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Living in Brighton Boston

Brighton is the 21st most walkable neighborhood in Boston with 45,976 residents.

Brighton has excellent public transportation and is somewhat bikeable.

Nearby neighborhoods: Allston, Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill, Kenmore, Fenway, West Roxbury and Roslindale.

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Walk Score of Brighton, Boston, MA

Brighton is Very Walkable

Most errands can be accomplished on foot.

Photo of Crazy Dough's Pizza in Brighton, Boston

Crazy Dough's Pizza

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Bike Lock

Most errands can be accomplished on foot in Brighton Boston.

Brighton is the 21st most walkable neighborhood in Boston with a Walk Score of 74.

Find apartments in Boston's most walkable neighborhoods: North End, Chinatown and Bay Village.

Brighton Boston Apartments for Rent

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Rental info for 15 Selkirk Rd in the Brighton area
$6,500
7 bed
Walk Score 66
Rental info for 18 Dustin Street in the Brighton area
$4,000
5 bed
Walk Score 84
Rental info for The Tremont in the Brighton area
$3,150
3 bed
Walk Score 61
Rental info for 1615 Commonwealth Ave. in the Brighton area
$1,675
1 bed
Walk Score 82
Rental info for 10 Camelot Ct in the Brighton area
$2,200
1 bed
Walk Score 82
Rental info for 8 Shanley St in the Brighton area
$2,800
3 bed
Walk Score 89
Rental info for Chiswick Building in the Brighton area
$1,725
1 bed
Walk Score 71
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100+ listings in Brighton

Brighton Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Brighton to other Boston neighborhoods.

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Walk Score

Transit Score

Bike Score

Population

19 North Dorchester 79 66 64 27,229
20 Jamaica Plain 76 76 85 27,808
21 Brighton 74 76 62 45,976
22 Mattapan 69 65 54 34,297
23 Roslindale 69 62 59 30,846

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 186 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Brighton.

People in Brighton can walk to an average of 5 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

Photo of Devlin's in Brighton, Boston

Devlin's

Photo of Devlin's in Brighton, Boston

Devlin's

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thumbnail for Crazy Dough's PizzaThis is a great pizza place with outdoor seating for the nice weather. Enjoy your food outdoors or just have a drink read a book and relax

Voula Paras
on Crazy Dough's Pizza

Transit Score of Brighton, Boston, MA

Brighton has Excellent Transit

Transit is convenient for most trips. Find Brighton Boston apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Brighton has excellent public transportation and about 11 bus and 1 light rail lines passing through it.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from Brighton on public transit.

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Brighton has about 21 car shares from RelayRides and Zipcar.

Neighborhood Guides

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Voula Paras

I grew up in west Roxbury mass, I am currently a home maker mother of 2, am engaged, travel around Boston and surrounding towns daily. I am a motivated go getter willing to try new things with a great scence of humor. Feel free to contact me if needed any info about Boston and surrounding towns.

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Photo of El Pelón Taqueria in Brighton, Boston

El Pelón Taqueria

Photo of Devlin's in Brighton, Boston

Devlin's

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Campus Tan

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Bike Score of Brighton, Boston, MA

Brighton is Bikeable

Some bike infrastructure.

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Bike sharing is available from Hubway.

Photo of Winship Elementary School in Brighton, Boston

Winship Elementary School

Photo of Portsmouth Playground in Brighton, Boston

Portsmouth Playground

Photo of McKinney Park Mural in Brighton, Boston

McKinney Park Mural

Photo of McKinney Park Fields in Brighton, Boston

McKinney Park Fields

Photo of Hobart Park in Brighton, Boston

Hobart Park

Photo of Rogers Park Tennis Courts in Brighton, Boston

Rogers Park Tennis Courts

thumbnail for Bike LockThis is a bike locker so you can lock your bike safely, just bring you lock and key there all over town so your bike is safe while you run your errands or grab a bite to eat

Voula Paras
on Bike Lock

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Wiltshire Trail

Photo of Brighton Public Library in Brighton, Boston

Brighton Public Library

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Brighton Common

Photo of El Pelón Taqueria in Brighton, Boston

El Pelón Taqueria

thumbnail for Winship Elementary SchoolStoic School on the hill by Brighton Center with a playground & garden in the back.

Ian R Hutchinson
on Winship Elementary School

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Campus Tan

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Brighton Mills

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Industry & Commerce Sign

thumbnail for Portsmouth PlaygroundPortsmouth Park has an outdoor gym, paved track, soccer field, basketball court, & new playground.

Ian R Hutchinson
on Portsmouth Playground

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