Brighton is located in southeastern Michigan's Livingston County. Brighton is located half-way between the Detroit Metro area and Lansing, and half-way between Ann Arbor and Flint. Brighton is an ideal location it has both the commuter life style while still retaining small town charm and atmosphere.
The town hosts a diverse economy which includes auto manufacturing, plastics, technology and wood products.Originally founded in 1832 by its first settler, Maynard Maltby. The population in Brighton is 7,184 people and has seen a growth of 8.39 percent since the 2000 census. The median home cost is $167,250.
The Brighton public schools spend $6,417 per student and there are 21 students per teacher. The school system is a collection of nationally and state-recognized institutions of excellence. Brighton High School has been a contender for one of the 1000 best high schools in the country by Newsweek.