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Brighton
  • Neighborhood in Boston, MA

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A+
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade A minus
  7. Jobs
    grade C+
  8. Weather
    grade B minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade A

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Brighton is a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts with a population of 47,860. 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.

About

About Brighton...
Population
47,860

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$662,616
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$2,131
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    77%
  • Own
    23%
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Brighton Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    87.2
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    No data available  
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    34.9
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    401.3
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    745.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    87.2
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$88,859
National
$75,149
Families with Children
13%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    40%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    11%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    national  11%

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