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What’s it Like to Live in Brighton, CO?

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By Stephen Woods
By Stephen Woods

What’s it like to live in Brighton?

Located just twenty miles northeast of downtown Denver on US 85, Brighton can offer you and your family the best of both worlds, the quaintness and serenity of small town living, yet easy access to everything a large city has to offer. For outdoor enthusiasts, the South Platte River runs through Brighton, and numerous lakes are nearby. Less than an hour drive west and you can be on the slopes at some of the Colorado Rockies renowned ski complexes.


What types of homes are in Brighton?

An array of housing options awaits you in Brighton with a lower median selling price than in the city. Whether you choose condominium style living or a private gated estate, the Brighton market has a strong inventory of homes available in all price rangesIf the “gentleman farmer” in you is calling, just outside the Brighton city limits you’ll find small working farms, rustic homesteads and raw land available.

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What’s unique about Brighton?

“One city – two worlds” is the best way to describe the uniqueness of life in Brighton. You have every advantage of living in small town – good schools, low crime, knowing your neighbors and business owners. At the same time, you have close access to everything a major metropolitan area has to offer, including cultural events, professional football, baseball, basketball and hockey, unique shopping neighborhoods and gourmet eateries.

Locally, Brighton continues to draw tech and industry jobs, and the skilled local workforce is one reason why Vestas, one of the world’s largest wind power manufacturers, chose Brighton to build two new plants employing thousands.


Where are the good schools in Brighton?

In Colorado, your child has the option to attend any school in or outside of the district as long as there is space at the school, and within Brighton there are choices as well.

For those seeking higher educational opportunities, Front Range Community College has a branch campus in Brighton. Within 50 miles of the city, students have over forty institutions of higher learning to choose from, including four year and graduate programs as well as specialized technical schools.


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What are the best things to do in Brighton?

Brighton boasts activities and facilities to entertain and amuse every type of interest you might have. Strolling downtown, you’ll find a number of unique boutiques, specialty shops, and restaurants ranging from ultra-casual to full service. Should you need a major shopping trip, the Prairie Center, an outdoor mall, is home to large anchor department stores and over thirty specialty shops. Art lovers will also be delighted to know that Brighton has its own “art incubator,” Main Street Creatives, which houses local artists and has a gallery for their displays.

Barr Lake State Park offers something for nearly every outdoor enthusiast, including boating, kayaking, camping and bird watching. Anglers can go for catfish, bass, rainbow trout, walleye, bluegills and more.

If you love to travel for vacations, or need to travel for work, living in Brighton, you’ll relish that Denver International Airport, the largest in the United States, is minutes away. Denver International is served by over twenty airlines that provide routes all over Colorado, the US, and non-stop international flights to Europe, Asia, Central and South America.


Is Brighton right for me?

Brighton may be ideal for you and your family if the security and lower cost of small town living is appealing, but still having access to big city services and events are important. A choice of educational opportunities, smaller classrooms, and a relatively low crime rate also make Brighton appealing. The wide variety of real estate options from small bungalows to large estates, rural farms and acreage, make it likely you’ll find your ideal abode in Brighton.

If you’re ready to start identifying potential properties in Brighton ideal for your move, contact our team and we will assist you in narrowing the list of properties that fit your lifestyle and budget.


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