Bentleigh East

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Located 15km south-east from the CBD with a population of  24520 (2006 census).  Bentleigh East is underpinned by Bentleigh which has the advantage of playing host to the suburbs only train station and major shopping strip. Median prices between the two differ because of this, however families who can’t afford Bentleigh prices and still want access to schools in the area, opt to purchase in Bentleigh East.  The far boarder of the suburb is Warrigal Rd, and southern border South Rd.  Properties closer to the main roads, and further from the shopping strip homes are lower in price, and don’t attract as much demand as those located closer to Centre Rd and the border of Bentleigh (Tucker Rd).

Families generally populate Bentleigh East for its abundant park land, schools and detached dwellings on large blocks of land (600 sqm +).  There’s an increasing number of developers sub dividing the land and building  modern double story town-houses in the suburb. These tend to be popular with families willing to sacrifice a back yard for a property  requiring no work. Villa units and single level units – older in style – are also commonly observed in the area and tend to attract down-sizers and first home buyers.

The shopping strip in Bentleigh East is located on Centre Rd, and whilst not as prolific as the main Bentleigh Shopping strip, it has a good range of shops, convenience stores, an IGA super market, and some fast food restaurants, eateries and coffee shops.  You’ll also find the East Boundary Hotel in Bentleigh East which has a good family style restaurant and facilities  that cater well for the area demographic.

Part of the McKinnon School Zone falls into the suburb of Bentleigh East attracting higher property prices than areas outside the zone. The Yarra Yarra Golf Club is located on the eastern boarder of Bentleigh East. Other facilities include the Monash Medical Centre.

There is a large commercial zone on East Boundary Rd, and development of a swimming centre due for completion over the next year.


Amenities:

Schools –

  • Valkstone Primary School,
  • Coatesville Primary School,
  • Tucker Road Primary School,
  • Bentleigh Secondary College,

Transport – The closest train station is in Bentleigh, however Bentleigh East is serviced by a significant bus network which includes route numbers 626, 630, 701, 703, 767, 822, 824, and 903

Shopping – The Bentleigh East Shopping strip is located along Centre Rd and contains a number of convenience stores, coffee shops, eateries, and various other boutique retail outlets.


House Styles:

Most of the period homes in this area are located in Bentleigh, and the main housing stock in Bentleigh East tends to be cream brick veneer post war dwellings – many of which have been updated and extended to suit modern needs on block sizes an avarage of 600 sqm in size. Sub-divisions are common and single and double level modern town residences increasingly popular. Small villa units are also prevalent in this district – typically 4 – 8 sharing a block. There are a few apartment blocks located closer to the shopping strip.


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