8.8 out of 10

Mentone

Ranked 125th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.9831669179 145.0711142728
Great for
  • Parking
  • Safe & Sound
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Resale or Rental Value
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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
Jan 07, 2017

"A Great Beachside Suburb!"

My 2nd Preference to live in Melbourne. It is peaceful and there are lots of Parks, Shops and Schools close by!
Pros
  • schools, public transport, shopping, beach,
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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
2yrs+

"Close to the beach without the extravagant price tag!"

I love Mentone it is a safe and beautiful suburb - close to the beach, all shops you would need and has a great sense of community.
Pros
  • schools, public transport, shopping, beach,
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Beach Lovers
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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"One of the best suburbs is SE Melbourne!"

Mentone has improved over the years, apartments, shops, and also cafe's bars which are great for nightlife! We have great neighbours and great company! Always quiet when we want it to be!
Pros
  • Nightlife
  • schools, public transport, shopping, beach,
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Want peace & quiet at the click of your fingers"

I have lived beachside Mentone close to Balcombe and Charman roads for 7 years now and my two daughter attended MGSC. What a delightful area and a slightly dignified community we live in here. Is it a secret suburb you may ask? well look at the location south of Nepean hwy and all the infrastructure provided and your answer will delight. Do your homework on this hidden treasure and like me you will have a grin from ear to ear.
Pros
  • schools, public transport, shopping, beach,
Cons
  • nightlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Beach Lovers
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 5/5
  • 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
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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 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
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5
2yrs+

"Stunning Suburb and Offers value for money"

I've just bought a property in Mentone after considering some of the other beach suburbs. It has excellent public transport, many shops/cafes and of course southland shopping centre nearby. The schools, i hear, are highly regarded (handy if/when you have kids). We hope to be in Mentone for many years and i would recommend Mentone anyday.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • 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+

"Mentone.. The Place to be."

Having lived in Mentone for quite a few years now, I would not want to live anywhere else. It's close enough to the City that my daily commute is bearable, and public transport is easy to get.
Plenty of parks and trees make it a very green area, with the local council maintaining everything nicely (unlike my previous area).

Every one is friendly, and for the people that say it has no night life, you obviously haven't looked hard enough. If you get bored of the Mentone's local shops/pubs, it's very close to Mordialoc and Cheltenham which both have whatever you could wish for.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great life style."

Mentone is well serviced by shops, beachfront cafes, transport, beaches, walk to a great pub - everything you would need.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+
5/5
2yrs+

"Bayside town - a place to call home"

Mentone has many schools which are second to none both private and public.

There is Southland, DFO and Chaddy just down Warrigal road to satisfy your retail needs.

There is the train and bus to get you around but if you are driving the city in morning peak (along Nepean Hwy) is about 55mins.

Mentone is surrounded by the suburbs like Beaumaris, Cheltenham, Parkdale and Mordialloc, which all offer the cafe lifestyle most of us now enjoy.

There are many sporting groups, parks, play grounds and of course the beach to spend precious family time with the kids.

Why not come for a visit.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Please dont live near mentone pub its a dangerous mistake"

There are some really Fantastic points about Mentone and id live anywhere else but on MENTONE PARADE NEAR THE PUB. I have spent so much money in the time ive lived here, Ive had my windscreen smashed, my flatmates sisters husbands rear window smashed. My flatmates tires slashed. Neighbours cars vandalised. This is a weekly event here it happens around closing time of the pub around 2-3am saturday/ friday night and also sometimes wednesday (uni night). I would not consider this safe to walk at night on these days as there are wild teenagers (between 18 and 25) walking around with weapons blind drunk smashing cars along thier way to wherever they came from. The police are doing nothing unless they are caught in the act, ive lived here 2 years and nothing has been done. We heard from neighbours this has been going on before we got here. We live in the set of units of 30 mentone parade....and im getting ready to leave im desperating looking for another safer place to call home. What a nightmare.
If you lived away from the pub and this street thats fine mentone is fantasic place to be. Quiet and beautiful. Its a shame they wont close that pub down it would make this place beautiful.
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  • Professionals
Joansy McGee
Joansy McGee Hi, do you mean the rsl, just checking as id like to move there
Jan 05, 2017
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Best Streets in Mentone

1

Plummer Rd

4.5/5
"All you need - beach, shopping, fitness, relaxation"
-37.9868 145.05724
2

Acacia Ave

3.5/5
"Amazing Acacia!"
-37.9829142009 145.0875203872

Unranked Streets in Mentone

Brindisi St

3.5/5
"Close to everything"
-37.98378 145.06136

Marina Rd

4.5/5
"Great village atmosphere, close to shops, transport, schools ...oh and the beach at the end of the street"
-37.9802196912 145.0558283094

Sycamore Ave

3.5/5
"Peace and quiet and like a holiday area feel in the suburbs"
-37.9811212762 145.0814415188
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Cochrane Ave

4.5/5
"Quiet court, close to beach, shops and train station"
-37.98507 145.05694

Bourke St

2.5/5
-37.9801206535 145.0555414415

Beach Rd

4/5
-37.9857589747 145.0519760828

Barry St

2.5/5
-37.9861926917 145.0688329896