Berkley

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$349,700
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$852
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    4%
  • Own
    96%

Berkley 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
    46
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    15
    37
  • Robbery
    15
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    152
    575
  • Theft
    396
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    61
    257

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$84,423
National
$53,046
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    14%

    Reviews

    16 reviews
    • Excellent
      2
    • Very Good
      9
    • Average
      3
    • Poor
      2
    • Terrible
      0
    Berkley is such a lovely town. I'm so glad to live here! Berkley isn't a very popular, but it has a few little things like a gas station, library, restaraunt, and of course, Dighton Rock State Park. I live on a Green Street, which used to be an all dirt road. It was a truly recently paved. There are lots of farms in Berkley and lots of animals, especially horses. Berkley is a rural area, which means there is lots of wildlife to see. A lot of the times I will wake to wild turkeys gobbling or a woodpecker pecking. You will also see deer grazing in the fields and raccoons at night. You will find that the people of Berkley are very welcoming and kind people. They are easy to accept you and caring. Many people have children and pets. Since Berkley is so small, practically everyone knows everyone, especially if you have kids. If you ever decide to move to a rural area, I recommend Berkley. I love where I live and if you ever visit I'm sure you will love it too.
    • Current Resident
    • 4 months ago
    It is a small town and the houses are not too close together, there are many farms.
    • Niche User
    • Mar 30 2015
    There are not many stores in my area it is a rural town, there is just the tainton area and the stores qualities can vary from great to awful
    • Niche User
    • Mar 30 2015