Best Places to Live

Berkeley, CA

Population: 117,384
LIV
SCORE
588
Visit Berkeley

Along the San Francisco Bay’s eastern shore is Berkeley, home to the University of California - Berkeley and renowned as one of the most politically liberal cities in the country. (See where Berkeley ranks on the Top 10 College Towns 2015.) The main thoroughfare is Shattuck Avenue that passes through several distinct neighborhoods, and Berkeley residents enjoy conveniences like multiple parks and an Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. An assortment of restaurants, shops and performance venues provide many things to do in Berkeley. Nearly 50 buildings within the community are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Berkeley, CA Ranking Data

Civic
55
Demographics
48
Economy
53
Education
80
Health
62
Housing
53
Infrastructure
59