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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$135,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$805
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    66
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    0
    525
  • Theft
    508
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$62,210
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    42%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Breese Reviews

4 reviews
All Categories
Breese is both your typical small town that you see in the movies, yet at the same time it isn't as well. It is away from the city and the people overall are friendly. I think the only thing I would change is for people to get out of their comfort zones : )
Review Breese
I like the community aspect of Breese and the close knit community. I did not like the lack of diversity in the community
Many job opportunities in this area are fast food restaurants, grocery stores, auto repairs, or simple minimum wage jobs. This is a smaller county so there are not huge companies around here unless you go towards the metro St. Louis area.