Living in Brighton
The Town of Brighton- named after Brighton, England is situated on the southeast border of The City of Rochester. Settled in 1790 and established in 1814, it is recognized as one of the oldest towns in Monroe County. Brighton remained an agricultural and brick-making community until the 20th century when the town began evolving into the upscale, suburban, residential area it is today. Though Brighton lacks an actual downtown center, The Twelve Corners area is considered the main hub. Winton Road, Elmwood Avenue, and Monroe Avenue all intersect there, creating 12 distinct corners, in addition to hosting both the Brighton Middle School and Brighton High School. The Erie Canal runs through Brighton, in addition to the Erie Canal Heritage Trail- one of the largest maintained, continuous trails in the country!