Bentleigh Suburb Review (Melbourne, Victoria)


About Bentleigh

Bentleigh was named after the Thomas Bent, the 22nd Premier of Victoria and one of the most colourful and corrupt politicians in Victorian history.  Bentleigh is a popular Melbourne suburb 13 kms from the Melbourne CBD.

The suburb of Bentleigh is a family-friendly suburb packed with a range of compatible amenities including local schools, parks and recreational facilities, dining and shopping options and easily accessible public transport. Bentleigh residents enjoy larger blocks than their inner-city neighbours with an eclectic mix of housing styles dating back to the 1930s.

Bentleigh has been voted Melbourne’s most liveable suburb on a number of occasions and is a great place for property investment.


Selling points:

Bordering neighbouring suburbs McKinnon, Brighton East and Hampton East, Bentleigh offers home seekers a number of different options older traditional homes, more modern solid brick homes on good size allotments or more recent contemporary house/town house. In terms of property investment, its proximity to blue chip neighbouring suburbs has helped Bentleigh experience steady capital growth over the years.

There are a number of excellent public primary schools in the suburb and some parts of Bentleigh fall into the coveted Mc.Kinnon High School zone.


Most sought after properties:

Contemporary homes and modern townhouses.
Most common properties: Brick post war homes and contemporary/modern house/townhouses.


Top amenities:

Parklands, sporting clubs & facilities with cricket nets, tennis courts, football ovals and local bowl clubs, a multicultural variety of local deli’s in Centre Rd, one of the best strip shopping centres in Melbourne.


Local industry and business:

Predominately retail outlets, health care and other service providers.


Recent changes:

The suburb is going through gentrification, with many older homes being demolished to make way for modern family homes and in particular two storey townhouses.


Public transport:

Bentleigh has 2 train stations providing easy access to C.B.D. and is serviced by 2 bus lines.


Main arteries:

Nepean Hwy, Jasper Road, Centre Road, South Road and Tucker Road.


Bentleigh Buyers Agents

Over the years the experiences Buyer’s Agents at Metropole have helped many property investors and home buyers purchase in this area. Why not click here and leave your details so we can be in contact and help you with your property search the best investment property for your portfolio in Bentleigh.