Brighton is a popular suburb located at the south-east border of the city of Rochester, NY. It is the oldest town in Monroe County and was established in 1814. It is 15.6 square miles and has a dense suburban feel with a variety of architectural styles at all different price points making this a very accessible community for home ownership. It is home to the University of Rochester, Strong Hospital, and Monroe Community College. Notable Brighton residents are Frederick Douglas who was the leader of the Underground Railroad, Winston Duke an actor known for his work in Black Panther, and Kristen Wig an actor known for her work on Saturday Night Live and the movie Bridesmaids. Many of the neighborhoods are heavily treed with old fashioned streetlights and sidewalks making Brighton a highly walkable community. The Erie Canal with the heavily used canal path meanders through Brighton and is a popular recreation destination. Services are integrated throughout the community with gyms, parks, restaurants, coffee shops, churches, and synagogues scattered throughout the community. Brighton residents value education with almost 40% report having a graduate degree compared to the national average of 12%. It is no surprise to learn that these people would gravitate to Brighton which has a highly ranked school district. Both the high school and middle school are located at what residents consider the heart of the town, 12 Corners. It was aptly named as this is where the main thoroughfares of Elmwood Avenue, Monroe Avenue, and Winton Road, all converge within the town
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