A small community in northwest Boston, Brighton is located near Cambridge in Suffolk County. Settled in 1630, Brighton, once part of Cambridge, was annexed to Boston in 1873. As home to several colleges and universities, this neighborhood enjoys a large student population.
Colleges and Universities near or in Brighton include Harvard, Boston College, Berklee College of Music, and Everest Institute. Saint John’s Seminary, completed in 1884, sold 61 acres to Boston College for its School of Theology and Ministry.
One of many historic sites in Brighton, the Bell in Hand Tavern was built in 1795 and is the oldest tavern in the United States. The Faneuil Hall Marketplace, adjacent to historic Faneuil Hall, has been in operation for 250 years and is home to dozens of shops, restaurants, and pubs.
Brighton is the perfect location for apartment hunters looking for a youthful, dynamic town.