Brewer

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$156,000
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$776
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    32
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    11
    37
  • Robbery
    43
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    289
    575
  • Theft
    2,335
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    21
    257

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$51,216
National
$53,046
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

21 reviews
  • Excellent
    2
  • Very Good
    5
  • Average
    13
  • Poor
    1
  • Terrible
    0
Winter is rough in this area. It is easy to receive a foot or more of snow in one storm. Over the period of winter from November until May, snow storms can occur without much warning. Icy roads are a constant concern for residents of this state. However, tornadoes, earthquakes, severe floods and other natural disasters are extremely rare/not heard of. Summer time brings tourists to the area to hike, shop and enjoy the natural beauty of the area.
  • Niche User
  • June 9 2014
Rental housing is expensive at this time. One bedroom apartments with no utilities included generally have a price range of $600-$1000 per month. There are a few areas where crime and drug use have taken a toll on the properties in those neighborhoods. The houses and apartment buildings in these areas are in high distress and/or abandoned, but house homeless folks who have broken in.
  • Niche User
  • June 9 2014
I have lived in Maine my entire life. I recently moved to Brewer 2 years ago. It is a beautiful little community with everything close by. Everyone is very hospitable and it is a safe place to be.
  • Current Resident
  • 3 months ago