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
    C
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$66,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$950
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    209
    273
  • Murder
    11
    6
  • Rape
    22
    41
  • Robbery
    231
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    2,189
    525
  • Theft
    2,584
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    352
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$33,776
National
$53,889
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Colleges

Berkeley Reviews

6 reviews
All Categories
I have lived in Berkeley for 6 1/2 years. I have experienced things that has happened around me but not physically to me. I was living in this area when the riots were taking place. It was horrible seeing all that was going on. On the bright side, it was good to see how also the city stood together to try and stop the violence. It is something that goes down in history, it will never be forgotten.
Review Berkeley
I really like this area. I can honestly say I feel safe living there, I mean if you accidentally left your door open and left you could come back and everything would be fine for the most part. All of the neighbors are really nice, live nice lives, and pretty much keep to themselves. I just wish the streets were wider and that there were sidewalks.
Make it look better, build faculties that accommodate needs of children.