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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$172,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,257
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    81
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    17
    41
  • Robbery
    14
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    242
    1
  • Theft
    815
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    7
    0

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$43,942
National
$53,889
Children
10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    46%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
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Berkeley Township Reviews

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This used to be a good community to raise a family, was very safe, close to the bay and ocean (boardwalk / Seaside), but has taken a turn for the worse in recent years. It is definitely a bedroom community with little to no entertainment / nightlife. There are ample parks, sports fields, a bicycle trail, and summer concerts in Veteran's Park. In the past few years crime and the presence of drugs have increased dramatically. Taxes are absurdly high, and dealing with the planning board (for residential or business purposes) is torture. Many people must commute at least an hour or more to find better paying jobs and more engaging opportunities as there are few in this area.
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I loved growing up in Berkeley. It was very family oriented. There was always a game to go to on the weekends, whether it was soccer, baseball, or football. There was always kids around in the neighborhood and for the most part, there weren't too many crimes. As I got older, we did not stay in the town at night because there wasn't many things to do. But overall, I loved living there and I love telling everyone where I grew up!
Berkeley Township is a small town with a large enough population for everyone to live their own lives. It is an easy commute to both NYC or Philly and not farm form the beach, mountains, pinelands or farmlands. There are many (over five) state/local parks within five minutes of one another. All in all a very outdoorsy town with a local charm.