9.3 out of 10

Highton

Ranked 8th best suburb in Barwon
-38.1676673739692 144.31480289215
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Aug 07, 2020

"Strong Suburb and Still Growing"

Another stunning location taking advantage of Barwon River, valley views and a community feel. It’s a very popular location in the Geelong region consisting of prestigious schools – both primary and secondary – as well as Deakin University and the new Epworth Hospital. As well as this, Highton Village offers such a cosy, local feeling with an abundance of fresh local produce, and delicious café food.

Deakin University brings a large number of students to the area, with share accommodation being very common in the Uni Estate (opposite Deakin), whilst the newer stage of Highton, Highview Estate, consists of mainly owner occupied properties (76% to be exact). A majority of residence in Highton range from 20 - 40 year old, being a mix of students, young families and professionals. The

The growth of Highton may have slowed slightly but there is still growth - 2.6% across both sale and rental prices in houses in the last 12 months. Units have had a slightly lower increase of 2.1%. The median sale price at present is $700,000 while the median rental price is $400 per week – both prices make it a relatively affordable area for both buying and renting.

Overall, Highton is very safe and family friendly. It's a neat and tidy area which offers a great community environment. Lastly, it offers a convenient location for Melbourne commuters with the ring road right at its side.

Sophie Kennedy-Rush – Property Manager Geelong
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Jun 01, 2020

"Highton is the safest and most family friendly place to live in Geelong"

Highton in my opinion is the most family-friendly area of Geelong. Wide streets, great cafe's and restaurants, Black Basil Thai, (voted best Thai food in the region) Darriwil Farm, Two Sugars, 63 Degrees all amazing. The Barwon River walking/ cycling track is well worth a visit when you're in the area, Large kids playground area now near the Highton village, wide parking spaces and plenty of them. Access to multiple supermarkets, cricket nets, competition-grade tennis courts under lights, well-groomed football over where the Geelong Falcons train. Wider streets and established trees make this a great community to bring up children. The public primary schools in Highton are some of Geelong's best if not the best in the region. Highton is the destination to live for anyone studying or working at Deakin Uni or Epworth Hospital at only 3-5 mins away. If its access to a station you need, then South Geelong station is only 5-8 minutes away in a car from anywhere in Highton and free parking at the station so it doesn't get much more convenient than that. Let's face it you never want to live too close to a station for all the noise and traffic, but living within minutes means you get a great quality of lifestyle but no noise. Having lived in Newtown, South Geelong, Drumcondra, and now on a much larger block in Highton ( Old Highton still has blocks available at 600m2, 700m2, and 800m2 +) which is what makes it such great value here and amazing for young families. Why would you live anywhere else?
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Riverside precinct - Community friendly Highton"

Best best best place to live is the Riverside precinct of Highton, Reigate Rd, Linton Lane, Culzean, Cara.
You wouldn't leave once you got in here - it took me a long time to get a home here but it was the wait, friendly neighborhood, quiet streets, birds chirping is all you would hear in the mornings, and the views of the river is why we picked it.
5/5
2yrs+

"Brilliant suburb, amazing to live here"

The best area in Geelong, peaceful quiet, safe, can walk the beautiful barwon river, trees everywhere, views, amazing little shopping village like a little country town. Very safe, loads of charachter. Once you live here you will never want to move!
Pros
  • Peaceful relaxed
  • Established gardens and homes
  • Hills, views, schools
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"You can change your home but never this awsome location !!"

Great place to raise a family, Belmont High is one of the states best schools, Barwon river is magnificent as is Buckley Falls, still affordable, 60 seconds to ring road, 15 minutes to surf coast, 45 minutes to Lygon st, has just piped Newtown, now with geelong's highest medium house price!!
A true family area, anything within walking distance to the River is where I would be putting my money, still chronically undervalued!! tree lines streets, old character homes, can still buy an unrenovated home between $300k and $400k !! not for much longer though, now is the time!
Daniel Hayes Director of Ray White Highton 0438 325 133
Recommended for
  • Families with kids

Unranked Streets in Highton

"Family and Friends"
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"Great place to live"
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"This a great Court to live in, have a Court get together twice a year"
-38.1637 144.311472
"Hidden Treasure"
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"Great all round street, especially for familys and students"
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