A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$171,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$856
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%

Brighton Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    39
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    78
    41
  • Robbery
    13
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    117
    1
  • Theft
    1,822
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    26
    0

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$60,910
National
$53,889
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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Brighton Reviews

18 reviews
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Great community, has a wonderful downtown area, is extremely safe and welcoming. Places to eat are plentiful and has numerous things to do, snow mountain, movies, trampoline place, escape room, etc. You will never get bored! School system is also spectacular, allowing the students to dream and achieve big things!
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I love that there is almost every convenient in Brighton. Shopping, movies, restaurants, boutiques, coffee shops, etc. Brighton is a growing community and offers a lot for people from all walks of life to a senior center, main street bars, smoothie shop, bike shop, hockey rink, etc. Cops regularly drive through subdivisions just to monitor, which is nice even if there is hardly a reason for it. The downtown area is wonderful for families, couples or singles. There's a creperie, brewery and some excellent restaurants. The only thing that is a bother would be the traffic on Grand River during rush-hour (5-7).
I love Brighton! I think this city is up and coming. There have been a lot of new places to eat and shop. I think that Brighton needs more parking because the downtown area is becoming so busy all the time and I think that people choose to go other places because no one can find a place to park. I also think Uber needs to come to Brighton because people would really utilize it.