Cozy neighborhoods, an active downtown district and home to the annual Dream Cruise Parade, Berkley meets the varied needs of our residents, businesses and visitors.
Berkley nestled in southeast Michigan… close enough to benefit from metropolitan amenities, yet situated to enjoy small town benefits. Berkley… where you can safely walk to the park, get a first-rate education at our schools and grow a successful business in our downtown district. Berkley was rated 5th Safest City in Michigan! Also, Berkley was ranked the No. 12 best place to live by Coldwell Banker in 2012!
Since the east border of Berkley is Woodward Avenue, the city is an active participant in the annual Woodward Dream Cruise, a popular classic car showcase in the Metro Detroit area. The Berkley police often patrol the Dream Cruise using their own custom police vehicle.
The Berkley School District operates in almost all of Berkley, most of Huntington Woods, and the north section of Oak Park. The school district includes four elementary schools (Angell, Burton, Pattengill, and Rodgers.), one Kindergarten-8th grade school (Norup International), one middle school (Anderson), and one high school (Berkley High School). From 2008 to 2012, Berkley High School has been named by Newsweek on its list of 1,000 Best High Schools in the nation. In 2008 it ranked among the top six in Michigan.