Suburb Profile – Newcomb
It’s a suburb shaped like a trapezium, bordered on each side by East Geelong, Thomson, Whittington and Moolap. It’s just around the corner from the Eastern Gardens and on your way to the Bellarine Peninsula.
A quiet unassuming suburb…that’s taking off.
Let’s take a closer look at what Newcomb has to offer.
With housing affordability becoming more challenging in today’s market, Newcomb offers the opportunity to step into home ownership.
Featuring modest housing, some seriously healthy block sizes, the area has good options for first home buyers and families.
Named after an ambitious and prosperous local lady squatter named Caroline Newcomb, the suburb grew rapidly in the 1960s when heavy industry began in the area.
Houses were constructed for Alcoa workers, and most stayed on, Enjoying the peace along with the easy access to town and the Bellarine Peninsula.
Newcomb is full of sturdy, well-built homes on good-sized blocks. The sound of renovations and the brand-new townhouses popping up are signs of continuing interest and attention as people seize the opportunities in the area.
- Median age of residents is 60+ years old*
- 60% Owners vs 40% Renters*
- Median rent $350 per week (source:com.au as at 28/6/21)
- Median house price $522,500 (source:com.au as at 28/6/21)
*These are based on the last census in 2016, so will be adjusting in real-time
Why people like living in Newcomb
- Location, it’s 3km south-east of Geelong CBD with an easy to walk to local amenities
- It’s affordable, the properties represent good value
- Two shopping centres with major supermarkets are in close proximity
- Education, with state and catholic schools in the suburb
Typical housing stock is…
Post war solid brick homes, 1960s and 70’s style housing with a scattering of older homes and sleek and modern townhouses
Our local handpicked highlights
VN Rolls Bakery & Cafe.
This place was filled with customers when we stopped by, offering fried chicken, banh mi, and rice paper rolls. Plus quick service.
PS Our children keep asking to go back to V N Rolls for the fried chicken!
You can find it at 56 Watsons Road, Newcomb.
The Ebony Forest Interiors
Friendly service and a place to grab a coffee and check out the gorgeous homewares for sale.
Located at 48 Watsons Road, Newcomb