Brightwood is an area that has experienced redevelopment recently, and is now a modern area with great new businesses, and comfortable homes and condos. Residents here usually take the Fort Totten Metro Station for their travel, as it is withing close walking distance of Brightwood.
Brightwood is a difficult to define area. One thing is for sure, it is just underneath the very top northern point, and Brightwood Park. Nearby neighborhoods include Shepherd Park and Takoma to the north, Manor Park to the east, and Sixteenth Street Heights and Petworth to the south.