Everything you need to know about buying a house in Brighton (Melbourne’s Bayside)

Brighton is an affluent suburb within Melbourne, which is known for its highly sought after location and the fine dining and prestigious schools that it offers. 



Brighton is a suburb located 11km south-east of the Central Business District of Melbourne. It is between Elwood and Hampton. The most recent research done by the Australian Buerau of Statistics was done in 2020 and at the time the population in Brighton was 25,019. There are plenty of landmark and famous attractions at Brighton, which we will explore now! 

The Beach


Brighton is perfectly positioned right on the beach and it includes a landmark called Dendy Street Beach which is known for the colourful beach boxes! Beaches run all along the coast of Brighton, providing plenty of clear water for swimming and a pathway which individuals can use to go for walks, bike rides and/or run along (which also expands right up to St Kilda and further down the coastline).


Brighton Baths


The Brighton Baths has been an iconic feature of Brighton for over 138 years. Over time it has transformed into a unique and popular lifestyle, wellbeing and fitness centre. There is a wide range of services which are offered at the Brighton Baths to support physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. Activities which are offered at the Brighton Baths include swimming in the only 50m open water lap lane in Victoria, enjoying the sea baths, indoor and outdoor gym facilities, steam room which offers views of the Bay, water sports activities including kayaking and paddle boarding, picnics, yoga or meditation classes on the edge of the water, reading and there is also a boardwalk for those who enjoy walking in nature.    


Royal Brighton Yacht Club


The Royal Brighton Yacht Club is a landmark of the area, with it having been originally established in 1876. The Royal Brighton Yacht Club even thrived during the great depression, and has remained a strong club which has been enjoyed by many members ever since. The marina was established in the 1960s to expand facilities and was then further extended in 1979 including an addition of a hardstand. Now, the Royal Brighton Yacht Club is a venue that has provides sailing, the marina and a restaurant which provides fine dining with a stunning view out over the marina. In 2025 the Royal Brighton Yacht Club will also be celebrating its 150-year milestone! 


Bay Street


Bay Street Brighton is an iconic street within Brighton which offers a retail village which is well known by those in the area for offering boutique clothing, bedding, homeware items and more! Bay Street Brighton also offers many well known restaurants and cafes including The Deck, Mr & Mrs P, Vivace, Buffalo Bay, Irori Japanese Restaurant, Akaba Japanese restaurant, Hachi Kichi, Sirphen Thai Restaurant, Rocksalt Café, Hecho en Mexico & more! 


Fine Dining


Brighton has many restaurants which provide a fine dining experience, which are located throughout the suburb (including some in Bay St and some in Church Street). Some of the most famous fine dining restaurants within Brighton include Vivace, Bistro La Provence, Botticelli Ritorante & Bar, Aromi Restaurant, Bottarga, Sons of Mary, Osteriya Restaurant, The Baths Middle Brighton, Mr & Mrs P, Seaview Restaurant, Irori Japanese Restaurant, White Rabbit Restaurant, Half Moon and many more!


Strong population and property price growth


Historically, Brighton has maintained strong population and price growth. As you can see here by the data from CoreLogic, the annual capital growth rate was 8.42% and the median house price $3,416,00. The median unit price was $1,175,500 and annual capital growth rate was 8.55%. 


What you need to know when you are buying:


As with any suburb, when you are securing a property it is important that you have an in depth understanding of the suburb, and have detailed information about the specific property you are inspecting so you can make an informed decision as to whether it is the right property for you. It is also important to ensure that you know what the property is actually worth, so that you will not be at risk of overpaying and can instead have the right price that you will be willing to pay in mind. Having the right expert to guide you to find the right property and negotiate it for the best price and on the best available terms is also important. I would love to use my 32+ years of experience to help you to secure the best property for your situation. Contact me for an obligation free consultation so you can make the right move!


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