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      Living in Brea, CA

      Brea, California is a moderately-sized city with a population of 41,351 inhabitants. Brea has a population density of 3,391 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. At 69%, the majority of the Brea population is White; this is followed by 20% Asian and 2% Black. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Brea are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 14% of the population also speak Spanish. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 78% of the population considered married and 54% with kids under the age of 18, Brea could be considered a very suitable city for families.

      If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very daunting task. However, it could also be a good experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in Brea, California. When searching for a new neighborhood, several key items should be considered. Safety is of utmost importance, ensuring a secure environment with low crime. Proximity to your workplace or school helps reduce commuting time and offers convenience. Access to amenities such as parks, grocery stores, and healthcare facilities enhances your daily life. Public transportation options contribute to easy mobility. A sense of community fosters a supportive and engaging environment. Lastly, the overall atmosphere should align with your desired lifestyle, ensuring a fulfilling living experience. Considering these items will guide you towards finding the perfect neighborhood that fits all your needs. To help you find the best places to live in and around Brea, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like cost of living, health & safety, employment, housing and more.

      The livability score in Brea is 77 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 91st percentile of all cities across America. Based on this score, Brea would be considered a very livable city! This city is also ranked in the top 10 percentile of all cities across the USA. There are seven total categories that create the livability score. Brea scores well for crime (B), education (A-) and employment (A+).

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Brea on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants, bars, coffee shops and exciting entertainment options.

      Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and can help foster positive community dynamics and social cohesion. Brea has a violent crime rate of 144 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

      Assuming that Brea meets all of your requirements like low crime rates, good schools and great local amenities, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Brea. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Brea are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Brea come in at $579,600, which is 41.6% higher than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Brea, the home price to income ratio is 6.8, which is 6.2% higher than the California average.

      Brea transportation information

      Statistic Brea California National
      Average one way commute33min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work80.6%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool8.9%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.0%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.2%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.7%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home6.9%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Brea, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).