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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$362,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,609
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    10%
  • Own
    90%

Brier Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    31
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    368
    1
  • Theft
    874
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    77
    0

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$102,944
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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Brier Reviews

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I have lived here my entire life, in fact I live in the same house that I grew up in and have never moved. Brier is a small community with a relaxing vibe, yet larger cities like Seattle are very accessible. I can be downtown in twenty minutes on average.

We have growing businesses and an expanding local college campus, where I attend school- UW Bothell. This is a great place to live. I love everything about it.
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Brier is a wonderful small community nestled within King County and Snohomish County. Very strict town codes prohibit apartments which lends quite the community oriented atmosphere to the town.
I really enjoy the neighborhood I live in. We do talk to some of our neighbors and have made a friend out of one of them. People are usually willing to help you out if you need it and this community is incredibly giving. The neighbors watch out for each other and even help the police when they can. It is a city, but we're kind of like our own little small town.