Suburb Profile: Hamilton South

NEW HIGH: An example of the Californian Bungalow style of house on offer in Hamilton South. This one in Gordon Avenue sold for a new street record of $1.8 million this year.
NEW HIGH: An example of the Californian Bungalow style of house on offer in Hamilton South. This one in Gordon Avenue sold for a new street record of $1.8 million this year.

SUBURB SNAPSHOT

Once part of the Australian Agricultural Company's coal bearing land, this suburb has not looked back since mining stopped in the early 1900s and planning began to make it “a prestigious estate”.

Well-known for its Californian Bungalows on big, leafy blocks and wide, tree-lined streets, Hamilton South’s popularity as a family suburb has been reflected in its continued market growth.

Median house prices are around the $1 million mark and a new suburb sale record of $2.625 million was set in September for an elegant period residence in Alexander Street.

It was followed by a number of street records, including $1.8 million for a home in Gordon Avenue.

A large portion of the suburb is classified as a garden suburb precinct and is heritage protected.

LIFESTYLE

It is within five minutes of Newcastle’s CBD, Beaumont Street and Darby Street eateries, parks, and beaches.

It is also close to Marketown Shopping Centre and The Junction and well-regarded Hamilton South Public School.

LEAFY: Homes around Learmonth Park are highly desirable for families.

LEAFY: Homes around Learmonth Park are highly desirable for families.

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Having grown up and still residing in the immediate area, it has such an amazing easy-care lifestyle for all family members.

You can leave the car at home and enjoy all the lifestyle choices a true inner city suburb offers. Kids can jump on their bikes and ride to schools, go to the beach, the parks, The Junction, the city and harbour foreshore with ease. 

Conservation has remained a priority. The streetscape has remained, lots of period houses have been renovated or improved with additions further beautifying the area, and very minimal multi-level or multiple unit complexes have been approved.

- Presented by First National Newcastle City’s George Rafty