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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$150,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,106
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    300
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    13
    41
  • Robbery
    13
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    280
    525
  • Theft
    476
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    39
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$73,111
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Berkley Reviews

25 reviews
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There're plenty of small businesses owned by locals, which is wonderful! The atmosphere is great year-round, but especially during summer while the town preps for the Woodward Dream Cruise. It's small, but close enough to bigger towns so that you're never too far from finding something new to do. That being said, it seems to be lacking in "hot spots" to hang out which almost forces a lot of teenage business away. Hopefully, that will change in the future. There are a lot of stores that have been opening or getting renovated so the future looks bright for the area!
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Berkley is a wonderful city to live in. It has an excellent school district that has been in Newsweek for the past 7 years as being one of the top school districts in the country. It has a wonderful business district and the housing market has increased dramatically over the last few years. People are flocking to Berkley!
I moved to Berkley 4 years ago. I absolutely love the area, lots of new young first time home owners moving in. A very tight nit community!