Apartments For Rent in Brighton, Boston
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What's it like to live in Brighton?
Brighton offers a wide variety of green spaces to enjoy, despite its sometimes busy ambience. Most locations in the neighborhood have fairly good access to public green spaces, including Chestnut Hill Reservation and Cunningham Park, since there are over 50 of them nearby for residents to visit. Many sections of Brighton is quite quiet, although there are still several noisier sections, especially closer to Massachusetts Turnpike or the railway line.
What kinds of homes are available in Brighton?
About three quarters of the population of this neighborhood rent their home and one quarter are owners. In this neighborhood, roughly 45% of dwellings are large apartment buildings, while the rest are mainly small apartment buildings and duplexes. This area experienced its biggest building boom prior to the 1960s, so most of the available housing stock is from this era. This neighborhood is primarily composed of one bedroom and two bedroom homes.
What are the schools, restaurants and shopping like in Brighton?
It is usually possible for property renters in Brighton to shop for general and specialty groceries by walking. Moreover, this neighborhood is a fairly good place in which to eat out or go to a cafe. It is also a reasonably short distance to a decent variety of clothing stores. In terms of education, it is a short walk to get to both primary and secondary schools from most homes for rent in Brighton. Besides public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools.
What are the best ways to get around in Brighton?
Regardless of the medium of transportation, it is simple to move around in Brighton. A majority of the houses for rent in this part of Boston-Cambridge-Newton are located in areas that are very suitable for walking; running common errands is especially convenient on foot, and a good number of businesses of different types can be found as well. Renters can rely on public transit to travel in Brighton. Residents can count on the Boston Landing Station with access to the Framingham/Worcester Line. There are approximately 10 bus lines crossing the neighborhood, and bus stops are generally nearby. Brighton is also reasonably car friendly. It is easy to find a parking spot, and it is a rather short drive to the nearest highway from any home in this area.