Build | 14 April 2022

The Geelong Region: Great Value & An Incredible Lifestyle

by Carlisle Homes

An affordable and convenient coastal lifestyle! Discover what the Geelong region has to offer.

With affordable prices and easy access to Melbourne and the coast, the Geelong region is fast becoming a property hotspot – and it could be the perfect location for your new home.

If you’re looking for a relaxed lifestyle, great value, convenience and access to the best beaches, the Geelong region has it all. “It’s an easy commute to Melbourne, offers a great balance of coast and country, and a real sense of community,” says Peter Stathopoulos, a sales consultant at our Coridale display. And with an established community and infrastructure, you can enjoy the same great amenities you’d find in Melbourne, including shops, restaurants, schools, a university and even an AFL team, but with none of the capital city’s hassles or sky-high prices.

The area has a lot to offer investors too, says Stathopoulos; “Value is great in the region, particularly in Lara, and rental returns are on par with similar properties in Melbourne.”

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The Geelong region offers a coastal yet contemporary lifestyle, with a bustling community feel. Image credit: The Reserve, Armstrong Creek.

It’s little surprise that buyers are flocking to the region; “Geelong and its surrounds are potentially the fastest-growing corridors in Victoria,” he says. In fact, the area’s Armstrong Creek was the sixth most-searched suburb in Australia in 2021 and the community is growing – it’s predicted to increase by 132% in the next 20 years. 

Sound like the perfect location for your new Carlisle home? Read on to learn more.

Building a Carlisle home in the Geelong region

We build in many regional parts of Geelong, including the premium lifestyle estates Coridale in Lara, Armstrong in Mount Duneed, and Haymont, Warralily and The Reserve in Armstrong Creek. Choose from one of our great-value house and land packages or, if you already have land in one of these estates, contact us for a fixed-price quote to build your home.

Have your sights set on another suburb in the region? We can also build stand-alone houses in Armstrong Creek, Mount Duneed and many other parts of the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula.

Master-planned communities in the Geelong region
Meet the exceptional lifestyle estates you could soon be calling home.

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Cordiale is only a 50-minute train ride from Melbourne’s CBD and offers resort-style living inside a sustainable master-planned community.


Situated in the scenic suburb of Lara, Coridale offers resort-style living in a modern and sustainable master-planned community. It’s also conveniently located just 15 minutes drive from Avalon Airport. 

Enjoy Coridale’s exclusive residents’ club – Club Coridale – where you can make new friends, work out in the gym, swim or play ball with the kids. There’s a function room for hosting events and even a parent’s lounge where you can take a breather while the children play. Or venture out to the surrounding parklands, sporting fields and beaches for a day of fun with the family.  

And Coridale is set to get even better; future plans include a supermarket, retail shops and a community centre. In the meantime, Lara Town Centre, home to shops and supermarkets, is just a few minutes drive away. Melbourne CBD is within commuting distance too – just 50 minutes on the train.


The multi award-winning Armstrong estate in Mount Duneed offers the picture-perfect coastal lifestyle, with over 30 kilometres of walking and cycling tracks nearby, 24 hectares of parklands, wetlands, sporting fields and green spaces – not to mention, the stunning beaches just a short drive away. You can reach Melbourne CBD in around an hour.

The vibe at Armstrong is friendly and laid-back – the ideal place to welcome friends and family, or relax and recharge after a busy week. And everything is at your fingertips; walk or cycle to nearby cafes, shops, schools or the waterfront dining precinct. Life never sounded so good! 

Warralily Grange

Another multi award-winner, Warralily  Armstrong Creek sold more lots than any other estate in the Geelong corridor in 2021. It’s easy to see why buyers love it; with over 82 hectares of open space, parkland and conservation gardens, it’s a haven for nature lovers. Almost a quarter of Warralily is dedicated to recreation and relaxation, including three sports precincts with football, soccer and cricket ovals. 

The community is vibrant and welcoming, and there’s a childcare centre, kindergarten and three new schools located on site, including special needs education.

The Warralily Village shopping centre is nearby – perfect for everyday shopping or a quick coffee catch-up with friends. The shops and restaurants of Geelong are just a short drive away, as are the beautiful seaside towns of Torquay and Barwon Heads.

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We build in many regional parts of Geelong! You can choose from one of our great-value house and land packages here. Featured here: Edgewood, Eliston Estate, Clyde.


Haymont in Armstrong Creek is the go-to estate for families looking for great schools and a peaceful and safe environment to raise their children. With its tree-lined streets, modern amenities and friendly, neighbourly atmosphere, it’s the perfect balance of contemporary living and small-town charm. Plus, there’s an abundance of quality private and public educational offerings nearby. 

Keen to get the kids off the Playstation? The Sparrovale-Nubitj yooree Wetlands and Conservation Reserve is right on your doorstep, as well as multiple parks and sporting facilities. 

Located just 10 minutes’ drive from Geelong and less than 15 minutes from some of the state’s finest surf beaches, at Haymont everything is within easy reach. Everyday shopping means just a quick, three-minute trip to Warralily, and Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre, home to over 140 stores, is just 15 minutes’ away.

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Close to stunning townships like Torquay and Anglesea, The Reserve boasts a sought-after location and a convenient, laid-back lifestyle.

The Reserve

A hugely popular choice with younger buyers and families across Victoria, The Reserve in Armstrong Creek is close to many of the state’s best beaches so you can enjoy a morning walk or swim or a weekend adventure with the kids. It’s also just a short distance from local townships, including Ocean Grove, Torquay and Anglesea, giving you easy access to schools, shops and amenities. Fancy stepping it up at the weekend? Take a short drive to Geelong, where you’ll be spoilt for choice with top-notch cafes, bars, shops and fun activities.

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With local beaches and idyllic creek trails – Banksia Estate is designed around the principles of a simple, authentic and sustainable lifestyle.

Banksia Estate

Banksia is the next exciting master-planned community in Armstrong Creek, with first land releases being announced early this year and titles expected in 2023. This stunning estate is designed around the principles of a simple, authentic and sustainable lifestyle. It’s close to gorgeous surf coast beaches, Geelong’s city centre and Bellarine, and around 90 kilometres from Melbourne via the Princes Freeway. Enjoy a healthy lifestyle, with walking and creek trails nearby as well as modern health and fitness centres. You’re also close to all the essentials, including schools, shops and medical centres, with Warralily Town Centre just 1.6 kilometres away and Armstrong Creek Town Centre an easy 3 kilometres away.

Call us today on 1300 535 416 to find out about building in the Geelong region. Or visit our stunning display home at Coridale Estate in Armstrong Creek to get a glimpse at what life in the lush and laid-back Geelong region could look like for you.

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