Brownsburg

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$145,700
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$893
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    144
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    25
    37
  • Robbery
    17
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    170
    575
  • Theft
    1,257
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    102
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$65,492
National
$53,046
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

56 reviews
  • Excellent
    6
  • Very Good
    29
  • Average
    18
  • Poor
    3
  • Terrible
    0
As a life-long resident of Brownsburg, and municipal employee of the Town of Brownsburg, I love the community! With close proximity to Downtown Indianapolis, shopping, and entertainment opportunities, Brownsburg is a perfect place to raise a family or start your career. CNN Money Magazine ranked Brownsburg as the #1 place to live in Indiana and #33 in the nation!
  • Current Resident
  • 8 days ago
Brownsburg is very cliquish and since most of the people who live here grew up here, it's not the easiest place to live if you don't have deep roots. I also found the people here to be very arrogant and condescending. They're incredibly proud of their schools but frankly I was disappointed. They value conformity above all else. Fit in or else. Consider Plainfield if you have to live on the west side of Indianapolis. Better yet, consider another metro if you can.
  • Former Resident
  • 1 month ago
The general atmosphere is dull and mind-numbingly boring with little activities or places to go or things to see. There is a movie theatre that is crowded and a few average places for dinner. I was forced to move here to help my now-deceased grandmothers living condition. We moved from Florida and that was the best area I had ever lived in. If I would chose to live here again I would not. The people are average. Most of them are rude or snobby but there are special one-in-a-million great friends that you create life bonds with. I see more being moving into this area and it becoming too crowded for a small town with not enough places to go or space to accommodate all the residents. When compared to Plainfield or Danville it is significantly worse off in all categories. Overall, I would chose to live almost anywhere except Brownsburg.
  • Niche User
  • Nov 21 2015