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Living in Brighton, Massachusetts:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

three local experts

If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Brighton, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked three people living in Brighton what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:


3 comments on “Brighton”

Brighton’s not a bad spot in the Boston area to be if you’re looking to save money on rent. It, like Allston, is full of students, albeit it’s substantially less rowdy than Allston itself. There’s not a ton to say about Brighton. It has a hospital (St. Elizabeth’s) and an array of restaurants to choose from.

Jessica, says: 2020

Boston is a city full of rich history and buzzing with life, although a new resident should be prepared to bundle up for bitter winters. During January through March, Bostonians hunker down in their old apartments and stock up on shovels and cones to defend their parking spot. Come May, flowers begin to bloom and life resumes with a renewed, thrilling energy.

If you’re moving to Brighton, or majorly Boston as a whole, know the area is not very friendly to cars. All major neighborhoods of Boston (e.g., Allston-Brighton, South Boston, Back Bay, Fenway/Kenmore, etc.) offer limited parking, most of which require resident-only permits and most likely the need to parallel park! Also, because Boston is a major city, there is almost always traffic/congestion wherever you go. Public transportation is the way to go!

Amanda, says: 2020

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