Brooklyn

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$557,500
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,189
National
$904
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    70%
  • Own
    30%

Brooklyn Rankings

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  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    378
    264
  • Murder
    4
    5
  • Rape
    13
    37
  • Robbery
    228
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    198
    575
  • Theft
    1,405
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    89
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$46,958
National
$53,046
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    14%

Reviews

153 reviews
  • Excellent
    52
  • Very Good
    61
  • Average
    36
  • Poor
    3
  • Terrible
    1
Brooklyn is a vibrant, colorful organism with its own life just off of the Manhattan bridge. It's a sprawling place, and the neighborhoods change just as quickly as the images on a rotating kaleidoscope. You take one step, and you're in bustling, busy downtown Brooklyn. Another step, and you find yourself in Park Slope, dodging double-wide strollers. You take a step and stop in the rotunda of Grand Army Plaza, admire the library for a second before plunging through the forest that is Prospect Park. Three more steps and you're in Ditmas Park, Sheepshead Bay and splash into Coney Island, with the breathtaking view of waves lapping on the shore, and that's just a trip along a single train ride! Brooklyn fills you with life just because it is a direct parallel to our own universe--you can keep zooming in closer and each time you zoom in you will unearth new, fascinating sights on every single block of this borough!
  • Current Resident
  • 4 months ago
Brooklyn NY is a cool place to live. There is always something to do. There are many places to dine as well as shop. The people are constantly on the go! There is so much culture in Brooklyn. The summertime is the best time. Many people have summer boat rides. There is an African festival that takes place. The Puerto Rican parade as well as the labor day parades are so much fun. When it comes to entertainment Brooklyn has all types. There are numerous summer concerts and fashion shows that take place. Regardless of your race, you will enjoy spending time in Brooklyn. It is truly a melting pot which is one of the many reasons why its so cool to live or visit.
  • Former Resident
  • 8 days ago
As a current resident of Brooklyn Ive seen great change. The neighborhoods are more diverse, there are more families and the overall feel is much more inviting then the days of old. Although expensive, Brooklyn is definitely a great place to live. Everything you need is right at your fingertips! There once was a time when you would need to run to Manhattan for big ticket items, now..take a trip to downtown Brooklyn and you have everything!
  • Current Resident
  • 3 months ago