Welcome to Brighton
What once was a sleepy town with mile-long stretches of empty fields is now the bustling Metro Detroit suburb of Brighton. Equal parts historic tradition and modern amenities, Brighton is where old and new come together to make magic. There’s plenty to love here—a bustling downtown district, annual events planned by locals, and enough eateries to feed the masses. The real question is, what will shine brightest to you in this special suburb?
Brighton: Then & Now
Brighton is as dedicated to preserving its history as it is to developing the area to its fullest potential. Housed in the CoBACH Center, Brighton has a home base for its three major cultural icons—Brighton’s Own Livingston Players, the Brighton Area Historical Society, and the Brighton Art Guild. In addition to these time-honored classics, Brighton has grown exponentially over the years through beautification projects and commercial development.
Ready to see Brighton in all its modern-day glory? Let’s explore this brilliant area!
Selling Your Brighton Home?
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Live, Work, and Play in Brighton
Art is highly celebrated in Brighton, and the area attracts a ton of talent year-round. Whether it be masterpieces on Main Street at the Wine Art Music Festival or a Broadway-quality show at the Brighton Center for the Performing Arts, there is always a new opportunity to appreciate local artists in Brighton. An extension of the city’s upbeat arts scene, the Brighton Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit can be found downtown with a variety of circulating pieces.
Brighton has several annual events, all made possible by the substantial support of its community members. Bonded by a mutual desire to come together and celebrate, local residents revel in simple gatherings like the Brighton Farmers Market and the Chamber Golf Classic tournament. Whether it be Pinckney Art in the Park or the Barbecue Blues Festival during the summer or Holiday Glow in the winter, there is something to do in Brighton all year long.
A distinctive downtown
Brighton’s downtown district is the result of hard work and dedication among its community leaders. Rooted in tradition and the city’s ideals, the downtown area has maintained its strong character—the personal customer experiences you have here are rare in today’s digital realm. Downtown Brighton has a unique mix of locally-owned shops, casual eateries in addition to five-star restaurants, and personal care businesses.
Brighton Area Schools serves about 6,000 students in the Livingston County area. Proven to provide a quality learning environment throughout each of its eight schools, this district is a huge draw to the area for prospective homebuyers. The district prides itself on having a 19.5 to 1 student-to-teacher ratio, allowing for a more personalized learning experience for students. The local high schools offer dual enrollment opportunities through Washtenaw Community College and the University of Michigan-Flint.
Wondering What's Around?
Our Favorite Local Picks
Brighton District Library
You’re in store for much more than a good read at the Brighton District Library. With a spacious flower garden on its grounds and a neighboring wetlands nature preserve, this library is an all-around enriching experience.Visit the Library »
Cooper and Binkley Jewelers
First opened more than 70 years ago in 1949, Cooper and Binkley Jewelers is a Brighton staple. Not only offering the area’s most high-quality mix of jewelry, these home-grown jewelers also have a big heart for giving back to the community.See the Sparkle »
Oddly enough, one of the largest tourist attractions near Brighton is The Tridge—the formal name for the area’s three-legged footbridge. People from all over come to walk over The Tridge, which connects to two local parks and the farmer’s market.Take on The Tridge »
Mill Pond Park
A centerpiece of Brighton’s beautification projects, Mill Pond is a recently restored park area where you can catch the best sunset views in the city. Located where the downtown district meets the area’s natural beauty, Mill Pond Park is a local favorite.Watch the Sunset »
Ready to Move to Brighton?
Brighton is a beautiful community that's not done growing yet. We'd love to help you plant your own roots here and find the home of your dreams. Get in touch with the Arbor Move Team today to start your new chapter, and make sure to check out some of our exclusive resources below in the meantime.
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