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Spotlight on Armstrong Creek and Mt Duneed

Nestled between Geelong’s city centre and the surf coast, Armstrong Creek and Mount Duneed are proving to be two of Geelong’s most sought-after locations and it’s easy to see why.

Home to some of Geelong’s newest estates, such as Warralily and Armstrong, the area is only 15 minutes from the Geelong CBD, 10 minutes to Torquay and 15 minutes to Barwon Heads. It’s also only minutes from train stations and the ring road – making it an attractive option for those commuting to Melbourne.

However, Armstrong Creek and Mount Duneed’s appeal not only lies in the enviable location, but in the family-friendly lifestyle, amenities and a focus on environmental sustainability that the area provides.

Families are flocking to these new developments and for good reason. As well as offering residents thriving, forward-thinking communities, these greenfield estates are providing residents the opportunity to build their dream home in an estate that has instant street appeal. All the homes you find here are designed to a specific standard that suits the area.

With the planned development of Armstrong Creek Town Centre, the region is also on its way to being a self-sustainable township that will include major supermarkets, shops and restaurants in addition to public facilities, including emergency services, a library, aquatic centre and public transport. The state-of-the-art Warralily Gardens residential aged-care facility will also be opening in Armstrong Creek. All these facilities are in addition to the existing retail centre at The Village Warralily.

And with the development of the area, comes some of Geelong’s newest schools.

The innovative Armstrong Creek Education Precinct has the community’s needs at the forefront of its design. The precinct includes the new inclusive and environmentally designed Armstrong Creek School, which combines a primary and special school (P-12) under the one roof. The precinct includes a community hub that is used by the school during school hours and the YMCA out of school hours. It will also eventually include the Armstrong Creek Secondary College and the relocation of the Oberon High School. In 2020, Armstrong Creek West Primary School is also expected to be built.

For those who love the outdoors, Armstrong Creek and Mount Duneed make the most of its landscape. At Warralily there’s 82 hectares of open space, parklands and gardens to explore, which also includes three-sport precincts, 30km of hike and bike paths plus fitness stations.

For the kids (and the young at heart), the Armstrong District Park is an adventure playland. Set among a 9-acre wetlands precinct, the $2.6million park includes play areas, sensory activities, such as a flying fox and climbing equipment, and sport facilities, such as basketball half-courts, skate areas and table tennis. It also has a barbecue and picnic tables throughout that allow families to settle in and make a day of it.

For foodies, the area has an emerging food culture. Odyssey Tavern and Brewery calls the area home and cafe hotspots, such as 9 Grams – situated right next door to the Armstrong District Park – and Warralily Cockatoo, are opening up across the suburb. It is also where you can find Mount Duneed Estate winery and venue, which not only offers some great local wine and food, but is the local venue for A Day on the Green concerts and other big events.

Family-friendly lifestyle, location, new amenities and plenty to see and do, consider Armstrong Creek and Mt Duneed a place to call home. If you want to learn more about this area, visit our Geelong Homes display homes at 22 & 24 Maroubra Street, Armstrong Creek, Warralily Coast – open 7 days, 11am-5pm.