Brighton, CO, sits just a short drive north of Denver and along Colorado's front range. From anywhere in the city, the beautiful Rocky Mountains can be seen standing in stark contrast to the start of the Great Plains. Along with beauty and convenience, this town is also just a great place to rent an apartment. After all, while many towns claim to have family friendly neighborhoods, Brighton was named one of America's Promise Alliance's 100 Best Communities for Young People in 2011 and 2012.
Brighton, with its rolling hills, started out as a small farming community. However, the town started to grow rapidly once a railroad station was established. Fast forward 125 years, and now more than 34,000 people call the city home.
Apartment renters in this city are never bored. Just a few minutes away from any neighborhood, you can take a dip at Brighton Oasis, learn about farming at Berry Patch Farms or view the wildlife at Barr Lake.
Additionally, Colorado is home to professional sports teams for baseball, football, basketball and hockey. This means that there's always a great game to catch just a short drive away in Denver.
Thankfully, getting around in the city is a breeze for apartment renters. RTD provides public transportation and Interstate 25 borders the city. However, it's important to note that the I-25 is known for getting backed up at peak travel times. Thankfully, this city is known for being bike friendly, so you might not even need a car to get from your apartment to wherever you're going.
Apartments renters hoping to further their education will be happy to know that this city is close to several universities. Colorado State University is just up I-25 in Fort Collins, University of Colorado Boulder is just a few minutes down U.S. Highway 36, and Front Range Community College is nestled right in Brighton. No matter what neighborhood you're looking to rent in, you're sure to be close to higher education opportunities.
Thanks to the town's thriving economy, jobs abound. Top employers include Adams County and the school district. In the private sector, however, Vestas is one of the largest. Oil companies have started sprouting up in the rural areas around the city thanks to technological advances in fracking. It doesn't matter if you're looking to rent or buy, there are a variety of career opportunities in this city.