Arlington Rise, in Portarlington, has been dubbed a "coastal gem" by developer AV Jennings. Numerous land buyers have flocked to this 25 hectare development specifically seeking a lifestyle change. "It's a vision of quiet, affordable coastal living, ideal for family life, retirement, or an investment opportunity," says AV Jennings.
From wine and fresh local fish and produce to historic icons and outdoor activities there's always something to enjoy in and around Portarlington. According to the travelvictoria.com.au website, the seaside town of Portarlington (31km from Geelong) is a popular holiday destination, offering sheltered swimming beaches and an attractive foreshore.
An historical attraction in town is the old steam-powered Portarlington Mill, which was built in 1857 out of sandstone, and now houses artefacts relating to the history of the region. A scenic tourist drive is along The Esplanade which is a coastal route of around 10 kilometres that runs alongside the foreshore between Portarlington and the neighbouring beach towns of Indented Head and St Leonards.