Brighton Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
The rolling hills, meandering coastline, and blue waters near Brighton prompted English immigrants to name it after a resort town in their native land. From 1881 until annexation in 1907 this little community south of downtown Seattle was its own entity, complete with its own post office and the beginnings of a trolley line.
Most of the homes in Brighton date back to between 1940 and 1969, though there are a few Victorian and Edwardian examples from the turn of the 20th century. Later developments through the 1990s have added some apartments and townhomes to the mix, but most properties are single-family structures. The combination of architectural styles and the abundance of trees and gardens makes Brighton pleasantly pedestrian friendly. Some streets allow for panoramic views of Lake Washington and Mercer Island.
Othello Playground is on the western edge of Brighton, offering picnic sites, walking paths, play areas and a basketball court. Concerts are given on a small stage area most Sundays in the summer season. Beer Sheva Park, along the lakefront, offers a hand boat launch, more picnic sites, tennis courts, and walking paths along the water. This was the termination point of the Seattle trolley until 1936. Less than two miles north of Brighton is Genesee Park and its 2.5 acre doggie park.
Schools in the area include Brighton Elementary, Dunlap Elementary, Sharples Junior High, and Rainier Beach High School. The Buddha Jewel Monastery, First Samoan Congregational, and the Israelite Community Church of God are just a few of Brighton’s houses of worship.