Hampton is a beachside suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 14 km south-east of Melbourne’s central business district. Its local government is the City of Bayside. At the 2011 Census, Hampton had a population of 12,482. Hampton is located in the wealthy bayside area of Melbourne wedged between the suburbs of Brighton and Sandringham. Hampton has a vibrant shopping centre along the main road, Hampton Street, boasting more than 50 cafes and restaurants plus numerous fashionable boutiques.
Hampton has a beautiful Bay foreshore setting particularly around Picnic Point offering Bayside amenities and sports. Hampton adjoins Brighton East with its parklands and gold course, most notably Dendy Park, one of Victoria’s 10 biggest parks and outdoor recreation areas.
Home owners, developers and investors buy in the area because of strong capital growth prospects and current residents remain to downsize to new development to remain in the area.
Most sort after properties:
Circa 1920’s homes built for returning WW1 Soldiers that are being renovated or demolished for new construction.
Most common properties:
Hampton property is highly in demand. A mix of Californian Bungalows and solid brick ex Ministry of housing homes are highly sort to renovate and improve.
Hampton offers a vast array of amenities along with easy access to adjoining suburbs. – there is the Hampton Street, vibrant shopping centre with a range of boutique and brand name retailers, supermarkets and restaurants.
Beach Road is a popular cycling route, with Bay Trail off-road walking/cycling tracks also following the coastline at Hampton beach Major Football Club is the Hampton Rovers VFL Football Club.
The Hampton Angling club located on the foreshore is renowned as one of the best angling clubs in Australia due to its prime location close to Australia’s best snapper fishing waters.
Local industry and business:
Bayside in which Hampton is located offers a number of competitive advantages to business including a central location in the surrounding region, proximity to Nepean Highway and arterial road network, good public transport and rail access , proximity to a broad range of recreational, leisure, sporting and entertainment opportunities, access to a skilled and educated workforce and excellent quality (clean and safe) living and working environments.
Hampton located in Bayside has become a popular place for developers to create small blocks of luxurious apartments – it allows retirees to downsize without leaving their familiar patch, and allows those outside the area to move to a place that has beautiful parks, beach walks, coffee, shopping, cinemas and restaurants all in one easy place. The Bayside area is seeing changes in developments supporting new business, services and retail opportunities. The local City of Bayside has improved existing infrastructure.
Streets in close proximity to the beach.
Streets located within easy walking distance to colleges such as Haileybury and St Leonards.
Gordon Street and Bolton Avneue, The Avenue and Margarita Street all beach side of Hampton Street. Amiens and Avelin Streets which are in the Castlefield Estate which has a variety of Californian bungalows.
Railway connection to Melbourne on the Sandringham Line.
Several major arterial roads run near and through Hampton like Nepean Highway with a range of bus services.
The Bay Trail off-road bicycle path passes through Hampton foreshore.