The Brighton Neighborhood

Brighton a neighborhood of Boston located in the northwestern section of the city and is considered as a quieter residential neighborhoods of Boston. It is smack in the middle of Boston’s Educational Hub and the home of the nation’s first streetcar.   This popular Boston suburb is bright and clean with a mix of college students, young professionals and working immigrant families.  Boston College is a hop skip from the western side of Brighton,  Harvard University and Boston University boarder Brighton to the north east side and MIT is  a short distance away. The town boarders Newton, Watertown, Chestnut Hill and Cambridge.  The Charles River runs along the western side of Brighton and many residents use the paths along the river for biking and jogging.  

 Brighton has three distinctive neighborhood Brighton Center, Cleveland Circle and Oak Square.  Brighton Center has many locally owned retail shops and coffee shops.  Brighton Center is charming and close to several major routes for easy access to downtown Boston. Cleveland Circle is more vibrant and attracts young professionals with a large population of student from Boston College and Boston University.  Oak Square is quitter with many residential family houses and home to a beautifully renovated YMCA.    These three neighborhoods are hip, artsy and culturally diverse with some of the best ethic restaurants in the Metro Boston area not to mention an array of pubs.  Brighton considered as a college town, in recent years has attracted a hard working entrepreneurial center because of its sense of community, artistic flare, and growing green districts. In short the town of Brighton behaves like a big city neighborhood.  Brighton offers an array of housing from classic triple decker’s, single family homes, brown stones and apartment buildings.

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Accessing Brighton – Brighton is roughly 7 miles from Downtown Boston with easy access to the Mass Pike (I 90), Cambridge and Newton.  Brighton is on the MBTA Green Line B and C branches  and on several bus routes.  


Need Parking in Brighton? – There is a range of parking options available in Brighton depending on the specific neighborhood and living situation.  There is off street parking in Oak Square and near Brighton Center and resident permit parking in the Cleveland Circle neighborhood.   Many triple decker’s offer driveways or garages. Additionally, residents can make exclusive arrangements with parking space owners to pay a monthly fee for a parking space. Live Realty Boston advises all our clients in how to best fulfill their parking requirements, as needed.

Brighton Real Estate & Housing Market – The style and quality of real estate in Brighton varies depending on the neighborhood. Each neighborhood offers its own distinctive style of housing from well-tended Victorian homes to brownstones, triple-deckers and apartment buildings.  Brighton has something for everyone when it comes to housing styles.  


Every Live Realty Boston agent thoroughly understands every aspect of Brighton real estate market, including the current available apartment inventory in each neighborhood. With each new renter/client we work with, we leverage that local knowledge to become a trusted neighborhood resource for them. Even after a client chooses a Kenmore Square  apartment that suits them, our agents are always available to provide any needed guidance that helps them get off to a great start in their new neighborhood.

Live Realty Bostons hopes you’ll put our local experts to work to find the new rental apartment or new home that suits your needs perfectly. Call 617-487-8227 to get moving!

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