Bentleigh - What makes it One of Melbourne's Most Liveable Suburbs?

An idyllic pocket nestled only 12 kms from the CBD, Bentleigh is fast becoming a favourite among a wide range of buyers including families, couples, singles and investors. It’s easy to see why: Bentleigh’s locals are spoilt with a perfect balance of space and greenery coupled with the many luxuries of inner urban living.

Established in the early 1900s when the Frankston train line brought increased accessibility to the area, Bentleigh remains alive with the charm of an earlier era. Local streetscapes showcase classic Californian bungalows and inter-war homes dotted alongside contemporary and eye-catching newer developments. Bentleigh’s larger than average block sizes have made it a prime location for subdivision, as many fabulous new town residences and quality apartments attest.

Today, the train line has moved underground to increase safety and improve traffic flow along bustling Centre Road. The local shopping strip home to a well established cafe culture including favourites Little Tommy Tucker, Noisette Bakery, The Merchants Guild and Black Salt Café.

Only a stone’s throw to the beach, Bentleigh’s family-wise parks - including Halley Park and Victory Park - are popular choices for the kids with play equipment and a vibrant calendar of community events. The lively Sunday Market rounds out the weekend, offering treasures to keep every member of the family entertained.

Bentleigh’s families love its easy access to many well regarded schools. Bentleigh and Brighton Secondary Colleges, St Leonard’s College, Kilvington Grammar and OLSH are among the many nearby options. The coveted McKinnon Secondary College zone also crosses into a pocket of Bentleigh, making this section of the suburb particularly sought after by buyers wanting to purchase ‘in the zone’.

It is no wonder Bentleigh homes are proving popular on the market with an average 81 per cent clearance rate at auction to date this year. Bentleigh looks set to remain a desirable locality for buyers over the next few years. Recent steady growth has seen current median house prices climb to over $1.3 million and unit prices creep well above $600,000.


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