Herald Sun - Property - - SUBURB PROFILE -


Brighton’s “golden mile” is where you’ll find some of its most ex­clu­sive real es­tate, in­clud­ing beach­front homes with multi-mil­lion-dollar price tags and views to match. The area stretches from Head St at the north and the Royal Brighton Yacht Club to the south. It is flanked by the beach on the west and St Kilda St to the east.


The 36ha El­stern­wick Park in St Kilda St is the sub­urb’s big­gest green space, with play­grounds, pic­nic ar­eas, sport­ing ovals, a lake and a golf course among its of­fer­ings. The beach is the other big recre­ational draw­card, with Mid­dle Brighton and Dendy St beaches among the most popular.


There’s no short­age of trendy eater­ies. Some boast beach­side lo­ca­tions, while many more are con­cen­trated in the vi­brant Bay and Church streets. The Pantry cafe, restau­rant and deli (pic­tured) at 1 Church St is an in­sti­tu­tion.


Church St is also one of Mel­bourne’s best lo­cal shop­ping strips, with more than 200 busi­nesses in­clud­ing fash­ion and home­wares bou­tiques and fine food stores.


Bay­side City Coun­cil man­ages en­rol­ments for four kinder­gartens. Big­ger kids have at host of pri­mary schools, Brighton Sec­ondary Col­lege and top pri­vate schools to choose from, in­clud­ing Brighton Gram­mar and Fir­bank Gram­mar.

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