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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  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
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+
Northside is a neighborhood in Berkeley, California with a population of 6,018. Northside is in Alameda County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Northside offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Northside there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Northside and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Northside are highly rated.
About Northside...
Population
6,018

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$926,691
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,585
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    87%
  • Own
    13%
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Northside Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

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
$52,235
National
$55,322
Families with Children
9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    47%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    2%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Northside Reviews

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There aren't really a lot of great, career-type jobs, unless it's within educational institution
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There aren't really a sense of community within this place, but when you step out of this area, you identify strongly with Berkeley
Housing here is bad qualify but really expensive...