Brentwood

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$278,500
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,265
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%

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
$69,214
National
$53,046
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    30%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

72 reviews
  • Excellent
    9
  • Very Good
    17
  • Average
    37
  • Poor
    8
  • Terrible
    1
I loved attending grade school in Brentwood. The teachers were amazing and really cared about the students. Some people are friendly and others not so friendly. I believe there are a lot of opportunities for Brentwood residents. The community is extremely diverse. As far as the safety goes, Brentwood has began to become an unsafe place. Many kids join gangs and make others uncomfortable and scared to walk down their own block. Many unfortunate situations have happened in this town and the one good thing that has come out of it is the community has begun to get closer. There are those that are apart of the community that strongly care about each other and their hometown known as Brentwood.
  • Current Resident
  • 3 months ago
Grew up here! Love this place! School District has great teachers and lots of activities. The public library is the best, huge, with lots of resources.
  • Current Resident
  • 4 months ago
Brentwood High School has tremendous school spirit, which is a plus and that brings unity within the community. Although the school spirit is great the school system is extremely over-crowed creating harsh learning environments. The community is very stagnant and visually unappealing. Overall, I would not choose to live here again. Unless, more banks and bushiness are introduced into the neighborhood.
  • Niche User
  • 7 months ago