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"Sleepy area off Sandgate"

I have lived in Brighton on and off over the years, it is a lovely area to raise children and to feel safe. There are local shops on Beaconsfield Tce that have just upgraded their IGA, there is a medical centre, newsagent, bakery, butcher, gym, real estate, Thai takeaway. Also off Nathan Street is another little local shopping strip. There are a variety of schools in the area, Brighton State School, St Kieren's, Bracken Ridge High School, Nashville Primary School, although personally I would probably send my children to Sandgate or St Kieren's. Depending on where you live in Brighton, you can access buses that go to Sandgate and to Redcliffe vicinity. But in some areas the only bus available on a regular basis is the 310, which does go to Toombul on to the City. I have found public transport to be a bit slack really, you are best to have a car if you live out here. Access to Chermside takes two buses, and even to get to the Bracken Ridge TAFE you need to take two buses, yet it is a 10 minute drive away. It is convenient to Sandgate and to the beaches with lovely parks like Decker Park. It is a lovely area, just needs a better public transport system, and maybe also some more affordable housing for those who can't afford to pay high rents if they do not have a mortgage.

Great for

  • You could safely leave your doors open in this suburb, although I would not do that. But is is very safe.
  • Plenty of child care
  • Excellent parks, cycling & ocean sports
  • Grocery shopping close

Not great for

  • Public transport could be a lot better.
  • Cost of living as far as renting goes or if you are on a low income.
  • No chic upmarket fashion boutiques. You have to travel to Chermside, Valley or CBD

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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