It’s time to return to my series about Australia’s most liveable cities after the interruption of Darwin week which became Darwin fortnight.
Darwin came stone last in this 11 city poll, but I allowed it to push in when I wrote about the it in my post called Australia’s Least Most Liveable City a couple of weeks ago. Time to get back on track with the fifth city in the poll.
I’ve driven through Geelong during my Australian road trip after leaving Melbourne and making my way to the Great Ocean Road…
I can tell you, any place that is close to both Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road is worth a look and that’s what we’re doing today with Geelong.
Geelong, in case you didn’t know, is about 75 kilometres south-west from Melbourne and, just for the record, 3,731 kilometres south of Darwin.
What Geelong residents like about Geelong:
- It’s affordable allowing for a good standard of living;
- It has a good range of quality affordable housing;
- It has good roads and very little traffic congestion.
Geelong residents were not so keen on:
- The employment and economic opportunities;
- The weather;
- The entertainment scene.
Now it’s time for my YouTube pick of the videos available about Geelong. Searching YouTube for Geelong brings up more AFL videos and you can shake a stick at. My guess then is that Geelong has an AFL team.
Fortunately I found many other great videos as well. I’m going to start with this report from 7 News about the future growth of Geelong, because I think if this city is a consideration for you, you need to know it’s one that’s growing…
This one is a shameless but good promotional video designed only to entice you to move to Geelong…
Now I don’t know much about AFL, but I did notice that this very short video had an awful lot of views. Having seen it, I now know why, although I couldn’t tell you specifically why. Stay with it till the end for the slow Mo…
Finally, if you’re not all Geelonged out, this is a stunning visual video of the area. I enjoyed watching it so much it had me searching for the instructions for my camera so I can work out how I can make movies like this as well.
This is pure art, and as Filip Laureys the creator says, please watch with full-screen and sound…
Geelong; doesn’t look too bad, does it?