Brighton Information


Age Statistics
Median resident age: 31.9 years

Awards Best Places to Live 2005


Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce
Brighton Economic Development Council
Adams County Economic Development
Metro North Chamber of Commerce


Brighton has a small town atmosphere and rich cultural and historic roots.

4,983 feet

City Council & Mayor

Brighton was incorporated in 1887, and the founding fathers were determined there be a town to "do credit to the splendid valley".

Platte Valley Medical Center

Safety and Law Enforcement
Brighton Police Department
3401 East Bromley Lane
Boulder, CO 80301
24 Hours - Dial 9-1-1

Drivers license bureaus and contact info
Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles
500 Malley Drive
Northglenn, CO

Main Post Office
90 N. 4th Ave
Brighton, CO 80601-9998

Major Employers
Adams County
Platte Valley Medical Center
K-Mart Distribution Center
Sakata Farms, Inc.
Intertape Polymer Group
Western United Electric Supply Corporation

Brighton Standard Blade
Denver Post
Rocky Mountain News

Library Facilities

Rangeview Library District 
575 S. 8th Ave.
Brighton Branch
Boulder, CO 80302

Physical location from / orientation to from Denver 
Brighton is 20 miles northeast of Denver on the edge of eastern Colorado.

Places of Interest
City Hall
Senior Center
Historic 1886 Gothic revival Church
Brighton Historic Preservation Commission 
The Adams County Regional Park/Fairgrounds9755 Henderson Road 303-637-8000
The Fairgrounds host the Adams County Fair and Rodeo every August - this is one event that everyone in Brighton looks forward to each year.

Adams County Historical Museum
9601 Henderson Road

For a local history lesson, visit the Adams County Historical Museum.

Brighton Parks and Recreation Center
555 North 11th Avenue

Barr Lake State Park
13401 Picadilly Road
This is a beautiful area for a walk, a bike ride, or a canoe tour around the lake.

Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory located at Barr Lake State Park
14500 Lark Bunting Lane

30,629 (2005)

Brighton has over 10 miles of trails, 15 local parks, a Brighton Sports Complex, a Youth Sports Complex and 5 Open Space Parks.

Recreation Centers
Recreation Center
555 North 11th Ave.


Sales Tax

Shopping Centers
FlatIrons Mall, via E-470 / Northwest Parkway toll-way.
Brighton is the nearest and largest retail center for many communities to the north and east. Many of these communities have limited retail services, and Brighton has long been the dominant trade center.

18.6 Sq. Miles

Schools/ Education Stats
Brighton is in the Brighton School District 27J. It has 7 public elementary schools; 6 public middle schools; and 4 public high schools.

Average commute: 22.6 minutes

Utility Companies and contact info
City of Brighton Water & Sewer
United Power Inc - 18551 E 160th Ave, Brighton, 80601 - (303) 659-0551
Rocky Mountain Electric - 790 S 5th CT, Brighton, 80601 - (720) 685-9668
Brighton Water Sewer Utilities - 22 S 4th Ave, Brighton, 80601 - (303) 655-2082

Information Sources
Brighton Economic Development Inc.
Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce
Adams County Economic Development
Metro North Chamber of Commerce

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