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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
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Brookhaven is a suburb of New York City with a population of 487,731. Brookhaven is in Suffolk County. Living in Brookhaven offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Brookhaven there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Brookhaven and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Brookhaven are highly rated.
About Brookhaven...
Population
487,731

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$332,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,670
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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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
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Brookhaven

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$89,594
National
$55,322
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Brookhaven Reviews

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Brookhaven Hamlet- Its a really small quiet rustic town, with lots to see and do. My favorites being is finding small niche beaches and parks, riding bikes visiting the local library, and going to Bellport town. At nigh there are many restaurants and bars to have fun and meet local people who are hysterical and have more stories than you can hear in a week. During the summer it gets visitors from all around the world, you can meet people from Denmark to New Zealand. So whether you're driving around taking in colonial houses or hanging out at the beach for some fun in the sun, Brookhaven caters to everyone's leisure.
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Beautiful place to live.... SCHOOL SYSTEM EXCELLENCE....(MCCSD)...TOWN PARKS UP TO PAR...HIGHWAY DEPT... Newly beautified....Protected by our Suffolk county’s finest police officers....
Tasty eats all over.....Unity in our fire departments...
A community that rises up for greatness and togetherness...
Overall grateful citizen of our community...We love it here!!!
Town of brookhaven is truly a place where you will never satisfy to town codes and violations because they change as the please. It's not what you know, its who you know in this town. It has good schools but the diversity as not as acceptable, as it was