Brockway

10 reviews
  1. Town in Pennsylvania
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
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$87,000
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$560
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    484
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    0
    37
  • Robbery
    0
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    242
    575
  • Theft
    1,162
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    48
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$34,313
National
$53,046
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    56%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    14%

    Reviews

    10 reviews
    • Excellent
      1
    • Very Good
      3
    • Average
      3
    • Poor
      2
    • Terrible
      1
    I love the town of Brockway. There are of course draw backs to living here, and if you are a newcomer it is hard to fit in. However, I was born and raised in Brockway and just recently moved to Pittsburgh to start my college education. I miss seeing people I knew on the streets. We would have big fourth of July celebrations that people always come back for even if they lived half way across the country. Once you come to Brockway, you never really leave. It offers a huge sense of community that I really miss. IN college, you are offered the opportunity to meet someone new every day, but it is very hard to make connections with those people in such a short amount of time. In Brockway, you knew everyone, and could carry on a conversation with anyone. We also supported one another, if a family experienced a tragedy, the whole town was there to support, whether they knew them or not. I would obviously rank Brockway in my top area to live and what hurts my heart is to see the direction Brockway is going. There are more drugs and crime than ever before in this area because of the poor economy. Luckily the glass plant is running again and people are finding other jobs, so I predict that the drug problem will get better. Because we are such a strong community, I already see people banding together to fight the drug problem in our area.
    • Niche User
    • Oct 8 2015
    There are very few employment opportunities in Brockway, given the lack of larger businesses. The majority of the jobs here are minimum wage or require no higher education, unless you are an independent medical practitioner. The majority of the people here are employed at the local glass plant, which is essentially the life blood of the town.
    • Niche User
    • Mar 17 2015
    Brockway mainly has very small, family owned businesses. We only have one nice restaurant, and a bunch a fast food chains. There are plenty of gas stations and car repair businesses, all in very good shape. We only have one grocery store, which is fairly limited and does not have the best products. Generally speaking, a 20-30 minute drive is required to get to the nearest mall or super center.
    • Niche User
    • Mar 17 2015