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Brighton, MA

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Residential neighborhoods and businesses line the streets of Brighton to form a picturesque scene. The quaint city is situated at Boston’s northwest corner and on the shore of the Charles River. Named after an English city called Brighton and Hove, it was officially incorporated in 1807, but was not annexed from Boston until 1874. With its convenient geographical location and small population, you can bask in the luxuries of the big city while enjoying a tight-knit community that is always welcoming.

Brighton Apartments


Waverly Apartments
Beds: 2-3  •  Baths: 1


Charlesbank Apartment Homes
Beds: Studio-2  •  Baths: 1-2


Archstone Watertown Square
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2


Avalon at Chestnut Hill
Beds: Studio-3
Baths: 1-2


929 House
Beds: Studio-3
Baths: 1-2


Church Corner
Beds: 2-3
Baths: 2

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Stop in for a Drink

If you are looking for an adult evening out on the town, Brighton has plenty of opportunities for you to do just that. Stop in at Deep Ellum and enjoy a popular cocktail or any other concoction that you can imagine. A menu is also offered that includes stews and sandwiches. The Sunset Grill & Tap serves beers from all over the world. With over 380 bottled types and 112 on tap, you can find one that is sure to become a favorite. Visit the Silhouette Lounge for a neighborhood bar type of feel. The lounge offers free popcorn and a large variety of adult beverages.

Shop the Day Away

If you wish to spend the day shopping, visit one of Brighton’s unique shops. New England Comics carries a large collection of comics and novels. 50 cent boxes of comics are often offered along with an annual costume contest. The Orchard Skate Shop is a one stop shop for all of your skating needs. Pick up your new set of wheels or try out the mini-ramp located within the store. An upstairs gallery is also located within the shop so that you can view seriously daring stunts. Brighton also features retail stores and other local businesses.

Park & Pool

Take the kids to the Artesani Park & Wading Pool and spend the day enjoying the water and the great outdoors. The park features a wading pool in a scenic area making it a relaxing place for young and old. Fountains and waterfalls are also part of the park for an even more delightful experience. With showers, changing, rooms, and picnic tables, you will have everything you need right in one place. Playgrounds are also part of the park so that the little ones can enjoy some time outside of the water.