Geelong has proven to be one of the most resilient towns in this country having suffered the unfortunate demise of Ford and Alcoa, the relocation of Target and the near closure of Shell. Now, it is the fastest growing regional town in Australia.
These companies have been replaced by large retailers (Cotton On), universities, hospitals, and the relocation of head offices such as NDIS, TAC and Worksafe.
Having grown up on a property 50 minutes from Geelong and spending holidays at Lorne and Barwon Heads, the area is close to my heart.
Geelong, the Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast are bucking the trend in the property arena and witnessing strong growth in almost all areas.
From Torquay to Lorne and Barwon Heads to Portarlington demand is high for houses, lifestyle properties and investment properties.