Brighton

One of Melbourne’s most highly sought-after bayside suburbs, the affluent Brighton is a family-oriented area offering a vibrant mix of renowned schools, excellent shopping, a lively café culture, and of course, its close proximity to the beach. Littered with a stunning combination of grand period homes and luxurious contemporary residences, families and empty nesters flock to this picturesque south-west suburb. Church Street has a reputation of offering boutique shopping and relaxed alfresco eateries where you can enjoy a delightful brunch on the weekend, while the retail strip on Bay Street delivers brilliant restaurants and speciality shops. Brighton Grammar School and Firbank Grammar School are ranked as two of the best high schools in the state, while wander down to the iconic Brighton Beach boxes and enjoy the tranquil golden sands with the Melbourne city skyline as your backdrop. Local buses and Middle Brighton and North Brighton Train Station also make getting around a cinch.