8.8 out of 10

Geelong West

Ranked 15th best suburb in Barwon
-38.1383842393268 144.345154076446
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Shopping Options
  • Eating Out
  • Public Transport
  • Schools
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Nov 09, 2017

"Like Inner Melbourne for 1/3 of the price."

We moved to Geelong West in 2014 to start our family and could not be happier. After living our early 20s in apartments in Essendon & Port Melbourne and being priced out of buying a house anywhere close to the city it became a choice of moving to suburbia like Point Cook or moving to a cosmopolitan city like Geelong West and still being able to enjoy the things we love like being able to walk to supermarket, cafes, pubs that are on offer in Pakington St. We bought a beautiful fully renovated Victorian house and I work in Laverton and the commute is tolerable.

Other positives are the schools in the area are excellent, low crime and have always felt safe. excellent neighbours, nice dog parks, short distance to the barwon river trail which i enjoy running around, easy links to the freeways and can be in Torquay within 15 minutes.

Capital growth is very strong, in 2014 we bought for just under $500k and property would now be worth close to $900k.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Long Term Resident"

Geelong West is very conveniently located - right next door to the water @ Drumcondra, home to the ever popular Pakington Street with all its retail variety, eateries and entertainment and its ever popular annual Pako Festa in February. It is close by to the Deakin Waterfront Campus which now includes the Faculty of Medicine. Shannon Ave is another great feature bordering Geelong West boasting all sorts of fabulous retail stores and eateries. Its locale is also just a stone's throw away from the CBD. Council continue to 'green up' the area which continues to consolidate and look fabulous. Geelong West will not disappoint!
Pros
  • convenient location
  • extremely well serviced with supermarkets, schools, eateries, retail stores
  • wonderfully close to the waterfront and all it offers
Cons
  • some streets are busier than others
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"quiet and friendly and close to trendy shops. Great for coffee with friends on a Saturday morning"

great place to live ...close to shopping and very friendly
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great place to live"

Geelong West offers more culture than any other area situated in the Geelong Region. Packington Street come alive with the Packo Street Festival and there are great places to eat and shop along the strip. There is a certain charm to West Geelong with its French Colonial architecture and quite streets. The nearby university makes it a great place for students to live at an affordable price.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5
2yrs+

"Commercial and residential hub on the city fringe"

A commercial and residential suburb of Victoria’s largest city, Geelong West is an ideal location for families and professionals. Home to over 12,000 people and situated amongst suburbs such as Hamlyn Heights, North Geelong, Drumcondra, Manifold Heights, Newtown, South Geelong and Geelong itself, Geelong West plays host to a girls’ secondary school and an Aussie Rules football club. It is also the home of the annual Pako Festival, which aims to promote cultural diversity. The average cost of buying a home in Geelong West was $287,500 in 2008.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids