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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$145,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$771
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%

Breaux Bridge Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    275
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    36
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,063
    1
  • Theft
    6,570
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    478
    0

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$36,288
National
$53,889
Children
27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    26%
    13%
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Breaux Bridge Reviews

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Breaux Bridge, is a small rural community, with a historic downtown set right on the Teche River. It's quaint, and generally very pleasant year round. Festivals all year long, all you can eat crawfish, and a community full of southern hospitality are what you can expect if you were to visit our town.
There are things though that come with a small town that isn't the best. Such as the lack of low entry level jobs. There aren't that many businesses, to begin with; And sadly, a lot of the mom-and-pop stores in the area are disappearing because of the building of the Walmart Supercenter.
And with it being a small rural town, there's a lack of funding in the public schools here, I see a great racial divide in the schools as well. I've walked the sidewalks and roads many times around both schools and at the poorer and more decrepit Breaux Bridge Elementary, it's mostly African American children, and at the beautiful private school St. Bernard's, I've yet to see a non-caucasian child.
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I moved away from Breaux Bridge to the city of Dallas thinking that it would better because it's a big city. That most definitely wasn't the case because you couldn't really be social. You couldn't just walk down the street and say hey to someone like you could in my small town. Living in a small town enhances your social skills and your understanding of people. It helps you to be able to communicate with many different types of people's. Also the saying it takes a village to raise a child comes in to play because if my mom had to go to work i could just go over to my neighbors. it helps your work ethic, because you'll have to go out and get what you need on your own. When you're working to get it on your own you get it by any means necessary!
I have lived in Breaux Bridge for 18 years now. It is a quiet and semi-busy city, bustling with cajun culture. The downtown area is a great place to seek antique shops or go to an old-fashioned cafe. Breaux Bridge is known as the Crawfish Capital of USA, and we have pride in our title. Each year, Breaux Bridge hosts the Crawfish festival and many from outside of LA come to join or visit us to have a great time!