Brighton, Colorado is a great place to live. If you’re looking at places to live or buy real estate in Colorado, Brighton may be where you want to look.
Want some fun stats about the people? Ok, let’s start with the amount of people. In 2012 the population was 34,636. Of that 97% lived in the city and 3% just outside of it. There were 17,428 men and 17,208 women, so it was just about half and half. Nice balance! The median age of those people is 32.5. Young vibrant population that is just a bit younger than the median age of the state of Colorado which is 38.5. All those young people make a median household income of $61,400 which again is just a bit better than the state average of $56,765.
The city itself has some great things going on too. The Parks Department has summer fun all wrapped up: the Brighton Oasis Aquatic Park, it has water slides, pools and all the summer fun you and your friends or family could want. Residents get a discounted admission, of course.
So enough about the people and the fun, what about the real estate? The average house or condo value is $242,750. If you’re looking to find a property to rent, the median rent is $943. Home prices are increasing at a rate of about 3.2%. At the moment, there are about 257 homes for sale, and that is both new and resale homes. Foreclosures are still happening there, but only 139 homes are in pre-foreclosure, at auction or are bank owned. The average listing price for a home is $341,578. All types of homes are available from condos to single family homes. There is something that would fit your preference and lifestyle. Call a Realtor today to see what you can find.