Brighton is a neighborhood of Boston, but it used to be its own city. It was originally settled in 1630 as part of Cambridge but split from them in 1807. They took the name Brighton after an English city, and in 1874, they voted to become part of the growing city of Boston. Today, the neighborhood has nearly 44,000 people and is home to segments of Boston College. The presence of this college, in addition to nearby Boston University and Harvard, makes this an eclectic neighborhood with plenty of affordable housing.
Mass transit is plentiful with the B and C branches of the Green Line subway running right through, and eight bus stops along the major streets. The Framingham/Worcester commuter rail line will also be opening a station in this neighborhood in the coming years. The region also has seven schools operated by the Boston Public School District, and many students come from the adjacent Allston neighborhood. With the large student population, Brighton is full of specialty boutiques, bars, restaurants and clubs, so there's never a dull moment around here.
People wanting in on the action can find plenty of places to lease or rent, and a popular choice is at Camelot Court, which is located just off of Warren Street. The 158 units come with anywhere from 1-3 bedrooms, and although they're not the largest apartments, they have plenty of character thanks to a recent renovation. Every rental has maple cabinets in the kitchens, newly tiled baths and gorgeous hardwood floors. Cats and other small pets are allowed, and you can get an assigned parking space for an additional fee.
Of course, there are plenty of other individual listings of all sizes and comfort levels in the area, and one of them might be just the fit for you.
Luxury Apartment Buildings in Brighton
- Avalon at Chestnut Hill
- Camelot Court
- Carol Avenue
- Chiswick Building
- Huntington Apartments
- Reservoir Towers
- Tremont Street