Brick Township

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$270,800
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,272
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    78
    264
  • Murder
    1
    5
  • Rape
    3
    37
  • Robbery
    36
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    266
    575
  • Theft
    1,238
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    34
    257

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$69,063
National
$53,046
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

128 reviews
  • Excellent
    19
  • Very Good
    45
  • Average
    55
  • Poor
    9
  • Terrible
    0
Brick Town is nice, but only in certain areas. It has its perks and downfalls, as every town. However, lately more and more bad things-crime, unemployment, downfalls in the education system, seem to be happening. I have noticed they are doing a lot of construction to modernize the area, and there are a few "hot spots" to go to for people of all ages, however most of the really entertaining and fun things are just outside of Brick-Pt. Pleasant, Seagirt, Bayhead, Manasquan, Seaside, etc. The people of this town are generally rude, but maybe that is just a Jersey Shore thing. Teenagers are getting away with much more and the younger generations are not raised properly, it seems. Brick used to be one of the safest towns, but now it is declining. Although so many bad things seem to be going on, Brick does have its good side. If I could change where I grew up, I wouldn't. However I do hope things start to brighten up for Brick.
  • Niche User
  • Oct 6 2015
The police department is great. The fire departments, volunteers are terrific too. Most laws are good. As far as local representatives, some are good, some have been caught doing wrong. The governor hates teachers and favors the rich with his policies. It seems most representatives are out for themselves and there buddies. In fact I just read an article and saw statistics that showed that over the last 40 years in Congress, the representatives did not listen to the people. This came as no surprise. Our society seems to be based on greed. Cynical but seemingly true.
  • Niche User
  • May 21 2015
I've lived in Bricktown ever since I moved to the United States from Colombia. I believe Brick was once named the safest town in the United States to some point in the past. I went to both of the high schools the town has. I moved from one side of the town to the other multiple times. I really love how close you are to the beach. It's one of the only things that kept me here for so long. The reason that I left was mainly to get closer to Fort Dix base, since I am in the military. I think I would definitely choose brick all over again. Ever since Sandy a lot has changed. I do believe New Jersey overall is a very expensive and I have thought about moving out of state. As of right now New Jersey is where I'll stay.
  • Niche User
  • Sep 18 2015