Berkley

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$145,200
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,091
National
$904
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    33
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    7
    37
  • Robbery
    7
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    85
    575
  • Theft
    777
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    33
    257

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$70,625
National
$53,046
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

20 reviews
  • Excellent
    4
  • Very Good
    12
  • Average
    4
  • Poor
    0
  • Terrible
    0
There're plenty of small businesses owned by locals, which is wonderful! The atmosphere is great year-round, but especially during summer while the town preps for the Woodward Dream Cruise. It's small, but close enough to bigger towns so that you're never too far from finding something new to do. That being said, it seems to be lacking in "hot spots" to hang out which almost forces a lot of teenage business away. Hopefully, that will change in the future. There are a lot of stores that have been opening or getting renovated so the future looks bright for the area!
  • Niche User
  • 12 months ago
Berkley is one of the best towns to live in around the Metro Detroit area. You get that small town feel in a big area. Berkley is centrally located, meaning everything in the Metro Detroit area is within a half hour drive. The downtown area is constantly remodeling and rebuilding to make it look better. I grew up in the country and have lived here because of work. I prefer to live in the country, but Berkley is the best city-living since I have to live in the city.
  • Niche User
  • 4 months ago
Police are visible everywhere. I live on a non-busy road and I usually see a police car drive by at lease once or twice a day, including night time as well. Crime is going to happen, but when it does, it appears as though the police take it very seriously. I feel safe enough to walk my dogs at nighttime.
  • Niche User
  • 4 months ago