Welcome To The Neighbourhood: Mentone

Mentone neighbourhood guide - Mentone Beach

If Bayside living is on your radar, Mentone might just be the suburb you and your family are searching for...

The Mentone area is not only home to Buxton Mentone, but is one of the most beautiful lifestyle areas with fantastic access to the bay and a central hub that has it all.

Approximately 30-40 minutes to the Melbourne CBD, and with some amazing neighbouring suburbs such as Parkdale, Beaumaris, Black Rock, Cheltenham and Mordialloc – many who move to the area find it very hard to leave. Buxton Mentone Director, Mathew Cox and life-long Mentone local says, “I love the lifestyle [Mentone] offers: there’s something for everyone whether you’re young or young at heart.”

If you’re looking for a great area to settle down and soak up the beachside lifestyle, it’s time to read on to take a closer look at why Mentone could be the perfect suburb for you:

Mentone Grammar School

Outdoors & Recreation

If you enjoy being outdoors, planting roots in Mentone should be on the cards. There is something magnificent about living by the water, and with Mentone beach, great walking trails, and enviable views backed by the bluffs, you can understand why. Having great walking/biking tracks, sporting grounds, Mentone Beach Lifesaving Club, and other recreational facilities also attracts those who enjoy fitness – you’re never too far away from an opportunity to get out, stay fit, and have a bit of fun.


If top performing schools is one of the checkboxes when it comes to scouting new areas to live, Mentone will not disappoint. Many of Bayside’s top performing schools are zoned for the Mentone area, making the area popular for families to reside. Zoned schools include Mentone Grammar School, Kilbreda College, Mentone Girls’ Grammar School, St Bede’s College, Mentone Park Primary School, and many more.

Food Scene

Finding great food in Mentone is easy. Popular cafes like Busy Boy, Le Roi Café, and Whitebricks can all be found along Mentone’s main drag, Como Parade, and others like Applehead Deli on the fringes of the suburb are just too good to pass up. You’ll find most of these locations super busy in the mornings because of the amazing coffee and food they have to offer – grabbing a local coffee before work or after school drop off is bound to become a part of your daily routine.

In the evenings, the Mentone foodies have also got locals covered. Just Italy, Busy Burgers, Tai Wah, The Corner Store, The Grazery, and Sunnyside Sliced + more are all great spots to keep in mind with the choice to dine in or takeaway.

Step outside of Mentone and the options only increase! Parkdale, Mordialloc, and Cheltenham all have oodles of foodie hot spots that really make Mentone locals spoilt for choice when it comes to local eats. So, rest assured, your foodie wishes will certainly be granted in Mentone. 


Mentone is known for its fantastic family homes, but the area also attracts many downsizers, first-home buyers, and busy professionals due to the many units and apartment blocks/building that reside in the area. Period homes, new builds, homes itching for a renovation, easy to maintain apartments and units, and properties on large blocks full of potential – the choices are endless in Mentone. Plus, having fantastic access to the Nepean Highway, Beach Road and Mentone train station close to home means commuting to work, school and having access to more that Bayside and Melbourne has to offer is convenient for Mentone homeowners.

Mentone homes

Buxton Mentone are the local area experts that help vendors, buyers, rental providers, and renters achieve their real estate goals every single day. Their real estate knowledge, local expertise, negotiation skills and desire to generate the best result possible for their clients is top notch. When you think of real estate in Mentone, think Buxton.  

Found our neighbourhood guide helpful? Contact our office below to find out how Buxton Mentone can assist you in your real estate journey:

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“I love the healthy Bayside lifestyle.”
Wes Belt – Director
“A great mix of people and culture in a beachside hot spot.”
Aidan Oke – Sales Executive & Auctioneer
“I love the people and the culture at our workplace, we are a very supportive team where we can all draw upon the wealth of knowledge and experience between us. I love the area, and the friendly people who live here.”
Anthony Fraser – Property Manager
“I love the beach, the wonderful people I get to meet, and the carefree lifestyle of living in the best city.”
Rhiannon Ferres – Business Development Manager/Property Manager
“I love the Buxton brand, but particularly the office dynamic and culture that we have. The lifestyle of Bayside and its surrounding suburbs as well, add to the great experiences that I have while working. I love being close to the beach.”