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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Brightwood is a neighborhood in Washington, D.C., District of Columbia with a population of 19,618. Living in Brightwood offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Brightwood there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Brightwood and residents tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$398,870
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,459
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    65%
  • Own
    35%
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Brightwood Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    119.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    327.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    181.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,597.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    249.4
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$64,911
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%
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Brightwood Reviews

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Easy acess to public transportstion, kinda close to everything, close to parks, close to supermarkets, diverse neighborhood.
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In the night time gets dangerous because people are now getting hurt around where I live because innocent people are getting Stab and hurt and robbed.
The area is very quite. The transportation is great. I live in the main business route and near a metro station. So my commute time is very short.