Brighton

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$169,500
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$941
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    38
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    11
    37
  • Robbery
    22
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    203
    575
  • Theft
    2,044
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    68
    257

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$61,891
National
$53,046
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    35%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

55 reviews
  • Excellent
    5
  • Very Good
    23
  • Average
    21
  • Poor
    5
  • Terrible
    1
Rochester has a high crime rate. In the suburbs the police respond immediately, but when you go into more rural areas, the cops are more laid back. They do not respond as fast. For example areas such as Avenue A-D are pretty bad, someone is getting shot there every day. Even in the suburbs, Brighton has the highest rape cases. I'm sure every city has their crimes, but when outsiders coming from other cities hear you're from Rochester they already know that our crime rate is high and do not want to visit.
  • Niche User
  • 6 months ago
In Rochester, there are 4 seasons all year round instead of 1. The overall cost of living here isn't that much. When people think of New York, they automatically think of New York City. Rochester is nothing like New York City. It is a much quieter place. I would choose to live here again only because of family and the fact that I am familiar with it. I really don't see Rochester getting any better or worse.
  • Niche User
  • 6 months ago
I am a big fan of seasons. I walked to school every day, no matter what the whether. The Fall in upstate NY is gorgeous when the trees change colors, and every body has to get out and rake the yard. The winter does get cold, around 20 degrees most of the time, with some heavy lake affect snow. But life doesn't shut down. People still go outside to run and snowmobiles plow the sidewalks. Usually the snow sticks from January until March. Those days in late march early may when it hits 40 again are some of the best dys of the year, and then springtime comes with pink flowers, robins, and people coming back outside. The spring is georgeous and the summers are around 80 but can get up to almost 100 on rare occasions
  • Niche User
  • Feb 7 2015