Suburb Profile: Hamilton

CARNIVALE: Hamilton's Beaumont Street is a hive of activity with a range of restaurants and bars on offer and plenty of community events held throughout the year.
CARNIVALE: Hamilton's Beaumont Street is a hive of activity with a range of restaurants and bars on offer and plenty of community events held throughout the year.

SUBURB SNAPSHOT

Hamilton is located within five minutes of Newcastle’s Central Business District, harbour and beaches. It is bordered by Islington, Hamilton South, Broadmeadow, Newcastle West and Hamilton North.

It is widely regarded as the cosmopolitan capital of Newcastle and is most popular for Beaumont Street, a vibrant strip of restaurants and bars. It also offers fashion outlets and a commercial centre.

The Hamilton Business District Committee is active in the community and regularly organises music, food and wine festivals. 

The suburb’s early history dates from the discovery of coal near St Peter's Church in a part of Hamilton still known by locals as Cameron's Hill.

LIFESTYLE

While still offering the same convenient, modern-day lifestyle as some of its neighbouring suburbs, Hamilton is yet to experience the price growth of the likes of Hamilton South. But 2018 was tipped as a year to wake this sleeping suburb.

It has good schools, parks and easy accessibility to transport and Newcastle Racecourse.

ASK THE EXPERT

Presented by Matthew Waddell, general manager Robinson Property

Cosmopolitan Hamilton is a popular suburb for buyers wanting to be close to shops, restaurants, schools and parks, all in walking distance or a short drive to the foreshore and heart of Newcastle.

In the 2017 calendar year, the median house price for Hamilton rose by 13.7 per cent to $705,000.

The number of houses sold in that period were 54 compared to 81 the previous year, showing a reluctance for people to sell in this sought-after area once they get established.

If you are thinking of buying or selling, get in touch with the suburb experts Alexander and James Dimovski.