What you need to know about Berkeley, CA

Famous as a center for academics, free speech and the arts, Berkeley is situated along San Francisco Bay’s eastern shore and is home to the University of California, Berkeley. Nearly 70 percent of residents have an associate’s degree or better, and residents enjoy luxuries like multiple parks and an Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. The main thoroughfare for entertainment venues in the city is Shattuck Avenue, which passes through several distinct neighborhoods.

 

Top 10 College Towns  2015
Why Berkeley, Calif., Is a Top 100 Best Place to Live
A College Town and More, Berkeley Ranks No. 6 on our 2015 Top 100 Best Places to Live
Things To Do In Berkeley, CA
Berkeley’s rich, diverse environment provides great shopping, art and museums, plus amazing food.

Population

115,688
Up by 12.80%
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Nearby Cities

Sather Gate, the heart of the University of California, Berkeley's campus
Why Berkeley, Calif., Is a Top 100 Best Place to Live
A College Town and More, Berkeley Ranks No. 6 on our 2015 Top 100 Best Places to Live
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Housing

Homes Owned 41.90%
41.90% Complete
Homes Rented 58.10%
58.10% Complete

Real Estate

In Berkeley, California


Ready to move to Berkeley? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in Berkeley.
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Berkeley’s rich, diverse environment provides great shopping, art and museums, plus amazing food.

Median Home Price

$719,500
Higher than the state average

Schools

In Berkeley, California


The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Berkeley rates.

Median Household Income

$65,283
Higher than the national average

Business

In Berkeley, California


Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Berkeley.

Residents

Most residents are
10-24 Years old

Health

In Berkeley, California


Access to quality hospitals, doctors and health-care providers is just part of what makes a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Berkeley.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 70%
70% Complete
Graduated High School 96%
96% Complete

Berkeley, CA's Livability Rankings

Top 10 College Towns  2015

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