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Living in Brighton

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Median value of owner-occupied homes in Brighton as of January 2024 is $500,000 and we have a home ownership rate of 69%. 

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 values at more than $3.5 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. 

Top Employers
Walking Under Gas Pipes

Brighton is one of the most desirable locations for employers outside of Denver. Below is a list of Brighton's top  employers that continue to contribute to the economic success of our community: 

- Vestas

- Adams County Government

- School District 27J  

- Haliburton 

- Platte Valley Medical Center 

- King Soopers

- City of Brighton

- WalMart

- Petrocco Farms

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Brighton is perfectly positioned just 23 miles from Downtown Denver and 17 miles from Denver International Airport. Located in the sweet spot of three thriving counties - Adams, Larimer and Weld Counties.

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​Living in Brighton gives you the incredible chance to be part of a vibrant and diverse community. There is the availability of locally grown foods, Barr Lake is right in our backyard, we have cultural centers at Anythink and the Armory, a strong nonprofit community providing support to families through local arts and the environment and more! 

Remote Learning

​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. 

By the numbers:  

  • $143,884,672: Total District Budget

  • $6,248.56: Per Pupil Funding (Colorado Average: $6,540.37)

  • 10 Elementary Schools 

  • 4 Middle Schools 

  • 2 High Schools

  • 3 K-8 Charter Schools 

  • 1 K-5 Charter School

  • 1 Alternative School 

  • 15,029 K-12 Enrollment

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