East Geelong, VIC 3219

4.7(10 reviews)

Ranked 3rd best suburb by locals in Barwon Region, VIC

Great for

  • Internet access
  • Parks and recreation
  • Safe and sound
  • Peace and quiet
  • Schools

Not great for

  • Gym and fitness

Who lives here?

  • Families With Kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Beach Lovers

Reviews of East Geelong, VIC

11th December 2021

"Great Area To Live In"

Walking distance to shops and schools
Great neighbors around this suburb
Close to beach and CBD

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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16th July 2021

"Attractive family oriented suburb"

One of the easiest and attractive suburbs to live in within the Geelong region. There are a few main roads around it but not the same congestion that you'll face in all other directions from town. Its also an easy walk to town and the bay.
The vibe has changed a little during COVID. The streets have more pedestrians than ever. Recent road improvements from the council have improved the pedestrian experience immensely, but there are still improvements required around the Garden st/Ormond Rd shops, which is still a strangely disconnected shopping strip.
The housing stock is beautiful and there are not many un-renovated houses left.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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Sophie Kennedy-Rush real estate agent
Sophie Kennedy-Rush
Buxton Newtown
19th August 2020

"Inner-City Living, Without the Inner-City Price Tag"

East Geelong is the home of boutique shopping within the Geelong region. A hidden little gem, youll find the quirky stores resemble places youd expect to find in Daylesford. On the cusp of the CBD and waterfront, its an ever sort after location for families and professionals alike.

The area certainly doesnt lack in greenery either, with the botanical gardens, reserves and parks in abundance.

The popularity of East Geelong is evident in its growth of 8.3% over the last 12 months. The median house price currently sits at $650,000 whilst the median rent averages $370 per week both affordable figures considering the location.

The percentage divide between owner occupy and rental properties is 71% to 29%. The majority of occupants applying for houses within the area are 20-30 year olds which shows an overwhelming desire for young professionals.

Sophie Kennedy-Rush Property Manager Geelong

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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"all about"

It is all about the great transportation system here which is highly accessible for work and leisure. Very family-oriented and friendly neighbours.

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"Wonderful inner city suburb living!"

We moved here a year ago from Melbourne. Absolutely love it. It's walking distance to a great park, botanical garden, the sea and the city amenities. Although it lacks dining options, it's not short of great cafes. The lovely, wide tree lined streets with gorgeous, well kept heritage houses are a feast for the eyes. It's spacious, not claustrophobic like other inner city suburbs. Great for walking dogs. Friendly neighbourhood. It offers some specialty type shopping options.

Great for

  • Close to parks, the sea and city
  • Spacious and quiet
  • Internet access

Not great for

  • Nightlife

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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Rentals in East Geelong

"Brilliant inner city living, wide streets, lots of green spaces and gorgeous homes"

Perfect location for anybody who works in Geelong CBD or commutes to Melbourne. I have done both and love how accessible east geelong is to transport. There is south geelong station a stone throw away from where we currently live. Great bike paths, so I ride to work in town. Great family feel to the suburb, quiet area and well kept homes and front gardens. There is lots of street and home pride in East Geelong. I would confidently say that it is the most plesant suburb I have lived in within Victoria. Its not the easiest suburb to buy into because it has become very popular over the past few years. I have a feeling it will continue on that trend. Many people are now buying older homes and renovating them too. Don't think we will be moving any time soon.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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"The best place in Geelong"

Just walk the streets yourself and you will see how well kept homes are, how unique the homes are and how friendly the neighbours are. Our family moved to Geelong from Melbourne and were very impressed with this quaint suburb. Beautiful, clean, gorgeous homes & community pride.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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"Fantastic inner-city living"

My husband and I recently bought a 2-bedroom apartment in East Geelong as an investment property. We love the fact that East Geelong seems like a quiet neighbourhood with wide, tree-lined streets. Richmond Reserve and South Geelong train station are just around the corner, while Geelong Racecourse/Showgrounds, East Geelong Golf Club, Skilled Stadium, Botanic Gardens, the popular Eastern Beach, a handful of local primary schools, Geelong Hospital, and Geelong CBD are all less than 5 minutes away.

It's definitely fantastic inner-city living and great value for money.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
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"Fantastic environment - perfect for families and couples. Close to the water and gardens. Love it"

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Residential suburb on the city fringe"

A residential suburb with a population of almost 4,000 people, East Geelong sits just outside of Geelong city centre and is therefore a great location for professionals but is also suited to families. Bordered by Corio Bay, Geelong, Newcomb, South Geelong, Breakwater and Whittington, East Geelong boasts an Aussie Rules football team and a golf club to keep sports enthusiasts entertained. Home to the Geelong Botanical Gardens, East Geelong has an average property price of $210,000.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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GarethR

This sounds like a robot! Looks like you have never lived in this area. You probably just got this off the City fo Greater Geelong's suburb profile. Not helpful at all and way off - Average price is no where near 210k!!

Dunloemanor
Dunloemanor

Nowadays the average price in the Inner East areas, say bordering Lomond Tce, Humble St, Myers St, Walter St and Garden St up to the roundabout, you'd be looking towards $400K for the standard house. Recently an unrenovated house in Connor St sold for $720K, although on a substantial block, Connor St being only a short distance to the CBD.

The increasing gentrification and the now excellent Garden St/Ormond Rd shopping precinct too is adding greatly to the desireability of East Geelong as well, it's come a long way in the last 10-15 years.

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