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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$295,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,336
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%

Broomfield Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    17
    0
  • Murder
    2
    0
  • Rape
    28
    41
  • Robbery
    11
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    203
    1
  • Theft
    1,547
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    122
    0

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$81,898
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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I have lived in Broomfield, Colorado for eighteen years. This town is booming with culture, diversity, great school programs and excelling parks and recreation. I would like to see the town open more eras for open space! Aside from that I highly enjoy Broomfield Colorado.
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Broomfield feels like a very safe place, it's almost equidistant from Boulder and Denver, but without the terribly expensive housing costs of either, and the parks and trails nearby are quite nice. The mountain views are lovely, and the highways are close so you can get around without much trouble. The people are friendly, dog lovers so we felt welcomed here. The wind was more troublesome than we expected early in the year, before spring, but this summer has been lovely and the ability to almost never run the air conditioning because we can use the fresh, dry air has been very helpful with energy costs. On that note, if you are able to put the ~$10 a month towards a cause you believe in, it's possible to buy all of your energy from Xcel as wind energy (Wind Source program. You can buy individual units of 100kWh blocks of wind energy, or elect to receive only wind energy.
Seated in the middle of Denver and Boulder, Broomfield has the best of both, and a direct commute to both. Broomfield offers a quiet place to relax and take it easy. Although there aren't many places to go bar-hopping, Broomfield makes up for it with charm. Smaller owner-operated breweries and bars have selections that rival big chains. Broomfield is included in the Boulder Valley School District, which is one of the best in Colorado for K-12 education. This fact attracts many parents to buy homes in Broomfield. The area is very family friendly. Being close to the mountains, miles of trails through open space are available and well-maintained. The price of living has been steadily going up making it more difficult for young people just starting out to find footing, however, new constructions are adding more housing at a more affordable.