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Best suburbs to live in Barwon Region, VIC

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5Ranked 1st


Belmont is lovely, you are close to the great ocean road and to the beautiful country side. Everything is entwined and peaceful !
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5Ranked 2nd
Shani Stevens

"A great country community"

Scarsdale has so much to offer and is so close to town. It has everything you need including a great primary school, super market, post office, hotel. All this within a short drive to Ballarat. A g…
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East Geelong

4.5Ranked 3rd
Yan Lin

"Great Area To Live In"

Walking distance to shops and schools Great neighbors around this suburb Close to beach and CBD
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4.5Ranked 4th

"A great suburb"

We have being living in Corio for some years now we have lovely neighbours close to public transport Close to Corio Village which has everything I need.
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Manifold Heights

4.5Ranked 5th
Sophie Kennedy-Rush

"The Perfect Balance of Geelong West and Newtown"

With close proximity to the Geelong Ring Road, Manifold Heights is an easy drive to the Surf Coast or Melbourne. It’s also incredibly close to the café and shopping strip that is Pakington Street – in…
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4.5Ranked 6th
Sophie Kennedy-Rush

"An Exclusive Area, For a Reason"

The River End of Pakington Street is jam-packed with trendy cafes that deliver incredible food, plus boutique shops for those fashion forward. You’ll never get a bad coffee in Newtown, and in the back…
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4.5Ranked 7th
Sophie Kennedy-Rush

"Strong Suburb and Still Growing"

Another stunning location taking advantage of Barwon River, valley views and a community feel. It’s a very popular location in the Geelong region consisting of prestigious schools – both primary and s…
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Jan Juc

4.5Ranked 8th
Leigh Fletcher

"Its a Lifestyle"

Most people come to Jan Juc to escape the crowds of beach goers in Torquay and Bells Beach, But it has so much to offer! Stunning part of the cost line with some of the best real estate you can find …
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Clifton Springs

4.5Ranked 9th

"Great Town for All Ages - "A Little Hidden Secret""

Hi, my name is Jackie and I have lived in Clifton Springs for 28 years, 2 of those years renting before I purchased my block of land. I have seen this town grow and grow and turn into something very …
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Ocean Grove

4.5Ranked 10th

"Not only for the rich"

Reading the reviews I think people who have visited my town of Ocean Grove must have been here during the two weeks of summer when it's super busy, and only walked around Dare or Orton streets or near…
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4.5Ranked 11th

"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 Peninsul…
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Geelong West

4.5Ranked 12th
Sophie Kennedy-Rush

"An All-Rounder"

I’ve lived and worked around Geelong for 15 years and spent many of those years in Geelong West. It’s walking distance from everything you’ll ever need – café and shopping strip on Pako, supermarkets …
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Apollo Bay

4.5Ranked 14th
di jiang

"Paradise for family with kids"

I've been living in the bay for 9 years. small and safe community. many shops in high street(main street). Always you can eat fresh seafood because fishermen sell fish or crabs or lobsters every Satur…
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St Leonards

4.5Ranked 15th

"Beautiful, peaceful town to live"

I lived in the City for most of my life and decided to buy and live here since I work from him. There’s plenty to do in summer, beach and markets, nice wineries and restaurants and nice people. I muc…
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Hamlyn Heights

4.5Ranked 16th
Aisha Coe

"Hamlyn Heights = "Home""

I absolutely adore Hamlyn Heights as a area to live. Having been here for two years now. Tree lined streets which are always presented well and looked after, Everyone looks after their homes and front…
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4.5Ranked 17th

"It's all here!"

I've lived here for 13 years and the town and facilities just keep getting better. Great beaches, Schools, community and heaps of shops, cafés and supermarkets. We have 3 coffee Roasters... Need I say…
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4.5Ranked 18th

"Wonderful peaceful family-friendly area, definitely up and coming"

Grovedale is a nice peaceful area, polite people, close to all amenities and family friendly. Very up and coming, and I can see the government is pouring a lot of money into the area, with the constru…
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4.5Ranked 19th

"Best place to live in Geelong"

It takes me three minutes and I’m backing my boat down the boat ramp, with a five min walk I’m at the golf club ready to tee off it’s fifteen minutes to the closest beach, if u like throwing a ball fo…
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