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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$161,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$981
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%

Berkeley Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    115
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    19
    41
  • Robbery
    153
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    287
    1
  • Theft
    1,280
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    115
    0

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$63,516
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
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Berkeley Reviews

15 reviews
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It's a quiet neighborhood. Great for those who want a good place to get some rest. The neighbors are likable and the place is far enough away from Chicago to be safe but close enough to be in good condition. Many amentities are around 10 mins or less away.
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This is a residental area with little to no apartment buildings. All residents have garages & keep there cars in there yard, we keep our lawn up or the village will ticket us as well as garbage. We are policed always & because we area small community our police force don't have much to do so, they can police us more. A very well kept area to live. Have been there many years & I've gone to sleep at nite with my front door open with the screen door locked & have left my back door open so, my teenagers could get in without waking us. There is crime everywhere but, we have been blessed to have no theft or vandalism since I've been there.
My area is a small retired community. Just in the last 5 years young couples are moving in because parents have passed away, had to been hositalized or retired to FL, AZ, etc & left properties to there children.