East Brighton is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 11 km south-east of Melbourne’s central business district. Its local government area is the City of Bayside. At the 2006 Census Brighton East had a population of 15,167. Brighton East lies further inland from the coast of Port Phillip Bay than Brighton, its affluent, neighbouring community to the west.
Magnificent parks, arts, culture, shopping, sporting recreation, walks and trails with an abundance of events on the local calendar makes Brighton East a desirable place to live.
With the adjoining suburb of Brighton situated on the beach residents of Brighton East can enjoy the Beaches with the unique Village Beach side feel of the suburb with its major shopping strips in Church and Bay Streets.
Brighton East is known for its spacious parklands, most noteably Dendy Park, one of Victoria’s 10 biggest parks and outdoor recreation areas also Hurlingham Park and Landcox Park and golf course are all located in Brighton East. The suburb adjoins the beach side suburb of Brighton with all its beach lifestyle amenities.
Home owners, developers and investors buy in the area because of strong capital growth prospects and current residents remain to downsize to new development to remain in the area.
Dendy Street Beach, located in the neighbouring suburb of Brighton features 82 colourful bathing boxes which are one of the tourist icons of Melbourne.
Most sort after properties:
Brighton East property is highly in demand particularly for 3-4 bedroom homes.
Most common properties:
Well established brick double fronted homes.
Brighton East is known for its spacious parklands, most noteably Dendy Park, one of Victoria’s 10 biggest parks and outdoor recreation areas, Hurlingham Park and Landcox Park.
Sporting facilities such as Dendy Park Tennis club and Brighton Public Golf Course
Brighton East offers a vast array of amenities – A range of excellent public and private schools and many sporting clubs and facilities.
Hampton, Church and Bay Street shopping strips with a range of boutique and brand name retailers, supermarkets and restaurants are closely located.
Beach Road is a popular cycling route, with Bay Trail off-road walking/cycling tracks also following the coastline.
Local industry and business:
Bayside in which Brighton East is located offers a number of competitive advantages to business including a central location in the surrounding region, proximity to Nepean Highway and arterial road network, good public transport and rail access, proximity to a broad range of recreational, leisure, sporting and entertainment opportunities, access to a skilled and educated workforce and excellent quality (clean and safe) living and working environments
Brighton East has become a popular place for developers to create small blocks of luxurious apartments – it allows retirees to downsize without leaving their familiar patch, and allows those outside the area to move to a place that has beautiful parks, beach walks, coffee, shopping, cinemas and restaurants all in one easy place. The Brighton area is seeing changes in developments supporting new business, services and retail opportunities. The local City of Bayside has improved existing infrastructure.
Streets located within easy walking distance to colleges such as Haileybury and St Leonards.
Railway connection to Melbourne on the Sandringham Line.
Several major arterial roads run near and through Brighton like Nepean Highway
The Bay Trail off-road bicycle path passes through Hampton foreshore.
The main roads include, North Road, Thomas Street, South Road, Hampton Street and Nepean Highway gives immediate access to Melbourne CBD.