LiveThe Geelong region has housing options to suit all preferences – waterfront apartments, character period homes, new executive residences, rural properties and coastal living.

The property market offers exceptional value
compared to Melbourne, with mid-range residential properties selling at distinctly lower prices than comparable homes in Melbourne.

Contemporary waterfront apartments offer cosmopolitan city living with spectacular bay views. Inner city suburbs such as Newtown, Drumcondra,
East Geelong and Geelong West have character period homes just a 10 to 15 minute walk from central Geelong.

There are new residential estates in the southern suburbs with magnificent views across Geelong.

South of Geelong is the location of the Armstrong Creek Urban Growth area, which is a major development area that will set new benchmarks in sustainable living.

Armstrong Creek is ideally located just 10 minutes to the famous surf beaches at Torquay and 10 minutes from the centre of Geelong.

Picturesque rural land in areas such as Wallington, Bannockburn and Anakie is available within 25 minutes drive of central Geelong.

Coastal townships such as Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads, Portarlington, Queenscliff, Torquay and Jan Juc are a popular choice for executives who commute to Geelong or Melbourne daily.

Read real life case studies below.

Waterfront is reborn

Visitors to Geelong are often surprised and delighted when they find themselves on the city waterfront. Over the past decade a quiet transformation has taken place. The result is a vibrant collection of restaurants, landscaped gardens, walking, cycling and skating paths, attractions and public art... READ MORE

A place to be tempted

If you ask Lyndsay Sharp, a director of successful winery Leura Park Estate, the Geelong wine region is an “uncut diamond”. And that unadulterated nature is one of the region’s biggest attractions... READ MORE

Melbourne? I tried living there…

People often ask Brad Ivens why he doesn’t move to Melbourne. But the 33-year old senior tax manager at Ernst & Young wonders how people live in Melbourne. “I just couldn’t see myself living up there again,” he says... READ MORE

It’s all happening in Geelong

In recent times, the Geelong region has become a seachange haven, but moving from the capital city does not mean a life with little entertainment – the area has become a major events mecca... READ MORE

Work scheme becomes a source of glass artwork

Expressing Aboriginal art in glass is the focus for Wathaurong Glass, a successful manufacturer and retailer in North Geelong... READ MORE

City strong on retail therapy

Whether it’s shopping for your favourite brands in the city centre or browsing the boutiques and speciality shops of Pakington Street, Geelong has something for everyone... READ MORE

Windows to the past, present and future

There are 1.7 shelf-kilometres of historical documents housed at Geelong’s Heritage Centre, each document telling a different story and each providing a window to Geelong’s cultural past... READ MORE

Business leaders get together for Geelong’s future

In 2001, a group of Geelong business leaders established the Committee for Geelong to help make a positive contribution to the long-term interests of the Geelong community... READ MORE

Where the living and lifestyle are easier

Radio personality Ian Cover moved to Geelong as a lad in 1963, the same year the Geelong Cats won their sixth VFL/AFL Grand Final... READ MORE

Affordable, accessible real estate

There are two words that seem to crop up in every conversation about real estate in and around Geelong – affordability and accessibility... READ MORE

New suburb a step ahead

Future residents of Geelong’s newest suburb, Armstrong Creek, will be less than a 10-minute walk from a park and shop, regardless of where they are in the suburb... READ MORE

Lifestyle is just what the doctor ordered

Dr David Unkenstein, a general practitioner at Drysdale Clinic, has been working in the area since 1989. He settled in the Geelong region because of the positive experience he had there as a medical student and his desire to move into general practice... READ MORE

Playmates wanted

The First Steps Child Care Centre is one of the new, independent, privately operated centres that has opened their doors to meet demand in Geelong... READ MORE

Spoiled for childcare choice

Childcare in Greater Geelong has grown as the area has expanded and developed in recent years... READ MORE

Bollard honours artist

The knitting tram conductor slowly draws on her cigarette. It’s almost as if this beautifully rendered woman, once a piece of timber in a now-demolished city pier and today one of Geelong’s foreshore bollards, is admiring the finely chiselled physiques of the lifesavers and bathing beauties on nearby bollards... READ MORE

Drawn to the water

With its location on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, Geelong is a great place for messing about in boats, whether your passion is sailing, rowing or fishing... READ MORE

Lured by a city’s charms

Cheryl Vardon believes Geelong is one of Australia’s best kept secrets. The head of the Australasian Gaming Council works in Melbourne five days a week but lives in central Geelong... READ MORE

The 7.17 commute, a relaxing way to start the day

Susie Hornsey spends three hours a day on the train travelling to and from work in Melbourne. But the personal assistant doesn’t mind... READ MORE

Water Park makes another big splash

Victoria’s first water park is proving a popular attraction for Geelong locals and visitors. In November 2007, the 13-yearold Adventure Park at Wallington launched Water Park stage one... READ MORE

A great place for a walk

Ancient rainforests and spectacular coastal scenery are a winning combination for bushwalkers in the Otways... READ MORE

In a league of their own

Whether your interest is dragonboat racing or darts, archery or athletics, you will find it in Geelong... READ MORE

Research to compete with the world

Expanding health and research facilities are making the Geelong region attractive to a growing number of professionals.

Geelong could be a serious biotechnology hub and a competitive region worldwide if it attracts the right companies and staff, says the head of Geelong pharmaceutical development company ChemGenex Pharmaceuticals... READ MORE

In a class of its own

A Geelong posting has given Melbourne-based academic Christopher Heathcote the chance to create a new visual arts degree program with a groundbreaking environmental focus...READ MORE