The Hamptons is located on the northwest edge of Calgary, north of Edgemont. The topography of the area is that of a slightly rolling upland plateau. This elevation results in greater wind exposure. The Hamptons were annexed in two stages, the southern portion in 1976 and the northern portion in 1989. There is a public school and shopping in the area.
Hamptons is somewhat unique in Calgary because, unlike in the majority of communities, its homeowners association is also the community association. The association collects a fee to enhance area maintenance, including upkeep of flower beds, and increased grass cutting, watering and weeding. The homeowners association also maintains the other community resources, including a paved Olympic size hockey rink with heated, sheltered bleachers, the adjacent kiddie rink, the tennis courts and practice court, the paved bike path system, the sports field with soccer pitches and ball diamonds, and a creative playground. This allows residents of the Hamptons access to a wide variety of recreational opportunities. The homeowners association also puts on a variety of special events each year, including a Stampede breakfast. They also spearhead an annual community cleanup.