Berkeley

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$169,000
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,033
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%

Berkeley Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    153
    264
  • Murder
    19
    5
  • Rape
    57
    37
  • Robbery
    57
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    229
    575
  • Theft
    1,106
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    57
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$64,914
National
$53,046
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    14%

    Reviews

    14 reviews
    • Excellent
      0
    • Very Good
      8
    • Average
      6
    • Poor
      0
    • Terrible
      0
    This is a residental area with little to no apartment buildings. All residents have garages & keep there cars in there yard, we keep our lawn up or the village will ticket us as well as garbage. We are policed always & because we area small community our police force don't have much to do so, they can police us more. A very well kept area to live. Have been there many years & I've gone to sleep at nite with my front door open with the screen door locked & have left my back door open so, my teenagers could get in without waking us. There is crime everywhere but, we have been blessed to have no theft or vandalism since I've been there.
    • Parent
    • July 11 2014
    My area is a small retired community. Just in the last 5 years young couples are moving in because parents have passed away, had to been hositalized or retired to FL, AZ, etc & left properties to there children.
    • Parent
    • July 11 2014
    Our public services have been amazing over the years. We have had issues just as any other community have had but, not as bad & the good has out weigh the bad. Public services have been great.
    • Parent
    • July 11 2014