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    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 36,753. Brighton is in Monroe County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Brighton offers residents a 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
36,753

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$171,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$982
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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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
    30
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    22
    41
  • Robbery
    25
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    202
    500
  • Theft
    1,888
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    44
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 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
    18%
    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
$70,567
National
$55,322
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Brighton Reviews

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Brighton is a suburban township of Rochester, NY. It is friendly, low crime, affordable, and has a good school system. Property taxes are reasonable. The township has its own police force. There is adequate shopping, recreation and other things to do. It is close to major cities by airplane. Yet it is suburban to rural in character. There is not much in the way of commerce and industry here. Employment opportunities are limited. Medical care is abundant and cheap by national standards, as is single family residential housing.
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My children went to Brighton Schools from 2nd grades to High school. They got wonderful, competitive and challenging education. In addition there are so many highly rated extra activities such as music, sports, and theater programs. We know so many people came back to Brighton to raise their families and send their children to Brighton Schools.
We love our beautiful neighborhood with trees and friendly neighbors. (Also pet friendly) I recommend Brighton highly. Truly the best place to live in Rochester.
This is a family neighborhood. There are not many busy streets and many stores and restaurants are within walking distance. Most streets have sidewalks and public transportation is available, if a little spotty on coverage.