9.2 out of 10

Brighton East

Ranked 35th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.9179702783615 145.020385815358
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Safe & Sound
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Parking
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • LGBT+

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Oct 11, 2019

"Beautiful bayside Brighton East is a affluent and relaxing leafy inner city suburb"

Brighton East offers relaxing beachside living with all of the amenities of Brighton only moments away. Brighton East has many grand estates and parks to explore as well as being close to Brighton's beaches, yacht clubs and bathing boxes. The beachside "Golden Triangle" pocket of Brighton East is an exclusive blue chip area bordering Hampton St surrounded by the suburb's leafy parks including Hurlingham Park, William Street Reserve, Brighton Golf Course, Dendy Park and Landcox Park. The suburb much like Brighton is popular with professionals, celebrities and families. Residents are very friendly and polite making this suburb a safe area for families with quality schools. The suburb is renowned for its charming and relaxing beachside feel while still being minutes from the city and many inner city attractions. Being apart of Brighton, the suburb boasts grand and treasured architecture, estates and established leafy streets. The suburb also offers easy access to nearby prestigious Brighton secondary and primary schools perfect for families. Brighton East is also served by the popular nearby Church St, Bay St and Hampton St shops boasting renowned restaurants. This is as well as being the only suburb in bayside to offer both tram and train stations access. A complete renovation of the Brighton East Hawthorn Rd shopping centre is also underway which will offer more appeal to the area. The suburb is also particularly neat and tidy with substantial houses. This is a very unique and appealing suburb for many which is enjoyed by the fortunate few.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Mar 27, 2019

"Beautiful bayside Brighton East"

Just off the blue-chip border of Brighton. The beachside "Golden Triangle" of Brighton East is an exclusive pocket bordering Hampton St within popular school zones perfect for family living. The famous Brighton bathing boxes are bayside icons and the beach itself is a great draw card. Housing stock is extravagant and it’s hard to find an original Californian Bungalow that hasn’t been elevated to something finer in one way or another. Average prices in Brighton East are slightly lower than those in Brighton however there is nothing “average” about this suburb and the price people pay to live here. Plenty of leafy streets and parks such as Dendy Park which is one of Victoria's 10 largest parks and Brighton Public Golf Course. A desirable and unique suburb with both train and tram access.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
Jan 16, 2019

"Great residents, amenities for all ages and strong council!"

Great ecosystem with access to beach, city, golf, parks and more. Green and open bayside always do a good job with roads and events like Dendy Park Carols! Nice and quiet with all the amenities.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
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
2yrs+

"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 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
2yrs+

"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
  • LGBT+
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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
2yrs+

"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
2yrs+

"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
2yrs+

"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
amanda81
amanda81 Brighton East families are very social, friendly and Dendy Park Carols is a great event for locals. Bayside continues to be popular among Anglo professionals and wealthy retirees as it always has been. The main shopping/activity centres tend to have the most nightlife. There is plenty to do during the day too with more shops coming to Bay St, Hampton St and Church St soon (very popular shopping areas). Traffic is usually the quietest on weekends without weekday commuters. The suburb is very safe and crime is very low like the rest of bayside.
Mar 27, 2019
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4/5
2yrs+

"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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-37.9067268558 145.0195873257
"Great House in Great Location"
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Comer Street

4.5/5
"Great neighbours, friendly bunch and even an annual street party!"
-37.9302124612 145.0123200044
"Good street to live"
-37.9306461782 145.0155028726

Union St

3/5
"Awesome community and Parks!"
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