B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  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
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$137,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$813
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%

Brenham 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
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    146
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    67
    41
  • Robbery
    67
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    475
    1
  • Theft
    1,771
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    134
    0

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,975
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%
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Brenham Reviews

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I love this little town, I moved here from Houston, and love every thing about it.

I workout with the local police officers, and government officials, we are all one here.

A lot of people come here for the great events, including Bluebonnet festival, Hot nights Cool tunes, Maifest, and so much more!

I see it expanding and growing, especially with Houston and Austin surrounding this area, A lot of people are moving out to the hill country, to escape the hectic lifestyles of the big city; but I hope Brenham can keep this town small, I love the small town feel here; even if its growing everyday.

I would Love here and stay here in a heart beat, I love this town!
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Brenham is a beautiful place to live. It's a small town, but the big city of Houston is right down the highway. If you like to do water sports, you can drive to Summerville Lake in 15 minutes. We have a great school district and even a Junior College. People are friendly and the town has an outstanding family friendly library. I love to take my children to our parks which are very well maintained. Brenham also has great shopping down town, and very close to Round Top for antiques. What I love most about Brenham is that the city offers multiple opportunities through the year for the community to come together to do fun activities such as "Hot Nights, Cool Tunes" and the Brenham Maifest. There are also plenty of GREAT churches to choose from.
This town is a small yet big enough for any family. It is a German town that has great history as well as great people. The food is fantastic but if your hungry for something on a sunday afternoon, Chili's and Applebee is about the only thing that is open. The schools are great though i do not have kids. I did have time during my schooling at the college there do some teacher aiding. The teacher's are willing to help any kid. The safety is about as good as you can get for small town, well actually one small fact it has the most law enforcement in Texas. Any nightlife though that you would want other than a bar on the corner in town you would have to go to College Station or Austin.