Brighton was established in 1832. It was incorporated as a village in 1867 and as a city in 1928.
Brighton has many parks nearby including Brighton Recreation Area and Kensington Metro Park. Brighton area features 56 lakes that are suitable for swimming and fishing.
Brighton is home to many different forms of art and entertainment. Performances include orchestras, choirs, plays, ballets and local bands. Free summer concerts are held in the gazebo at the Mill Pond each year and many local pubs offer live music.