Brenham

25 reviews
  1. Town in Texas
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  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
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$124,000
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$833
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%

Brenham 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
    222
    264
  • Murder
    6
    5
  • Rape
    37
    37
  • Robbery
    62
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    680
    575
  • Theft
    2,212
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    117
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$43,506
National
$53,046
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

25 reviews
  • Excellent
    7
  • Very Good
    12
  • Average
    6
  • Poor
    0
  • Terrible
    0
I love this little town, I moved here from Houston, and love every thing about it.

I workout with the local police officers, and government officials, we are all one here.

A lot of people come here for the great events, including Bluebonnet festival, Hot nights Cool tunes, Maifest, and so much more!

I see it expanding and growing, especially with Houston and Austin surrounding this area, A lot of people are moving out to the hill country, to escape the hectic lifestyles of the big city; but I hope Brenham can keep this town small, I love the small town feel here; even if its growing everyday.

I would Love here and stay here in a heart beat, I love this town!
  • Niche User
  • 12 months ago
I love Brenham, it's basically the country. Brenham is really calm and collected. I love how the nature is over there, it's beautiful and I love going there to visit family members. Even though it's kind of small place it's still big at heart. There isn't really anything I want to change about Brenham because it is perfect just the way it is. The thing that I love the most is that when you are in Brenham you are free, there is a lot of land that is ours and we can do anything on it since it's rightfully ours. If you have a chance you should visit there because it's just so unique in it's own way. I love how people there are so nice and it's surprisingly diverse which I love as well.
  • Niche User
  • 2 months ago
There is crime everywhere, but I love how the police officers are on constant watch, and you can call an in less then 10 minutes, they are on the scene.

Crime is becoming a problem here, but normally it is for petty things, Its a town shock when someone gets shot, or injured.

That's how I would love to keep it!
  • Niche User
  • 12 months ago