8.2 out of 10

Hampton

Ranked 209th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.9377848532514 145.00815729716
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Schools
  • Shopping Options
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Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Fantastic community to live in"

I have lived in Hampton for 16 years and have found it to be a fantastic place to raise a family. There are a mix of people who live in the area ranging from commission house residents to 'yuppies' mentioned in previous reviews. I have always found people to be friendly and have never had the impression of being looked down upon when I walked down Hampton Street. There are plenty of Saturday sporting options for the kids and these are community focused. Hampton Street has a wonderful selection of cafes and restaurants which cater for all budgets. House prices have increased dramatically over the years but that's because it is such a sought after suburb due to the location, amenities and community.
Pros
  • Amenities
  • Quiet local streets
  • Bayside
  • Services
  • Vibe
  • Quality restaurants and cafes
  • Safe
Cons
  • Traffic along Hampton Street
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Quality public school systems, relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere: bicycling, beach, hiking trails"

Pros & Cons with suggestions for Bayside to improve itself:

The quaint Victorian homes, sunshine by the bay, good customer service & small neighborhood feeling of the downtown for groceries, bakeries, and affordable, yet impressive little places to meet up for breakfast, lunch or live music is here. Teenagers could pick up a smoothie, get ice cream, or have burgers at the Urban Burger or Red Rooster.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Beach Lovers
melrich
melrich A seriously weird "suburb review". If you want a feel for Hampton read elsewhere, this is just a blurt.
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
2yrs+

"Decent area with quality restaurants and cafes but overpriced and filled with yuppie snobs"

Pros:

1) Quality restaurants and cafes. There's many quality restaurants and cafes on Hampton Street and not all of them have inflated prices.

2) Safe, although I'm aware of one instance of a break-in near a laneway. Hampton Station is on the Sandringham Train Line, which is one of the safest train lines in Melbourne.

3) Traffic isn't very busy and it takes less than 25 minutes (stopping all stations) to reach the city by train.

4) Close to the beach. Hampton Beach is a great beach. Nearby Black Rock Beach is great as well.

5) Nice parks and reserves and the air that comes in from the beach is really fresh.

6) Not many riff raff.



Cons:

There aren't too many cons but the cons that do exist are major in itself.

1) Even though Hampton is located close to the beach the area is quite overpriced. I'm not just talking about the many original two bedroom dwellings in Hampton either but many of the shops on the main street (Hampton Street). A lot of the restaurants and cafes on Hampton Street are overpriced even taking into account that they're quality establishments. Even the Video Ezy on Hampton Street charges more for DVD rentals than many other Video Ezy stores!

2) There's a lot of yuppie snobs in Hampton. A lot of them have an insecure and arrogant attitude and when you walk past them a lot of them will look at you (whether they're on foot or on a bicycle) in a way that portrays that they think they're better than you. This includes teenagers and 20-somethings as well. I wish Hampton residents were more friendly, less insecure, less arrogant and less focused on money and materialism. Many houses having high wall front fences is intimidating as well. Many businesses who overprice in Hampton remain open because Hampton's yuppies are willing to fork out more money (oftentimes for inferior products) when they don't have to.

3) Spending excessive ratepayers' money on functions is just one aspect that makes Bayside Council one of the worst performing councils in Victoria.
Pros
  • Quality restaurants and cafes
  • Safe
  • Not too much traffic, close to the beach, nice parks and reserves, really fresh air coming in from the beach, not many riff raff
Cons
  • Overpriced
  • Yuppie snobs
  • Bayside Council (spending excessive ratepayers' money on functions is just one aspect that makes Bayside Council one of the worst performing councils in Victoria)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Beach Lovers
hamptonhome
hamptonhome This a very strange review, they probably don't live in Hampton and have a very strange view of themselves. The cons listed are untrue. We are not snobs. I have lived in many different areas and Hampton is the best place by far.
2yrs+
gdewing
gdewing I agree, I have lived there, and most people are normal. The opposite seems to be my view - there are many people who seem a bit rough around the edges. Coffee is normal prices, Network Video does great deals with vouchers. Houses are VERY expensive tho', and that is why we cannot buy there, only rent.
2yrs+
SimoneYoung
SimoneYoung I find this a strange review also. I have lived in Hampton for 16 years and it has been a fantastic, friendly community. I agree that houses are expensive but that doesn't affect the community values found here. Whenever I am in Hampton Street to do shopping it usually takes longer than expected because of the people I bump into and stop to have a chat with.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A family suburb and transport is great- (much quicker sandringham line than moorabbin if u work in city)"

Pretty houses, and hasn't lost the character that Brighton East has with McMansions.

So many parks. That's the nicest bit, that it has leafy streets and parks.
The shops were becoming a bit dull until recently with Mozzi, and other cool unique brands relocating, Hampton street vibe is much better in last 6 months.
Pros
  • Bayside
  • Services
  • Vibe
Cons
  • none!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Love this suburb"

Ooo, what's there not to love! Close the beach, transport, major roads, eateries and shops to name a few. Its a great suburb with a great mix of people. Hampton street has everything you need. Lots of top schools and child care options. With the Sandringham train line it is only a 25 minute train ride into the city. Southland Shopping centre is about 4km away. Lots of medical centres and doctors around. If you are looking for a Brighton alternative, well I think you may have just found it.
Pros
  • Bayside
  • Services
  • Vibe
Cons
  • none!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"On holidays at home!"

Living in Hampton is like being on a beach holiday without leaving home - Fabulous restaurants cafes, shops and of course the beach! Well serviced by the Sandringham train line (25min to city) and buses, it really does have it all - if you can afford it!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+
4/5
2yrs+

"Nice place on the beach and not far from everything you could need"

A great beachside location out of the city.
There are some great tree lined streets and some beautiful character homes around the area, as well as some newer homes. For the golfers the local golf course will keep you happy and it just adds to the green feel.
There are plenty of schools and kindergartens close by which makes it an ideal place for families. There are also child care facilities. With the beach and a few nice parks, there is little more a family could want.
With the greenery comes the birdlife which adds to the vibe.
There are plenty of shops within walking distance including milk bars and supermarkets.
If you want to get out for a meal there are a few nice places not too far away.
There is easy access to the city up the Nepean Way.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great place to live"

This is a great place to live. I grew up in the area but is nicer now. It was very dominated by Ministry of Housing homes back then. The area has changed for the better!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees