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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$196,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,178
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    49
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    12
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    185
    525
  • Theft
    1,113
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    99
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$65,130
National
$53,889
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Brookhaven Reviews

8 reviews
All Categories
Very family friendly, close to 95 and 476. Plenty of shopping areas. Clean and semi-decent school system. Only complaints would be the Special Education aspect of the Penn-Delco school district and that everything within the borough is very politically motivated. If you are not Republican and are vocal about your own affiliation, you will be ostracized by a majority of the residents.
Review Brookhaven
Great school. Great shops. Great people! Neighborhoods are friendly and have great people living in them. Everyone talks to everyone. Many job opportunities. Close to downtown Philadelphia and the night life. Many churches and hospitals in the surrounding areas.
I have been living in Brookhaven for 18 years now, and it is very family-friendly and a great community. It is a very safe place with a great public school system, and lots of friendly people who are very welcoming.