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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$159,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$779
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%

Brewer Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    32
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    11
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    151
    1
  • Theft
    2,058
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    22
    0

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$51,944
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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Brewer Reviews

25 reviews
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Brewer Maine is a wonderful little city. I live and work in Brewer, as does my husband. The city offers nearly anything that we may need, from shopping and entertainment to restaurants and family activities. The only concern that I have is the current quality of the high school. The budget has caused a great deal of position cuts, that have created deficits that are now being felt by the remaining teachers and the students.
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I love the friendly community! I also love that all of the basic amenities are very close by, so there's no need to travel far.
I have always enjoyed living in Brewer. It is quiet, clean, and everyone is quite friendly. It is located right outside of Bangor, which is nice because it is close but not right in the center of all the commotion. There are several parks, local shops, and places to eat. This is a place I call home.