8.5 out of 10

Ocean Grove

Ranked 17th best suburb in Barwon
-38.2661848568486 144.525279542144
Great for
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Cost of Living
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Tourists

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Growing Town Great For Families"

Ocean Grove once upon a time was for retiree's. How that has changed. It is a vibrant growing town where the population is exploding. Housing is going up everywhere. There are 2 shopping centers which is fantastic because during the holiday periods, Ocean Grove's population almost triples. If you want the quiet life, Ocean Grove is NOT for you. With expanding highways, subdividing of farmland to make way for more homes, Ocean Grove will become a tourist city rather than what it is today. Schools are fantastic in this area with 3 primary schools but only the one high school. Upon attaining year 9, students will have to bus to Drysdale to complete their schooling, which is a downside.
Pros
  • Schools
  • Shopping
  • Friendliness
Cons
  • Building Up
  • Noise
  • Tourists
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Lovely spot for a holiday"

I first encounted Ocean Grove in 2000 and from that moment on it was a place that I wanted to live and now since moving in 2002 I love it more everyday
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great Family orientated community"

Ocean Grove represents a vibrant down to earth costal community. We are finding it an ideal place to raise our kids. There are plenty of schools and fantastic facilities throughout the town. The town is well serviced by the major supermarkets and Melbourne is only just over an hour away. I commute to the CBD for work and find public transport from Geelong to be excellent.
Summer gets very busy with the towns population swelling substantially, this is part of the towns seasonal charm. During the cooler months the "local" feel returns and you feel like you have time to breath. As per previous comments the BMW and Mercedes "Yuppy" set only seem to turn up with the peak tourist season. We find these comments not representative of Ocean Groves true nature.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"If you want the best views, beaches, shops, and yuppy lifestyle this is the town for you."

Ocean Grove is set on the south coast of victoria about 1 1/2 hours from Melbourne, This beautiful and vibrant town has the whole package when deciding where to live. From boutique designer stores in the main street and quality cafe's and restaurants right at your door step.

Beaches on one side and the Barwon river on the other, and 90% of homes in Ocean Grove with river or coastal views

If you don't mind the heavy price tag of most homes within Ocean Grove then this is the town for you.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"A great family destination"

Ocean Grove is not only a stunning coastal town, it is also a great place to take your family for a holiday. Kids will love the popular timber mazes and mini golf course just out of the town as well as Adventure Park which has heaps of water slides and other fun in the water. Being the largest city outside of Geelong on the Bellarine Peninsula, Ocean Grove has everything you need while on holidays. There are also heaps of places to eat and some great bushwalks.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees