Location and Weather
Brighton is in north-central Colorado on the South Platte River. It’s near the Rocky Mountains on the western edge of the Great Plains. Originally a rest stop for fur traders, Brighton is only 20 minutes from Denver and the Denver International Airport. It has an agricultural past, an urban style and a small-town feel.
The Brighton summers are warm and clear, and the winters are cold and dry. The high summer temperatures are in the 80’s with lows in the 60’s. The winter high temperatures are in the 40’s with lows below 20 degrees.
Population, Job Market and Cost of Living
Brighton’s population in 2019 was 41,254 with a growth rate of 1.26%. The job growth has increased by 2.82% over last year. Ten-year future predicted job growth is 46.05%. The major industries are Health Care & Social Assistance, Construction and Manufacturing. The largest employers are Little Valley Wholesale Nursery and Derr & Gruenewald Construction. The cost of living is high due to the Brighton real estate market and the high cost of available housing. Bare Lake State Park is a top attraction for outdoor enthusiasts.
With beautiful views of the nearby Rocky Mountains, good job growth, proximity to Denver, and a culture of outdoor recreation, Brighton will continue to attract those that want to live and work in the Denver metropolitan area.
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