Introduction to Brighton, New York
Brighton, New York, in Monroe county, is 3 miles E of Rochester, New York and 69 miles E of Buffalo, New York. The town is conveniently located inside the Rochester metropolitan area. There are an estimated 35,584 people in Brighton.
This town was first settled in by Europeans in 1790. It was not formally established, however, until 1814, still making it one of the oldest towns of Monroe County. It was named after Brighton, England, and developed as a brick making and farming community until the 20th century.
Brighton and nearby Attractions
- The Historic Buckland Farmhouse
- Adirondack Park Preserve
- Lake Clear
- Rainbow Lake
Things To Do In Brighton
The Brighton Recreation Open House plans and organizes games and fun activities throughout the year. There are a number of lakes and parks in the area which provide a soothing and relaxing atmosphere. They also have facilities like playgrounds, picnic pavilions, indoor and outdoor pools and sports fields and cours.
Greater Rochester International Airport is nearby.
Brighton Higher Education
Nazareth College of Rochester, Saint John Fisher College, the University of Rochester and Monroe Community College are in the neighborhood.