East Geelong is a much sought-after residential area with large public open spaces. The enormous Eastern Park runs down to the waterfront and is home to Geelong's historic Botanic Gardens. The park also has three ovals and three other sports fields, and neighbours the nine-hole East Geelong Golf Club, laid out in 1923.
Two main roads and bus routes traverse the small suburb but the many enclosed courts and avenues give East Geelong privacy.
East Geelong has local shopping centres at the intersections of Garden Street and Ormond Road and Breakwater and St Albans roads. It also offers quick access to the city centre.