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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$91,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$817
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%

Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$40,000
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    1%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    6%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    48%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

    Brethren Reviews

    2 reviews
    Brethren is an awesome place to live if you love hunting and fishing. 5 minutes from in town is Tippy Dam, which is a great place to fish and catch salmon, trout, pike, and more. Becuase the town is located in the woods there are lots of good places to hunt. The nearest city with a Meijer is 25 min. away which isn't too bad. The only bad part about Brethren is there are not many job opportunities in town. But you can drive to the nearest city and get a job only 25 min. away.
    Review Brethren
    Brethren is known for its small town vibes. If you like to hunt and fish there is no better place than Brethren which is surrounded by the Little Manistee River and Tippy dam near by. Life is great in the woods