HAMPTON At A Glance
Family-friendly Hampton has quietly evolved into a trendy, relaxed neighbourhood complete with a growing café and dining scene – a taste of suburban paradise by the sea. With its holiday vibe and beautiful homes, it’s no surprise that everyone wants a piece of this charming Bayside community.
Ocean views with a laid-back feel – there’s no need for vacations when you live in Hampton.
Unsurprisingly, housing prices are rising astronomically.
Hampton was once an exclusive seaside escape for Melbourne’s elite, complete with sea baths and hotels.
When you step foot in Hampton it’s hard to believe you’re still in metropolitan Melbourne. Long a retreat for wealthy city dwellers looking to bathe or picnic by the sea, what was once a holiday destination is now a prized urban postcode. And despite being located just 14km from the CBD, summery Hampton feels like another planet.
Therefore, it will come as no surprise that locals don’t venture outside its borders in a hurry. Hampton Street, the buzzy main shopping strip, boasts more than 50 cafés, boutiques and restaurants. While it tends to be a little on the sleepy side come nightfall, Hampton’s eating and drinking scene has evolved considerably in recent years, marking it as something of an up-and-comer in food-mad Melbourne.
Then, there’s the beach. Arguably one of the best the city has to offer, Hampton Beach is lovely, safe (thanks to the local surf lifesaving club) and very much the place to be come summertime. Further adding to the neighbourhood’s family-friendly feel is the abundance of parks, leafy streets and spacious homes. The oceanfront views from the mansions that line Beach Road ensure Hampton is one of Melbourne’s most aspirational postcodes.
A residential area first and foremost, Hampton is a haven for young families. The neighbourhood’s good schools, beautiful beachfront and multiple parks and playing fields make it the perfect place to raise little ones.
Wealthy couples and young professionals are similarly drawn to Hampton’s winning combination of holiday atmosphere and urban postcode. The city is only a quick train ride away, and the beach a short stroll. The area’s safe streets draw residents looking for a comfortable yet laid-back lifestyle and St Kilda is nearby should the bright lights call.
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WINING AND DINING
Hampton’s growing foodie scene has been gaining some serious traction of late. With a host of impressive cafés, restaurants and wine bars popping up, it’s no surprise locals rarely venture far from home.