New Brighton is something of a hodgepodge with respect to land use. While some areas are strictly residential, the area to the east of Old Highway 8 is a crazy quilt of small manufacturers, office buildings and a large pole yard where thousands of telephone poles are visible.
New Brighton also has a large supply of apartments, mostly along Old Highway 8 and Silver Lake Road, the two primary north/south arterial routes in town. While some of the east/west routes carry more traffic than others, these routes are often residential streets. The one exception is Interstate 694, which bisects the city roughly in the middle. More to come.