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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$321,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$904
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%

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
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$92,686
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Braddock Heights Reviews

6 reviews
All Categories
It is a great area that looks down on Middletown Valley on one side, and the city of Frederick on the other. The view is what attracted my family to the neighborhood, as well as its friendly community. Most of the houses here are completely unique and have stood for over a century. The community center has a well-kept park and pool, which are very popular in the summer. Overall, it is a great place to live.
Review Braddock Heights
In terms of jobs in Middletown, there are not many desirable or well paying positions available, at least for college students. Any jobs within Middletown for college students are limited to working at Safeway, CVS, or one of the restaurants. I have been able to find a job that I somewhat enjoy (though I only get paid minimum wage for fixing computers) at Office Depot. Unfortunately, I have to travel a somewhat long distance for a minimum wage job, about 15 miles each way, or a 30 mile round trip.
The landscape of the valley is gorgeous, and the area in the immediate vicinity is mostly rural. There are a few different recreational parks in town, and there is a very nice nature center a few miles outside of town, though it isn't uncommon to find it inaccessible due to road conditions.