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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,182
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    99%
  • Own
    1%
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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
$25,588
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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This is a bustling college town, with lots of college students always engaging in various activities. Even for those who are not college students, there is a large variety of activities and tons of food options all within close proximity.
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Maybe due to the high concentration of people in this area, but crime is very high pretty much wherever you go in this area. Some more dangerous and violent than others, lots of theft, and general harassment.
A beautiful city with plenty of college kids and amazing restaurants. Often feel unsafe walking around the city.