Brighton Real Estate: Suburb Profile & Property Prices

Brighton VIC, 3186

Brighton Real Estate: Suburb Profile

Is Brighton, VIC 3186 your dream location? It's wise to establish if the area is worth researching further. The suburb profile provides the statistics on Brighton property prices, demographics & market trends so that we can enable you to be informed regarding your future property purchase.

If you're considering a move to Brighton, keep reading for a brief history lesson to discover more about the amazing lifestyle and what makes this suburb so great.

Overview Brighton is dubbed as one of the "most desirable" suburbs in Victoria. This coastal area is located 11 kilometres away from the Melbourne central business district. Its neighbouring suburbs are Elwood, Elsternwick, Brighton East, and Hampton, while Port Phillip Bay is located to the west.

According to the 2016 census, Brighton is home to 23,253 residents.

Living in Brighton Brighton today is Melbourne's most exclusive suburb. It has multiple shopping precincts with supermarkets, a cinema and a major shopping centre. The historic Bay Street has numerous cafes, restaurants, as well as fashion and gift shops. At The Esplanade, hotels and small commercial hubs are found.

The suburb's 6-kilometre coastline offers diverse activities and attractions, including the 82 colourful and historic Brighton Bathing Boxes.

History of Brighton On 29 August 1840, Henry Dendy purchased a massive land of Port Phillip for one pound per acre. He arrived in Australia in February of 1841 to claim his land. His property was then called "Dendy's Special Survey". The following year, a town was surveyed in the area and subdivided lots were put up for sale. Sales were slow until after the depression, when Brighton became the third most populated area in Port Phillip.

The suburb's name was derived from the seaside resort Brighton in England.

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The postcode for Brighton, VIC is 3186

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