About Brighton Main Streets

Established in 1997, Brighton Main Streets was one of many Boston neighborhoods to implement a Main Streets district after the success of Main Streets America’s UrbanMain Program launch in Boston. Since then, the Brighton Main Streets business district has strived to maintain its attractive, vibrant, and pedestrian-friendly commercial center. It is comprised of two neighborhood hubs located along Washington Street– Brighton Center and Oak Square. The area includes over 150 small businesses and independent restaurants as well as a YMCA health club, two libraries, a police station and district court house.

Families, young professionals, and students all make Brighton their home because of its small town feel with big city amenities. Historic homes and “triple-deckers” line the streets of this charming neighborhood, located in the northwest corner of Boston.

Mission Statement: Brighton Main Streets is dedicated to the improvement of Brighton’s neighborhood commercial district and quality of life in the community. We strive to enhance the appearance of our stores, diversify the business mix and services in our community, keep our neighborhood clean, and promote Brighton as a destination within the city of Boston while encouraging residents to support the local economy.

Love Your Block – Brighton Center Neighborhood Clean-Up

In 2015, the City of Boston launched Love Your Block with the goal of to uniting neighbors and communities through physical service, engagement, and youth development. This year Brighton Main Streets is leading a 2021 project in Brighton Center on May 15th, we have the day planned as follows:

9:00AM Coffee and Donuts at Brighton Main Streets Office (358 Washington St.)
Donuts are donated by Cafe Mirror
10:00AM(ish) Volunteers will be sent to one of three projects
Brighton Center: pick-up trash, planting flowers, pulling weeds, spread mulch
Washington Street: pick-up trash, pulling weeds/overgrown grass, spread mulch to traffic islands
Brighton Common: pick-up trash, planting flowers, pulling weeds, spread mulch
12:00 Wrap-up projects

If you are interested in joining us on May 15th, email our Executive Director, Aidan McDonough, at director@brightonmainstreets.org!

2021 Brighton Farmers Market

All Upcoming Events

Brighton Main Streets regularly sponsors and advertises community events. Check out what’s coming up!

Learn About Brighton’s Best!

You can search our online business directory to learn more about the businesses and services available in Brighton.