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Area Profile - Geelong
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The real estate agents at Fletchers in Geelong are both trusted and highly experienced professionals who can help you find your dream home in no time. If you are looking to purchase real estate, sell your house or rent a property, Fletchers can assist with expert advice.
At Fletchers we also offer property management services throughout the Geelong area and real estate services throughout many other eastern suburbs of Melbourne. To browse through the latest houses for sale and other properties available in the Geelong area, use our simple real estate search facility on this website or speak to one of our experienced Geelong Real Estate Agents directly.
Median Geelong Real Estate Prices
The median price for real estate in Geelong as of January 2010 was $AU385,000 and the long term property value trend was at 9.2%. Units in Geelong were typically priced around $AU329,000. *Median prices and long term growth trends as of 1st April 2010, from general market research to be used as a guide only.
Geelong Real Estate & Suburb Information
Situated on Corio Bay and just under an hour (65 km) south-west of Melbourne via Princes Freeway lies Geelong, Victoria's largest regional city. Geelong developed as the rail hub and natural shipping port for wheat and wool grown in the western district bringing wealth, manufacturing, service industries and economic independence from Melbourne. Today, Geelong has changed to become the service, education and road transport centre for the region.
Many of Geelong's finer Victorian buildings have been retained and restored. They form a popular tourist precinct that includes the National Wool Museum, Corio Waterfront, Eastern Beach and more than 30 historic buildings. The city's commercial and retail heart at Westfield Geelong and Market Square Shopping Centre continues to evolve.
The region has attained sufficient critical mass to support the local employment of many of its residents. New house construction is particularly buoyant in outer suburbs and increasingly visible in towns along the Bellarine Peninsula.
Transport to the city is via Princes Freeway or an hourly V/Line rail service from Melbourne city. Jetstar runs regular interstate services from Avalon Airport just 35 minutes away from the main centre. The Geelong Bypass, being opened in stages, will increasingly divert traffic from inner city streets to streamline traffic flow.
Education facilities in the Geelong region are extensive. The city and its suburbs boast more than 30 primary schools, 12 secondary schools and nine private schools and colleges including Geelong Grammar School, which is one of Australia’s oldest and most prestigious co-ed boarding schools. Deakin University has two campuses in Geelong - one at Waurn Springs and the other by the Geelong waterfront that attract thousands of students from the country seeking alternative study paths. Gordon Institute of TAFE extends the range of further education programs available in the district.
Numerous parks, open spaces and golf courses provide open breathing spaces around the city and suburbs, making it one of the most sought after real estate locations in Victoria.
If you would like to speak to an experienced Geelong real estate agent who knows the local area, please contact Fletchers’ today.
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