I don't like Bradford Pear trees.
There are a few around my house... planted by the previous owner. Every time a windstorm splits a big piece out of one, I just go ahead and cut the whole tree down.
I had to take one down earlier this year, after a storm blew half of it out. That tree was along the edge of our property, and it seemed too bare there after the Bradford Pear was gone. I replaced it with three 'Green Giant' Arborvitae. Those are small now, because I'm too cheap to buy big ones, but they should grow fast.