Berkshire

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$189,800
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,097
National
$904
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    No Data
    264
  • Murder
    No Data
    5
  • Rape
    No Data
    37
  • Robbery
    No Data
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    No Data
    575
  • Theft
    No Data
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No Data
    257

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$54,375
National
$53,046
Children
25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    48%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    14%

    Reviews

    4 reviews
    • Excellent
      0
    • Very Good
      3
    • Average
      1
    • Poor
      0
    • Terrible
      0
    It's not crowded like the cities,and people have space. It's quiet, no loud trucks or trains, or honking chairs, people screaming. Neighbors help out when they can. A safe place where you can leave your car doors unlocked and not worry about anyone taking anything from it
    • Niche User
    • Jan 14 2016
    It'd a good place to raise families and gives people a sense of adventure since there isn't a lot to around here. The community is always so supportive in the schools and programs. But it still has its flaws like the cold, the farming, and the amount of residents on welfare.
    • Niche User
    • Jan 14 2016
    Not a lot of vacant houses. People take pride in what they have and know what they can afford. Their houses are one of their most prized possessions, they take care of it. Most of the vacant houses are from those who moved out.
    • Niche User
    • Jan 14 2016