Welcome To The Neighbourhood: Oakleigh
Posted by Chloe Hardie - 17 May 2021
Posted by Chloe Hardie - 17 May 2021
Known as the Greek hub in Melbourne, this fantastic multicultural area draws the attention of not only visitors, but house hunters looking to make the move to a suburb in the heart of it all. Home to our Buxton Oakleigh office, the area offers great food, highly regarded schools, public transport and of course, beautiful homes - all reasons why many people have decided to call Oakleigh home.
Sales Consultant, Dimitri Damianos, loves working in the Buxton Oakleigh office and absolutely enjoys the lifestyle that living and working in the area provides. “Nothing beats walking down Eaton Mall and bumping into family, friends and clients from the local community. I like to think we are the biggest community outside of the Melbourne CBD!”
To help you decide whether Oakleigh is the suburb you’ve been searching for, we created an Oakleigh suburb guide with all the key factors that make the area unique and attractive to those who are looking to move.
If you’re a lover of Greek food, or really, any cuisine at all, Oakleigh is the perfect place for you to live. Eaton Mall, one of Melbourne’s most popular open air shopping strips, is packed with cafes and restaurants, including some of our all time faves, Nikos Cakes, Vanilla Lounge, Katialo and Risk. But the food is just where it starts, because these passionate restauranters don’t just offer food, they offer a cultural experience, making all their customers feel welcome and at home, which is why it is such a wonderful place to eat and enjoy for both visitors and residents alike.
Oakleigh is a fantastic area for growing families, with a number of top schools located in and around the suburb. Oakleigh Grammar, Sacred Heart Girls’ College, John Monash Science School and Kilvington Grammar School are just a few on the long list of schools that families trust with their children’s education. Additionally, Oakleigh is in very close proximity to numerous tertiary education institutions, such as Monash University’s Clayton and Caulfield campuses, and Holmesglen Institute. If education is an important factor when choosing a suburb to live in, Oakleigh should definitely be on your list.
If using public transport is something you rely on to travel to and from work or school, then Oakleigh has you covered. The popular Oakleigh station on the Pakenham train line can get you to the CBD in under 30 minutes. The station is located in the heart of Oakleigh in close proximity to food, shopping and other public transport services. Additionally, the area is serviced by a number of different bus routes, making the area a great hub for people to travel in and out of.
Lastly, and our team at Buxton Oakleigh can attest to this, another reason why people are attracted to the Oakleigh area is the properties. Whether you’re a first home buyer looking to purchase your first property, an investor, a growing family, or downsizers, the options are endless. The area has many great easy to maintain properties, homes you can put your own stamp on by renovating, and beautiful period homes if you want something classic. Our team of local area experts are always on hand to assist with anyone looking for their perfect home in the area, so if you’re thinking of making the move to Oakleigh, the team at Buxton Oakleigh are ready to offer their services.
"The thing I love most about where I work is the diversity of the people and cultures, the fantastic restaurants and cafes, the beautiful homes and the friendliness of the communities as a whole."
"The culture in Oakleigh is extremely vibrant. A vast array of cafes and eateries to satisfy the fussiest eater. Always buzzing and the smell of cake is to die for."
"Nothing beats walking down Eaton Mall and bumping into family, friends and clients from the local community. I like to think we are the biggest community outside of the Melbourne CBD!"