B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$177,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,309
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$61,924
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Colleges

Bear Reviews

31 reviews
All Categories
I have lived in Bear all my life. The area our house is in used to be farmland. Now it is unrecognizable as it is covered in neighborhoods and stores. I liked growing up here. Suburban neighborhood, a few minutes from everything from grocery stores, movie theaters, appliance stores, library, mall, restaurants, you name it. The air probably isn't that clean because of the plant nearby, and there have been break-ins in our neighborhood lately. The quality of the area has gone down since I was younger. But overall it's a nice place to live.
Review Bear
Bear is a neighboring suburb of Newark, DE. It is convenient to most businesses such as grocery stores, small shops and various fast food and chain restaurants. It is close to Route 1 to head south towards the beaches, or north to access I-95. Christiana Mall is nearby as well as the hospital. Quality of schools need to improve as well as numerous crime-ridden developments and subsidized housing.
I enjoy living here. There are plenty of places to eat an shop in both walking and driving distance. The area for the most part is quiet and peaceful, which is what i like about it the most, and the people in the area are friendly. Plenty of good, established schools nearby as well as parks and gyms.