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BENTLEIGH

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THE AREA

It’s an easy, breezy way of life down in Bentleigh; a family-friendly suburb tucked away in Melbourne’s south-east, and a place that takes pleasure in slowing things down. Moments away from a dazzling line-up of beaches, Bentleigh’s lively commercial centre and abundance of community amenities mean that comfort and convenience are king in this relaxed corner of the city.

Lifestyle

Bentleigh’s convenient central location means that the bustle of St Kilda and Chapel St, plus the mammoth Chadstone and Southland shopping centres are all just a short skip away. However, locals certainly don’t have to leave this laid-back neighbourhood to fulfil all their shopping and brunching desires.

The main commercial strip, Centre Road, is a vibrant stretch of stellar cafés, produce stores, continental delis, restaurants and bakeries (namely the iconic Glick’s bakery, that pumps out bagels like there’s no tomorrow).  

While quirky specialty shops – like a longtime violin maker – give the suburb plenty of character. Locals are spoilt for choice when it comes to green spaces, with an abundance of parks and reserves spread throughout the suburb.A zip across the Nepean Highway and you’ll be in charming Brighton in minutes. Here there’s plenty to explore, be it Brighton Beach or in one of the on-trend wine bars, Visitors and locals are truly spoilt for choice

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Lifestyle

Bentleigh’s convenient central location means that the bustle of St Kilda and Chapel St, plus the mammoth Chadstone and Southland shopping centres are all just a short skip away. However, locals certainly don’t have to leave this laid-back neighbourhood to fulfil all their shopping and brunching desires.

The main commercial strip, Centre Road, is a vibrant stretch of stellar cafés, produce stores, continental delis, restaurants and bakeries (namely the iconic Glick’s bakery, that pumps out bagels like there’s no tomorrow).  

While quirky specialty shops – like a longtime violin maker – give the suburb plenty of character. Locals are spoilt for choice when it comes to green spaces, with an abundance of parks and reserves spread throughout the suburb.A zip across the Nepean Highway and you’ll be in charming Brighton in minutes. Here there’s plenty to explore, be it Brighton Beach or in one of the on-trend wine bars, Visitors and locals are truly spoilt for choice

Meanwhile, the streets of Bentleigh boast a spirited mix of old-meets-new. Beautifully maintained California bungalows and weatherboard Edwardian houses are as highly sought after as super modern, glossy new developments and family-style, brick veneer homes.

Neighbours

Families are drawn to Bentleigh thanks in large part to the quality schools and spacious homes. What’s more, Bentleigh is just 15 kilometres from the CBD and with two train stations, locals have plenty of options for commuting to work in the city. Maturing couples and retirees are also drawn to the area’s quieter pace of life, often looking to downsize into one of the more contemporary townhouses and units.

Neighbours

Families are drawn to Bentleigh thanks in large part to the quality schools and spacious homes. What’s more, Bentleigh is just 15 kilometres from the CBD and with two train stations, locals have plenty of options for commuting to work in the city. Maturing couples and retirees are also drawn to the area’s quieter pace of life, often looking to downsize into one of the more contemporary townhouses and units.

Area features

DESTINATION-WORTHY CAFES
GREEN SPACES

DESTINATION-WORTHY CAFES

There’s a high supply of modern, trendy cafés in Bentleigh that draw keen brunchers from all over Melbourne. Here you’ll find remodelled old-school milk bars, fusion-style menus and plenty of kid-friendly spaces – all serving some of the best coffee in the area.

GREEN SPACES

Adding to the suburb’s family-friendly credentials is plentiful greenspace. Allnutt Park, Bentleigh Reserve, Victory Park and Halley Park are home to cricket, tennis, scouts and bowls clubs.

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