A small town located in Henry County, Hampton is a point of interest for many residents across the State of Georgia. Named for a former Revolutionary War hero, the city was formerly named Bear Creek Station for the local creek running through the area. With connections to U.S. Routes 19 and 41 and State Routes 3, 20 and 81, Hampton residents have no trouble traveling to the wide array of attractions across the state for easy day trips, getaways and more.
While Hampton may seem like a smaller city, it has plenty of valuable employment opportunities, from big-name companies to local businesses. Substantial employers include Atlanta Motor Speedway, Publix Supermarkets, PepsiCo, Walmart, UPS and Frito Lay. The City of Hampton also provides stable employment and regularly updated job postings for applicants of all ages and abilities.
According to Zillow, the average home price in Hampton is $290,526, a whopping 25 percent lower than the national average. A beautiful place to call home, Hampton is experiencing a single-family housing boom, with several well-known builders placing their mark on the Henry County gem.
Priced from the $200s, Hastings Manor by Smith Douglas Homes is a community of beautiful two-story homes with owner’s suites on the main level, picturesque streets and peaceful cul-de-sacs. Homes feature three to five bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms and two-car garages across 1,743 to 2,574 square feet of living space.
Dan Ryan Builders currently has three communities with opportunities in Hampton. With fantastic locations in beautiful Henry County, North Hampton, Towne Center and Traditions at Crystal Lake offer a wide variety of single-family homes for families of all sizes.
Offering single-family homes with brick floor plans, Northpointe Village by Adams Homes is a truly diverse community. Homes showcase four to five bedrooms, two to three-and-a-half bathrooms across two stories and 2,404 to 3,380 square feet of living space. A central location offers residents easy access to big metro attractions such as Peachtree City, Atlanta Motor Speedway and Downtown Atlanta.
Located near the famous Atlanta Motor Speedway, The Greens at Thompson Creek by D.R. Horton is a boutique community that features 60 home sites. With fantastic access to Highway 20 and I-75, the homes showcase open-concept living with top amenities, including walking trails and a community tot lot.
Things to Do
A regular summer activity for children and families across the area, the Splash Pad is open seven days a week from 11 am to 7 pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The perfect cool down in the hot summer heat, the Splash Pad is a great way to entertain large groups of little ones. Please note that hours change once Henry County schools reopen.
The Hampton Train Depot was the city’s sole rail connection from 1846 to 1882, acting as a vital link to the rest of the country. The Depot is responsible for an incredible economic boom in the 1880s due to the successful production of cotton, leading to the area’s increase in warehouses, high-end homes and hotels. Today, the train depot acts as a glimpse into Hampton’s past for visitors.
A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation (AAHF) is a community of civilian supporters, veterans and their families. “[Connecting] the American soldier to the American public,” the foundation is a one-of-a-kind experience for visitors and participants. A packed calendar of events, private rides and appearances supply Hampton residents with a one-of-a-kind airborne activity.
The Newman Wetlands Center offers a fantastic educational opportunity to explore the natural wetlands of Georgia while immersing yourself in a rich green space. The eco-friendly tourist attraction features amenities such as free parking, public restrooms, self-guided tours, maps and a Learning Center. While this attraction is open year-round, please be mindful that hours change seasonally.
Are you looking for an adrenaline rush? The Atlanta Motor Speedway is a one-way ticket to legendary races! The 1.54-mile track is one of the top motorsports facilities in the United States and since 1960, has annually hosted the NASCAR Cup Series. Daily tours, drag races, Thursday Thunder Legends and rides attract tourists from across the state and country. Onsite facilities include free parking, concessions, public restrooms and meeting facilities. Tickets start at $20 per attendee.
Places to Eat
A wholesome stop for good company and even better food, Rutabaga’s Market & Café is a Georgia-grown local business. The specially crafted menu features fresh classics such as chicken and dumplings, salads, sandwiches, wraps and more. The attached market showcases a selection of relish, jams, jellies, butter, salsas and dressings from the company’s wholesale line, LeAnn’s Gourmet Foods, to bring a bit of southern tastiness home.
A certified restaurant to the global MSC standard for sustainable seafood, diners at Bay Breeze Seafood Restaurant can enjoy the delectable dishes with peace of mind. The restaurant’s stacked menu features plenty of delicious fish entrees, pasta, sandwiches, starters and desserts to keep the good flavors rolling.
Hampton’s watering hole, Grand Stand Bar & Grill, is a favorite spot to meet friends and enjoy a cold one after work. The local hangout where you’ll always see a friendly face, it’s no wonder this is a local gem. From crunchy starters and mouthwatering entrees to everyone’s favorite drink selection, each visit is sure to be a tasty one.
A part of metro Atlanta, Hampton enjoys many big city perks, including fantastic medical access. The residents of Hampton welcome their impressive medical facilities close to the city center. Convenient medical options include United Physician Group, Southside Medical Center and DHR Health Specialty Clinic.
For more information about this thriving Henry County city, visit hamptonga.gov.