Brentwood

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$365,300
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,865
National
$904
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
    81
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    14
    37
  • Robbery
    88
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    317
    575
  • Theft
    1,709
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    213
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$88,697
National
$53,046
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    41%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

148 reviews
  • Excellent
    23
  • Very Good
    65
  • Average
    55
  • Poor
    5
  • Terrible
    0
Brentwood is a growing community that has come a long way in the thirty years I have lived here. When I first moved to Brentwood in the late 1980's, it was a small farm town that reminded my father of his hometown of Nevada, Iowa. Over the years, the residents have gathered to vote together, build schools together, and homes together to make Brentwood the expanding community it is today. There are always improvements underway. People walk the streets everyday for leisure, pet exercise, and personal fitness alike.
This town is one you want to raise your children and grandchildren in. It's a community where one small child learned he had cancer and the entire town came together to make sure he was able to raise enough funds to put up a fight.
It's a town you want to visit on the weekends picking fresh fruit from the orchard, or maybe touring the exquisite vineyards; better yet, watching your daughter marry her best friend on a Saturday afternoon. Brentwood is a place for all!
  • Current Resident
  • 6 days ago
Awesome place to live! Quiet and comfortable environment, where everyone is friendly and cordial. Schools are great, they have previously been rated in the top ten in the United States. Brentwood is a growing community with a small town feel. It is family friendly with great events for families to come together during the holidays and throughout the year.
  • Current Resident
  • 12 days ago
This neighborhood is great, especially for families. The general atmosphere is fantastic. On summer nights, our neighborhood has outdoor movies, joint parties, and much more. We all help each other. When someone is out of town, there are a few volunteers who will check on the pets and security of neighbors. I would definitely live in this neighborhood again because it is always certain that a family will live close by. Although other parts of the city may not be as great, my neighborhood is great! In the future, I definitely see my family still living here until the end of our days.
  • Niche User
  • 8 months ago