Brighton

Brighton

Surrounded by residential streets with single and multi-family homes.

Welcome to Brighton

Located in the northwest corner of Boston, Brighton borders the Charles River and Watertown to the North, Newton to the West, Chestnut Hill to the South with Brookline and Boston to the East.
 
The primary commercial centers of Brighton have traditionally been Oak Square and Brighton Center, but the area around Boston Landing are developing quickly.
 
The Oak Square and Brighton Center neighborhoods are primarily made up of primary streets with commercial storefronts, surrounded by residential streets with single and multi-family homes.
 
The area closest to Boston Landing is undergoing a boom in the construction of larger residential apartment and condominium buildings.


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Overview for Brighton, MA

55,761 people live in Brighton, where the median age is 29.1 and the average individual income is $42,442.86. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

55,761

Total Population

29.1 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$42,442.86

Average individual Income

Around Brighton, MA

There's plenty to do around Brighton, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

88
Very Walkable
Walking Score
72
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
67
Good Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Hodgkin's Spa, David Dorothy Ramler Park, and Jo Moynihan, DPT CHC​ - ALIGN.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 3.84 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.78 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.03 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.34 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.5 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.91 miles 22 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Brighton, MA

Brighton has 23,833 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Brighton do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 55,761 people call Brighton home. The population density is 21,671.5 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

55,761

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

29.1

Median Age

48.71 / 51.29%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
23,833

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$42,442.86

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Brighton, MA

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Brighton. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Boston Green Academy Horace Mann Charter School
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
1/5
Horace Mann School for the Deaf
PUBLIC
1st - 12th
No rating available
St Joseph Preparatory High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Yeshiva Ohr Yisrael High School For Boys
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
St Columbkille Partnership School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
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