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159 Apartments for rent in Brighton, CO

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Last updated December 12 at 10:16pm UTC
Bridge Square Apartments
90 S 18th Ave
Brighton, CO
Updated December 6 at 10:51pm UTC
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
5070 Golden Eagle Pkwy
Brighton, CO
Updated December 12 at 10:03pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
385 Longspur Drive
Brighton, CO
Updated December 12 at 9:57pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
13337 Olive Street
Brighton, CO
Updated December 12 at 7:29pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
81 W Southern St Number 2
Brighton, CO
Updated December 4 at 11:24am UTC
2 Bedrooms
14597 Gaylord Street
Brighton, CO
Updated November 30 at 11:02am UTC
3 Bedrooms
13610 Garfield St Unit B
Brighton, CO
Updated November 29 at 11:17am UTC
3 Bedrooms
5187 Pelican Street
Brighton, CO
Updated November 28 at 10:35am UTC
3 Bedrooms
14049 Garfield St
Brighton, CO
Updated November 21 at 11:19am UTC
3 Bedrooms
15001 Brighton Road
Brighton, CO
Updated November 15 at 12:01pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
10772 Xanadu St
Commerce City
Commerce City, CO
Updated December 12 at 10:03pm UTC
5 Bedrooms
15623 Iola Street
Todd Creek
Todd Creek, CO
Updated December 11 at 11:00am UTC
4 Bedrooms
Results within 1 miles of Brighton, CO
11537 Jasper St
Buffalo Run
Commerce City, CO
Updated December 11 at 10:26am UTC
3 Bedrooms
11244 River Oaks Lane
Commerce City
Commerce City, CO
Updated December 7 at 10:59am UTC
3 Bedrooms
527 Willow Pl Weld County
Lochbuie, CO
Updated November 15 at 11:51am UTC
2 Bedrooms
Results within 5 miles of Brighton, CO
15724 East 97th Avenue
Commerce City
Commerce City, CO
Updated December 12 at 7:27pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
13734 Ulster St
Thornton, CO
Updated December 12 at 9:04pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
14726 Gaylord Street
Brighton, CO
Updated December 6 at 11:22am UTC
4 Bedrooms
12145 Helena St
Brighton, CO
Updated November 28 at 10:32am UTC
3 Bedrooms
City Guide
Moving to Brighton

Moving here is fairly straightforward. You will need to submit an application with references for all adults. The best references are from your current and former employers as well as your past landlord. While you probably won't have to account for every residence since you were a wee toddler, you should be prepared to provide references for about the last three to five years, and maybe a little longer if you tend to move every time your lease is up. Don't forget references for your furry four-legged family members, too. Check the individual pet policies if you own a Great Dane or a "rowdy" dog, as many places will not rent to people with large dogs or dogs from the so-called vicious breeds list. 

What it Will Cost You

The smaller the apartment, the less you'll pay in rent, but overall any size apartment in Brighton is reasonably priced. Save money -- and simplify your monthly budgeting by scoring an all bills paid studio, 1 or 2 bedroom. When you start looking for 4 bedrooms or more, it may be more economical to rent a house instead.

Living in Brighton

Because of the size of this city, individual neighborhoods are not really an issue. However you don't want to let the size of this community concern you; there is a lot of activity with the city limits!

Local Character

Several community events throughout the year bring residents out of their homes, including free concerts featuring local, state and national talent. These concerts are always on Saturday evenings and are free. The Culturefest every June highlights the culture and history of the community with entertainment, food and activities that the whole family will love. Every year in December, the town is transformed into a winter wonderland for the winter festival and lights parade. Starting just before noon, there is entertainment and activities along with plenty of great food. A light parade with dozens of lighted floats closes out the day's events.

Never Go Hungry

Of course, there are also great local restaurants in Brighton. You will find the normal run of the mill franchise places, but don't skip the excellent local places as well. Lauer-Krauts is one place you'll want to try with its incredible homemade stuffed buns and the desserts that will keep you coming back and packing on the pounds! The German-chocolate brownies are outstanding but the Cherry Kouga is worth ever single calorie. For a great Mexican feast, visit La Estrellita. This family run business produces the best cheese and onion enchiladas this side of Mexico! They also have a large menu with plenty of of freshly prepared items and their make their own sauces. They will also transform any menu item into a vegetarian dish at your request.

If you are looking for a place to get a cold beer and watch the game try Jordinelli's on Main Street. They serve traditional bar snacks, and the beer is ice cold. You can catch live music and special events practically every week at Jordinelli's as well, making it about the most fun you can have at night in Brighton.

December 2018 Brighton Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2018 Brighton Rent Report. Brighton rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Brighton rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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Rent Report

December 2018 Brighton Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2018 Brighton Rent Report. Brighton rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Brighton rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Brighton rents increase sharply over the past month

Brighton rents have increased 1.3% over the past month, and are up significantly by 4.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Brighton stand at $1,270 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,620 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in September. Brighton's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.8%, as well as the national average of 1.3%.

Rents rising across the Denver Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Brighton, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Denver metro, all of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Broomfield has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 5.5%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,730, while one-bedrooms go for $1,380.
  • Over the past month, Parker has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.4%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,850, while one-bedrooms go for $1,460.
  • Denver proper has the least expensive rents in the Denver metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,340; rents fell 0.2% over the past month but rose 1.9% over the past year.
  • Thornton has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Denver metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,880; rents grew 0.3% over the past month and 5.1% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Brighton

As rents have increased significantly in Brighton, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most large cities across the country, Brighton is less affordable for renters.

  • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, with Colorado as a whole logging rent growth of 1.8% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.5% in Fort Collins and 1.5% in Colorado Springs.
  • Brighton's median two-bedroom rent of $1,620 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 4.2% rise in Brighton.
  • While Brighton's rents rose significantly over the past year, the city of Seattle saw a decrease of 0.4%.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Brighton than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,060, where Brighton is more than one-and-a-half times that price.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.
City Median 1BR price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Denver $1,060 $1,340 -0.2% 1.9%
Aurora $1,230 $1,560 -0.3% 1.9%
Thornton $1,480 $1,880 0.3% 5.1%
Arvada $1,220 $1,540 0.4% 2.7%
Westminster $1,280 $1,620 0.1% 3.7%
Broomfield $1,380 $1,730 0.2% 5.5%
Parker $1,460 $1,850 -1.4% 1.2%
Littleton $1,470 $1,850 -0.0% 0.8%
Brighton $1,270 $1,620 1.3% 4.2%
Englewood $1,210 $1,530 0.7% 2.9%
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Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.


Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.