Our local community Bentleigh East
Bentleigh East has something for everyone, and its rich family community and amenities cater for sports, arts, leadership skills and diversity.
The schools in the area have a great reputation. Some parts of Bentleigh East is zoned for McKinnon Secondary College, while Bentleigh Secondary College is making an impact on the education system with its Gifted and Talented program and leadership programs. Coatesville Primary School is sought after as an International Baccalaureate World School, Tucker Road Primary School teaches Italian, and Valkstone Primary School has an organic farming program and Japanese as their LOTE. Bentleigh East Primary School offer mainstream and a Steiner stream of learning. There are St Peters Catholic School and St James College for catholic education. The Southern Autistic School and various early learning facilities are available for differing education needs.
GESAC has a buzzing basketball community, and your kids will love the waterslides at the indoor outdoor water park. Bailey Reserve is home to many soccer games and a skate park. Mackie Road Reserve, Moorleigh Reserve, Centenary Park and King George Memorial Reserve all have vibrant local community facilities with their tennis, cricket and football clubs with most offering off-leash areas for our dog friends. Golfers can also enjoy the tranquility of the Yarra Yarra Golf Club and a beer at the 19th hole.
The café culture is alive and kicking in Bentleigh East with cafes popping up in the most unexpected places. Humble Creatures is a favourite in Matthews Road, Korner & Co on East Boundary Road makes dining fun, and Black Salt Café is stirring the pot at the Mackie Road end of Centre Road. The East Boundary Hotel do a great parma and there are a variety of epicurean cuisines to sample along Centre Road.
A village style atmosphere is found at the Mackie Road, Tucker Road and Chesterville Road shopping precincts, while the main shopping is along Centre Road. Regular bus services take you to Southland, Chadstone, Monash University, Elwood, Sandringham, Mordialloc, Box Hill and Oakleigh to name a few.
Bentleigh East is a safe, friendly suburb with so much to offer.