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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$550,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,587
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%

Brea Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    112
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    5
    41
  • Robbery
    74
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    364
    1
  • Theft
    2,462
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    164
    0

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$83,717
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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Brea Reviews

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Brea was once a farming community about 60 years ago and since then has established growing possibilities for families, and smaller businesses. Though Brea is small it's an amazing city to live, very safe, child friendly, and all the large corporate stores aren't far away. Brea is clean, a small night light, things aren't open til 2 am usually, and very suburbian.
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Brea is one of those places that are hard to believe is as ideal as it is. Unlike many other cities in the world, Brea offers unparalleled courtesy and compassion from those who live in it. Everyone is always respectful of others' wishes and also always are willing to lend a helping hand to those who need one. It truly is extraordinary to see such a peaceful and prosperous heaven as Brea.
Brea has great public schools, nightlife, and is very safe and family friendly. The cost of living is moderately high. Part time job opportunities are great as there are many surrounding shopping centers.