About Brighton

ING and America’s Promise Alliance honored Brighton as one of the top “100 best communities for young people”. Brighton is only 20-30 minutes from Downtown Denver, Boulder, and Denver International Airport, so it is never too far from the excitement in the nearby larger cities.

On a clear day, Brighton offers spectacular views of the mountains. Brighton is within just a few miles of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, which is home to over 330 species of wildlife, including deer and American buffalo, open wetlands, and prairies. Brighton is also home to ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Barr Lake State Park, where there’s something for every type of outdoor person – from the fishing enthusiast and boater to the naturalist.

Throughout the year, Brighton hosts various high-profile events, such as Summerfest, Eggstravaganza, summer concerts, and movies in the park, in addition to The Festival of Lights, Colorado’s second-largest holiday parade. In addition to its recreation center with an indoor pool and slide, it also boasts a state-of-the-art medical center, the United States’ first carbon-negative library, and a historic downtown with one of Colorado’s original Main Streets. Located in the heart of downtown Brighton, the Armory, formerly a storage building for Colorado National Guard equipment, is now the center of Brighton’s community as a modern art venue.

Brighton is home to two Vestas plants, one of the world’s biggest manufacturers of wind turbines. The Vestas plants, which manufacture many wind turbines found throughout the country, create thousands of jobs in the local area.

A vibrant and close-knit Colorado city, Brighton embraces sustainable growth, progress, innovation, and the preservation of its historical roots. Many residents of Brighton desire the feel of a small town while having access to the amenities of larger urban areas, making it an ideal location for almost 40,000 people. Are you ready to call the city of Brighton your new home? Reach out to Tristan The Denver Real Estate Agent to help you find the perfect home.

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Schools Near Brighton, CO


The following schools are within or nearby Brighton, Colorado. Based on ratings and stats, you can make baseline comparisons on what schools are right for your family.

Elementary Schools

Foundations Academy
・Grades KG – 08 ・Enrollment 751

Landmark Academy at Reunion
・Grades PK – 05・Enrollment 749

Bromley East Charter School
・Grades KG – 08 ・Enrollment 1181

Mary E Pennock Elementary School
・Grades PK – 05 ・Enrollment 643

Middle Schools

Vikan Middle School
・Grades 06 – 08 ・Enrollment 641

Overland Trail Middle School
・Grades 06 – 08 ・Enrollment 619

Otho E Stuart Middle School
・Grades 06 – 08 ・Enrollment 791

Prairie View Middle School
・Grades 06 – 08 ・Enrollment 611

High Schools

Eagle Ridge Academy
・Grades 09 – 12 ・Enrollment 522

Prairie View High School
・Grades 09 – 12 ・Enrollment 1771

Brighton High School
・Grades 09 – 12 ・Enrollment 1816

Riverdale Ridge High School
・Grades 09 – 12 ・Enrollment 889

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