8.9 out of 10

Leopold

Ranked 10th best suburb in Barwon
-38.2066102949272 144.428763233465
Great for
  • Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Medical Facilities
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Sep 11, 2020

"Gateway to the Bellarine"

Having lived in the area before it was a bustling little suburb, it’s amazing to see how far Leopold has come. From an unusual half-way town to a fully self-contained area, there is little to leave for.

Within a short car trip to the Bellarine, with an abundance of wineries (come on COVID, time to go now), the beautiful Gateway Reserve and of course, the grand lake Connewarre – not only are creature comforts ticked off, but so is nature.

Growth has remained steady but not out of control. Sales properties have increased 2.9% with the average price reaching $525,000. Rentals have also increase by 3.8% - making the median return $380 per week. With these prices, Leopold is afford for renters and home buyers – and there are plenty of new, or near new, homes up for grabs. A large majority of renters are aged between 20 – 29, whilst a majority of homeowners are around 40 years old. This makes sense when you look at the split between rental properties (18%) and owner occupy properties (80%).

Sophie Kennedy-Rush – Property Manager Geelong
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great suburb and affordable property"

Level 1 MarkPetterwood reviewed Leopold, Victoria Dec 29, 2010 .5/5Excellent “Great for Family and Kids - Still affordable great properties”
Leopold is known as the Gateway to the Bellarine Peninsula and it is one of the larger communities on the Bellarine Peninsula. I have lived here since 1989 and have seen it grow fantastically and in the right direction over the oast 20 years. It has excellent primary school and easy access to the schhols in Geelong or the schools in Ocean Grove or Drysdale. It is only a 10 minute drive to both of these towns and buses from the schools service Leopold thoroughly.

The property prices in Leopold are very good when you consider that Well inder $400,000 will get you a very good 4 bedroom home on a good block of land. A large mjority of the land in Leopold has been developed so it will not over grow and stretch it's infrastructure.

We have good sporting facilities with a top rate Football and Cricket Club that is right next door to the Netball and Tenniss Club. We have an excellent Bowling Club that is attached to the Leopold Sportsmans Club. The Sportsman Club offers excellent value fasmily meals in a very family friendly environment.

We have good Pizza shops that do eat in and take away. We have several very good fish and chip shops. The Gateway shopping centre has a Coles supermarket and a great variety of other shops. Shops include a good cafe, chinese, red rooster, hair dresser, butcher, baker etc.

The streets are clean and leafy in the older suburbs. I am a real estate agent in the local area and would not choose to live anywhere else. Like to know more about Leopoldgive me a call on 0413 771044.
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Close to Everything
  • Not busy
Cons
  • High Schools are 10 min away
  • No fancy restuarants
  • No pub
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great for Family and Kids - Still affordable great properties"

Leopold is known as the Gateway to the Bellarine Peninsula and it is one of the larger communities on the Bellarine Peninsula. I have lived here since 1989 and have seen it grow fantastically and in the right direction over the oast 20 years. It has excellent primary school and easy access to the schhols in Geelong or the schools in Ocean Grove or Drysdale. It is only a 10 minute drive to both of these towns and buses from the schools service Leopold thoroughly.

The property prices in Leopold are very good when you consider that Well inder $400,000 will get you a very good 4 bedroom home on a good block of land. A large mjority of the land in Leopold has been developed so it will not over grow and stretch it's infrastructure.

We have good sporting facilities with a top rate Football and Cricket Club that is right next door to the Netball and Tenniss Club. We have an excellent Bowling Club that is attached to the Leopold Sportsmans Club. The Sportsman Club offers excellent value fasmily meals in a very family friendly environment.

We have good Pizza shops that do eat in and take away. We have several very good fish and chip shops. The Gateway shopping centre has a Coles supermarket and a great variety of other shops. Shops include a good cafe, chinese, red rooster, hair dresser, butcher, baker etc.

The streets are clean and leafy in the older suburbs. I am a real estate agent in the local area and would not choose to live anywhere else. Like to know more about Leopoldgive me a call on 0413 771044.
Pros
  • Close to Everything
  • Not busy
  • Affordable
Cons
  • No pub
  • No fancy restuarants
  • High Schools are 10 min away
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Perfect for families. Friendly area with high community spirit. Very low crime!!"

Leopold is 10mins from Geelong and 10mins from Ocean Grove beach. It is a community of around 7500 people with a large percentage being families, retirees and couples. A large primary school with excellent facilities and progrmas houses around 700 students. There is no high school but there is transport to schools within 10 mins. There are two quality Kinders which are ran by the Geelong Kindergarten Association. Daycare facilities vary with a daycare centre and popular family daycare facilites. Leopold has two main arterials - Bellarine Highway and Portarlington Rd which allow commuting to Geelong easy, especially if you take the Port Rd. You will easily arrive in Geelong in 10mins as there is only 3 sets of traffic lights to deal with if you live on the north side. Leopold has a great Sportsmans club which is ideal if you are a lawn bowler, like to have bistro meals, play the pokies or have a flutter on the horses/dogs. There is a major supermarket (Coles) with numerous specialty stores housed on the west side of Leopold with two smaller shopping strips on both the north and south sides. Plenty of sporting families are catered for with Leopold home to football, netball, tennis, ballroom dancing, jazz ballet and tap, calisthenics, karate, over 50's fitness, personal training, skate park, lawn bowls, and probably more.
The crime rate in Leopold is hardly existent. Makes you feel safe at night!! A 24 Service station is available if you need to make a midnight dash for munchies. Doctors are aplenty in Leopold with at least 3 separate practices in various locations all housing numerous GP's. There is also a dental surgery, and physio.
Take-away includes pizza x2, fish and chips x2, Chinese, and Red Rooster. For a coffee catch up there is a great Panache Crepery.
Writing this late at night so may have forgotten a few things, however, Leopold is a great place to live and bring up a family.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees