Features several gorgeous greenspaces, parks, lakes, and recreational areas, making it a perfect spot for nature enthusiasts.

Welcome to Brighton


A trendy and bustling contemporary city

Known for its trendy boutique shops, lively entertainment, and destination dining, Brighton is an exciting place to live within the Detroit Metro area. With its convenient location along two major highway systems, Brighton residents enjoy easy access to many major Michigan cities. Downtown Detroit is under an hour's drive away, and Ann Arbor and Novi are a commute of just 30 minutes. In addition, the state capital of Lansing is also a short commute, and many who work in the city live in Brighton.

Brighton features several gorgeous greenspaces, parks, lakes, and recreational areas, making it a perfect spot for nature enthusiasts. Plus, winter skiing is a favorite pastime of locals looking for an afternoon of excitement in the snow. The area also enjoys exceptional shopping and dining spots in its lively city atmosphere.

What to Love

  • Trendy boutique shops
  • Easy commute to Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Novi
  • Access to parks and recreation areas near the Great Lakes

Local Lifestyle


The urban-suburban feel of Brighton creates a fun lifestyle for residents. Brighton has access to many small lakes and wildlife areas in the heart of the Great Lakes region. Winters are blessed with moderate to heavy snowfall, creating a perfect setting for winter outdoor enthusiasts. During the summer, residents can enjoy fishing, hiking, and biking at many local parks and reserves.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping


Brighton is the place to go for fantastic shopping and dining options, and residents enjoy the vibrant feel of their city. Stillwater Grill is a local favorite, with its casual atmosphere and an amazing view of South Ore Creek; it is a beautiful place to spend an evening with friends and family. They are known for their seafood, steaks, and hearty portion sizes.

Great Harvest Bread Company is a regional favorite located on Main Street and has the tastiest loaves of bread and other baked goods. Walking into Great Harvest is an experience; the smell of freshly baked bread and the staff's warm smiles make you feel welcome and at home. They offer breakfast and lunch sandwiches made with their freshly baked loaves of bread and incredible coffee and espresso drinks.

For an exciting night out with friends, The POUND! Bar and Grill provides a lively atmosphere and the perfect spot to watch a Michigan State game or other sporting events. They are known for their fantastic walleye sandwich and beer-battered fries that you can enjoy while sitting on the rooftop deck or in the industrial dining area with an eclectic mix of décor.

The walkable Main Street is the shopping center of Brighton. The cute boutiques draw people from all over the area. The Artisan’s Bench is perfect for finding unique home décor, jewelry, or gifts. Find the perfect outfit at Rosy's Boutique, a women's clothing store known for its casual styles and community involvement. The Green Oaks Village Place Mall is an excellent outlet for all the name brands we have grown to love.

Things to Do


Brighton's location gives residents access to many amazing parks and recreation areas. One local favorite is the Brighton Recreation Area, a great place to spend time with family and friends. The recreation area includes numerous hiking, biking, and walking trails, allowing horse riding as well. In addition, the multiple lakes are great for swimming, fishing, and boating. The park also offers various types of camping spots, including rustic cabins.

Another local favorite is the Mt. Brighton Ski Resort. Winters in Michigan are a time to play, and skiing is a large part of the culture. Along with skiing, Brighton residents enjoy the many amenities here, with multiple dining options and retail shops. The resort also offers ski lessons. During the off-season, areas of the resort are available to rent for weddings and other events.

Summer brings outdoor entertainment and festivals to the Brighton area, and locals enjoy going out on the town. A Taste of Brighton is a local festival celebrating everything the city offers. Attendees can experience food from local restaurants while browsing products from retail shops in the area. The event includes bounce houses, a rock wall, and other kid-focused activities. In addition, there is live music and street entertainment for everyone to enjoy.

The July 4th Parade is another local favorite. Residents enjoy coming together to celebrate the birth of a nation. Watching classic cars, floats, marching bands, fire trucks, and other entertainment strolling down the street is a perfect way to spend the afternoon leading up to a fireworks display at dusk. You’ll want to get up early so you don’t miss the 4th of July pancake feed at the fire station.



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