Why Move to Geelong? A Local Guide to Geelong

Apr 30, 2024
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JG King Homes loves the great state of Victoria. We build homes in the state’s many great regions. Nothing is quite like Geelong. Boasting a beautiful bayside metropolis that’s both contemporary and quaint, this regional centre is an attractive place to live for many reasons. Geelong is well-resourced for jobs, with attainable real estate, a great lifestyle on offer with things to do and great places to eat and drink. We’ve been building homes in Geelong for a while. This is our guide to why you should consider living there.

Jobs in Geelong:

Geelong has undergone a lot of change. It has transitioned from a traditional manufacturing centre to a robust knowledge and innovation hub. With that, there is a great amount of growth in the local job market, mainly in health, retail, and education.


Healthcare is a very large employment provider to the Geelong job sector. Barwon Health, Geelong's major hospital, is a major local employer, along with private practices and aged care facilities, and offers employment across various medical specialties.


Deakin University's waterfront campus and the Gordon Institute of TAFE have contributed to a robust education sector, helping to put Geelong on the map for Education.

Real Estate in Geelong:

Gen Fyansford Estate
Gen Fyansford Estate

Display Homes in Geelong:

Houses with a view, and houses worth the view. It’s an exciting time to be in Geelong with a growing population, growing economy, and a booming housing market, with a 7.6% increase in prices in the last 12 months. JG King is currently part of the boom, building in Geelong with display homes available.

House and Land Packages Geelong:

Just over an hour from Melbourne, Geelong is the perfect place to have that piece of house and land at an attainable price point. JG King Homes has a wide selection of House and Land packages available in Geelong.

Things to Do in Geelong:

Eastern Beach, Geelong, Australia
Eastern Beach, Geelong, Australia

Soak Up the Geelong Waterfront:

This is life by the beach. Enjoy living by the iconic Eastern Beach promenade, with captivating walks, a historic carousel, and a range of dining options, from casual to high-end.

Fervent Football Culture:

In Geelong, the AFL comes to you. Enjoy the frenetic atmosphere of a Geelong Cats game at GMHBA Stadium.

Explore the Bellarine Peninsula:

Just for when you need to get out of town, you won’t even have to go far for something different. Discover charming coastal towns, award-winning wineries, and pristine beaches just a short drive away on the Bellarine Peninsula.

Discover the You Yangs:

Hike or bike through the dramatic granite peaks of the You Yangs Regional Park.

Family Fun:

Adventure Park Geelong offers thrilling water rides and attractions for all ages. It's currently closed but will be reopening in November 2024.

Places to Eat in Geelong:

Waterfront Dining:

Enjoy fresh seafood and stunning views at restaurants like The Wharf Shed and Wah Bah.

Trendy Cafes:

Being an hour from Melbourne, doesn’t mean you’re too far from Melbourne coffee culture. It followed to Geelong. From the great brunching at Blank Space to the classic Melbourne-chic of Brother Lawrence.

Culinary Diversity:

Geelong’s culinary scene is very established as well as continually evolving. You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to diversity in dining, from authentic Italian at Maestro to vibrant and contemporary Asian fusion at BAAH LAH.

Places to Drink in Geelong:

Little Creatures Brewery Geelong
Little Creatures Brewery Geelong

Little Creatures Brewery:

This is one of the great success stories in Australian craft beer. It all started at this Geelong brewery. Converted into a contemporary brewing facility from an old wool store, here you can taste new creations from the people who very much wrote the rule book on Australian craft beer.

Wine Bars:

Too much beer for your liking? Explore curated wine selections at the well-known 18th Amendment Bar, or enjoy some of Geelong’s hidden gems like There There. There's plenty more where that came from. You'll just have to do some exploring.

Thinking of Moving to Geelong?

Thinking of moving to Geelong? If you’re not convinced to move, hopefully understand now why you would. JG King Homes are established home builders in the Victorian regions, and Geelong is just one of them. If you need to know anything about getting your home in this great location, enquire.