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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$144,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$930
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    114
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    21
    41
  • Robbery
    13
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    118
    525
  • Theft
    1,376
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    88
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$65,651
National
$53,889
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Brownsburg Reviews

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As a life-long resident of Brownsburg, and municipal employee of the Town of Brownsburg, I love the community! With close proximity to Downtown Indianapolis, shopping, and entertainment opportunities, Brownsburg is a perfect place to raise a family or start your career. CNN Money Magazine ranked Brownsburg as the #1 place to live in Indiana and #33 in the nation!
Brownsburg is very cliquish and since most of the people who live here grew up here, it's not the easiest place to live if you don't have deep roots. I also found the people here to be very arrogant and condescending. They're incredibly proud of their schools but frankly I was disappointed. They value conformity above all else. Fit in or else. Consider Plainfield if you have to live on the west side of Indianapolis. Better yet, consider another metro if you can.
The general atmosphere is dull and mind-numbingly boring with little activities or places to go or things to see. There is a movie theatre that is crowded and a few average places for dinner. I was forced to move here to help my now-deceased grandmothers living condition. We moved from Florida and that was the best area I had ever lived in. If I would chose to live here again I would not. The people are average. Most of them are rude or snobby but there are special one-in-a-million great friends that you create life bonds with. I see more being moving into this area and it becoming too crowded for a small town with not enough places to go or space to accommodate all the residents. When compared to Plainfield or Danville it is significantly worse off in all categories. Overall, I would chose to live almost anywhere except Brownsburg.