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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$179,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$871
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    176
    273
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    63
    41
  • Robbery
    131
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    452
    525
  • Theft
    2,335
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    144
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$62,974
National
$53,889
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Brooklyn Park Reviews

116 reviews
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I love the fact that the City of Brooklyn Park is very diverse. Local stores and business are easily accessible for all age groups and all ethnic groups. Commute to other cities are only within minutes, which is great! Roseville Shopping Center/Mall and the Arbor Lakes Shopping Center are both only 15 minutes to the east and west of Brooklyn Park.
Review Brooklyn Park
The only suburb of Minneapolis that ever has plowed streets in the winter, because the cops need to be able to speed to catch a convict. Residents will receive notice of a plethora of child molesters living within spitting distance. If you're a teenager, it's easy to get away with anything. The cops have real problems to deal with and don't care that you're living life. The further you get from the city the wealthier - and white - the people get. Asain, Hispanic, and African people are suddenly extinct around the racist Champlin line. Being ten minutes from the city will spoil you.
Brooklyn Park has been my home for over 23 years and over those 23 years I have come to see the beauty all around it. It has a college very near by, many friendly local business' and some of the kindest/caring people I have ever had the pleasure to know. There currently isn't much I would like to change but one thing I would, would be the difference in housing once you cross 85th. It seems like once you go further into Brooklyn Park there seems to be more crime. A lot of drug trafficking happens in that area and the same thing is many elementary school and middle schools are in the area. It's not as bad as it use to be so for that I am glad and very hopeful for the future of Brooklyn Park.