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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Brighton is a suburb of Denver with a population of 38,016. Brighton is in Adams County. Living in Brighton offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Brighton there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Brighton and residents tend to have moderate political views.
About Brighton...
Population
38,016

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$240,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,145
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Brighton Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    322.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    97.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    61.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    370.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,445.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    526.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Brighton

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$67,024
National
$55,322
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Brighton Reviews

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Brighton is a small but amazing town that continues to grow. There is a variety of places to eat. You have Mexican, Vietnamese, and Chinese. Then you also have the Prairie Center.There's many stores to shop at and many restaurants to eat at. There is a target which I can spend all my time there. There is Kohl's, JCPenny's, Ross, and many more. You also have Chick-Fil-A, McDonalds, Red-Robin, Subway, and Old Chicago. Then you also have the Brighton Pavilions where there is a movie theater, a gym some places to eat like Qdoba, South Philly Cheese Steaks and Pho, a realtor and insurance place, and my favorite place, Cold Stone where they have ice cream. They are also adding a place called Berry Blendz that have the best smoothies I have ever had. The only thing I would add to Brighton is more activities to do, the main thing to do is go to the movies so I think something that'll attract the teenagers is something that is needed in this town.
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I love Brighton! It is small, but not too small, and it is not too large either. The people in Brighton are, in general, very nice, and it is a pretty quiet town. There are some fun things to do, such as going to the Prairie Center, the Wagon Wheel, Pavilions, Candis' Coffee Table, and more. It's also a nice place to relax in.
I like living in the suburbs open spaces like the Rocky mountain arsenal is close enough and offers frees tours, Bare Lake is also close to me and often offers bird watching events there are also lots of parks close to my neighborhood, several recreation centers too choose from, Movie theater and many places to shop that are not too far of a drive and although several new houses are being built it still is not too over crowded and I like that I am not too far away from all of the shopping and entertainment that Denver has to offer as well.