We live in Brighton. I can take some photos for you if you'd like. It's a nice area and only 20 minutes on the train to the city (when it's running).
Nice coffee shops and restaurants on jetty road (the Main Street) and nice houses on the esplanade. It's about as far south as you'd want to go though if working in the city. Or even of you don't as the next suburb over the hill is Hallett Cove.