Other Cities Near Brighton
— Neighborhood of Boston —
The Chestnut Hill Reservoir is located in the Brighton
neighborhood. (Boston College can be seen in the background).
Nickname(s): Little Cambridge, South Cambridge, Third Parish (all archaic)
February 24, 1807
Annexed by Boston
January 5, 1874
• Summer (DST)
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is a dissolved municipality and current neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, United States, and is located in the northwest corner of the city. It is named after the town of Brighton
in the English city of Brighton
and Hove. For its first 160 years Brighton
was part of Cambridge and was known as “Little Cambridge." Throughout much of its early history it was a rural town with a significant commercial center at its east end. Brighton
separated from Cambridge in 1807 after a bridge dispute and was later annexed to Boston, in 1874. It is now a large community jointly with the adjacent neighborhood of Allston. Its population is predominantly white and Asian, with smaller numbers of Latinos and African Americans.