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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$204,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$841
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    154
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    26
    41
  • Robbery
    77
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    496
    525
  • Theft
    1,813
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    43
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$47,597
National
$53,889
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Brattleboro Reviews

17 reviews
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Brattleboro is a wonderful town to grow up in. It is a vibrant and progressive community with a wonderful art scene and fantastic educators. However, Brattleboro faces a severe lack of jobs. It is also grappling with a growing opiate epidemic that has made the town less safe and more riddled with tragedy. Brattleboro is also seriously lacking in diversity, which does not make it an easy place for minorities to feel comfortable.
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Small town with lots of opportunities to be involved in different organizations. Jobs aren't easy, but the community of people are great and resources can be abundant if you know where to look.
Brattleboro, Vermont is a fantastic town for a young liberal to live in if they prefer the company of older adults. I greatly enjoy Brattleboro because I am a young liberal who enjoys the company of older adults. Unfortunately Brattleboro is located in between the major New England cities and Canada, so there is a great deal of drug trafficking. However there is also a great deal of local art and artists, along with a strong sense of community and a push for local foods.