HAMILTON At A Glance
Located about four kilometers south-west of the CBD, the leafy district of Hamilton is a cosmopolitan hub of galleries, cafés, shops and restaurants, with the beach and the CBD on either side. Beautiful tree-lined streets come laden with period properties, sprawling parklands provide endless outdoor space, and there are a variety of sought-after schools for those with families who are looking to move into the area.
Vibrant, multicultural and with local community at its very core, Hamilton has a unique character that effortlessly blends the beach with the bustling CBD, for a taste of city living in the heart of homely suburbia.
Quality schools, boutique shopping, gorgeous beaches and convenient access to Newcastle’s CBD.
Head to Beaumont street for the best food, coffee and shopping.
Hamilton was originally known as Pittown, Borehole or Happy Flat.
With its close proximity to the beach and the CBD, Hamilton has become a hotspot for city dwellers looking to kick up their heels. Quaint boutiques sit beside cafés, art galleries and museums, whilst Beaumont Street (Hamilton’s food and shopping capital) is where you’ll find fresh coffee grinds, local delis, buzzing nightlife and endless eateries serving up delicious local fare. Beach lovers have their pick of beautiful coastal spots with Newcastle, Nobbys and Merewether just a short drive away, and plenty of coastal walks and sprawling parklands to keep outdoor enthusiasts entertained. Commuters can look forward to a breezy 10-minute journey into the CBD, but for those keeping their feet firmly on homegrown soils, the local community atmosphere will have you feeling right at home.
With community at its core, Hamilton’s crowd are a friendly bunch spanning from young professionals to families to long-standing retirees. A rising star in Newcastle, Hamilton has seen a wealth of gentrification over the years, now giving it exclusive high-end appeal. City folk are swapping their high-rise modern apartments for grand federation, family-friendly homes, ready to embrace the laid-back lifestyle. Young and old, Hamilton’s friendly vibe welcomes creatives, professionals, retired locals and young families in their droves.
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A taste of suburbia
Close enough to the city, but with a laid-back, friendly vibe, Hamilton is a haven for city dwellers hoping to sample a taste of the quiet life.
A local vibe
Friendly locals make Hamilton a warm place to be. You’ll find most of them browsing the fashion boutiques, florists and local grocers on Beaumont Street – Hamilton’s main shopping strip – before stopping off for a quick bite and glass of wine in one of the chic cafés and restaurants, of which there are plenty to choose from.
Hamilton’s grand federation homes rank among the city’s most impressive, but unlike busier, more densely populated areas, you’ll find most of the houses sitting on large, leafy blocks, which makes them popular among families. The surrounding leafy parklands are also a hotspot for kids and parents alike.
Families flock to Hamilton for the great school options. For primary, Hamilton South Public School and Hamilton Public are extremely sought-after, whilst nearby high schools include Newcastle, St Francis Xavier’s College, Hunter School of Performing Arts and Merewether.
City to coast
Just 4km from the CBD and Newcastle Beach, Hamilton is a hotspot for commuters and beach lovers alike. Both are less than 15 minutes by car, so you can stock up on all the essentials before setting up camp on the sand. And all within a day’s (not-so-hard) work.
Hamilton’s leafy, tree-lined streets are paved with period properties and spacious family homes. Extravagant federation properties sit alongside elegant Californian bungalows, both of which come surrounded by stretches of lush greenery. This Inner City enclave is one to watch along Newcastle’s enduringly popular coastal strip.