B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  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
$155,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$832
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    49
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    32
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    243
    525
  • Theft
    1,215
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    81
    263

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$58,313
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    46%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

    Braidwood Reviews

    7 reviews
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    Braidwood is a small town with a strong community. There are a lot of town activities. The parks and Recreation Club are great gatherings for every one. Everyone in this town has a great attitude and are great neighbors.
    Review Braidwood
    The people here are not the best so I would probably live else where but the schools are amazing.
    The employment in the area is somewhat well. There are plenty of job opportunities for teens around here.