The City of Brighton is conveniently located 20 minutes north of Denver. This northeastern Denver suburb sits along the banks of the South Platte River. Brighton combines a small-town atmosphere with rich cultural and historical roots, which is evident as one drives down its main street.
The town was named after Brighton Beach, New York. Brighton was founded in the 1870s as a stage / railroad depot and farming community. The town was originally named Hughes Station. The town was incorporated in 1887.