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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Brighton is a suburb of Rochester with a population of 36,447. Brighton is in Monroe County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Brighton offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Brighton there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Brighton and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Brighton are highly rated.
About Brighton...
Population
36,447

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$175,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,005
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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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
    21.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    24.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    41.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    170
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,472.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    38.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    37%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Brighton

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$75,812
National
$55,322
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Brighton Reviews

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Brighton is a very safe and united community. The resources provided here is phenomenal and the community gives back so much. The public schools are some of the best in New York. Everyone is so friendly and kind! Also, it is a very open community with beautiful parks. Although I could say that it needs more diversity, everyone is so accepting and open minded!
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Love Brighton! Quiet and pretty, safe, friendly people. Stores, library, playground and walking trail all within walking distance of my house.
Brighton is a very great place to live! There are a lot of opportunities not only for youth involving sports, but due to its central location, getting everywhere is pretty easy to do, which means residents are able to get a wholesome experience of Rochester, NY.