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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$105,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$698
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%

Berrien Springs 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
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    66
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    88
    41
  • Robbery
    33
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    142
    525
  • Theft
    811
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    22
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$32,450
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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I used to live in big cities and when I moved to Berrien Springs-MI in 2012, I was bored. I didn't know people, there's not many stores, at night everywhere is dark and quiet, so I named the place Bored Springs!!! But after a year I started to feel comfortable, know people and talk to people as my own family!!! I thought this city is so different, people care about each other, they know me and my family and we enjoy the same lifestyle!!! We are blessed because there is a university offering so many things to do!!! We have education, sports, music, spiritual support, a very intense social life and everything is available in the same place without traffic, violence, noise and pollution!!! I have to say I'm passionate about this piece of heaven!!! Now, for me Berrien Springs is very calm, peaceful and a friendly place to live and raise kids!!! The best place ever!!!
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Berrien Springs is a small university town that may not seem like much at first glance. What makes this area really unique is the people. It is in a Seventh-Day Adventist community, so the people here are more conscious of their actions. There is not much to offer in terms of city life, but there are many things to do, from going to the beach to visiting the small towns around here. If you want a nice quiet hide away, this is a place to visit.
Spiritually oriented, great town to raise your child, and very quiet. Not high in crime rate or accidents and very family oriented. Schools, libraries, fast-food places, and local shops are all nearby.