Reasons to move to Geelong in 2023

Reasons to move to Geelong in 2023

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One of Australia’s largest urban centres, Geelong is a great mix of regional living with city vibes

Looking to make a move to Geelong in 2023? There are plenty of reasons why Geelong should be top of your list. This vibrant and growing city offers plenty, from great work-life balance, a thriving jobs market, beautiful scenery and lively experiences to make the most of your downtime.

Discover why so many families are choosing Geelong in 2023, plus find tips on how to make your move as stress-free as possible.

City living, at a relaxed pace

If it’s been a few years since you last visited Geelong, you may be forgiven for thinking it’s not much more than a big country town. But Melbourne’s little sister is all grown up. Now you’ll find arts, food and culture to rival the bigger metropolis. But without the congestion that can make city living unbearable.

During the day, Geelong hums with activity as workers head to the office and head out for lunch. At night, the city’s restaurant and bar precincts come alive as people wind down (or indeed, just get things started).
On the weekend, it’s time to explore the region, with boutique wineries, beaches and great walks just down the road. Or hit the shops and pick yourself up something cute. With so many great brands local to Geelong, you’ll never be short of a new find.

It’s easy to get to work or getaway

When it comes time to get out of town, you’ll find Geelong an ideal hub for almost any destination. Head up the highway to Melbourne by car, bus or train – or indeed, ferry. The new Geelong ferry (plus the longstanding Portarlington-Docklands route) offers a different kind of commute.

When holidays come around, Geelong is an ideal starting point. Avalon airport – just 30 minutes by car – offers Australian and international flights. And of course, you’re not that far from Melbourne airport either.

And with Geelong now the new home of the Spirit of Tasmania, a trip to the Apple Isle has never been easier.

Choice abounds when it comes to where to live

There’s plenty of activity when it comes to building in Geelong, offering everything from brand new town centre apartments to family homes in fast-growing suburbs. Of course, Geelong’s history means there are plenty of heritage and older style homes in more established suburbs if that’s more your style.

While house prices have gone up in recent years, there’s still plenty of value to be found around the region.

Make the move with a removalist that knows Geelong

When it comes time to move, it’s good to go with a removalist who knows the region. One you can trust to get you into your new place, without the worry of high costs or poor service.

Crichton Removalists are the local choice to help you move. We’re an award winning removalist company with 20+ years of experience and over 40,000 successful moves under our straps. Contact our team today for a fast and friendly quote on your move to Geelong.

Also read: New Residents Guide to Geelong

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