Brea

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$530,500
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,552
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%

Brea Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    63
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    12
    37
  • Robbery
    53
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    413
    575
  • Theft
    2,169
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    135
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$81,857
National
$53,046
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

61 reviews
  • Excellent
    14
  • Very Good
    31
  • Average
    16
  • Poor
    0
  • Terrible
    0
Brea is one of those places that are hard to believe is as ideal as it is. Unlike many other cities in the world, Brea offers unparalleled courtesy and compassion from those who live in it. Everyone is always respectful of others' wishes and also always are willing to lend a helping hand to those who need one. It truly is extraordinary to see such a peaceful and prosperous heaven as Brea.
  • Current Resident
  • 16 days ago
Brea is a great city. It is quietly but perfectly nestled between other cities such as Fullerton and La Habra, making interaction with other towns easy and efficient. Since there is only one high school in the district, everyone grows up with a small town feeling of knowing many people and growing up with the same friends. All areas of Brea are splendid in regards to living conditions as it is quite difficult to pinpoint a "bad" part of the city. It is a thriving city economically as it homes the Brea Mall and a vibrant downtown scene. I would definitely live here if I had to do it over again as Brea is a wonderful place to live regardless of age.
  • Niche User
  • 11 months ago
Brea police are a constant sighting around the city and for the most part are friendly to talk to. They are on social networks to easily connect themselves with the citizens and seamlessly immerse themselves into the safety of all the citizens. Traffic stops are probably the most frequent predicament folks find themselves in, but other than that homicides or robberies are atypical of the city.
  • Niche User
  • 11 months ago