As you drive on the highway out of Denver, away from the city towards the towns surrounding, you may find yourself on US-85 heading towards a town called Brighton, Colorado. Just a hop, skip and jump away from Denver, or about a thirty minute drive, this small town has a lot of character as well as a lot of history. First established as a city back in the 1860’s, Brighton first possessed the name Hughes Station because of the Hughes Stagecoach Station that was built as well as the Boulder Valley Railroad. During that time, Hughes Station was a place for the railroad and fur traders to stop as everything was expanding west. In 1881, the City of Brighton was born, named after the birthplace of the founder Daniel Carmichael’s wife. From that point on, Brighton continued to grow and thrive as a city as it continues to do to this day.
Today I have a listing that I am working on that is located in Brighton, CO. I am excited for this listing because I live in Brighton so it's close to my home and my heart as I am raising my family here.
I moved to Brighton three years ago and let me tell you it was not a move I wanted to make. When I thought of Brighton I though it was too far east, didn't have anything going on and it was just not interested. When we started to look for a home we wanted something unique and custom, on some land and a place where we could maybe have horses and just spread out a little. When you are a Realtor you work with people all day, you are in your car a lot and all you want to do when you come home is relax and enjoy your family and loved ones.
My husband sent me a listing in Brighton and said we should go check out this home. I said "no way, I am not moving to Brighton". He asked me several times to go look at it and every time I turned it down. He was persistent with me and then just scheduled the showing and I was kicking and screaming all the way there. Well, that just happened to be the home we had been looking for and believe me we were looking for an entire year.
Once we got settled in we realized that Brighton was not that far and there was actually a little downtown area that was screaming for some attention. So I started to get to know Brighton a little better and even got involved a little with the redevelopment of the old Brighton Buddhist church. I met with the city of Brighton and the Brighton Economic Development committee and learned that there is a lot planned for Brighton and the city is working hard to support the small business that are currently there, bring in new small businesses so that more people and families will move here and see what a great city it is.
For my listing today I had the the photography done by @NoahBergPhotography and a drone video shoot done by@B&GCameraNautics and the video production will be done by Wade Holland @WadeHollandMedia. I have never used a drone before as most of my listings are in an urban setting in Downtown Denver so it was a really fun experience.
Well, you probably thought I was going to give you all the details didn't you. Nope, you will have to wait until next week when the listing and video goes live.