Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsB+
- Crime & SafetyB-
- Good for FamiliesA
- Cost of LivingC-
- Health & FitnessA+
- Outdoor ActivitiesA
Brighton is a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts with a population of 45,787. Brighton is in Suffolk County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Brighton offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Brighton there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Brighton and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Brighton are above average.
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I have been living in Brighton my whole life and I love it! The only thing I would say badly about it is the cost of living. Due to Brighton being such a known neighborhood, the cost of living has gone up like crazy. However you still have your small town families and the college night life all in one place. It is a great place to raise a family yet also a great place to life when your in your 20's.
I've lived in Brighton for the last two years and my quality of life greatly improved upon moving here! The traffic within Brighton can get pretty bad, taking 10-15 minutes or more to travel 1.5 miles. Brighton is incredibly pedestrian and bike friendly. There are quiet neighborhoods and Allston is just a 20 minute walk away for when you want some noise and nightlife. In addition, there are multiple parks and Brighton is dog friendly. Lots of local businesses are around and there are multiple free programs such as concerts or movie nights that happen in Brighton square throughout the summer and spring. Most of Brighton is incredibly public transportation accessible and the cost of living is slightly lower in Brighton in comparison to other parts of Boston. It's possible to find a single family house to rent with friends for 800/person. All in all, I would highly recommend living in Brighton.
Brighton is a great area of Boston to live in. Nice and residential, a little outside of the city but still able to use public transit. Safe & family friendly! Love it.