8.8 out of 10

Brighton East

Ranked 131st best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.9179702783615 145.020385815358
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Nightlife
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jul 02, 2013

"A nice place to bring up a family."

I've lived here for over 8 years. We know most of the people in the street, they are pretty friendly bunch. Its a great area for bringing up a family and I feel safe walking the dog at night. There is zip in the way of nightlife, however its close to Brighton which has a few pubs and bars.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Oct 07, 2010

"Bayside smart design"

Brighton East is quiet because it is not a thoroughfare like most other suburbs. Cutting edge design and bucolic streetscapes blend seemlessly without the stratospheric prices of 3186.Close proximity to the cbd, St Kilda, etc is fantastic and it is well served by public transport. I have lived bayside for 30 odd years and think 3187 is great!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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
Jan 25, 2010

"A great family area"

A great place to live, for family, young children and healthy wellbeing!
Excellent schools close buy, retail and restaurants with CBD on doorstep.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
Dec 14, 2009

"Affordable Brighton"

Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Nov 16, 2009

"Hampton St"

As a young single mum I find Brighton East a fairly safe and very pretty place that is good to bring my son up in, but it is soooo boooooring. People keep to themselves and neighbours don't know each other. Going out or shopping in Brighton is very expensive, although it's much cheaper, and more interesting in my opinion, on the other side of the highway (East Brighton/ Bentleigh). It's all monoculture around Brighton/ E Brighton - white, middle class families and retirees mostly - I have barely seen any cultures other than anglo saxon since I moved here 8 years ago. I live on Hampton St and it can be quite noisy, esp. on weekends; lots of young kids walk around drinking or hoon around in their cars at night. Very quiet in the back streets though. The other end of Hampton St - over in Hampton - can be difficult traffic-wise on weekends and Thurs/ Fri nights.

E Brighton isn't quite as safe it you would think, given how quiet, upper-middle class and expensive it is - there was a shootout in my street in 2005, a major drug bust (also in my street) in 2008, a gangland murder in E Brighton in 2004 (-ish), and other little things, like a couple of kids bashing my brother's car in with baseball bats about 3 yrs ago (2006).

If you are a family with money and young kids or even teenagers and you like to live somewhere quiet, green and peaceful, this area will suit you. The boxes at Brighton Beach are pretty, but there are better (cleaner) beaches in Sandringham and Black Rock (best beach is half moon - small but idyllic). Church St is not my cup of tea for shopping - prestigious boutiques etc - but lots of people love its village feel. Brighton, and to a lesser extent E Brighton, has some amazing, beautiful houses and the council has maps of walks you can do touring the best houses.

If you are into sport it's fabulous being near the beach and the cycling/ jogging tracks that run along Beach Rd. There are some great parks in the area too - my favourites for kids are Thomas St in Hampton (fabulous community-built wooden climbing maze) and Landcox St (ducks, lake and picnic area) in E Brighton/ Gardenvale. Elsternwick Park is pretty good too for lots and lots of space to run around in.

E Brighton is a good place to retire I am sure. It is not good if you like to be close to the action or to see unexpected things happening/ unusual people doing strange or interesting things. It's the same thing every day, no surprises.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
Aug 26, 2009

"Not far from the city and close to the beach"

Train and trams close by as well as the buses makes this a good location. It is easy to get to the city and to the beach and while it is a reasonable distance from the city it still isn’t too far to cycle.
There is a good collection of houses from townhouses through to larger family homes. Some of the homes are wonderful character homes that give the area a nice historic feel.
There are some great parks nearby that give the area the green we all want and it provides plenty of room for kids to run.
With the beach not too far away it’s easy to go and cool down on those hot days without having to travel too far.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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3/5
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