Berkeley, California 

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+9.8% since 2020

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9.6 / 7.5

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Best Places to Live in Berkeley, California

Berkeley, California is a vibrant city in the San Francisco Bay Area. It's home to many educational and cultural attractions, such as the University of California at Berkeley, the Lawrence Hall of Science, and live music venues like The Greek Theater. Recreational activities are plentiful as well; visitors can take in views of the Bay from Tilden Regional Park or enjoy a day of sun at Berkeley Marina. Shopping options range from local boutiques to some of the finest retail stores in Northern California while dining experiences could take you anywhere from gourmet restaurants to street food vendors. Whether you’re looking for a place to call home or just some entertainment, Berkeley won't disappoint! Regional center - Northern California coast at the head of San Francisco Bay.
Zip Codes: 94704 94703 94702 94705 94707 94709 94708 94710 94720
Cost of Living: 138.3% higher
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 155 ft above sea level

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Berkeley, Ca Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Year round climate
Attractive setting
Arts & culture
Soft economy
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.


The unemployment rate in Berkeley is 5.1% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Berkeley jobs have increased by 1.4%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Berkeley's cost of living is 138.3% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Berkeley's Cost of Living

September, August and July are the most pleasant months in Berkeley, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Alameda county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 79.8% to 17.6%. More Voting Stats

Berkeley's population is 119,607 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 9.8%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 28.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Berkeley is Real Estate: $1,320,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.9%.

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. More Education

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Housing Market in Berkeley

It's a good time to buy in Berkeley. Home Appreciation is up 7.9% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Berkeley is $1,320,600.
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Reviews for Berkeley   14 Reviews
Everything you wanted to know about Berkeley - 9/19/2021
Have lived in Berkeley for about 35 years now. Housing/Real Estate: If you're looking to move here, $1,000,000 will get you a small cottage in the "flats". Most of... Read More

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Best climate - 12/24/2013
We have the best climate -- summers and winters are mild. Lots of... Read More

No more hippie love here - 4/23/2011
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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