Live & Work

Live & Work


Brighton’s attractive housing costs remain among the lowest in the metro area. Median value of owner-occupied homes in Brighton is over $309,500, and we have a home ownership rate of 71.28 %.
In the Brighton area, residents can choose from a variety of housing options, from executive housing, to high quality, low maintenance rental housing. Brighton is proud to offer a complete continuum of housing, from workforce rental and entry level owner-occupied housing to houses valued at more than $1 million, suitable for senior management and corporate executives.

Developers are finding great opportunities in Brighton in a variety of sectors, with our growing energy industry, and capital investments.

If you are interested in learning more, call the Brighton EDC today at 303-655-2155.

Top 10 Employers

Brighton is one of the most desirable locations for employers outside of Denver. Below is a list of Brighton'stop 10 Employers that continue to contribute to the economic success of our community.
  1.  Adams County Government - 1,923 Employees
  2. School District 27J - 1,860 Employees
  3. Vestas - 1,300 Employees
  4. Platte Valley Medical Center - 626 Employees
  5. City of Brighton - 502 Employees
  6. Baker Hughes - 390 Employees
  7. O'Neal Flat Rolled Metals - 321 Employees
  8. King Soopers - 320 Employees
  9. Super Wal-Mart - 277 Employees
  10. Transwest Inc. - 270 Employees


School District 27J provides superior educational service to the entire City of Brighton and portions of the cities of Aurora, Commerce City and Thornton, the City and County of Broomfield, and unincorporated areas of Adams and Weld Counties.

The mission of the school district, with the support of the family and community, is to ensure that all students have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for present and future competence and success.

Quick Facts

• School District 27J encompasses a 215 square mile area, surrounding DIA.
• Total District Budget:$143,884,672
• Per Pupil Funding:$6,248.56(State Average $6,540.37)
• Mill Levy Override Per Funded Pupil: $750,000 ÷ 14,228.4 = $52.71
• Elementary Schools (K-5):10
• Middle Schools (6-8):4
• High Schools (9-12):2
• Charter Schools (K-8)3
• Charter Schools (K-5)1
• Charter High Schools (9-12)1
• Alternative School (6-12):1
• K-12 Enrollment: 15,029New Paragraph

Area of Emphasis

• Improving student achievement including closing the achievement gap
• Attracting and retaining quality staff
• Addressing opportunities and challenges presented by rapid growthNew Paragraph
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