243 reviews
  1. City in New York
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Real Estate
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$557,500
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,189
National
$904
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    70%
  • Own
    30%

Brooklyn Rankings

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  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    378
    264
  • Murder
    4
    5
  • Rape
    13
    37
  • Robbery
    228
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    198
    575
  • Theft
    1,405
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    89
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$46,958
National
$53,046
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    14%

Brooklyn Reviews

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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.
Brooklyn is one of the most diverse cities in the country. It is also located in the biggest city in the world. Between the variety of museums, beaches nearby, diverse cuisine and multicultural neighborhoods, there is so much to see and do in this amazing city. The quick and easy subway system allows you to be anywhere in Brooklyn or Manhattan within 30 minutes and experience all that the cities have to offer. Despite what you may have heard, New Yorkers are extremely welcoming and always open to helping visitors navigate their way around the city and of course find the best pizza around, which won't be hard to find!
Brooklyn is a vibrant, colorful organism with its own life just off of the Manhattan bridge. It's a sprawling place, and the neighborhoods change just as quickly as the images on a rotating kaleidoscope. You take one step, and you're in bustling, busy downtown Brooklyn. Another step, and you find yourself in Park Slope, dodging double-wide strollers. You take a step and stop in the rotunda of Grand Army Plaza, admire the library for a second before plunging through the forest that is Prospect Park. Three more steps and you're in Ditmas Park, Sheepshead Bay and splash into Coney Island, with the breathtaking view of waves lapping on the shore, and that's just a trip along a single train ride! Brooklyn fills you with life just because it is a direct parallel to our own universe--you can keep zooming in closer and each time you zoom in you will unearth new, fascinating sights on every single block of this borough!