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Brighton Suburb Profile


Undeniably one of Melbourne’s most sought after suburbs, beachside Brighton is a not only a picturesque playground for all tastes and ages, it combines grand, old-world architecture and traditional values with contemporary properties and inspired lifestyles. 

Friendly and community-minded, Brighton is also home to every conceivable amenity. Between its services and facilities, tree-lined streets and boulevards, café culture, upmarket boutiques and bay breezes, it’s a rather self-contained suburb offering everything one could ever ask for.

Located just 20 minutes from the CBD, the well-established suburb is equally prized by both owner occupiers and investors who appreciate its past performance and current returns while recognising its ongoing potential. Brighton boasts a diverse, exciting range of properties, reflecting both its rich heritage and today’s cutting-edge architectural innovations. 

The unique suburb, which is seeing some subdivision, offers anything from cosy units and newly-built, contemporary townhouses to beautifully appointed Victorian cottages, historic manors and multi-million dollar mansions on the water’s edge along the esteemed Golden Mile.

While historic churches, landmarks and cultural facilities make their mark amidst manicured parks and gardens, Brighton’s warm, relaxed atmosphere can be felt at its many upmarket cafes, bars and restaurants, whether in bustling Church Street or beautiful Bay Street. Shopping needs, amidst supermarkets, provedores, antique shops, contemporary retail stores and exclusive boutiques, are very well catered for.   

Also home to some very highly renowned schools, including Firbank Grammar School and Brighton Grammar School, Brighton offers every conceivable amenity from excellent public transport and two cinemas to a wide range of both kid-friendly and adult-friendly recreational facilities including Brighton Recreational Centre.   

As for al fresco entertainment, walking or cycling along Port Phillip Bay’s off-road Bay Trail is a popular pastime, with Beach Road also a popular cycling route. Head to the beach for a swim, sail or kite surf, relax alongside Brighton’s famous bathing boxes, or soak up some sea views while pampering yourself at Middle Brighton Baths, a local summer playground since the 19th century. Add several beachside cafes and restaurants with million dollar views and Brighton really does seem to have it all.