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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$327,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,601
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%

Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$87,040
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Brookhaven Reviews

28 reviews
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This is a very nice community. The only problems are, in some areas, very elitist, conservative Christians and an obsession with lacrosse. It is, however, very scenic, with many opportunities for students. There is a very close community from village to village
Review Brookhaven
The area where I live in is calming and not too loud. We do live near a university, but it isn't too noisy. I like how everything is close by but not too close where you can walk 2 minutes and get to your destination. There are some things near where I live and if you want a more lively environment, you can drive 10 minutes to port jeff near the dock. It is always full of people and is a great place to hang out.
I think this town needs more attractions, or at least more advertised attractions. There are things to do but if you are not familiar with the town it leaves you searching online for things that are no longer present in the town.