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Pros

-Year round climate
-Attractive setting
-Arts & culture

Cons

-Soft economy
-Crowding
-Extreme living costs


What Bert Has To Say About San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward Metro Area


A world-class city in every respect, the stunningly beautiful and culturally rich San Francisco is not only a unique place to visit but also to live. The area has a lot going for it: exceptional arts and cultural activities, plenty of history and sense of place, a strong commercial and financial core; and all the education and services anyone could want. The climate is one of the most unusual in the world, and the area is among the most ethnically and socially diverse in the country. The many world-famous tourist attractions- Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, the cable car system, hilltop residential enclaves, and the wine country to the north- mix with considerable local entertainment and culture to make the city one of the most interesting and fun places to live in the country.


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Quick Facts About Berkeley


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Berkeley is 3.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Berkeley jobs have Increased by 2.62 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Berkeley's cost of living is 147.50% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Berkeley's population is 120,972 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 17.76 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 27 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Berkeley is $1,001,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 27.99 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Berkeley public schools spend $17,011 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 20.9 students per teacher in Berkeley.

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  12/24/2013
Best climate

We have the best climate -- summers and winters are mild. Lots of... (Read More)

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  4/23/2011
No more hippie love here

The 60's have left Berkeley and now it is about MONEY...and the people there have plenty of it and nice hybrid cars (looks like 2 per household) and with a great bicycle... (Read More)

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  10/4/2010
Berkeley, California is wonderful

The climate in the Bay Area, Berkeley, California is wonderful. You get the ocean breeze coming through the Golden Gate Bridge and in over the bay and right through my... (Read More)

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