A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$171,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$951
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%

Brighton Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    19
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    22
    41
  • Robbery
    22
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    222
    500
  • Theft
    1,740
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    49
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$67,002
National
$55,322
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    36%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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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.
From a high schoolers perspective, Brighton is a fine town. There are plenty of job opportunities, most places are within walking distance, and the public school system is nationally ranked for are reason. There isn't much of a nightlife, so you either have to make your own fun or go to the city, which isn't such are hassle since Brighton is just south of Rochester. Though you pay quite a bit on property taxes, Brighton is a town where you get what you pay for. It's a safe place to live and the schools prepared me for college well. There areally parks nearby, but I'd like to see more than the two notables: Corbett's Glen and Brighton town park. Also there are 2 Wegmans nearby so it doesn't matter which side of town you live on.