21 reviews
  1. Town in Maine
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  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%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    32
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    11
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    151
    525
  • Theft
    2,058
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    22
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
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%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Brewer Reviews

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Winter is rough in this area. It is easy to receive a foot or more of snow in one storm. Over the period of winter from November until May, snow storms can occur without much warning. Icy roads are a constant concern for residents of this state. However, tornadoes, earthquakes, severe floods and other natural disasters are extremely rare/not heard of. Summer time brings tourists to the area to hike, shop and enjoy the natural beauty of the area.
Rental housing is expensive at this time. One bedroom apartments with no utilities included generally have a price range of $600-$1000 per month. There are a few areas where crime and drug use have taken a toll on the properties in those neighborhoods. The houses and apartment buildings in these areas are in high distress and/or abandoned, but house homeless folks who have broken in.
I have lived in Maine my entire life. I recently moved to Brewer 2 years ago. It is a beautiful little community with everything close by. Everyone is very hospitable and it is a safe place to be.