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%.
|Average one way commute||43min||28min||26min|
|Workers who drive to work||75.7%||73.5%||76.4%|
|Workers who carpool||12.7%||10.6%||9.3%|
|Workers who take public transit||2.7%||5.2%||5.1%|
|Workers who bicycle||0.3%||1.1%||0.6%|
|Workers who walk||1.1%||2.7%||2.8%|
|Working from home||5.9%||5.4%||4.6%|
|Airports (within 30 miles of city center)||0 (1)||27||354|
|Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)||0 (9)||134||711|