Brighton Neighbourhood Guide

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Brighton is a prestigious beachside suburb of Melbourne roughly 11kms south east of the CBD. Covering over an 8km radius, some pockets of Brighton vary from others. The Melbourne Metro train stations split Brighton into Brighton Beach, Middle Brighton, North Brighton and Gardenvale. It’s comprised of multiple shopping strips, cafes and restaurants, cinemas, top public and private schools, sporting fields and parks as well as beaches.


Brighton has a median house price of $2,392,500 and a median unit price of $920,000.

The architecture in Brighton is a mix of contemporary design and classic heritage homes.



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Brighton House by Techne Architects



Heritage sites such as Billilla Historic Mansion Epicure, Two Sisters on Church St (one recently on the market) Kamesburgh mansion (used as a campus for Star of The Sea College, previously a hospital for returned Anzac soldiers) and the famous Brighton Beach Box’s.



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Billilla Historic Mansion Epicure.


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Attracting thousands of visitors a year, Box 85 on Dendy foreshore — an iconic, picture postcard location — sold in December for $326,000.


The abundance of beaches and parks in leafy Brighton means that locals are not short of areas to walk the dog, host picnics, or play a game of cricket. William Street Reserve, Foreshore Reserve and Elsternwick park make up a fraction of outdoor space in Brighton. Residents have the choice of various stretches of numerous beautiful sandy beaches, including Dendy Street Beach, Middle Brighton Beach, Sandown Street Beach and Brighton Beach.

Brighton Beach at dusk.

Brighton Beach at dusk.

With some of the best schools in Melbourne all located within the one suburb, it’s not difficult to see why many families choose to reside in Brighton.

Brighton Grammar School       St Leonards College       Firbank Girls Grammar School       Star of the Sea College       Brighton Secondary School



The prestigious grounds of Brighton Grammar School.

The prestigious grounds of Brighton Grammar School.



Where the locals eat……

Superrandom – Modern cafe – decor wise half designed by local construction firm, Mckimm. 

Cucina and Co – 65-seat Sicilian restaurant with a formidable wood-fired pizza oven.

Fresh produce and authentic Italian hand made food at Cucina and Co.

Fresh produce and authentic Italian hand made food at Cucina and Co.

Sons of Mary –  Cafe/restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Opened by brothers behind Brown Cow, another bayside institution.


The New York inspired decor at Sons Of Mary

Tom Wilson – Trendy but cosy cafe named after Local Mayor and resident of over 50 years.

90 Secondi –  The third boutique pizzeria opened by celebrated Melbourne restaurateur Johnny Di Francesco

St Martin’s – According to Broadsheet, ‘St Martin’s is a taste of the vibrant Brighton beach bathing boxes in a suburban setting’. Pushing the envelope in terms of Melbourne breakfasts.

Sunday morning crowd at St Martin's.

Sunday morning crowd at St Martin’s.

Where the locals shop…

Mecca  High end cosmetic and skincare chain suppling international and local ranges.

Hamish and Grace  – Eclectic homewares, fashion and gift store located on carpenter street.

Husk  Curated high end fashion boutique stocking international and local designers.



A mix of chainstores and boutiques on Brighton’s main shopping precinct, Church Street.

 Highest Recorded Residential Sale

39 Seacombe Grove  – Sold for $22,000,000 in May 2015


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39 Seacombe Grove Brighton


On the Market – March 2017


33 Brickwood Street Brighton

3 Bed, 3 Bath, 3 OSP – Renovated Period Home
SOLD 8th April, 2017
Jason Collie & Barb Gregory – Marshall White



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4 Kinane Street Brighton

4 Bed + 3 Bath + 4 Car – Mediterranean Style Home
Private Sale 
Jacqui Maggs & Jonathon Dixon – JP Dixon Real Estate 



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102/135 Carpenter Street Brighton

3 bed + 2 bath + 2 OSP – Off the Plan Luxury Apartment Development
Private Sale
Justin Follett & Marcus Heron – Follett & Co.
Only 2 Apartments Remaining


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If you would like a confidential, obligation free discussion regarding these properties or property in the Brighton area please contact Nicole Jacobs (0411 296 225 or

At Nicole Jacobs Property we pride ourselves on the research and strategy that goes into planning for any purchase. We would be happy to meet with you to discuss how you may buy this property, or others available both on and off market.

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