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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$570,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,215
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    71%
  • Own
    29%

Brooklyn Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    378
    273
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    13
    41
  • Robbery
    228
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    198
    525
  • Theft
    1,405
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    89
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$48,201
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%

Brooklyn Reviews

638 reviews
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I moved to Brooklyn two years ago from Queens, because I wanted to be closer to my co-worker friends and around SOMETHING. When I lived in Long Island City, I had to go into Manhattan to buy groceries and run errands. There was NOTHING close to my house. Since I moved to Brooklyn, I have a much better time commuting since there are many trains and the one I take runs above ground, providing a nice view and cell service. The people are very nice and friendly here, and Brooklyn love is a real, live thing! I'm from Tennessee so I know all about hospitality. Brooklynites do the same thing.
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Its amazing. Maybe my drawings will be worth millions. He could see the Statue of Liberty. It looked so small. There were many ships and boats on the river. Some boats were full of tourists. They were going to the Statue of Liberty. They were circling Manhattan Island. John reached the first of the two towers. He looked up. It said “1875” on the tower. Vendors were selling T-shirts, CDs, food, and drinks. People were taking pictures and reading plaques. John admired the tower. He admired the view. Half an hour later, he started walking toward the second tower. What a pleasant time he was having! What a pleasant time everyone was having!
I grew up in one of the best cities a person can ask for . I learned how to be competitive and how to interact with people of different nationalities. From the different foods, languages and clothing you cant help but to indulge in experiencing them. If you don't allow yourself to explore in them at least you were expose to them. You have different types of traffic such as the trains stations, bus stations, cars, people walking in the street, multiple vendors. The smell in the air cannot be copied it a mixture of pollution from the vehicles, hotdog carts, food trucks selling Indian, Chinese, and American foods, restaurants from different areas in the world blessing the people with their aroma from their homeland, street stores selling scented oils and incent it is just incredible! There's no other place like Brooklyn. My experience living in Brooklyn has propel me to be able to live anywhere that I choose to live in the world.