130 reviews
  1. Suburb in New Jersey
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Real Estate
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$270,800
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,272
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    78
    264
  • Murder
    1
    5
  • Rape
    3
    37
  • Robbery
    36
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    266
    575
  • Theft
    1,238
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    34
    257

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$69,063
National
$53,046
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Brick Township Reviews

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I have lived in Brick for 23 years and have seen the town at both sides of the spectrum. Growing up in Brick, I remember it being a wholesome, family-oriented, and welcoming community for all people. It was even named "The Safest Town in America" for several years. However, throughout the late 2000's into the mid-2010's, the town fell off the grid due to less-rigid education standards, political corruption, failing infrastructure, and increased crime rates. The catalysts for these items are up for debate, but now I see the town making moves to progress itself back to what it once was by providing better roads and school programs, bridging the "cross-town rivalry" divide, and ensuring that officials are seeing results for the plans that they initiate.
The town has grown over the past 8 years having every chain restaurant you could want. The neighborhoods are clean and lots of young families and the town just replaced or updated its parks. Not a lot of new town construction however leaving you with 25+ year old homes that need updating. Taxes are not the highest but certinaly not the lowest but the services in town do reflect you contribution in its police, fire, EMs and public works.
Brick Town is nice, but only in certain areas. It has its perks and downfalls, as every town. However, lately more and more bad things-crime, unemployment, downfalls in the education system, seem to be happening. I have noticed they are doing a lot of construction to modernize the area, and there are a few "hot spots" to go to for people of all ages, however most of the really entertaining and fun things are just outside of Brick-Pt. Pleasant, Seagirt, Bayhead, Manasquan, Seaside, etc. The people of this town are generally rude, but maybe that is just a Jersey Shore thing. Teenagers are getting away with much more and the younger generations are not raised properly, it seems. Brick used to be one of the safest towns, but now it is declining. Although so many bad things seem to be going on, Brick does have its good side. If I could change where I grew up, I wouldn't. However I do hope things start to brighten up for Brick.