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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$174,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$827
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    72
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    48
    525
  • Theft
    263
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    12
    263

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$72,333
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

    Brighton Township Reviews

    30 reviews
    All Categories
    Great place to live tension and stress free. Very reasonable real estate costs providing good value for families. Safety is paramount with outstanding policing by a thoughtful and reasonable police force. The Beaver Area School District provides a tremendous educational experience leading eventually to successful adults. An area of improvement is the need for more shopping and restaurants for convenience of its residents.
    Review Brighton Township
    In Beaver, there is very little crime and violence. Living here is also known as living in the "Beaver Bubble" because of how safe and sheltered it is from the outside world. There ate very few instances of crime to speak of, and policing seems thorough regardless of this. There is always an officer present at my high school.
    Wonderful place to live. Small neighborhood with a close beautiful downtown filled with restaurants and parks. Just a 25 minute drive to the airport and 45 minutes into downtown Pittsburgh.