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  1. Hi, we are moving to Melbourne in September for my husbands work, and will be moving with our two young children (2 & 3). We want to be close to Brighton as that’s where work is but think it will be unaffordable. We also need the area to have amenities for the kids and I so we get to keep busy. Our daughter turns 4 this summer and would have been due to start school in September so somewhere there are good kindergartens/day care would be perfect. Does anyone have any suggestions? We will also be bringing the dog so some parks would be handy. Thanks in advance
  2. The Pom Queen

    Brighton - Melbourne Suburb

    Brighton Apart from the prices of property what isn’t there to love about this luxury bayside town. Brighton is an exclusive family Suburb only 10km from Melbourne’s CBD with stunning beaches, fantastic views of the city, boutique shops and some of the best schools in Melbourne no wonder so many people long to call it home. Brighton is home for some of Melbourne’s most wealthiest people, Shane Warne, Frank McGuire and Chris Judd are amongst the celebrities you will bump in to when taking your morning stroll along the beachfront or drinking your coffee in one of the beachside cafes. Brighton is home to around 23,253 people with a median age of 45. The average weekly income is $2,410 per week. The most common ancestries were English followed by Australian then Irish, Scottish and Italian. The occupation of over 61.8% of Brighton’s residents was listed as management and professional. The historical Brighton Bathing Boxes we discussed above are one of the most visited sites in Melbourne and can be found along Dendy Street Beach. If you like going back in time why not take a visit to the Brighton Baths Health Club established in 1881it is now a multi purpose health club which incorporates a stunningly presented outdoor sea pool, steam rooms, gym and a café/restaurant with views over the bay. When it comes to shopping you will be spoilt for choice. Church Street is home to over 200 stores which include gourmet café/bars, fashion, beauty and homewares. Brighton even has its own intimate cinema. When it comes to healthcare everything can be located along Church Street with Brighton Medical Centre being a one stop shop for all your medical needs. Do you need your eyes checked over, if so you will be spoilt for choice with Specsavers, OPS and locally owned optometrists there to help you chose the right glasses. You can also find a dentist, skin clinic, pathologist and cardiologist within walking distance. Nightlife – The majority of residents in Brighton are happy to stay at home or take one of the four coastal strolls along the foreshore. If you don’t fancy cooking then why not visit one of the many eateries along or surrounding Church Street. A couple worth trying are The Groove Train and Vivace a popular Italian on Bay Street. Fancy a cold beer then the Half Moon is Brighton’s well known local pub and family restaurant. When it comes to education you really can’t go wrong with Brighton being home to some of the most elite schools in Melbourne. The good news is you don’t even have to pay to attend private schooling with the state schools having great reputations. For primary school take a look at Brighton Beach Primary, it is a small government school achieving great results. The same can be said for the state secondary school “Brighton Secondary College”. You can also find a number of specialised schools like the Japanese School of Melbourne or the Adass Israel School close by. If Brighton ticks all your boxes but the financials don’t measure up then why not take a look at Brighton’s sister Suburb Brighton East. The median price for a 4 bed property to purchase is $1954,000 and a rental will cost you around $980. Brighton and Brighton East are separated by the busy Nepean Highway but if you don’t crave for the beach on your doorstep then it could be the perfect solution.
  3. The Pom Queen

    City of Bayside - Melbourne

    On the 14th day of December, 1994 a new municipality was created to form the City of Bayside. This is now comprised of the former City of Brighton, the former City of Sandringham and part of the former City of Mordialloc west of Charman Road (the Beaumaris area) and part of the City of Moorabbin between the railway and Charman Road. The City of Bayside is one of the most popular areas of Melbourne spanning across 17km of prime beachfront overlooking the beautiful Port Phillip Bay. The population in 2016 was 102,737. The City of Bayside is classed as the middle suburbs of Melbourne and overall covers 37.4275sqkm and the distance to the CBD ranges from 8km to 20km. Bayside is split in to 3 wards. Northern Ward Which incorporates: Brighton and Brighton East Central Ward Which Incorporates: Hampton, Hampton East, Highett and Cheltenham. Southern Ward Which incorporates: Sandringham, Black Rock and Beaumaris The City of Bayside is primarily a residential area, which includes the suburbs of Beaumaris, Black Rock, Brighton, Brighton East, Cheltenham, Cromer, Dendy, Hampton, Hampton East, Highett, Moorabbin and Sandringham. As mentioned previously the City of Bayside has Port Phillip Bay forming the Western Boundary and the Nepean Highway/Frankston Railway line forming the majority of the Eastern Boundary. One must remember that Bayside is a suburb located in the City of Knox and new arrivals often confuse the two. We have witnessed a number of new arrivals picking up their hire car and plotting the address for their short term accommodation only to realise that it is over 40 minutes away from the beachside area in which they presumed they had booked. To confuse things even more there is also a City of Bayside in Western Australia. Thankfully we haven’t been made aware of anyone arriving in the wrong state. We have provided you with the facts and figures of the City Council of Bayside, for most that is the most boring part so let’s get down to the exciting part, life in the City of Bayside. It has to be said that the City of Bayside is the most beautiful and idyllic area of Melbourne. If budget isn’t an issue then there would be no better area to settle. Only 10km from the City of Melbourne and the Frankston train line passing through it has everything you could ever dream of. Miles and miles of unspoilt beaches with crystal blue shallow waters making it one of the safest child friendly beaches in Victoria. Take a stroll along the seafront to Dendy Street Beach located in Brighton and admire the colourful iconic bathing boxes of years gone by. How about taking it one step further and secure your own piece of history, they may not have a bedroom, kitchen or utilities but they have the most sensational views in all of Melbourne with the last one selling in December 2016 for $326,000. It is just a shame you have to share the beach with the public and tourists stopping by for that photo opportunity. In fact the Beach Boxes are probably the most photographed icon in Melbourne. Unfortunately paying well over a quarter of a million doesn’t even give you the privilege of spending a night on the beach. The council laws have placed plenty of covenants on owning such a valuable piece of history. When we first arrived in Melbourne we secured a house swap for 8 weeks based in Beaumaris. There is no denying that the area is highly desirable, unfortunately this places the City of Bayside out of reach for many couples and families. The home we stayed in was valued at $1.8 million and that was in 2014. Out of all the City of Bayside suburbs we would say Cheltenham and Moorabbin are going to be most reasonable when it comes to purchasing property. Before we focus on what each Bayside Suburb can offer here is a quick look at the median property prices for the area based on November 2017 data. Brighton Sales - 4 bed - $3,130,000 Rents – 4 bed - $1400pw Beaumaris Sales – 4 bed - $1,726,250 Rents – 4 bed - $935pw Hampton Sales – 4 bed - $2,086,000 Rents – 4 bed - $1,095 Highett Sales – 4 bed - $1,400,000 Rent – 4 bed - $739 Sandringham Sales – 4 bed - $1,800,000 Rent – 4 bed - $1,100 Cheltenham Sales – 4 bed - $1,165,000 Rent – 4 bed - $655 Moorabbin Sales – 4 bed - $1,188,000 Rent – 4 bed - $650 As these are the most popular suburbs for expats moving to the City of Bayside we will focus on these over the next few pages. If you require information on suburbs we have missed please post on www.pomsinoz.com in the Victoria section and a number of locals will be more than happy to answer any questions you have.
  4. Hi, my husband and I now have our flights booked over to Melbourne for the 28th December. I previously asked about renting in Altona but based on advice we received here have decided to go for something on the Sandringham line or next to a tram stop that stops at Hight St/St Kilda (where husbands job is). We have therefore narrowed our search down to Hampton and Brighton but 3 bed houses seem quite expensive (we don't want to go above $500 per week). There are a few about which we are going to apply for but Brighton East seems more affordable - does anyone know what this area is like? We have a 5 month old baby and 2 labradors. Also, am I right in thinking that the closest train station to 600 St Kilda St is Prahan? Hawksburn seems about a 2K walk which isn't ideal. Any advice appreciated!
  5. Lavalamplulie

    Brighton East lease break

    Having been here 18 happy months we are ready to size up to a bigger house and being the impatient type I want to break our lease. Anyone fancy a neat and tidy 3 bed townhouse with air-conditioning in the fabulous Gardenvale Primary catchment? Walking distance to north Brighton and Gardenvale train stations into the city, tram, Landcox park and so much more! We are only moving around the corner cos it's a lovely area!
  6. lynn22

    Brighton ?

    I've been told to look around that area .. I think its beside two rocks/quinns rock area but cannot find it on google map :unsure:
  7. Guest

    Guys footie? Brighton way

    Hi guys Does anyone know of any footie clubs or teams in the Brighton area, nothing overly serious just something social. Am 25 and arrived in Melbourne from shrewsbury in march. Settled into work now and looking to make the most of the lighter evenings!. Cheers
  8. Hi all Going to sydney in november and been looking at brighton le sands,monterey,ramsgate,rockdale area,does anybody know what these areas are like i.e. crimerate,price of rent good transport network. Thanks for your help:biggrin:
  9. Hi everyone, New to the forums, thought i should introduce myself My names Billy, and I've just moved to Brisbane from The Midlands after having my permanent residency visa granted 2 weeks ago. I'm staying short term with my brother in Brighton while looking to secure some work before my wife and 7 year old son will follow me. Nice to be in the tropical state, but man it was nippy in my bermuda's and singlet this morning :wink: We have very much fell in love with this place, especially the Buderim area and will hopefully settle somewhere there. I've gained a lot of knowledge browsing these forums, they are by far the best I've found so thanks a bunch to all the contributors. Also, i know its a long shot but if any of you know of any work for a cert III qualified carpenter with over 20 years experience i'd be glad to hear from you. Seek.com.au is a bit quiet for carpenters jobs at the moment i've noticed. Thanks again, and hope to see you around :cool: Billy
  10. Hi - moved here in March and so far so good. Wondering if there are any other mums out there who have pre-schoolers who would like to meet up for coffee and chat and playtime! I have a 3 1/2 year old daughter who would love some new playmates! And I'd love someone grown up to chat to!
  11. HI everyone, We have been here for 4 months now and it's official........I am starting to go a little stir crazy!! Would really love to make some fiends in the Brighton area, I am 37, hubby 41 and we have two kids, girl age 15 and boy age 11, Oh and one crazy Cocker spaniel!! I work from home, so really in need of getting out and meeting some people etc, can be free most days for coffee, lunch, shopping etc etc Hope to hear from someone..... Vanessa
  12. Guys I was hoping that you could help me. We are moving to Melbourne in 4 weeks and following a huge amount of research and help from this website we are planning to live in Beaumaris or Brighton. We have 4 weeks temporary accomodation sorted. Brighton Primary School and Beaumaris Primary School both look good but I am struggling to make my mind up between Cheltenham Secondary College and Brighton Secondary College.....can anyone help with local knowledge?? Thanks Vicki:wacko:
  13. Hi, We are a family of 4, including 2 teenage kids & are looking to move to a South West Adelaide suburb, such as Brighton,Marino, Park Holme, or Sea Cliffe Park, etc. Would someone be able to give me any advice on the better/worst suburbs in this area of Adelaide please. Public transport must be a consideration, as my eldest will be going to college in the city. Are there any shopping areas around here too (without having to always drive to the city). Thanks in advance. Tracey
  14. If you have come back, buy our house so we can go !!! LOL:cute: As if getting the visa isn't stressful enough - now need to sell. Here's the link www.4salehome.co.uk this house helps you make the most of the little sunshine we get here. Good luck to all of you who have returned.
  15. Purplethunder

    Anyone know brighton le sands???

    Hi All, We were looking on the cityhobo site and came across Brighton Le Sands but on Google Earth it looks quite close to the airport...does anyone know if there is much/any noise from this? And does anyone know what the place is like at all? Thanks Debs
  16. Hey all, We have been searching for some time to find the perfect place for us to settle, and have found the perfect house for us (it has a Granny Flat!) but have some concern about how far out Brighton is. My wife and I would most likely both have jobs within the technical and recruitment industries respectively and would most likely have to commute into the City Center (is that where the technical/commercial are is?). Would it be doable whilst still keeping time to play with the kids of an evening, to commute every day to work? Is there a direct public transport link anywhere near by or should we be looking at going by car? If so, how long is the rough commute? Also, if you know a bit about Brighton, it would be great if you could tell me a bit more about the area. Do they have good schools? (We have a 6 and a 3 year old) Family friendly town? A few decent pubs and resteraunts? Low or high crime rate? Any "no-go" areas? I would really appreciate as much info as possible as this could be the biggest decision of our lives Thanks in advance Danny N Caroline
  17. Hi all, I've been spying on this forum for ages hoping to find somewhere in the depths some secret advise on where we should or shouldn't be applying to live, any my head was starting to cave in so I thought I should ask out loud and see if some REAL people can steer me in the right direction! I'm manager of a small jewellers, my partner rory is a freelance illustrator, and with our ages and skills we're looking at SIR visa or nothing. We have friends in Brissy, Sydney, Melbers and Perth - but of course Adelaide is looking like the place we'll have to apply to. Work wise I'll do anything and am very adaptable, Rory works for himself and has contracts with Aussie publishers so he can work from a bin in the garden somewhere if he likes, so with that in mind I think we're fine! The main thing for us is sanity. We live in one of the UK's most creative cities, loads of music, in the depths of the Brighton festival at the moment and wanting to do open houses ourselves with our art work, I love live gigs, rory love mountain biking and we both love swimming. Ideally we'd love to live in Brissy as that's where our closest friends are and we spent six months there before and found it very amenable. Sadly, it's not an option unless we are happy to live in the outback so it seems. SO my question is - does anyone think we'll be better off trying to get a regional visa for somewhere near to where we want to be (perth or brissy really) and live 45 mins in suburbia (not knowing anywhere near to these cities this is like throwing a dart board at a map!) or trusting adelaide to give us a helping hand at a new life. I've done lots of reading but find myself when reading about all the yummy things adelaide has, sounding in my head like clarice starling trying to tempt hannibal lecter to skull island or whatever it was!:wacko: Thanks for hearing people, I'm keen for ANY opinions from first handers that I can get! I've never even visited adelaide and it's a long time to take and a lot of money to spend if you're not even 50% sure it's the right thing to do.....
  18. Guest

    Newbie from Brighton!

    Hi just want to introduce ourselves! We are currently awaiting our medical requests, and its taken us nearly 3 years to get this far, but are at the final hurdel (hopefully)now My hubby is a carpenter and we have 3 sons aged 16, 13 and 6 :shock: We're gonna be heading for Adelaide after a short stay with relatives in Sydney and driving down over 10 days or so...our friends keep telling us we must be MAD, but hey, you only get one life and we're sure not gonna spend it being depressed! Any ideas on how long it might be before we get our requests??