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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$97,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$699
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    126
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    73
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    251
    525
  • Theft
    1,666
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    21
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$51,685
National
$53,889
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Brentwood Reviews

23 reviews
All Categories
I like the community and the friendly people. I like how you can walk almost anywhere, the grocery store or the park. It is a very convenient place. The emergency employees (police, EMS) are very friendly. There are a lot of good local food places. There could be less noise at night, but that is all.
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In this area, the weather is described as "bipolar." Even in March we tend to get snow storms and rain. In Pittsburgh we can experience 3-4 seasons in one day. One day it could be nice and sunny, the next it is snowing or raining. The weather is tricky to work around because our community is focused on outside activities and Pittsburgh normally gets severe thunderstorms, especially in the summer, which leads to the cancellation of an activity.
The area I live in is great because it is a small community, therefore you know a majority of the people In the community. As far as atmosphere, it's okay here, but that is my opinion I would rather be in the country or the beach. In this area it is like a city. I would have to say without a doubt I would live here again. I would mainly live here again just for the simple fact that I grew up here.