens, sports ground, pubs, hardware stores, restaurants. It's close to the Grampians and Dunkeld, not too far from Warrnambool and the Great Ocean Rd and only a few hours from Melbourne by car or a quick flight by plane from Hamilton's airport to Melbourne or Adelaide. You can get a good house here for not too much money and with the falling house market in Melbourne and rising interest rates living in Hamilton really is the best value for your dollar. Escape the crazy mortgage treadwheel and live a peaceful country style life with all the ammenities you could need to bring up a family or retire. Oh and we both got jobs the day we moved here.
Pros
  • Airport
  • Hospital
  • Schools
Cons
  • Could do with a few more bus services to and from Melbourne each day
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
4/5
2yrs+

"Home to giant wool bales"

Hamilton is home to five massive wool bales which house a museum, restaurant and retail outlets which pay tribute to the area's link to the wool industry. The town is also a great place to bring up a family with some of the best educational facilities in the state. It also has a beautiful botanic gardens and an art gallery renowed for its collections of silver, porcelain and glass and furniture. It is also a popular place for shopping and is the birthplace of Ansett Airlines. Sir Reginald Ansett launched the airlines in Hamilton in 1937. You can find out all about the history of the airlines at the town's museum dedicated to Ansett.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees