Manifold Heights - reet petite
One of Geelong’s tiniest suburb, Manifold Heights is an oasis masked by the drab arterial road, Shannon Avenue, that runs the length of it’s eastern boundary. It’s a central locale and just a bike-ride or short drive to North Geelong or Geelong train station.
There’s some beautiful homes on very large blocks in Manifold Heights, offering better value than nearby Newtown and more space than most Geelong West blocks. Californian Bungalows dominate and there’s some great 40’s era clinker brick homes. Some double story houses offer glimpses over Corio Bay. Gorgeous gardens and established street trees add spectacular colour, shade and greenery to the charming streetscape.
Amenity is solid in Manifold Heights. Conveniences on Shannon Ave are many, from fruit and vegie grocers, to big name supermarkets, restaurants, cafes and other speciality businesses. The delights of Pako are but a moment away. The tiny Minerva Rd shopping precinct is steadily being taken over by cafes restaurants and boutiques.
Whilst petite in scale, Mano punches above its weight for schools. An expanded Clonard College and a new dedicated Year 9 campus of St Josephs College compliment primary options at Holy Spirit, Manifold Heights Primary and nearby Herne Hill K-6. Newtown’s college belt is in the neighbouring suburb, offering the pick of the crop of Geelong’s private schools.
Being a small suburb, property is tightly held and meaningful growth data can be hard to come by. The median price is in the low $500’s and on track to close out the year $50K up on the previous year. Buyers with $850K plus to spend can pick up a large period family home and garden on a pleasant street.