Economic success in Brighton includes industries such as energy, manufacturing, agriculture, higher education and healthcare to name a few. Adams Crossing is a 780-acre, premier employment center, while Bromley Interstate Business Park contains industrial, commercial and office sites.
Denver International Airport, the fifth-busiest airport in the country, is only a 20 miles away. Major highways, including I-25 and I-76 provide transportation throughout Colorado’s Front Range.
The Brighton School District offers educational opportunities with pre-schools, public schools, charter/private schools and a post-secondary school. Front Range Community College provides Clean Energy and Health Information Technology Training for high-tech jobs in the Brighton area.
Platte Valley Medical Center is a 98-bed community hospital operating within the SCL Health System. The facility was designated one of the world’s most patient-centered by Planetree, Inc.
Brighton sits at an elevation of more than 5,000 feet. Sunshine is abundant on approximately 246 days. Precipitation amounts include 40 inches of snowfall and 14 inches of rain. Winters are cold, while summers are warm. Humidity levels are well below the national average creating comfortable conditions throughout the year.
Attractions from the outdoors to the arts are featured locally. Brighton Oasis Aquatic Park, Sugar Beet BMX Park, Eagle View Adult Center, Armory Performing Arts Center and Berry Patch Farms provide entertainment in Brighton.
Events take place all year long and include Eggstravaganza, Culturefest, EcoFair, Turkey Trot, Festival of Lights Parade and Market Day.
Brighton Parks and Recreation Department manages more than 960 acres of municipal parkland containing over 27 miles of trails, 20 athletic fields, 19 playgrounds, two pools and a recreation center.
The city was formed as “Hughes Station” in the 1870s as a depot and farming community and incorporated in 1887. The organization of Adams County occurred in 1902 with Brighton selected as the temporary county seat. In 1904, Brighton won an election to become the permanent county seat.
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