Redcliffe Peninsula - It is a collection of bayside suburbs (Newport, Scarborough, Redcliffe, Clontarf). It has really transformed over the last decade. There are new developments, government investment (Bee Gees Way, The Moreton Bay Cycleway) and events (Moreton Bay Food and Wine Festival, Redcliffe Markets). It's different to Melbourne in the sense that the Melbourne South East has always been a desirable place where as Redcliffe has only gentrified in the last decade.
Brighton/Shorncliffe - Established area with historic housing and a pier similar to Saint Kilda.
Cleveland/Manly - Similar to Redcliffe - good private schools, same commute time to the CBD, smaller beaches though
Thanks for the insight. It probably pays for a visit after boarders are open someday, and get a feel of those suburbs.
I think I'll have a particular look at Sandgate and surrounds and Redcliffe island area.