Brentwood 85 Exceptional
Brentwood Livability #11 ranked city in Tennessee#1,111 ranked city in the USARanks better than 96% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Brentwood Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Brentwood Cost of Living Cost of living is 66% higher than Tennessee
14848% more expensive than the US average
8911% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Brentwood cost of living
A+ Brentwood Crime Total crime is 71% lower than Tennessee
Total crime
1,00761% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 10061% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
2%Year over year crime is up
Brentwood crime
A+ Brentwood Employment Household income is 219% higher than Tennessee
Median household income
$148,340168% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$64,607117% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
2%60% lower than the US average
Brentwood employment
F Brentwood Housing Home value is 281% higher than Tennessee
Median home value
$555,800201% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,922103% higher than the US average
Home ownership
92%44% higher than the US average
Brentwood real estate or Brentwood rentals
A+ Brentwood Schools HS graduation rate is 21% higher than Tennessee
High school grad. rates
97%17% higher than the US average
School test scores
88%79% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
0:1100% lower than the US average
Brentwood K-12 schools
A+ Brentwood User Ratings There are a total of 10 ratings in Brentwood
Overall user rating
84% 10 total ratings
User reviews rating
90% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
83% 9 total surveys
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Living in Brentwood, TN

Brentwood is a medium-sized city located in the state of Tennessee. The city has a population of 40,873 inhabitants. If we look at the most recent Census, Brentwood is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Brentwood might be a good fit as 92% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 50% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

Without the right tools, moving to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Brentwood, Tennessee could be a positive experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, crime, cost of living, weather, employment, you can easily compare the best places to live in Brentwood and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Brentwood to Tennessee and the national average.

Using data and statistics Brentwood has received a livability score of 82 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 96th percentile when compared to all other cities. Compared to the United States average, Brentwood ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! This city is also ranked in the top 10 percentile of all cities across the USA. There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. Brentwood ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (A+) and employment (A+). On a more negative note, Brentwood does not have favorable grades for the following: cost of living (F) and housing (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Brentwood has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

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 the overall sense of community. Brentwood has a violent crime rate of 71 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

Knowing that the Brentwood schools rank highly for test scores plays an important factor in deciding if this area is the right place to live. The average school test scores are 88%, which is far higher than the national average.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Brentwood. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Brentwood are affordable. The median home price for Brentwood homes is $555,800, which is 280.7% higher than the Tennessee 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 3.8, which is 22.6% higher than the Tennessee 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 4.2%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 5.8%.

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      Source: The Brentwood, TN data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).