7.4 out of 10

Hastings

Ranked 285th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-38.30071 145.18801
Great for
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Schools
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Country Lovers
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Jan 18, 2017

"Peaceful town with everything you need"

I've been living in Hastings for two years and love it. It's growing quickly and the property market is booming. The shopping area has most things you need for day to day and anything else is only a 10-15 minute drive. There is a fantastic area down at the waterfront to walk dogs off lead. Pelican park is a great gym and pool facility with the amazing Pelican Societe cafe overlooking the water. We also have beautiful beaches within a 10 minute drive. There are some really nice areas to live in and we feel very safe. It's so nice to escape to peaceful Hastings in summer after being in grid lock on the other side of the peninsula. I think a lot of the reviews on here are old and don't reflect Hastings as it is now that it has developed. There are 3 big medical centres here aswell so lack of doctors that has been mentioned is definitely not the case now.
Pros
  • Nice park area at waterfront
  • Great off lead dog area
  • Nice Gym and Swimming Pool at Pelican Park
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Oct 01, 2016

"Country town , Quiet , fresh air , not polluted"

Moved from Donvale to Hastings, lots of changes . Quiet and peaceful compare to anywhere I have been. People are friendly, bay is beautiful , close to beaches. The houses here are quite affordable, Highly recommended for retiree .
Pros
  • Nice Gym and Swimming Pool at Pelican Park
  • Meet interesting people
  • Lelleys Coffee House is a fanatsic cafe with wonderful coffee
  • Lots to do if prepared to get out and meet people
Recommended for
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Jun 15, 2016

"Hastings is FANTASTIC"

Hastings itself has been bustling this past few years, high street has grown and there's the new K-mart, Aldi and other shops etc, also the Hastings street market which has been going for a few years now. Lots of new developments going up and local investments happening.
A new medical center has opened recently so we don't have to go to Crib point or Frankston.
West park is an up and coming area and most of the yobbo's have moved on as more houses become privately owned. There's two new estates on either side of it now. Yes, there are some housing commission properties left there and mostly they are good people; but you can get dodgy people living anywhere regardless of their circumstances. And i have a pretty good idea who the 10 year old is that has been mentioned, and yes it's pretty sad I feel sorry for the kid tbh he's going to end up in jail one day if he keeps going the way he is.
One thing I have always noticed living here, people do say hello and are normally polite and friendly, yes Hastings is getting busier but it's still like a country town in many ways.
Pros
  • Hastings pier and foreshore
  • Animals and wildlife
  • Community atmosphere
  • Nice Gym and Swimming Pool at Pelican Park
  • Meet interesting people
  • Lots to do if prepared to get out and meet people
  • and do things
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
1/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
May 31, 2016

"Dodgy area :-("

Not very happy with the area I am in currently. Although this is a temporary situation I now realize that I should have gone with my initial gut feeling (should never ignore these !!) .
Unfortunately I found out from the local Police that this street is a particularly problem one with lots of trouble ongoing. This really made me feel great !!!
Pros
  • Nice Gym and Swimming Pool at Pelican Park
  • Lots to do if prepared to get out and meet people
Cons
  • lots of yobbos and doof doof music from cars and houses even during daylight hours.
  • Can be dangerous at times
  • A lot of stray animals, especially dogs
  • Just stay away from the bus station...
  • Often asked for cigerettes by kids as young as 10
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A very good rural place to live"

Some of the comments posted already rather perplex me. Having lived here for over 30 years, we have seen a lot of changes. Can't say I've seen too many wild dogs or stray animals ever! And I've never been asked for 'cigerettes' [sic] by kids. It is no more dangerous than any other rural, seaside town. There ARE quite a few other coffee shops besides Lelleys - and equally as good.There is an enormous park right beside the bay which is just a delight with areas for walking dogs/kids' playground/bbqs/skateboard area, etc. etc. Pelican Park right near the jetty is a wonderful leisure centre with a fabulous indoor pool. The jetty is great for fishing and there is a yacht club near to it. It is close to some beautiful rural countryside and beaches. Being on the Western Port side of the Peninsula means that it is far less manic during the summer holiday period, thank goodness. People are friendly - as anywhere - if you treat people with friendliness and courtesy, you receive it back. Schools are good, both the 2 primary schools and the secondary college (my children attended both and they also went onto University). One disappointing thing recently was the closing down of one of the medical centres here, however the other (Hastings Clinic) has had a massive upgrade and now employs more doctors. In short - if you make an effort to integrate, you'll find some lovely, down to earth people.
Pros
  • Nice Gym and Swimming Pool at Pelican Park
  • Meet interesting people
  • Lots to do if prepared to get out and meet people
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
Jules7
Jules7 no idea why you wrote this comment as i have nothing but negative vibes...yobbos galore and speeding even during quiet times at week days
not game to go out walking around streets unless go down to foreshore and only there during daylight hours
May 31, 2016
hastingsresidentes
hastingsresidentes Which area do you live in as Hastings-res review reflects my opinon aswell. I feel extremely safe walking around the streets and everyone is very friendly.
Jan 18, 2017
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Nice and quiet."

Hastings is a nice quiet town and I have a walk just about everynight and just about everyone says hello. Have lived here for ten years and still like it. Still has the odd redneck but all in all better than a lot of other places.The housing is also still affordable although like most towns on the Peninsula it is climbing at a vast pace.
Pros
  • Beautiful foreshore parks
  • Great cafes and eating out
  • Nice Gym and Swimming Pool at Pelican Park
Cons
  • Needs better parking at times
  • Traffic getting worse
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"happy little hastings"

im a carrer with a young family and found hastings to accomadated our needs.my mother plays free bingo 5 days aweek my teenagers have made new friends an play competition sport an i have found the people to be nice that ive spoken to.it takes awhile to adjust to a new place but once you get to know people and your way around your pretty much set...i enjoy the bay and walking around the dog park my mum loves the pelicans an my kids find travelling on public transport no worries all in all we are happy
Pros
  • Nice Gym and Swimming Pool at Pelican Park
  • Lelleys Coffee House is a fanatsic cafe with wonderful coffee
  • Meet interesting people
Cons
  • lack of docters but frankston is only 15mins away
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Has Lots to Offer, But Still and Uncomfortable Place to Be"

Pros
  • Nice Gym and Swimming Pool at Pelican Park
  • Meet interesting people
  • Lelleys Coffee House is a fanatsic cafe with wonderful coffee
Cons
  • Can be dangerous at times
  • A lot of stray animals, especially dogs
  • lack of docters but frankston is only 15mins away
  • Just stay away from the bus station...
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
MrsFranks
MrsFranks Spot on!
2yrs+
JoeB1
JoeB1 I keep getting verbally attacked by bogans in cars as I'm walking down the street. This place is a dump. Lots of scumbags around. STAY AWAY!
Mar 25, 2016
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+
Hastings looks to be an up and coming area, although parts are shabby with newer estates and young families moving in prices will rise quickly and already have. Don't know what the dangers are, perhaps from the wild dogs?
Hopefully the infrastructure will improve.
Pros
  • Good investment potential
  • House prices are still low
  • Nice Gym and Swimming Pool at Pelican Park
  • Lelleys Coffee House is a fanatsic cafe with wonderful coffee
  • and do things
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Beach Lovers
Hastings-Res
Hastings-Res You are the fourth person to write the same comment about Lelleys - and spell 'fanatsic' incorrectly!
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A great place to live"

I moved here 5 years ago. Love the village and semi rural feel. Not the hustle and bussle of living closer to Melbourne and a lot less traffic but yet the train line gives easy access. Would not want to live anywhere else.
Pros
  • Lots to do if prepared to get out and meet people
  • and do things
  • Nice Gym and Swimming Pool at Pelican Park
  • Meet interesting people
Cons
  • have not experienced any adverse things about
  • living in Hastings
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
CJB CJB
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Lacking parks"

We have just moved here from Mornington and find there is a lack of local parks. The parks we have found, we have to cross at least 3 main and very busy roads. The local school which does have playgroung facilities has just put up a huge fence so there is no access, so my kids are now missing out on the cricket nets, basketball rings and oval to play football. We have lived all over Australia and find Hastings to be lacking in local family facilities. Having said that, if we brave the main roads and train tracks, the Pelican Park area is fantastic with a beautiful leash free area for the dogs, a newly renovated playground for the little kids and a fantastic skate park for older kids. It's just ashame they can't turn some of the vacant land in our area that is overgrown and full of rubbish into more family friendly area's.....and clean up the Kings Creek reserve.
Pros
  • Nice Gym and Swimming Pool at Pelican Park
Cons
  • A lot of stray animals, especially dogs
  • Can be dangerous at times
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+
Pros
  • Nice Gym and Swimming Pool at Pelican Park
  • Lelleys Coffee House is a fanatsic cafe with wonderful coffee
  • Meet interesting people
Cons
  • Just stay away from the bus station...
  • Often asked for cigerettes by kids as young as 10
  • Can be dangerous at times
Recommended for
  • Retirees

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