Bentleigh – Family Friendly Living at its Finest

13km south east of the city, this quiet, laidback suburb is the epitome of family friendly living. Studded with parks and schools, a bustling shopping strip with cafes, restaurants and boutique stores and only a hop skip and a jump to the beach it’s easy to see why Bentleigh attracts families with growing kids, as well as middle-aged and older couples looking for a peaceful lifestyle.

Boasting an eclectic mix of old and new homes, from the old world period charm of Californian bungalows and weatherboard Edwardians to contemporary developments and renovations, Bentleigh is the prime location for families looking for access to great schools, large house blocks, trendy shops and open parks and recreational spaces. Well serviced by public transport with two train stations, it’s also an easy drive into the city or a short commute down to the Mornington Peninsula for a weekend getaway.


Established in the 1860’s, Bentleigh was named after Victorian politician, Thomas Bent. Today, highly sought after Bentleigh is a relatively small suburb with an area of around 4.7 square kilometers and population of around 16,000 residents, being predominantly families with children and professional couples.

With the average sale price for a three-bedroom home around 1.36 million dollars, and showing continual year on year growth Bentleigh is fast becoming one the more impressive locations in the south east region of Melbourne. With its low crime rate and relaxed community vibe it’s easy to see why Bentleigh is rated amongst the best family friendly suburbs in all of Melbourne.

Renovate Your Bentleigh Home

Bentleigh is a suburb that has it all. The lively main shopping strip along Centre Road boasts a dynamic mix of trendy eateries, bars and shops. There’s open green spaces, fantastic schools, bike paths, excellent healthcare facilities, family sized homes, and is super close in proximity to the beach.

With large block sizes and many beautiful period homes built in the early to mid 1900’s, Bentleigh it’s the perfect location to transform an outdated old house into a luxurious home with modern functionality.

Wanting to renovate or extend your Bentleigh home? From Bentleigh to Bulleen, Malvern to Mont Albert, Duncan Thompson Extensions specialise in home extensions in the eastern, south eastern and bayside suburbs of Melbourne. Book a consultation with us today and let us transform your vision into your new home.