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Brighton real estate market overview

  • Average Monthly Rent: $1,832
  • Home Price/Value Percentage Change: -1.10%
  • Median Home Value: $508,089
  • Best Time To Sell a Home: July
  • Affordability Index: Low
  • Days To Sell a House: 35
  • Job Market: Fair
  • Public School Ranking: 24

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. Bare Lake State Park is a top attraction for outdoor enthusiasts.

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.

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Population, job market and cost of living

Brighton's population in 2023 is 42,102 with a growth rate of 1.62%

The job growth has decreased by -4.96% 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 Vestas Blades America, State of Colorado, School District 27j, Brighton Community Hospital Association and Transwest.

The cost of living is high due to the Brighton real estate market and the high cost of available housing. 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.

Brighton real estate market details

  • Quebec Highlands
  • Amber Creek
  • Heritage Todd Creek
  • Village at Riverdale

The average monthly rent in Brighton is $1,832 for an average apartment size of 890 sq. feet.

There has been a -1.1% decrease in median home value over the last year. As of 2023, the median home value is $508,089.

On average, homes in Brighton sell after 35 days on the market.

The best time to sell a home for the highest valued sale is during July. For the quickest sale, homeowners should sell in July.

The affordability index in Brighton is 121. This number indicates low affordability in this city.

The top ranked public schools are Eagle Ridge Academy, Horizon High School, Rocky top Middle School, Silver Creek Elementary School and Innovations & Options. This information is based on data measuring academic performance and equity.

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