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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Brookdale is a town in California with a population of 2,490. Brookdale is in Santa Cruz County. Living in Brookdale offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Brookdale there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Brookdale and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Brookdale are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$643,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$769
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Brookdale 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
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    20%
  • 25-34 years
    5%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    28%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Brookdale

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$52,464
National
$55,322
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Brookdale Reviews

1 review
It would be great to have a walkable store there. Also, there is a bus that runs every half hour - it seems we all would benefit from a more frequent schedule of a smaller bus - because most of the time it is empty. Imagine a mini-van-bus that would run every 10 minutes instead!
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