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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Brea is a suburb of Los Angeles with a population of 42,678. Brea is in Orange County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Brea offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Brea there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Brea and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Brea are highly rated.

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About Brea...
Population
42,678

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$660,400
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,851
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    74.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    22.6
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    65.7
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    382.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,738.1
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    163.1
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    national  12%

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