The hills of Highton offer superb views across the river, Geelong city, and over Corio Bay, making Highton a much sought-after place in which to live.
Housing development has been underway since the 1950s, and more recently home unit building, has taken full advantage of Highton's location.
Most streets are tree-lined and close to neighbourhood parks. Queens Park, at its northern boundary, fills a large bend of the Barwon River and contains a superb established golf course.
Running, walking and bike riding are also popular activities along the Barwon River as tracks exists to enable such pursuits. Popular spots to begin include near Queens Park. Highton Reserve is the home of the Geelong Falcons training ground, the Falcons complete in the AFL under 18 TAC League. Queens Park also hosts both the Geelong Amateur Football & Netball Club and the Newtown and Chilwell Cricket Club. There is a sporting precinct near Highton Village which hosts the Geelong Falcons and also includes the Highton Tennis Club and Highton Bowls Club.
On the boundary between Highton and Belmont is a third sporting field, home to the South Barwon Football and Netball Club.
Highton has a number of schools such as Highton Primary School, Bellaire Primary School and Montpellier Primary School and Christian College. Highton is also located in close proximity to Deakin University's Waurn Ponds campus.
Public transport to the area is provided by buses, the two routes run from Geelong railway station to Deakin University via the Geelong city centre. Route 42 serves the southern area of the suburb, also running through Belmont and Grovedale and Route 43 serves the northern area, running through Newtown.
- Great for:
- Cafes / restaurants
- Neighbourly Spirit
- Peace & Quiet
- Public Transport
Who lives here?
- Families with kids
- Armstrong Creek
- Geelong West
- Mount Duneed
- Waurn Ponds