Brighton is a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts with a population of 49,395. 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.
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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.
What I love about Brighton is that there is always something to do. Brighton is known as the place where all the college students live and party. There are plenty of take-out restaurants along with fine dining restaurants that offer take-out. The public transportation is always available either by bus or the green line train (there are several busses and green line trains one can take depending on where they are going.) Boston itself is only a 10-minute car ride away from the Brighton area which means there is always something to do in or out of Brighton. Additionally, housing can get quite expensive, as all real estate in Boston are, however many college students find it cheaper per person if they find a couple of roommates and split the costs.