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    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
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    NG
Westbrae is a neighborhood in Berkeley, California with a population of 8,086. Westbrae is in Alameda County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Westbrae offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Westbrae there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Westbrae and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Westbrae are highly rated.
About Westbrae...
Population
8,086

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$744,046
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,815
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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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
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$113,580
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    37%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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A lot of resources, parks, situated close to both central and so. berkeley libraries, Ohlone Greenway paths for bicycling, joggers, & families with strollers, plus a lot organic products in family owned stores and community-neighborhood gardens. Self contained area with public transportation access and friendly walkable streets.
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I love Berkeley! The Bay Area is an international, accepting part of California. I feel like I could walk around in the strangest of outfits, and no one would think twice. It is also full of studious souls who attend and/or teach at the University.
Westbrae has close access to AC Transit for local busses, as well as BART and transbay AC Transit busses for fast commuting. There are a lot of pedestrian paths (beyond just sidewalks), and there is a lot of infrastructure for bikes (bike lanes and so-called "bicycle boulevards"). North Berkeley BART even has taxis waiting around if you need that, and Uber cars are never too far.

Biking and walking are a delight because despite feeling like a small town Berkeley (and Westbrae) are pretty dense, so you're never too far from an interesting commercial street or park or something.