Ask any Geelong resident - we are proud of this lifestyle!

Famous for our big city feel without the congestion, the stunning coast line, diverse night life and food culture, Geelong is a place for everyone.

Getting around is simple with easy to navigate road networks and intelligent bus networks making for a highly accessible city.

Spend more time doing the things you love with sporting facilities, shopping and café precincts within arms reach across Geelong.

Geelong is famous for sport and leisure, with the second oldest Australian Football team (with great recent success!) and great opportunities to play a wide range of sports.

So where to live?

Inner City, Coastal, Suburban or Rural. It’s not an easy decision, but you can’t really go wrong.

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Inner City

Housing within Central Geelong itself is continuing to expand rapidly,  but it is not the only metropolitan option. Geelong West’s Pakington Street is buzzing with cafes, fine dining, bars, and boutique shopping. Pako, as it’s known by locals, is a 5 minute drive to the city.


Geelong has a huge variety of beaches to enjoy. You might like surf beaches such as Point Lonsdale, Thirteenth Beach or Ocean Grove. Maybe a beach on the Bellarine Peninsula is more to your liking: Portarlington, Indented Head, St Leonards or even Clifton Springs provide family friendly conditions. Geelong itself has Eastern and Western Beach, Rippleside or venture further around our coastline to Avalon or Point Wilson. You can be sure to find a beach to suit.


There is fantastic diversity between suburbs in Geelong, again making the choice a little more difficult to make! Drumcondra, Highton and Wandana Heights offer wide, treed streets while Bell Post Hill and Corio have great access to Melbourne and the new growth suburbs of Armstrong Creek and Charlemont to the south are booming.


On the outskirts on Geelong you have some great options for the rural lifestyle. Batesford, and Anakie to the North and Drysdale and Wallington on the Bellarine Penninsula are a must see. These areas are scattered with farming communities and offer the largest land sizes in the Geelong region.

Page last updated: Thursday, 18 January 2024