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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$97,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$853
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%

Briar Rankings

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Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$50,458
National
$53,889
Children
8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    42%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
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Briar Reviews

8 reviews
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The area is a growing community. There is a Walmart so one can easily find almost anything they are looking to buy there. The selection of fast food restaurants in town gets boring because there are only a select number of choices. There is one major gas station and countless smaller ones.
Review Briar
Police are always patrolling the town
There are still some mom and pop businesses, but as the town grows corporations have started to take over at the expense of the citizens.