How to pick the best suburb in Geelong for your move.

Ornate period detailing or light and breezy beach style? Inner city hijinks or space for kids and dogs to roam off the leash? Geelong, Bellarine and the Surf Coast really does offer it all. Quiet country style can be found within 50 minutes of Melbourne in Lara. Seaside towns like Barwon Heads, Ocean Grove, Torquay, Jun-Juc and Anglesea stretch the trip to 90 minutes.

Moving to Geelong? What are the best suburbs that Geelong has to offer?

It’s all relative to your needs and budget. But the Geelong, Bellarine and Surf Coast has you covered, from roomy family digs to havens for couples, and tranquil solo living options. Inner city Geelong is seeing steady growth, as is premium performer Newtown and early gentrification pace setter Geelong West, easily the three most popular suburbs in Geelong. Improving central amenities are spreading into East Geelong, South Geelong and current star performer Belmont, which rounds out the list of the best urban surburbs. Coastal stars Barwon Heads, Jan-Juc and Torquay make for highly coveted neighbourhoods, rounding out the best in show for the region.

But there are many other great suburbs worth considering based on your own unique lifestyle requirements. Seeking a room with a (water) view? The LA style hill belt overlooking beautiful Corio Bay swings from Highton and Wandana Heights across to Hamlyn Heights and Bell Post Hill. These suburbs offer a mix of price points, from luxurious brand new builds to modernist diamonds in the rough, all with banging bay aspects. In a country that’s known internationally for hideously expensive real estate, Grovedale, Bell Park, Corio and Norlane offer excellent first home buying and investor options at the value end of the spectrum. With vastly improving access to major health amenities underway, the only way is up for these suburbs.

With the Geelong region’s median house price coming in at around 60% of Melbourne’s, there’s not enough superlatives for the comparative value on offer here 66 kilometres down the road. Sydney’s whopper median is about double Geelong’s.

Discover all the suburbs and villages Geelong, Bellarine and the Surf Coast has to offer before cashing in your capital city chips. Get the lay of the land before making your move into property ownership or investing, with great connections into Melbourne and Sydney for work or pleasure.

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