Welcome To The Neighbourhood: Bentleigh

Bentleigh Suburb Guide

If family living, great schools, foodie spots and gorgeous properties are all on your checklist when searching for your next neighbourhood, look no further than Bentleigh.

Bentleigh offers a popular, easy breezy lifestyle. An ideal family-friendly suburb, Bentleigh is located just 13km south-east of Melbourne’s Central Business District, minutes away from the beach and offers an abundance of bustling boutiques and cafes. You have the bustle of Chapel St and St Kilda just a short drive away while simultaneously getting to enjoy the tranquility of the beach, all the local laid back cafes and boutique shops to satisfy your shopping and brunching desires. And to top it all off, the amazing community feel throughout the area is top notch, with Buxton Bentleigh Sales Consultant & Auctioneer, Angelo Nikitas, sharing that his favourite part about working in the area is the community! "Everyday I'm very fortunate to meet new people and I get to enjoy the relationships I have formed over the past two decades with customers who have become good friends."   

If you are thinking of making the move to Bentleigh, here's our suburb guide to assist you in navigating the perks of the neighbourhood.

Cafes & Restaurants

The commercial heart of the suburb where all the action takes place, Centre Road, offers many delicious cafes, delis, restaurants and bakeries that would make any food lover smile.  The quirky and charming cafes and restaurants of Bentleigh; Glick’s Bakery, Fifth Chapter, District Brewer, Sonder (to just list a few) provide tasty food and coffee for all the family whether it is a Sunday brunch at Little Tommy Tucker or something a little fancier at Wolfe and Molone for dinner with friends. There is something for everyone to enjoy, so for all the foodies out there, Bentleigh is serving up some of the best and is an area you should be keeping your eye on.  

Parks & Recreation

Bentleigh locals are spoiled for choice when it comes to the outdoors with many green spaces spread throughout the suburb. With Dendy Park on your doorstep as well as Bentleigh Reserve, Allnutt Park, and recreation facilities such as GESAC, Bentleigh is the perfect area for young families or dog owners to reside. Not to mention,  golf lovers can also get their fix at the Yarra Yarra Golf Club which is a beautiful and very popular course in Bentleigh East. 

If the outdoors isn't your thing, and your idea of recreation involves a spot of shopping, you're in the right place. If the local shops and boutiques on Centre Road aren’t enough to satisfy your shopping desires, Southland and Chadstone Shopping Centre are just a short drive away!

Bentleigh Suburb Guide - Food


There are many schooling options for families living in the Bentleigh area. Due to Bentleigh's central location, there is quite a bit of flexibility when is comes to both primary and secondary schooling options. McKinnon Secondary College, Haileybury, St Leonards College, OLSH College Bentleigh, Bentleigh West Primary School, Brighton Secondary College and Tucker Road Bentleigh Primary are just a few schools that are located in the suburb or within a close proximity. With these great schooling opportunities nearby, Bentleigh should definitely be kept in mind if house hunting with kids.   


There is something for everyone in Bentleigh with a neighbourhood style of traditional meets modern, such as Edwardian houses with modern interiors, glossy new modern developments, brick veneer family homes or  Californian inspired bungalows. The choices are endless, which is why the area is booming! 

Bentleigh Suburb Guide - Homes

For further information regarding properties as a vendor, buyer, renter or investor in the Bentleigh area, contact our expert team down at Buxton Bentleigh. Their local expertise, market advice and negotiation skills provide clients with the best possible results, whilst offering support throughout the whole process. 

Contact the team today: 

Level 1, 269 Centre Road


03 9563 9933

"I love the style of homes in and around bayside and the vibrant cafe society close to the beaches."
Jaryd Bray - Leasing Executive
Buxton Bentleigh are located on Centre Road, and are the strongest performing real estate branch in the Glen Eira area. Awarded the #1 Victorian agency in 2019 and 2020 by Rate My Agent.
"Everyday I’m very fortunate to meet new people and I get to enjoy the relationships I have formed over the past two decades with customers who have become good friends."
Angelo Nikitas - Sales Consultant & Auctioneer
Sponsoring the Ormond Football Club for almost 20 years, Buxton Bentleigh is dedicated to its community involvement for all territories around the Bentleigh region.