8.9 out of 10

Barwon Heads

-38.2790420707963 144.486687673301
Great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Safe & Sound
  • Neighbourly Spirit
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Childcare
  • Cost of Living
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Tourists

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Still the Village Feel - ideal coastal location"

great coastal town, sensational clean beaches and river walks, a variety of restaurants available and most of all 'a beautiful place to live'.
Pros
  • Golf Courses
  • Fishing
  • 13th beach
  • river
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Once a great town"

Poor Barwon Heads has lost its small community feel. Over the last ten years the town has changed majorly and the the local community have been kicked out by yuppies who want to make Barwon heads a suburb of Melbourne. The town has lost all important services and all the town now has to offer is expensive coffee and abundance of tacky gift stores.
Pros
  • 13th beach
  • river
Cons
  • Busy
  • No services
  • Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
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 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"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 all on the doorstep in Barwon Heads. A perfect place to retire but BH is also brilliant for families with children. BH location is awesome too, 25mins Geelong, 1.5hrs Melbourne and within seconds of some of the best beaches in the world. I've lived here for 10 years now and can't rate it high enough.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"The hidden little gem"

A great place for a holiday house and to get away from the rat race and unwind in this great little seaside suburb. This is one for the families getaway for a little bit of fishing or just relax on the beach during summer.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees