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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    NG
Central Berkeley is a neighborhood in Berkeley, California. Central Berkeley is in Alameda County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Central Berkeley offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Central Berkeley there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Residents of Central Berkeley tend to be liberal. The public schools in Central Berkeley are highly rated.
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Population

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$554,338
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,163
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    63%
  • Own
    37%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$63,097
National
$55,322
Children
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
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I've lived in Central Berkeley for 34 years, raising two children through the public schools. Both achieved degrees from top schools, nationally. I love being able to walk to all the best amenities a diverse city has to offer: theatre, restaurants, movies, libraries, parks, public transport, city offices, and yes, my local Y and a Trader Joe's! What's not to love?
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Central Berkeley is a huge eating hub. Theres are restaurants lining the streets. Berkeley High, the public high school is right of the main street which brings a lot of high school foot traffic to the businesses. The college students attending Cal Berkeley as located very close to here as well so there is a lot of student culture surrounding this area. It's a great place to grab a bite and a movie or simply just observe student life in a beautiful place like Berkeley.
There is great diversity in this area!