Berkley is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 6,580 people and just one neighborhood, Berkley is the 223rd largest community in Massachusetts.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Berkley are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.
Occupations and Workforce
Berkley is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Berkley is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Berkley who work in office and administrative support (14.58%), sales jobs (13.24%) and healthcare (9.32%).
Also of interest is that Berkley has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Berkley is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Berkley a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Berkley has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Berkley’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In Berkley, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.65 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Berkley is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.