Brentwood 73 Excellent
Brentwood Livability #263 ranked city in California#9,613 ranked city in the USARanks better than 67% of areas
A+ Brentwood Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Brentwood Cost of Living Cost of living is 5% higher than California
14848% more expensive than the US average
14141% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Brentwood cost of living
B- Brentwood Crime Total crime is 17% lower than California
Total crime
2,2928% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 448% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
0%Year over year crime is up
Brentwood crime
C+ Brentwood Employment Household income is 48% higher than California
Median household income
$94,13070% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$35,01317% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%equal to the US average
Brentwood employment
D Brentwood Housing Home value is 5% higher than California
Median home value
$428,500132% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,977108% higher than the US average
Home ownership
72%13% higher than the US average
Brentwood real estate or Brentwood rentals
C- Brentwood Schools HS graduation rate is 10% higher than California
High school grad. rates
88%6% higher than the US average
School test scores
49%1% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
34:1115% higher than the US average
Brentwood K-12 schools
A+ Brentwood User Ratings There are a total of 22 ratings in Brentwood
Overall user rating
86% 22 total ratings
User reviews rating
100% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
84% 21 total surveys
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      Living in Brentwood, CA

      Brentwood, California is a moderately-sized city with a population of 56,923 people. With a population density of 3,831 people per square mile, Brentwood is well above the nation's average density level. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (70% White). Given that fact, Brentwood could be considered less diverse than other cities. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Brentwood are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 14% of the population also speak Spanish. Brentwood is known to be family friendly as more than 80% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 50% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

      If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a good experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Brentwood, California. To help you find the best places to live in and around Brentwood, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, cost of living, education, employment and more.

      Using data and statistics Brentwood has received a livability score of 72/100. This score is ranked in the 71st percentile when compared to all other cities. For each of the livability categories, we see that Brentwood ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (B) and weather (B+). On a more negative note, Brentwood does not have favorable scores for the following: cost of living (F) and housing (D). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Brentwood, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Hannah Nicole Vineyards, Round Valley Regional Preserve, and Pure Barre Brentwood.

      Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Brentwood is real estate affordability. The median home price for Brentwood homes is $428,500, which is 4.7% higher than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Brentwood, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4.6, which is 28.1% lower than the California average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Brentwood were 5.1%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 10.3%.

      Brentwood transportation information

      Average one way commute43min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work75.7%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool12.7%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.7%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.3%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.1%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home5.9%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Brentwood, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).