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Brighton is a suburb of Melbourne, in the Australian state of Victoria. It is located 11 km (7 miles) south from Melbourne’s central business district. The suburb is named after the English city of the same name. Its Local Government Area is City of Bayside. Brighton is bordered by the suburbs Elwood and Hampton. This suburb provides access to the beautiful beaches of Port Phillip Bay. The suburb has a population of about twenty-one thousand inhabitants and is one of Melbourne’s most exclusive residential areas.
Brighton is home to several secondary schools, including Brighton Grammar School and Brighton Secondary College. The JB Hi-Fi chain store is based in Brighton. The majority of businesses in the suburb operate in the service sector. Melbourne’s economy supports many of Australia’s largest corporations, including ANZ, BHP Billiton (the world’s largest mining company), the National Australia Bank, Rio Tinto, and Telstra. Companies looking for executive office space in Melbourne will find many options in Brighton.
Entertainment And Dining Out
The beaches of Port Phillip Bay, such as Dendy Street Beach, Middle Brighton Beach, and Sandown St Beach are popular for recreational activities and water sports. The suburb is home to the Brighton Public Golf Course, the Middle Brighton Municipal Baths, the Royal Brighton Yacht Club, and the Middle Brighton Pier. Brighton offers its visitors beautiful gardens and historic architecture at several locations, such the Billilla Historic Homestead on Halifax Street. Visitors can enjoy amazing views of the Melbourne city skyline, while having coffee at the North Road Pavilion. For some fresh seafood head to Fish Tank, or for modern Australian cuisine make your way to Half Moon. Verve Restaurant serves traditional Spanish food and Vivace Restaurant brings a taste of Italy to Brighton.
Getting to the Brighton by plane is simple, as the suburb is located just 36 km (22 miles) from Melbourne International Airport. Brighton is serviced by four railway stations on the Sandringham line; these are Gardenvale, North Brighton, Middle Brighton, and Brighton Beach. The eastern parts of the suburb are also reachable by tram. In addition, bus services connect the suburb with the central business districts. Cyclists can take advantage of the Bay Trail off-road bicycle path, passing through the suburb’s foreshore.