The neighborhood of Brighton covers 2.78 square miles and is bordered by the Charles River and the neighborhoods of Newton and Brookline. There are approximately 42,700 residents in Brighton, the greater percentage being comprised of Caucasians. The average age of a Brighton resident is 32.2, making Brighton one of the 'youngest' neighborhoods in Boston. Cost of living is 30% higher than the national average and the median home price is about 50% greater than the national median.
While in Brighton, you'll have no trouble find economical dining opportunities as the area is popular for student housing. Chestnut Hill Reservoir offers a mile-and-a-half jogging loop and the Brighton-Allston Heritage Museum offers walking tours of the neighborhood. If you're into wine, or want to learn about it, visit the Boston Wine School while you're in town for some quick lessons on wine and cheese.