Brighton is a vibrant, close-knit Colorado city that deeply values its history and agricultural roots while embracing progress, innovation and sustainable growth. Conveniently located 20 miles north of downtown Denver, 20 minutes from Denver International Airport and about 30 minutes from Boulder, Brighton has attracted residents who want to feel like they are part of a small town while having access to the amenities of larger urban areas, making it the ideal location for nearly 40,000 residents.
As the county seat for Adams County, we offer a diverse demographic population and a strong, well-educated workforce. Local industry includes energy, healthcare, retail, hospitality, higher education, agriculture, and manufacturing. The community is home to a satellite campus for Front Range Community College and is in proximity to many of Colorado's premier colleges and universities.