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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+
Live Oak is a neighborhood in Berkeley, California with a population of 6,809. Live Oak is in Alameda County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Live Oak offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Live Oak there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Live Oak and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Live Oak are highly rated.
About Live Oak...
Population
6,809

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,048,944
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,768
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Live Oak Rankings

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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
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$122,069
National
$55,322
Families with Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    53%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    7%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    3%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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Live Oak Reviews

2 reviews
I think eventually it will become increasingly more expensive and unattainable for many people as the housing prices of San Francisco increase and spread to Berkeley.
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the rents is too high and the quality of houses are so low. the safety is also low.

public transportation is too expensive and there is no discount for students