North Geelong - industrial heritage, central convenience

North Geelong’s evolution into hipster-ville is a lay down misere. There are just too many great looking warehouses and industrial buildings for it not to be so. Just as Footscray and Melbourne’s inner western suburbs are booming in popularity alongside operating industry, one can reasonably expect North Geelong to flourish in that way over time.

Hendersons building, North Geelong

Hendersons building, North Geelong

The fact it has its own commuter connection, North Geelong Train Station, and is bordered by Geelong West, a highly desirable ‘burb that’s already undergone its own transformation supports this. Cafe’s and vintage shops are an indicator of things to come.

Geelong Vintage Market, North Geelong

Geelong Vintage Market, North Geelong

Around the railyards and M1 is a mix of industrial, commercial and residential. Retailing heavy weights Cotton On and Target (for the time being but not forever) both have head offices in North Geelong.

North Geelong clinker brick home

North Geelong clinker brick home

Opposite Geelong West and off Church St, the trifecta of streets parallel with Stubbs Avenue (the continuation of Pakington) includes Craddock, Saywell and Guthrie, all offering a mix of lovely Californian bungalows and cute 50’s weatherboard homes.

Bungalow in North Geelong

Bungalow in North Geelong

Popular cafe, The Pickers Union

Popular cafe, The Pickers Union

The Geelong West Oval gives North Geelong plenty of open green space and recreational options including local footy and netball. The Sphinx Hotel on Thompson’s Rd is the eighth wonder of the world. Seeing is believing.

Local landmark, the Sphinx Hotel

Local landmark, the Sphinx Hotel

The Walsh and Giddings area has some very large blocks with solid 50’s era homes. It seems destined for a show-down between first home buying owner-occupiers and investors seeking subdivision. Activity may cool for the time being as the Geelong Golf Course development boosts housing stock supply levels. Either way, it’s a walk or ride to North Geelong station from here, so a safe bet over time. Aside from North Geelong Secondary College, schooling options are plentiful in neighbouring suburbs.

 

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