At The Crossroads of Michigan
The Charter Township of Brighton is one of those peaceful communities that helps make the fabric of America. Our tree lined expressways provide a rural look to the traveler; but behind those trees is a bustling community filled with nearly 18,000 great people, 25 named lakes, a rural atmosphere and a friendly smile.
But with the millions of vehicles passing through the Charter Township of Brighton each year a serene peaceful co-existence has been achieved.
The Charter Township of Brighton most prominent man-made feature is its expressways. Over 12 miles of expressway that serve the major population centers of Michigan are in our township. I-96, connecting the Metro Detroit area with Lansing and Grand Rapids, crosses U.S. 23, which connects Ann Arbor / Ypsilanti with Flint, Saginaw and Bay City. They cross right here. We are truly 'at the crossroads of Michigan'
Charter Township Status
We are a "Charter Township" that derives its authority from state law. Our township boards, commissions and committees are comprised of citizens, volunteering their time, to make this a good place to live. As you browse through this website you'll meet some of them. As a resident, you too are encouraged to volunteer your time to help in making the Charter Township of Brighton a great place to be.
Welcome to our township, we hope you'll stay awhile!