7.6 out of 10

Bentleigh East

Ranked 285th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.9206199034011 145.066836696674
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Students

Reviews

3/5
Sep 18, 2017

"jason ly"

internet cafe
5/5
Sep 18, 2017

"Nice, quiet, peaceful!"

I've lived in East Bentleigh for 23 years, and love it, no idea what the negative views are on about? It's quiet safe and pleasant, 5 minute drive from Chadstone shopping center, or 15 minutes from Southland, there are buses to either Oakleigh station, or Bentleigh, I can walk to Oakleigh from where I live. All I can say is if you don't like East Bentleigh, your hard to please!
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jun 07, 2017

"Best suburb!"

One of the best and safest areas to live in!
Pros
  • House prices are increasing beyond the means of local residents
  • Access to amenities
  • Close to beaches
  • Close to Melbourne
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • 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
Apr 05, 2017

"Lovely quiet south east suburb"

I think the reviews below might be from someone who was trying to buy at auction and wanted to trash the suburb to dissuade other buyers. I've been here for almost 6 years now and while I agreed that the suburb is not as nice as neighbouring Bentleigh, it's still a very pretty little suburb with access to great amenities in neighbouring Bentleigh and beaches in Brighton. For how close it is to the city, it really is worth the money.
Pros
  • Access to amenities
  • Close to Melbourne
  • Close to beaches
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Overpriced Overhyped Overdeveloped"

The poor cousin of Bentleigh is apparently going through gentrification. That said, it is still one of the most hard to access suburbs in Melbourne trapped between the extremely busy North Road, East Boundary Road, South Road and Warrigal Road. The only public transport there are buses that take you further away from the CBD and you are far and away from the nearest train station. Forget about night life or shopping, it's a long jammed up drive to Chadstone and Southland is well, pretty average. The suburb is also not very safe because there are some very dodgy spots and areas. You need to find that out yourself. And finally, you will need 2 cars to live in Bentleigh if you have kids.
Now, there are not heaps of duplex townhouses being developed by 'new builders' with barely 3 years of experience. Yes, these are builders who used to work for another company, and then set up their own small firm. They are trying to make a name for themselves and I have checked out every single one of their homes. Cosmetically beautifully. Structurally average but it's the stuff you don't see that worries you. They are demanding anywhere from $1m to $1.4m which is overpriced for a suburb with nothing going on and no serious public transport. But it at your own risk. Note, this isn't a Malvern East or Brighton East or Caulfield East or Hampton East. This is Bentleigh East. You need to bargain hard because if you don't, you will make a huge loss in your property.
Here are the financials. A new townhouse costing you 1.2m can only rent out at a maximum of 700 per week. You do the math. No friggin yield. Yup. Earning capacity of residents are way below price of properties. Don't say I did warn you.
Pros
  • House prices are increasing beyond the means of local residents
Cons
  • No public transport
  • Inaccessible
  • No secondary schools
Recommended for
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"hmm"

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

"Great position for families and ticks every box for convenience"

Close to everything you need and only 5-10 minutes to the beach. Great old style strip shopping yet still close to major shopping outlets. 15kms direct line to city so you are removed from urban chaos but close enough for a cab if you head out. Heaps of schools and recreational reserves etc.. Perfect for families and most neighbours in the area have kids. Very livable and many nice houses..
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+

"Lovely quiet area for families to live"

A lovely quiet area for families to live happily among the tree lined streets.
There are some good schools in the area so you won’t need to travel far to drop the kids off and there is a good number of kindergartens and child care.
Southland shopping centre and Chadstone shopping centres aren’t too far away however there are plenty of good shops in the area as well as all the other necessary services.
If you want to get out for a meal there are a few places around, although if you’re looking for the nightlife this probably isn’t the spot for you. More suited to families looking for relaxed suburban lifestyles.
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
Jonh
Jonh Agree, one of the main things I noticed when I moved into the area was the abundance of primary schools and child care!
Clearly a very (new)family-centric location.
2yrs+
Massimo Peroni
Massimo Peroni JanceC5 seriously your comments are utmost rubbish, I am not sure what your grovelling about!
Nov 04, 2016
marke9
marke9 The truth is YOUR A FAKE ACCOUNT!!!!! let that set you free
Jun 07, 2017
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