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Brighton - vs. Stats

Brighton - vs. Stats

TOWN OF BRIGHTON
Quick Facts and Stats:


Land Size: 36 Sq. Miles
Population: 1450
Median Household Income: $70,078.00
Year Settled: 1838
Brighton is a TOWN located in the northwestern corner of Kenosha, just east of Town of Paris and also bordering Dover (Town of Dover) on the North, the Village of Salem Lakes on the South; and Wheatland and Burlington on the West.
Kenosha County Municipalities map


Bordered on the north by the Town of Dover on the West by the Towns of Wheatland and Burlington, and on the South by the village of Salem Lakes (recently incorporated from the the Towns of Salem and Trevor and adjacent to the Village of Paddock Lake. 


According to the town website, the town/area as settled originally in 1838 by a Dr. Johnson and a Mr. Wightman who along with other settlers bought government owned land for 1.25 an acre. 


(If you are a "history buff" here is a little more on the actual  HISTORY OF BRIGHTON from the town website)


On of the best features of this sleepy little town is Brighton Dale Links, a 45 hole public golf course, (TWO 18 hole course and a 9 hold course too)  The largest public course in the area and managed by the Kenosha County Park System, its is a great course to just walk on for a game of 9 or 18 holes or to plan an outing. 



Brighton is also known for being the home of Bong State Recreation Area.  Initially developed to be a US Air Force Base in the 1950's, changes in technology at the time made the functionality and the need for a northern tier Fighter-interceptor base was obsolete before the base could become operational and the 4,515 acre tract of land was granted to the State of Wisconsin and developed into a state park and one of the largest managed prairies preserves in the midwest.  The prairie and surrounding woods serve as a wildlife preserve where several species of birds including sandhill cranes, and great blue herons often nest and can be seen often by bird enthausiasts. 


There are currently 8.3 miles (13 km) of mountain bike trails at the park as well as several other recreational activities supported including swimming, ATV trails, snowmobile trails, cross country skiing, land sailing, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, camping with amenities, high power rocketry, and recreational model airplane takeoff and landing strips.



SCHOOLS SERVING BRIGHTON:


Public


Brighton Elementary School:  http://www.brightonschool.net


Grades K-8


Westosha Central High School: http://www.westosha.k12.wi.us/


Westosha High School serves the communities of Bristol, Paris, Brighton, Salem Lakes (Salem, and Paddock Lake) and some of Brighton.  Wisconsin has an Open Enrollment options where students can also potentially attend other area public schools. 



Some parts of Brighton are in the Wheatland School District and the Union Grove High School District


Private


Providence Catholic School