Breese 73 Excellent
Breese Livability #256 ranked city in Illinois#5,081 ranked city in the USARanks better than 82% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Breese

  • Cost Of Living

    The overall cost of living in this area is much lower than average. This includes everyday goods and services, as well as housing, utilities and health care.

  • Crime

    With a lower than average crime rate per 100,000 people, this area could be considered a very safe place to live. Crime rates are based on both violent and property crimes.

  • Employment

    The combination of higher than average median home income, income per capita and low unemployment rates results in a score that is well above average in the employment category.

  • Housing

    This area has received high scores in the housing category. This could be due to a positive home affordability ratio, high appreciation rates or elevated home values.

  • Amenities

    A majority of amenities are not ideally situated within a reasonable walking distance, which may lead residents to rely on a vehicle or public transportation.

  • Commute

    Public transportation is not readily available in this area and the average commute time to work could also be longer than the national average.

  • Health & Safety

    Poor air quality and the inaccessibility of certain health related facilities like hospitals, clinics, doctors and pharmacies could have all contributed to the low score in this category.

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What's it like Living in Breese?

Located in the state of Illinois, Breese is a small-sized city with a population of 4,160 residents. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (96% White). Given that fact, Breese could be considered less diverse than other cities. Long travel times to work can be one of the most frustrating things in the world - right behind housework! If you decide that living in Breese is the right fit for you, your one way commute time will average 29 minutes, which is about average when compared to the national commute time of 26 minutes.

Whether you’re moving to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Breese could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Illinois if you know where to search. Don't forget to determine what matters most to you in a neighborhood. Consider factors such as safety, proximity to work or school, access to amenities (like parks, fitness facilities, grocery stores, restaurants), public transportation options, community atmosphere and the overall vibe you're looking for. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like crime, education, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Breese and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Breese to Illinois and the national average.

Breese has a livability score of 70 out of 100 and is ranked #291 in Illinois and #6,003 in the USA. If we take a closer look at each of the categories on their own, we see that Breese ranks well for crime (A+), cost of living (A+), education (B+), employment (A+) and housing (A-). On a more negative note, Breese does not have favorable ranks for the following: amenities (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Low violent crime rates (murder, rape, robbery, assault) provide a safer environment for residents, reducing the risk of personal harm, property theft or violence. Low crime can also lead to increased property values and desirability. With 0 crimes per 100,000 residents, Breese has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

The unemployment rate in Breese has consistently declined over the years and currently stands well below the national average at 0.8%. This downward trend holds the potential to reduce poverty and inequality within the region, promote higher wage levels and stimulate greater economic growth. Such positive indicators signal the overall robust health of the local economy, offering a promising outlook for its residents and fostering an environment of financial well-being and prosperity.

For home buyers, real estate will be the largest purchase they will ever make and it will also be their most valuable asset. For renters, the monthly rent paid on their Breese apartments will most likely be their largest expense. Based on tangible metrics like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates, housing in this area has received a score that is well above the average of every other US city. A thriving real estate market can also generate strong local economic activity and job creation.

Breese real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Breese. The median home price for Breese homes is $150,700, which is 13.8% lower than the Illinois average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Breese, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.1, which is 30% lower than the Illinois average.

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      Breese transportation information

      Statistic Breese Illinois National
      Average one way commute29min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work88.1%73.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool8.0%8.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.5%9.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.6%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.0%3.1%2.8%
      Working from home1.4%4.4%4.6%
      Source: The Breese, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).