Berea

38 reviews
  1. Town in Kentucky
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Real Estate
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$126,400
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$653
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    34
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    34
    37
  • Robbery
    7
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    721
    575
  • Theft
    1,407
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    62
    257

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$38,513
National
$53,046
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

38 reviews
  • Excellent
    7
  • Very Good
    11
  • Average
    14
  • Poor
    4
  • Terrible
    2
My two favorite local business are Broadway Bodyworks and Berea Coffee & Tea.

Browadway Bodyworks in a small, inviting yoga and dance studio. The teachers are wonderful and encouraging. I have enjoyed every single class I have taken there. They are very community orientated, and therefore have Saturday Morning Community classes where students pay what they want/can. The students and teachers seem to be very non-judgemental and understand what yoga is really about.

Berea Coffee & Tea (BC&T) is a local coffee shop that has a very inviting atmosphere. I know that many college and community folks gather here for business or social needs. It is average prices for a coffee shop. DELICIOUS food and drinks and always great music playing! It is the place to go if you are in need of a quick cup of coffee, or have time to sit and enjoy the space and free wifi.
  • Niche User
  • June 4 2015
I was a college students in Berea. I enjoyed getting to meet people both on and off the campus. If you are a young adult, there is definitely plenty to do in Berea! If you are older, you may find it more worth your while to look to Richmond and Lexington for entertainment. Either way, it is a fun environment, especially if you have the time to invest. You can enjoy yourself in Berea with relatively low financial expenditure - you just have to look around and talk to others about what is going on! The college always has some performance or speaker in town, it seems, so ask around!
  • Niche User
  • June 4 2015
Berea is a great place to experience art, culture, and a different side of Kentucky. It offers lots of great shops and small restaurants that showcase the area. Artists from all over pride themselves on selling their work in Berea because it draws a lot of tourists and locals.
  • Former Resident
  • 8 days ago