Brisbane 68 Good
Brisbane Livability #286 ranked city in California#8,701 ranked city in the USARanks better than 70% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Brisbane

  • Commute

    High commute scores indicates that public transit should be easily accessible in this area and the average commute time to work is less than average.

  • 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.

  • Ratings

    Local residents have positive things to say about the proximity of restaurants, grocery stores, parks, public transit, friendliness of neighbors, sense of community and overall safety of the area.

  • 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.

  • Cost Of Living

    Based on the most recent cost of living data, this area is more expensive to live in. You can expect to pay more for everyday goods and services, housing, groceries and utilities.

  • 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 Brisbane?

Brisbane is a small city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 4,645 residents. Individuals of White (52%) and Asian (35%) backgrounds make up a significant portion of the population of Brisbane. Brisbane is considered to be a city with an aging population. The average age of all residents is 49, which is well beyond the United States median age average. Long, unnecessary commutes can be both frustrating and inconvenient when heading to work. Nationwide, the average one-way commute time takes 26 minutes, but regrettably, residing in Brisbane entails a longer-than-average one-way commute time, averaging 33 minutes.

Whether you’re moving to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Brisbane could be a positive experience compared to other cities in California if you know where to look. 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. The best areas in Brisbane and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, crime, cost of living, commute, health & safety, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the California and national averages.

Brisbane has a livability score of 65/100 and is ranked #386 in California and #10,681 in the USA. For each of the livability categories, we see that Brisbane ranks very well for crime (B-). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Brisbane. The following was graded with a disappointing score: amenities (F), cost of living (F) and education (D-).

Low rates of violent crime, encompassing offenses such as murder, rape, robbery and assault, contribute significantly to a safer living environment. This reduction in crime minimizes the chances of personal harm, property theft, or violent incidents. Furthermore, low crime rates can have a positive impact on property values and the overall desirability of an area. There were 155 crimes per 100,000 residents, which signifies that Brisbane boasts an impressively low violent crime rate that falls well below the national average.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife, parks and proximity to public transportation are all important things to look for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Brisbane is real estate affordability. The median home price for Brisbane homes is $926,500, which is 126.4% higher than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Brisbane, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 8.1, which is 26.6% higher than the California average.

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      Brisbane transportation information

      Statistic Brisbane California National
      Average one way commute33min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work77.0%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool4.3%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit8.5%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.7%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.0%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home9.5%5.4%4.6%
      Source: The Brisbane, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).