Popular with young professionals and students for its affordable housing, Brighton is one of Boston’s most exciting neighborhoods — a place where you can get a great “bang for your buck.” Other great Boston areas like Downtown and Cambridge are very accessible from Brighton, with multiple Green Line “T” stops and bus lines; however, Brighton residents can easily find fun right at home. Brighton boasts its own vibrant nightlife, with many restaurants and bars found throughout the neighborhood.
Brighton borders and is closely associated with Allston. The two areas are often referred to simply as Allston-Brighton. Brighton is slightly less densely populated than Allston and thus a bit quieter. Many important businesses and institutions are located in and around Brighton. St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and the Franciscan Children’s Hospital also call Brighton home and are two of its largest employers.