9.2 out of 10

Brighton

Ranked 49th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.9093864029422 144.990195412248
Great for
  • Schools
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
  • Public Transport
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Apr 21, 2017

"For the wealthy"

Gorgeous town with everything that you need and some of the best schools. Unfortunately it is out of reach for most people. Maybe I'll move here when I get my inheritance ;)
Pros
  • Cozy cafe style strips
  • Family friendly suburb by the water
  • Secluded luxury living
  • Quiet, Clean, classy, luxurious, champagne, caviar etc
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • 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
Apr 06, 2017

"Briiiiiiiiiighton darling..."

One of Melbourne's oldest suburbs.. high cost living but so worth it! Some of the best schools in Melbourne, however be prepared to spend up big for rent and also to buy! No chance if you are a first home buyer unless Mummy & Daddy are cashed up! It's a great place to live honestly and residents love to have a drink and have a barbecue!
Live here if you want to be close to the beach and you don't mind paying $5 for a coffee...
The only downside is there is a real lack of good breakfast places....If someone opened a quality cafe here they would make some real money!
Pros
  • Quiet, Clean, classy, luxurious, champagne, caviar etc
  • Cozy cafe style strips
  • Family friendly suburb by the water
  • Secluded luxury living
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
Jan 31, 2017

"Big homes, beautiful beaches but with a hefty pricetag"

One of the most desirable suburbs to live in Victoria, Brighton has long been a family orientated area, but mostly for the wealthy. Proximity to great schools, CBD, public transport and most of all the beach make this suburb one of the very best!
Pros
  • Secluded luxury living
  • Family friendly suburb by the water
  • Cozy cafe style strips
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Beautiful Affluent Beachside Lifestyle - Ideal for Families, Couples, Singles and Retirees"

Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+

"Wealthy beachside suburb; home to various celebrities"

Home to some of the wealthiest people in Melbourne including Eddie McGuire, Shane Warne, Matthew Lloyd and Chris Judd, Brighton is a beachside suburb based just 12km from Melbourne’s CBD. Homes in the area are predominantly grand properties and large residential blocks of land which make the suburb visually stunning and fetch an average of $1.4 million. Nestled between Elwood, Port Phillip, Elsternwick and Hampton, Brighton plays host to a yacht club, gold course, two cinemas, many old churches and a number of secondary schools. Buses, trains and trams also service the area, which is home to over 20,000 people.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
RBH
RBH Eddie McGuire and Shane Warne. Says it all really.
2yrs+
tactix
tactix Eddie has never lived in Brighton. He has lived in Toorak the last few years.
2yrs+
ukmum
ukmum Anybody know anything about St Leonard's and Haileybury?
2yrs+
mindboggled
mindboggled She meant Frank McGuire, not Eddie.
2yrs+
MelbGal
MelbGal Lovely area, have considered living here when I get older.
It's not a "happening place" for singles or younger people (under 35). Displays a more quiet vibe and comprises of older people and families. It can be quite insulated - it's only little community. A little pretentious too.
2yrs+
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