8.7 out of 10

Hampton East

Ranked 143rd best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.9373255589493 145.030325212766
Great for
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Internet Access
  • Public Transport
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

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

"Gentrification"

Hampton East is an 'undiscovered' gem that is being discovered very quickly. This is a fantastic place for a young family, with very good parks and play areas, lake with the water birds it attracts that fly over our house every night. It's quiet and safe with very good primary schools, transport to and from the city, and shops. Borrowing from local areas like Highett Road which is poshing up, Hampton Street and the beach is only a 20 min walk away.
It's being discovered by owners and builders alike with a huge amount of renovations and redevelopments happening around us. The area is going through a real gentrification phase and is a Brighton East in the making.
Pros
  • Very quiet and safe
  • Access to some of the best public and private schools in Melbourne and good infrastructure borrowed from neighbouring areas
  • Fantastic neighbours with a real community feel
Cons
  • Frankston line train and zone 2
  • Streets bordering council housing (seem safe but unsightly, and holding local strip of shops back)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
Yakuza
Yakuza I do agree with you to a certain extent. The Housing Department should really transfer people living in the 2-3 story estates (on widdop cres &leith sts; bluff road & Wickam rds) and knock them down. tenants that reside there are really embaressed to say that they live there. They are very toxic emotionally and mentally....perhaps the reason why 70% of residents are drug users tho they are harmless with no self-esteem
2yrs+
Emma Green
Emma Green I've heard that in the not-too-distant future those homes will becoming increasingly privately owned, including the two and three storey blocks.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Up and coming suburb close to beaches and busy lifestyle, but far enough away for peace & quiet"

Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Small Suburb Nice and Cosy"

Hampton East is itself a very small suburb but with many things (especially parks and playgrounds!). Although you won't get everything in Hampton East due to the size of the suburb, some good infrastructure are borrowed from neighbouring suburbs that are within walking distance including train station from Moorabbin, beach from Hampton, shopping from Southland in Cheltenham, golf course from Brighton.
It is easy to get around from here. Nepean Highway gets you into the city or Southern Suburbs and South Road takes you to the Hampton beach or South Eastern Suburbs.
Due to the rise in house prices recently, it has attracted some developers to build town houses around here and this has increased its density. Something I do not like but it goes on to show the increasing popularity of this suburb.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+

"Ideal for families"

Not too far out of the city for a reasonably easy commute or for the more energetic, a cycle, this is a good area for young families.
It is home to a number of nice parks which is great for people with kids or dogs to take them and let them run. Hampton east is also not far from the beach for those lazy summer days by the water.
There is a gold course nearby for the golfers and plenty of shops close by to get everything you could need.
Schools and kindergartens are of good quality and close by making it an ideal area for families.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees