Bell Park. Northern Soul.
Jimmy Bartel played junior football for the Bell Park Dragons, a proud local footy club. That’s but one reason why this unassuming ‘burb holds a special place in the heart of LWG. Today Bell Park is an excellent and convenient foodie destination, offering great parking for lurkers and locals alike. There’s even a brand new public toilet facility!
Bell Park is home to one of Geelong’s best butchers – Siketa Meats – and two sweet shopping strips that nod to its European migrant heritage. Siketa Meats is Geelong’s only true continental butcher and has every cut of meat you could possibly want. There’s exceptional kransky and cold cuts, including some seriously good sliced pork neck. If you want to make your own sausages, this is your go-to destination for your requisite accoutrements. Located in Hughes St, it’s complemented by a decent fresh fruit and vege shop, a bakery, café, independent deli and a great little IGA supermarket with plenty of European produce and its own decent deli.
Dominated by 50’s and 60’s era brick housing, the ample blocks of 600-800 sqm are also attracting subdivisions and townhouse developments.
A two-minute walk south and you’re in Milton Ave, another shopping strip including the renowned eco-efficient La Madra bakery, post office, continental supermarket and fancy dress costume shop.
Bell Park sits at the affordable end of Geelong suburbs and is a short drive or bike ride from North Geelong train station. These amenities are driving generational change in an aging suburb.
It’s well located to Kardinia Kids childcare, Kardinia International College and home to special needs school Nelson Park. Holy Family (catholic) and Bell Park North primary are the key primary schools on offer, whilst North Geelong Secondary is just over Separation St.
The North Geelong Golf Club Estate retail amenities, assuming they are one day completed, should also give this area a kick along in time.