Brighton

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$109,300
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$640
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    135
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    90
    37
  • Robbery
    0
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    45
    575
  • Theft
    451
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    45
    257

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$54,534
National
$53,046
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    6%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    42%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    14%

    Reviews

    9 reviews
    • Excellent
      1
    • Very Good
      1
    • Average
      7
    • Poor
      0
    • Terrible
      0
    Everyone is famous around here. We have a charming set up of values and morals, but are always welcome to new comers. I would choose this place to live again, because it feels like home. Nothing better than the feeling of somewhere you belong.
    • Niche User
    • 6 months ago
    It's the textbook, midwest small town. There is nothing to do. Nothing to see but farm fields, and most people don't do much with themselves after high school. Most people never leave. They have their children here and their children go to the same high school they did. It cycles endlessly.
    • Niche User
    • June 3 2015
    I know that there is always someone there to lend a hand when it comes to problems and safety. I constantly see squad cards pulling around and they're always in eyesight when big events are going on. They even stop just to say hi and make sure you're doing okay.
    • Niche User
    • 6 months ago