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Brighton Past & Present

Brighton, CO was founded in the 1870s and originally named Hughes Station. It began as a stage/railroad depot and farming town and is now home to a population of about 33,352. Brighton is bordered by the South Platte River on the west and by Interstate-76 to the southeast. Located in both Adams and Weld counties, Brighton is just 18 miles from the Denver International Airport and 22 miles northeast from downtown Denver.


Brighton Schools, Parks & Recreation

Brighton has over two dozen community parks which incorporates numerous sports facilities, walking and biking trails, playgrounds, grills and open spaces. The Rocky Mountains are only a couple hours away for those looking to partake in more outdoor activities such as skiing, fishing, hiking or rafting. Brighton’s close proximity to the heart of downtown Denver also allows locals to dive into the city scene. Brighton is a part of the 27J School District which has 11 public elementary schools and four middle schools. Brighton high schoolers have the option to attend either Brighton High School or Prairie View High School. There are also five charter and two alternative schools in the area.


Brighton Real Estate

In Brighton, the median sales price for a single-family home is about $349,000 and home values have gone up a little over 9% since the last year. Want to see the latest Brighton housing market activity? Create a free custom market report for YOUR neighborhood or area!