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122 Apartments for rent in Brighton, CO

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Last updated February 23 at 11:31pm UTC
Bridge Square Apartments
90 S 18th Ave
Brighton, CO
Updated February 22 at 12:58am UTC
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
4484 Tumbleweed Dr
Brighton, CO
Updated February 22 at 11:40am UTC
3 Bedrooms
416 Mt. Lindsey St
Brighton, CO
Updated February 22 at 11:40am UTC
3 Bedrooms
356 Mt. Eolus
Brighton, CO
Updated February 22 at 11:39am UTC
3 Bedrooms
4333 Mt Lincoln St
Brighton, CO
Updated February 22 at 11:38am UTC
3 Bedrooms
12142 Village Circle West
Brighton, CO
Updated February 22 at 11:38am UTC
3 Bedrooms
5538 Longs Peak St
Brighton, CO
Updated February 22 at 11:38am UTC
3 Bedrooms
471 Grey Swallow St
Brighton, CO
Updated February 22 at 11:37am UTC
5 Bedrooms
3555 E 140th Pl
Brighton, CO
Updated February 22 at 9:35am UTC
3 Bedrooms
12360 Village Circle
Brighton, CO
Updated February 20 at 11:35am UTC
3 Bedrooms
4845 Mt. Evans
Brighton, CO
Updated February 17 at 11:46am UTC
3 Bedrooms
10224 Telluride Way
Commerce City, CO
Updated February 22 at 11:39am UTC
3 Bedrooms
9998 Idalia Street
Commerce City
Commerce City, CO
Updated February 22 at 11:38am UTC
4 Bedrooms
12614 Cherry St
Thornton, CO
Updated February 22 at 11:37am UTC
3 Bedrooms
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12850 Jasmine St
Brighton, CO
Updated February 23 at 7:10pm UTC
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13337 Olive Street
Brighton, CO
Updated February 23 at 11:55am UTC
4 Bedrooms
4829 Mt Cameron Dr
Brighton, CO
Updated February 23 at 1:41am UTC
4 Bedrooms
116 Pioneer Place
Brighton, CO
Updated February 20 at 11:42am UTC
3 Bedrooms
527 Willow Pl Weld County
Lochbuie, CO
Updated February 22 at 11:40am UTC
2 Bedrooms
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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.

Rent Report

February 2018 Brighton Rent Report

Welcome to the February 2018 Brighton Rent Report. Brighton rents declined 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 declined significantly over the past month

Brighton rents have declined 0.5% over the past month, but are up moderately by 3.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Brighton stand at $1,210 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,540 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in November of last year. Brighton's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 2.7%, as well as the national average of 2.6%.

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 6.0%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,640, while one-bedrooms go for $1,310.
  • Over the past month, Littleton has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.1%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,800, while one-bedrooms go for $1,420.
  • Denver proper has the least expensive rents in the Denver metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,310; rents rose 2.1% over the past year but remained flat month-over-month.
  • Parker has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Denver metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,800; rents were down 0.4% over the past month but remained flat year-over-year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Brighton

As rents have increased moderately in Brighton, a few large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Brighton is less affordable for renters.

  • Rents increased moderately in other cities across the state, with Colorado as a whole logging rent growth of 2.7% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 4.1% in Colorado Springs and 1.9% in Fort Collins.
  • Brighton's median two-bedroom rent of $1,540 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.6% over the past year compared to the 3.4% rise in Brighton.
  • While Brighton's rents rose moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.6%), San Diego (+3.0%), and Seattle (+2.4%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Brighton than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,020, 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 $1,030 $1,310 -0.0% 2.1%
Aurora $1,190 $1,510 -0.4% 3.9%
Thornton $1,390 $1,760 -0.7% 1.5%
Arvada $1,180 $1,490 -0.5% 3.8%
Westminster $1,230 $1,550 -0.1% 3.5%
Broomfield $1,310 $1,640 0.0% 6.0%
Parker $1,430 $1,800 -0.4% 0.0%
Littleton $1,420 $1,800 -1.1% 1.0%
Brighton $1,210 $1,540 -0.5% 3.4%
Englewood $1,190 $1,500 1.1% 1.5%
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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.