Drysdale. Sleepy rural charmer.
From central Geelong it’s a 20 minute ride down Portarlington Rd to get to the little rural village of Drysdale.
Drysdale has much to offer families seeking a rural haven, convenience being one. The main drag through town is the heart of the action, with streets spilling off from either side. This strip will be further enhanced once the Drysdale bypass is complete, the subject of much community discussion at present.
Notably, it’s the epicenter of education on the Bellarine, so an easy place to plant roots during school years for those in the family way.
Andersons Road – home of the Potato Shed art complex- boasts a collection of recently built schools. For Catholic fans there’s St Thomas primary and St Ignatious College (a co-educational Jesuit partner secondary school). Bellarine Secondary College 9-12 campus is also located in this precinct.
Back on the main street and Christian College Junior and Middle school campus (prep to Year 9) sit opposite Drysdale Primary School.
There’s a mix of new estates in town for first home-buyers, downsizers and potentially investors on small to medium sized blocks. More established housing stock offers ‘lifestyle’ properties on double blocks and then some. If you’re dreaming of a large garden or party-house-central status, these are absolutely worth a squiz. Just remember that these kinds of dwellings appeal to a particular market so they might take a while to move on when you’re done. Alternatively, perhaps this could be the site of a family compound when older parents need looking after.
If you’re prepared to roll up the sleeves and be a hobby farmer, there’s some beautiful parcels of land beyond the township. Build your dream home or pick up an established el rancho relaxo and update to your taste over time.