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Welcome to Berkeley

Located directly across the Bay Bridge from San Francisco and nestled in the heart of the Bay Area, Berkeley, California, stands as an inviting haven for discerning home buyers seeking a blend of intellectual vibrancy, cultural richness, and natural beauty. Renowned for its esteemed university, the University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley embodies a spirited atmosphere that seamlessly merges academic excellence with artistic flair and a strong sense of community.
 
Defined by its tree-lined streets, diverse neighborhoods, and bohemian charm, Berkeley offers an eclectic tapestry of experiences. From the bustling energy of the Gourmet Ghetto to the serene beauty of the Berkeley Hills, the gentle quietness of Elmwood in between each corner unveils a unique facet of this dynamic city.
 
Home to a thriving culinary scene, Berkeley boasts a multitude of eateries, artisanal cafes, and food markets that reflect the city's commitment to local, sustainable, and diverse cuisine. The lively arts and music scene, manifested in galleries, theaters, and live performance venues, underscores Berkeley's creative spirit.
 
Natural beauty intertwines seamlessly with urban life in Berkeley, with its waterfront parks, hiking trails, and stunning views of the San Francisco Bay. The city's dedication to sustainability and green spaces offers residents a harmonious balance between city living and access to nature.
 
Berkeley's real estate landscape showcases a blend of architectural styles, from historic Craftsman homes to modern residences, catering to diverse tastes and preferences. Whether seeking a vibrant urban lifestyle or a more laid-back, nature-inspired retreat, Berkeley offers an array of housing options to suit various needs. For those in pursuit of a community that fosters intellectual curiosity, celebrates diversity, and thrives on creativity, Berkeley stands as an inviting and enriching place to call home.

Overview for Berkeley, CA

119,607 people live in Berkeley, where the median age is 32.1 and the average individual income is $56,168. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

119,607

Total Population

32.1 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$56,168

Average individual Income

Around Berkeley, CA

There's plenty to do around Berkeley, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

97
Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
99
Biker's Paradise
Bike Score
70
Excellent Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Pavé Consulting, Zumba with Helen Vaughn, and Move Well Within: Pilates, TRX & Z-Health.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.7 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.29 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.57 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.34 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.59 miles 21 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.23 miles 31 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Berkeley, CA

Berkeley has 44,195 households, with an average household size of 2.4. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Berkeley do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 119,607 people call Berkeley home. The population density is 11,465.59 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

119,607

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

32.1

Median Age

49.29 / 50.71%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
44,195

Total Households

2.4

Average Household Size

$56,168

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Berkeley, CA

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Primary Schools ()
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The following schools are within or nearby Berkeley. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Ecole Bilingue De Berkeley
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Malcolm X Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Nia House Learning Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Thousand Oaks Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Longfellow Arts and Technology Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
John Muir Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Berkwood Hedge School
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
School Of The Madeleine
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
The Crowden School
PRIVATE
4th - 8th
No rating available
Walden Center & School
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
East Bay School For Boys
PRIVATE
6th - 8th
No rating available
Bayhill High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
Berkeley Arts Magnet at Whittier
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Emerson Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Martin Luther King Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Oxford Elementary at West Campus
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Cragmont Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Berkeley Technology Academy
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Black Pine Circle School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Maybeck High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
St Mary's College High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Washington Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Ruth Acty Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Rosa Parks Environmental Science
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Bayhill High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Berkeley Rose Waldorf School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Sylvia Mendez Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5

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