Brighton Homes for Sale
Brighton was originally part of Cambridge but became a neighborhood of Boston in 1874. Brighton is connected to the rest of the city by the Allston neighborhood and is surrounded by Cambridge, Watertown, Newton, and Brookline.
Multi-family homes and condominiums lines the streets of this welcoming neighborhood. Many of Brighton's small businesses are located along Washington Street, which runs straight through Brighton Center to Oak Square. The Brighton Center Main Streets Program has been actively attracting new businesses to the neighborhood, as well as offering grants for storefront renovations. St. Elizabeth's Hospital and the Franciscan Children's Hospital also call Brighton home.
Families, young professionals and graduate students are all lured to Brighton for its tranquil yet dynamic atmosphere. The median home price is $495,000 compared with $217,200 for the country as a whole, and the cost of living is 30% higher than the national average.
The “B” branch of the Green Line runs through Brighton with multiple stops along Commonwealth Avenue, and ending at Boston College. The “C” branch of the Green Line runs through Brookline, down Beacon St., and ends up at Cleveland Circle in Brighton, just blocks away from the Chestnut Hill campus.