Explore Brighton, MI

Brighton is one of the most vibrant areas in the state of Michigan. Not only do we have great recreational areas, but also tremendous shopping, dining and commerce. Whether Downtown Brighton is your home town or if you are just interested in a visit, we have something to offer everyone:

  • A vibrant downtown community where neighbors and visitors still wave to one another.
  • An exciting dining and nightlife destination with over 25 unique restaurants and bars.
  • A lively shopping community with trendy boutiques, unique gifts, popular jewelry & accessories, and much more.
  • A contemporary strolling community with exclusive outdoor art exhibits, beautiful millpond, and a plethora of walking paths.
  • A family friendly downtown with a community playground, candy and treat shops, and family activities.

 Brighton is a suburb in metro Detroit located in the southeast portion of Livingston County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 7,444. Brighton forms part of the South Lyon-Howell-Brighton Urban Area. It is one of two incorporated cities in Livingston County, and incorporates land that was once part of Brighton, Green Oak and Genoa townships.



Brighton was established in 1832. The Brighton Hotel at the corner of Main and Grand River was the location of the election that officially gave Brighton the status of an incorporated village on March 25, 1867. A stagecoach en route from Lansing to Detroit – a four to six day trip at the time! - traveled through Brighton three times a week. By July 1871 the railroad had come to Brighton, which had a significant influence on the prosperity of the area, and by April 1881 the stagecoach lines were discontinued. Brighton became the second city in Livingston County in 1928, which gave them representation on the Livingston County Board of Supervisors and increased bonding capability for operational expenses¹.

Brighton is proud of its history and is home to the Brighton Area Historical Society

¹ Excerpt from “From Settlement to City – Brighton, Michigan 1832-1945” by Carol McMacken. Also see “Images of America: The Brighton Area” by General Pratt with the Brighton Area Historical Society. Both books are available for sale at the Brighton Area Historical Society.

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