6.1 out of 10

Bent St, McKinnon

Ranked 1st best street in McKinnon
-37.9111220825 145.0389304214
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Shopping Options
  • Schools
  • Eating Out
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Cost of Living
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Who lives here?
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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Reviews

2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Not so Bad"

I have lived in McKinnon for 3 years now and have generally found it "Not so Bad" The shopping strip at the Bentleigh end is good with much variety, however it is a little overpriced. I am an older resident and do not feel as safe here as I did when living in Caulfield. I live on a street that backs onto the railway line and have heard youths walking along the backfence, with serveral graffiti attacks and many evenings upsetting my dog I prefer the quite streets of Caulfied. On the plus side I have a wonderful neighbour.
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  • Singles
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Easy access to Public Transport, shops, restaurants & schools"

Bent street is in a great location - just a 5 minute walk to Coles & and all Centre Rd has to offer! Mckinnon train station is just a short walk away however, the trains cannot be heard. McKinnon Rd has lots of new stores & restaurants opening up with staple take away always on offer.
Mckinnon boasts plenty of green leafy parks & playgrounds as well as child care facilities & schools - all within walking distance. I would highly recommend Bent street for its central location, friendly neighborhood & well kept housing.
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  • Singles
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Resident3204
Resident3204 You must be lucky enough to live on the even numbered houses in Bent Street, I live on the odd side & we back onto the Trainline and the trains most definately can be heard. I cannot agree that I would recommend Bent Street, with noisy trains, parked cars on the street day and night and rowdy youths. I can however agree the shopping is great.
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great place to live!"

- So close to the city (only 20mins by train) - could not even hear the trains as they went past
- Excellent neighbours - kept an eye on things when I was away
- Great shopping strip (Centre Road only few minutes walking distance)
- McKinnon Road - excellent coffee shops too!
- Close to Schools, Parks etc
- 15 minute bus ride to Chadstone
- Simply a great place to live!
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  • Singles
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Resident3204
Resident3204 Bent street - Not hear the trains!!!!! Trains can be heard especially if property backs onto trainline.
2yrs+
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Very busy street, some houses tiny back gardens backing directly on train lines."

I have lived here and found the street very busy with a lot of traffic using it as a cut through to centre road. We lived in a property backing on to the train line, and although you get used to the noise, not a situation I would choose. You pay a lot for small properties often with outdated floorplans. My daughter went to Mc Kinnon College and it, along with most states schools had its own share of problems.
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  • Professionals
CommunityMan
CommunityMan Could you tell us more about the school? What are its strengths and weaknesses?
2yrs+
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