Hammond Park is a great suburb for home buyers and investors alike. The suburb was founded in 2002 and is one of the eight new suburbs to the east of the city of Cockburn. Hammond Park was formerly just a part of the suburb of Banjup. Named after pioneer settler, James Hammond, the suburb is now enjoying consistent development and population growth.
The suburb’s growth owes much to its superb location and being adjacent to the Kwinana Freeway. Hammond Park covers an area of about 4.3 square kilometres.. Perth, the West Australia capital and central business district is only 27.5 kilometres north of Hammond Park by car via the Kwinana Freeway.
The population of this suburb grew by 100.6% between 2011 and 2016 to nearly 5,000 residents. The 30-39 age group dominates the population of Hammond Park, and most of its households are couples with children.
Besides its proximity to Perth, Hammond Park offers other exciting features for prospective home buyers and investors. There are expansive parks and attractions in and around the suburb.
One of these attractions, the Thompson’s Lake Nature Reserve, is wedged west of Hammond Park. The nature reserve’s main feature is a 5.7-kilometre walking trail looping around a well-preserved bushland. An adjoining 200-hectare Marsupial Reserve offers more outdoor activities, including participation in conservation projects. The suburb also has access to the Frankland Park Sports and Community Facility. Football and baseball fields are available, as well as function and event venues.
Woodman Point is another wonderful destination nearby for residents of Hammond Park. It is just some 12 kilometres or 15 minutes’ drive via Russell Road. Woodman Point offers miles and miles of beach to explore, plus a kitesurfing school and sailing club popular during summer.
For local shopping, there is The Park Hive shopping centre with an award winning IGA, pharmacy and coffee shops. Some 5-7 minutes north of Hammond Park is the Cockburn Gateway Shopping City, this commercial complex boasts more than 170 shops and restaurants. Also local to Hammond Park is The Quarrie Bar & Brasserie, a friendly stylish venue boasting a seriously impressive beer, wine and cocktail list that complements a modern menu and amazing daily specials.
Aubin Grove train station and bus interchange is easily accessible to residents of Hammond Park. Just minutes’ drive north is the Aubin Grove railway station, Perth’s largest park-and-ride railway terminal with 2,000 parking slots. A train ride via the Mandurah Line from this station to the Perth CBD takes about 25 minutes.
Cockburn Central rail station, only a 7-minute drive north of Hammond Park also provides a convenient train ride to Perth. The station’s area also hosts a sprawling commercial centre teeming with shops, restaurants, and various service providers.
Hammond Park has grown as a family-oriented suburb principally because of the large selection of schools in and around it. Three primary schools serve its locality—Hammond Park Primary, Success Primary, and Hammond Park Catholic Primary School.
The suburb is also home to Hammond Park Secondary College established in 2020 and programmed to accommodate year 7-12 students. The neighbouring independent public school Atwell College provides an option at the senior level. The Challenger Institute of Technology of Murdoch University is also located in Hammond Park’s immediate vicinity.
Hammond Park median house price in 2022 for the previous 12 months was estimated at $545 000. The private dwellings in Hammond Park total 1,719 units, with 4.9% fully owned and 66.6% on mortgage. Rentals comprise 24.4% of houses in this suburb. Single-family homes account for 77.2% of Hammond Park’s residences, while 22.8% are villas, duplexes, and townhouses.