A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  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
$590,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,262
National
$949
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
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    378
    283
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    13
    41
  • Robbery
    228
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    198
    500
  • Theft
    1,405
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    89
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$50,640
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%

Brooklyn Reviews

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The best comparison anyone has ever made of Brooklyn is that of an ocean. If you have just moved here you have a lot of exploring to do. The train can help with that. You can go anywhere at any time. There is always something to do. Nothing ever stops here. Life just keeps moving fast; it's a rush. Some people can begin their day at night and others in the morning. There are varieties of everything you can possibly think of. The rent can be high but living here even for a year could maybe change your life. You can complain about your problems over a slice of pizza. Anyways, you know you love living here. The nightlife is so alive! And when you get tired of Brooklyn (can't imagine why) you have four other boroughs to explore. That is after you've been to all the different neighborhoods.
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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.
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!