This small but growing and diverse community is located along the South Platte River just 20 miles northeast of downtown Denver and near the edge of the eastern Colorado plains. Brighton, Colorado's population of approximately 31,000 residents is quickly expanding as the community is recognized for its safe streets, excellent schools, easy transportation access, great park system, many shopping locations and affordable homes.
Brighton, CO is conveniently situated in a transportation triangle of the metro area, bordered on three sides by the major transportation corridors of I-25 and highways 44 and 51. Denver International Airport is located just 15 minutes to the southeast. Brighton is the nearest and largest retail center for many communities to the north and east. Industries that provide employment in Brighton, Colorado include educational, health and social services, retail trade, construction and manufacturing. Students in grades K-12 are accommodated by the Brighton School District, and for students who are ready to make the leap to college, several colleges and universities are nearby.
More than 18 community parks and sports complexes – equipped with softball and baseball fields, swimming pools, hiking and bike trails, basketball and volleyball courts, picnic areas, barbecue pits and playgrounds – as well as wildlife preserves, parks such as Barr Lake State Park offer Brighton, CO residents much in recreation and leisure.
Real estate options in Brighton consist of single-family detached homes for sale, as well as estate properties, condominiums, townhouses, and land lots. Brighton residents enjoy a very high quality of life in a community where small-town values meet the city of tomorrow.
Nearly three-quarters of all houses for sale in Brighton, CO are owner-occupied. Many real estate developers have been approved to build more housing developments to accommodate new residents. Buyers can choose from a large selection of homes for sale on a broad price scale, with small lots to 1.5 acres or more. The Brighton housing market is composed primarily of single-family detached homes in new home subdivisions and suburban neighborhoods.
Two popular planned developments in Brighton, Colorado are Glenn Eagle Estates and Todd Creek Estates. These exclusive Brighton developments offer considerable acreage and houses equipped with fireplaces and scenic hill, mountain and city views. Home prices range from the low $400,000s - $1 million. Home prices for single-family properties in Brighton start below $100,000. Houses in Platte River Ranch #1 are in the high $100,000s. Brighton, CO apartments, condos and townhouses are priced starting from $100,000.
Brighton Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of May 18th, 2015: homes priced around $414,435 compared to $437,717 the previous week, showing a decrease of less than -6%. For Sunday, May 24th, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 3.89%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 3.05%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.23%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 3.76%. You can calculate your mortgage rate with our mortgage calculators. Get local info and homes for sale in Brighton CO. View active real estate listings for different types of properties including new homes, houses for sale, foreclosures, short sales, and price reduced listings. Find information and property resources including prices of recently sold homes, neighborhood information, crime stats, home values, and schools in Brighton to help you find the best home!