9.4 out of 10

Belmont

Ranked 3rd best suburb in Barwon
-38.1864449472418 144.341461648512
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  • Parks & Recreation
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Gym & Fitness
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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 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"An established suburb that is everchanging with improved infrastructure."

I have moved from one part of Belmont to another. I believe it is the best area of Geelong to live in for access to public transport, medical centres, choices of shopping areas and access to bicycle tracks. In Belmont I do not feel claustrophobic as in some of the older popular suburbs of Geelong where properties are small and roads are narrow. The part of Belmont I live is also very close to Marshall rail station. The new swimming and gym facilities are A grade - although in Waurn Ponds, very close to Belmont. Also, Cobbin Farm which is the centre for the university of the 3rd age is close by which is a great facilities for the older community. Cheers to Belmont. I have lived in other states and countries but I always come back here.
Pros
  • Public transport - including rail station nearby in Marshall
  • Lots of green belts for bicycles, walkers and joggers.
  • Medical services, shops, and larger blocks of land.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great lifestyle choice"

Close to city, shopping, parks (walking distance to all). Have lived here for 17 years and the ease of access to everything makes it a great place for all ages and stages of family living.

Moved in as a couple, renovated...and had kids at the same time.
Kinder close by, good quality schools, now kids have moved on to the local high school.

With Deakin Uni on the bus route (which is around the corner) it looks like we'll be here for years to come.
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ben2211
ben2211 Hi Wrapt. Are there many Asian people living in Belmont? Currently I live in Melbourne which is very multicultural, especially with all the universities. I would like to move to Belmont (I lived there about 20 years ago when I went to Deakin), and it was very white Anglo Saxon at that time. I wouldn't like my wife to be stared at or made to feel unwelcome because she is Asian. Thanks for your advice, Best wishes, Ben.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A great, friendly, safe suburb for all ages."

We have raised a large family here and have never had any problems. It is so central to everything.
On hand we have sporting clubs, a new swimming centre, great medical & dental facilities. There are also good active churches. You can walk down the main street and often get a smile from people. There is a very good library and the neighborhood is very friendly. They don't live on your doorstep but would be there to assist if needed. Shopping is already excellent and the Waurn POnds shoppping centre is supposed to be doubling in size next year. Deakin University, Marcus Oldham Agricultural College, Reformed Theological College, Christian College, Clairvaux Catholic School and a number of excellent state primary schools are all in walking distance. There is also a U3A program and good senior citizen facilities. Fortunately, there are few opportunities here for gambling and no sleazy night clubs.
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ben2211
ben2211 Hi Mintu. Are there many Asian people living in Belmont? Currently I live in Melbourne which is very multicultural, especially with all the universities. I would like to move to Belmont ( I lived there about 20 years ago when I went to Deakin), and it was very white Anglo Saxon at that time. I wouldn't like my wife to be stared at or made to feel unwelcome because she is Asian. Thanks for your advice, Best wishes, Ben.
2yrs+
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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 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great suburb!!"

Belmont has a great feel to it, high St is great for shopping...
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