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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 36,753. 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
36,753

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$171,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$982
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense 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
    30.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    21.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    24.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    202.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,888.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    43.7
    284

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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My Brighton High School experience has shown me many academic and extracurricular opportunities offered in the school. Similarly, growing up in a Ghanaian household, along with traveling to international countries with my family helps me to learn more about my culture and the importance of education. My parents remind me of the significant events which occurred in our family. Moreover, the trips gave me a better outlook to take my education seriously because not everyone has the opportunity as I had, especially those in Ghana. I hope that Brighton High School and other schools in the Brighton District will teach students the deeper history of indigenous and native people.
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I grew up in Brighton and went through the entire K-12 public school system. Most of my experience with Brighton has been through the recreation center, school, and sports. A lot of things around Brighton revolve around the high school. the high school is located in the middle of town so its pretty easy fr everyone to get to. Homecoming is one of the biggest events in Brighton and the entire town comes out to support the football team and the school. The recreation center is where I went after school because my parents worked until 5pm and they did not want me alone in the house at such a young age. there were also many activities through the recreation center, like basketball, soccer, and dodge ball.
The school system in Brighton is ranked extremely high nationwide! It is extremely family friendly, but it does not have that many attractions, lacks in diversity, and is considered a more expensive place to live