A little over 13 kilometres away from Melbourne’s Central Business District lies the prestigious beachside suburb Brighton, known for its famous beach boxes and enviable lifestyle. Also known as “The Golden Mile” it is a dream location because of its easy access to the bay, architecturally stunning homes, wide streets, shopping strip, cinemas, private schools, sports, recreation centres and public transport which includes three train stations. It is located south of the city between Elwood and Hampton and faces Port Phillip Bay. Its 16 parks, white sandy beaches, library, theatre, gymnasiums and restaurants just add to its appeal. The median age of the population of around 23,500 is 45 years of which 70% are Australian born and 82% only speak English. The religious make up includes 25% atheists, 25% Catholics and 21% Anglicans.
Church Street is the hub where you could find supermarkets, Dendy Plaza Shopping Centre, high-end fashion outlets and beauty establishments. Another shopping strip can be found on Bay Street where there are cafes, restaurants, fashion and gift shops. A range of hotels lie along the coastline among an assortment of attractions and sporting activities. Cycling, windsurfing and swimming are just some of the outdoor activities the population indulges in.
Architecture and History
Some of the historical buildings include The Billilla Historic Homestead on Halifax Street. This property features beautiful gardens which are open to the public. The Kamesburg grand Italianate mansion is set within formal English gardens and water features. The Brighton Town Hall on Carpenter Street with its majestic façade is surrounded by lawns and stunning rose gardens. The Brighton Pier leads to a marina facility and to the Brighton Baths. The Baths have been in existence since 1881 and continue to attract visitors to it.
Once you move to this suburb you are not likely to leave but if you do, you can make the move a lot easier with a SmartBox mobile storage unit. Just call for one and it will be delivered to your door. What you then do is pack it with your precious belongings, lock up the SmartBox and contact us again to pick the unit up. We will store it for you safely until you decide you need your belongings.