54 reviews
  1. Suburb of Cleveland, OH
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Real Estate
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$127,000
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$690
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%

Berea Rankings

Niche ranks over 3,000 suburbs based on more than 50 statistics and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    37
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    11
    37
  • Robbery
    53
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    179
    575
  • Theft
    753
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    90
    257

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$54,534
National
$53,046
Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Berea Reviews

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The city is small, but the people who live here are incredibly friendly. There seems to be a strong dependence on small businesses in the area as well, which helps these businesses and the city's economy thrive and be successful. Recently, there has also been an interest in creating new pieces for recreational entertainment, such as new playgrounds or gazebo constructions. Overall, it is a city that is growing nicely and is great to live here.
I really enjoy living in Berea, Ohio. It has everything we need. It is a small college town with restaurants, bars, and stores within walking distance. The Cleveland Metroparks and the Rocky River are basically right outside my back door. It is also very close to the airport. The houses are older, but built well with a lot of character.
I really love the quiet suburbs. The people are very genuine. They are the type that will let you borrow a cup of sugar of you needed it. It is quiet, no obnoxious party's or people drunknown and yelling for no reason. People tend to keep to themselves, there's not the reality TV aspect of gossip and judgemental neighbors. I really like it here. I would definitely move here again.