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6 2 Bedroom Apartments for rent in Brighton, CO

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Last updated January 22 at 3:52pm UTC
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527 Willow Pl Weld County
Lochbuie
Lochbuie, CO
Updated January 18 at 7:55pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,195
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City Guide

Brighton, CO, was named after the area of Brighton Beach in New York, but it's worlds away from the hectic nature of its Brooklyn counterpart. The city was nothing more than a railroad depot when it first started out, but since that time, it's had continuous growth -- more than 35,000 people have chosen to call the beautiful city home. And if you're looking for a 2-bedroom apartment, Brighton has you covered.

The Apartment Hunt in Brighton

Brighton may be one-ninth the size of i...

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January 2018 Brighton Rent Report

Welcome to the January 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.

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Brighton

The Apartment Hunt in Brighton

Brighton may be one-ninth the size of its nearby neighbor of Denver when it comes to land size, but there are still plenty of places to find apartments in the city. If you're looking for 2-bedroom apartments, though, you should start your search around Brighton High School.

There are a variety of 2-bedroom options near the school, and for families with younger children, Southeast Elementary School and Bromley East Charter School are also nearby. You'll find a Walmart Supercenter and Carmichael Park in this area as well, so seeking out apartments in these neighborhoods is a great starting point.

Bright Spots of Brighton

Even though Brighton is only a short drive from Denver (a huge plus if you work in the Mile High City), statistics show that it's a much safer place to live. In fact, the violent crime rate in Brighton is one-third lower than its nearby neighbor.

Additionally, the cheapest 2-bedroom apartments in Denver will set you back $1,500 a month. In Brighton, that price will get you settled into one of the more expensive communities. On average, rent for 2-bedroom units in Brighton costs right around $1,000, so this means there's plenty left over for food, recreation and even covering charter school costs if you go that route.

Speaking of brightness in Brighton, the area also offers some of the greatest weather in the state. In fact, the average high temperatures from June to September are all above 80 degrees, and this average doesn't rise above 90. That's likely why the area has its own aquatic center.

Benefits of Brighton

A 2-bedroom apartment provides a variety of benefits. It's the perfect size for families, and if you're a professional or married without children, you'll have a spare bedroom to use as a home office or guest room. The benefits of living in Brighton, though, go much further than those provided by your 2-bedroom apartment.

Just take a look at some of the great activities the city offers:

  • Brighton Oasis Family Aquatic Park
  • Armory Performing Arts Center
  • Berry Patch Farms
  • Events such as the Turkey Trot, Festival of Lights Parade, EcoFair and Eggstravaganza

There are also plenty of parks to enjoy, including Benedict Park, Bergman Park, BJAA Park and -- if you or the kids are adventurous -- the Brian Aragon Skate Park. And when it comes time to have a bit of adult relaxation, the Riverdale Golf Club is within city limits. No matter what stress life brings you, there's very little that can't be remedied by striking a golf ball as hard as possible.

Brighton certainly isn't comparable to nearby Denver, but that's a good thing in many ways. If you're looking for a 2-bedroom apartment in the area, this city has just the right amount of everything you need.

Rent Report
Brighton

January 2018 Brighton Rent Report

Welcome to the January 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 marginally over the past month

Brighton rents have declined 0.2% over the past month, but have increased significantly by 4.8% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Brighton stand at $1,220 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,550 for a two-bedroom. Brighton's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 2.7%, as well as the national average of 2.8%.

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.

  • Littleton has seen rents fall by 1.0% over the past month, the biggest drop in the metro. It's also the most expensive city in the Denver metro with a two-bedroom median of $1,820.
  • Broomfield has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 5.9%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,640, while one-bedrooms go for $1,310.
  • Denver proper has the least expensive rents in the Denver metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,310; rents went down 0.8% over the past month but rose 1.6% 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 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 4.3% in Colorado Springs and 2.6% in Fort Collins.
  • Brighton's median two-bedroom rent of $1,550 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.8% over the past year compared to the 4.8% increase in Brighton.
  • While Brighton's rents rose significantly over the past year, the city of DC saw a decrease of 0.3%.
  • 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 $1,040 $1,310 -0.8% 1.6%
Aurora $1,200 $1,520 -0.9% 4.0%
Thornton $1,400 $1,780 -0.9% 2.0%
Arvada $1,180 $1,500 -0.4% 3.5%
Westminster $1,230 $1,550 -0.4% 3.2%
Broomfield $1,310 $1,640 -0.1% 5.9%
Parker $1,430 $1,810 -0.9% 0.1%
Littleton $1,440 $1,820 -1.0% 2.1%
Brighton $1,220 $1,550 -0.2% 4.8%
Englewood $1,170 $1,490 0.2% 0.8%
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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.

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