Only 5-7 minutes from the Geelong CBD by car, Highton is situated in a very suitable location hidden from the ever popular city by the bay, but well within close proximity for work, shopping or a stroll along Geelong's iconic waterfront.
SHOPPING AND CAFES
Highton's bustling village centre features something for everyone. From the friendly baristas who are known to impress at local cafés such as 63 Degrees, Darriwill Farm and Two Sugars, to the fresh grocers, supermarket, bakeries, hairdressers and banks, this selection is only the beginning! Just up the road, you are spoilt for dinning and shopping choices on High Street in Belmont. If that isn't enough you are only a 5 minute drive from the Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre which features a number of major retailers, great food and a cinema.
Get behind the local legends the Falcons football team, the stepping-stone to many AFL players including Jimmy Bartel and Gary Ablett Jnr. located at Highton Recreation Reserve. Next door are the cricket club and Highton Tennis Club which have high-quality courts. For a slower pace, Highton Bowls Club tests the locals' precision and is a common host for some local social events. Whether you play sport or are there to watch, Highton sporting clubs provide the area with spirit and a social life.
CHILDCARE, SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITY
As one of Geelong's major intersections of education, Highton has everything from pre-school through to university. Highton is surrounded with childcare facilities, with highly credible primary schools within a stone's throw and Geelong's secondary schools within a short drive (or the bus drives straight by!). Beyond high school, internationally-renowned Deakin University has nearby campuses in Waurn Ponds and on the Geelong Waterfront.
MELBOURNE AND THE SURF COAST
As soon as summer or the weekend arrives, the Surf Coast is at your finger tips. Easily accessible via the Geelong Ring Road you can drive straight to world famous Great Ocean Road locations such as Torquay, Bells Beach, Anglesea, Lorne or Apollo Bay. If a drive by the ocean is not what you are after, Melbourne is only 55 minutes away by car thanks to the Geelong Ring Road.
PARKS, WALKING AND RIDING PATHS
With the locally famous Barwon River flowing through Highton, the most scenic walk in Geelong is on your doorstep. The gumtrees fill with colourful birdlife whilst families and couples escape on bike or foot to enjoy the river's offerings. Highview's very own park and playground is commonly full with parents and kids alike, enjoying the open freedom and fresh air. Closer to the shops, even more playground awaits. There's plenty of open space on the adjacent sporting field, which is not unknown to host a family cricket or football match.