Brighton

13 reviews
  1. Suburb of Detroit, MI
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Real Estate
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
Suburb of
Detroit

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$165,000
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$860
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    39
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    13
    37
  • Robbery
    13
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    92
    575
  • Theft
    1,760
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    53
    257

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$60,346
National
$53,046
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

13 reviews
  • Excellent
    4
  • Very Good
    4
  • Average
    5
  • Poor
    0
  • Terrible
    0
Great community, has a wonderful downtown area, is extremely safe and welcoming. Places to eat are plentiful and has numerous things to do, snow mountain, movies, trampoline place, escape room, etc. You will never get bored! School system is also spectacular, allowing the students to dream and achieve big things!
  • Current Resident
  • 21 days ago
I love that there is almost every convenient in Brighton. Shopping, movies, restaurants, boutiques, coffee shops, etc. Brighton is a growing community and offers a lot for people from all walks of life to a senior center, main street bars, smoothie shop, bike shop, hockey rink, etc. Cops regularly drive through subdivisions just to monitor, which is nice even if there is hardly a reason for it. The downtown area is wonderful for families, couples or singles. There's a creperie, brewery and some excellent restaurants. The only thing that is a bother would be the traffic on Grand River during rush-hour (5-7).
  • Current Resident
  • 3 months ago
Brighton is a great community and offers many activities plus a great school district. The Millpond area off of Main Street is great for families to go hang out. There are many shops, food options, and community engagement activities. Throughout the summer there are many festivals held in the downtown area.
  • Current Resident
  • 14 days ago