Bear

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$173,200
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,345
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    No Data
    264
  • Murder
    No Data
    5
  • Rape
    No Data
    37
  • Robbery
    No Data
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    No Data
    575
  • Theft
    No Data
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No Data
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$60,647
National
$53,046
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

26 reviews
  • Excellent
    1
  • Very Good
    10
  • Average
    15
  • Poor
    0
  • Terrible
    0
I have lived in Bear all my life. The area our house is in used to be farmland. Now it is unrecognizable as it is covered in neighborhoods and stores. I liked growing up here. Suburban neighborhood, a few minutes from everything from grocery stores, movie theaters, appliance stores, library, mall, restaurants, you name it. The air probably isn't that clean because of the plant nearby, and there have been break-ins in our neighborhood lately. The quality of the area has gone down since I was younger. But overall it's a nice place to live.
  • Current Resident
  • 13 days ago
Bear is a neighboring suburb of Newark, DE. It is convenient to most businesses such as grocery stores, small shops and various fast food and chain restaurants. It is close to Route 1 to head south towards the beaches, or north to access I-95. Christiana Mall is nearby as well as the hospital. Quality of schools need to improve as well as numerous crime-ridden developments and subsidized housing.
  • Current Resident
  • 4 months ago
The overall experience of living in Bear is great. It's centrally located between Philadelphia and Baltimore so there's a lot you can do without having to travel far. Lums Pond is a nice attraction in the Bear community as it has Go Ape, a zip line course.
  • Current Resident
  • 3 months ago