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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$126,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$647
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%

Berea Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    34
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    34
    41
  • Robbery
    27
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    786
    1
  • Theft
    1,249
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    114
    0

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$39,906
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
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Berea Reviews

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Berea is one the quietest cities you can find in the United States of America. My four years have taught me a lot about Bereans: their lifestyles differ from other cities by their sense of humor and love for the mountains. Activities such as hiking, riding a bike, or church going are more common in this area. However, there is no better experience and moment than being located at a place where birds' crying is the only noise that can disturb your hearing. Love Berea!
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My two favorite local business are Broadway Bodyworks and Berea Coffee & Tea.

Browadway Bodyworks in a small, inviting yoga and dance studio. The teachers are wonderful and encouraging. I have enjoyed every single class I have taken there. They are very community orientated, and therefore have Saturday Morning Community classes where students pay what they want/can. The students and teachers seem to be very non-judgemental and understand what yoga is really about.

Berea Coffee & Tea (BC&T) is a local coffee shop that has a very inviting atmosphere. I know that many college and community folks gather here for business or social needs. It is average prices for a coffee shop. DELICIOUS food and drinks and always great music playing! It is the place to go if you are in need of a quick cup of coffee, or have time to sit and enjoy the space and free wifi.
Being here since 2012, I've noticed the stark difference between the college community and the community surrounding it. The college can seem quite progressive to the outside community. I wish there was greater understanding between both groups.