“Family friendly and community-centric lifestyle”

Brighton is a picturesque beachside suburb, located 19km km north of the Brisbane CBD. A quiet suburb, with extraordinary surroundings, you will find nature everywhere – from the ocean to the wetlands and woods, parks and esplanade. The lifestyle in Brighton has a healthy, active, yet quaint feel about it, and centres around the bay and outdoor fun. Whilst the suburb is on the water, much of Brighton is elevated providing the best of both worlds. Wide leafy streets house a perfect mix of upmarket homes, cute post-war cottages, and grand Queenslanders. Many of the original blocks are still much larger in square meterage. There are two local shopping strips, with all of the necessities – supermarket, medical centre, newsagent, bakery, butcher, and gym. A number of ‘hidden gems’ have popped up on the cafe scene. Brighton comprises of three primary schools, and the north-side Autistic Children’s Therapy Centre is also located in the suburb. There is easy access to the M1 motorway north or south, and plenty of parking at nearby Sandgate train station for locals making the 30-minute commute to the CBD.

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Area Profile

  • Average Age: 40 – 49 years
  • Household Structure: 46.4% Couples with Children | 36.1% Childless Couples | 15.8% Single Parents | Other 1.8%
  • Occupation: Professionals
  • Ownership: 64% Owner Occupiers | 36% Renters
  • Population: 9.5k
  • 5-year population change: 5.2%
  • Land size: 6.2 square kilometres
  • Green spaces: 9, covering nearly 21.7% of the total area

Local School Catchments

  • Brighton State School [Co-ed] [Government]
  • Nashville State School [Co-ed] [Government]
  • St. Kieran’s Primary School [Co-ed] [Catholic]
  • Autism Queensland Centre

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Brighton is said to be named after the English town or borough of the same name, and in similar contrast is bound on one side by a bay, Bramble Bay. The Brighton area was previously known as North Sandgate.

In 1866 Captain William Townsend arrived and purchased the Brighton Hotel, along Beaconsfield Terrance. He used the premises as his home until it sold in 1893. From 1893 until 1912, it was used as an orphanage until it resumed being a hotel in 1912. The Brighton Hotel is still in operation today.

Between December 1940 to May 1946, Brighton was home to the World War II barracks of the RAAF Air Training School and was built on reclaimed land. It became the Eventide Nursing Home in October 1946, when 768 inmates were transferred from Dunwich, Stradbroke Island.

The Brighton State School was established with one teach, Mr. Alfred Thompson, in 1920.

Local Life – See, Do, Experience

Where you will find the locals…

  • Chatting with their neighbours, as their fury friends go wild in the off-leash dog area at Decker Park
  • Satisfying their post-swimming lesson hunger, with a ‘to-die-for’ jaffle and excelled coffee at Blume Coffee
  • Resting with the other weary parents on the concrete seating wall at Decker Park, whilst the kids (toddlers to tweens) enjoy the ever expansive, cognitive play and all-abilities playground
  • Feeling the sand between their toes, and the water splash their feet as they stroll along the sand flats during low-tide
  • Relaxing with dinner and a side of live music, while drinks are served from the retro tiki style Teapot Bar at EclecTea Vintage Cafe & Bar
  • Taking a cool afternoon dip and building sandcastles as the sun fades to dusk
  • Cycling, rollerblading, running, skateboarding or simply strolling along the foreshore pathway, or across the Ted Smout Bridge