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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
Will Ainsworth

"Garden Street Shopping is a crowd pleaser"

You’ll be charmed the moment you enter East Geelong, with its character homes and tree-lined streets. The Garden Street shopping precinct is the heart and soul of this desirable neighbourhood, where y…
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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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Clifton Springs

4.5Ranked 7th

"Beautiful and peaceful"

Clifton Springs is a wonderful family oriented suburb where your neighbours are friendly and look out for each other. It is close to amenities and has great schools. The development of shops and busin…
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Jan Juc

4.5Ranked 8th
Tim Carson

"Relaxed coastal lifestyle"

Jan Juc, located near Torquay in Victoria, is a highly sought-after coastal suburb that offers a fantastic lifestyle. Here's a real estate agent's perspective on Jan Juc: Location: Jan Juc is situate…
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Ocean Grove

4.5Ranked 9th

"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 10th
Will Ainsworth

"One for Nature Lovers"

Bordering the scenic Barwon River, the suburb of Highton offers a superb range of lifestyles. The leafy pocket of Old Highton is simply charming, while the latest neighbourhood development showcases h…
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Geelong West

4.5Ranked 11th
Will Ainsworth

"Home to the vibrant heart of Pakington Street"

It’s no secret that Geelong West promises a truly enviable lifestyle. Home to the vibrant heart of Pakington Street, this bustling neighbourhood is renowned for its café culture. No matter where you’…
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Hamlyn Heights

4.5Ranked 13th
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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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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4.5Ranked 15th

"Love living in Newcomb"

I moved to Newcomb six months ago from Melbourne inner west. I was a bit nervous about the move and whether I would be happy in the new location. I am really enjoying it in Newcomb. So close and conve…
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4.5Ranked 16th
Tim Carson

"Breathtaking coastal views"

Torquay is situated along the Great Ocean Road, offering breathtaking coastal views. It's about 100 kilometers from Melbourne, making it a popular choice for both residents and tourists seeking a coas…
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4.5Ranked 17th

"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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4Ranked 19th

"Safe, Friendly Country Town Feel but Close to City"

Moving here from Melb, everybody is SOOO much friendlier, and so many dog walkers!!!! Joined a few clubs and enrolled in art and tai chi - so much more I could do if I only had the time! Easy commute …
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Barwon Heads

4Ranked 20th

"The most perfect place to live"

Barwon Heads is a great place to raise a family and enjoy the beautiful leafy surroundings, pristine beaches and magnificent Barwon River. Swimming, fishing, sailing, shopping, eating out and more is …
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