Berlin 65 Good
Berlin Livability #57 ranked city in New Hampshire#12,173 ranked city in the USARanks better than 58% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Berlin

  • Cost Of Living

    The overall cost of living in this area is much lower than average. This includes everyday goods and services, as well as housing, utilities and health care.

  • Crime

    With a lower than average crime rate per 100,000 people, this area could be considered a very safe place to live. Crime rates are based on both violent and property crimes.

  • Housing

    This area has received high scores in the housing category. This could be due to a positive home affordability ratio, high appreciation rates or elevated home values.

  • Ratings

    Local residents have positive things to say about the proximity of restaurants, grocery stores, parks, public transit, friendliness of neighbors, sense of community and overall safety of the area.

  • Amenities

    A majority of amenities are not ideally situated within a reasonable walking distance, which may lead residents to rely on a vehicle or public transportation.

  • Commute

    Public transportation is not readily available in this area and the average commute time to work could also be longer than the national average.

  • Employment

    A low score in the employment category could indicate that this area struggles with high unemployment rates and low household income and income per capita levels.

  • Health & Safety

    Poor air quality and the inaccessibility of certain health related facilities like hospitals, clinics, doctors and pharmacies could have all contributed to the low score in this category.

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What's it like Living in Berlin?

Berlin is a moderately-sized city located in the state of New Hampshire. The city has a population of 10,025 residents. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (91% White). Given that fact, Berlin could be considered less diverse than other cities. Single men and women might be happy to hear that in Berlin, only 49% of the population is married. If you are not a fan of long commutes, you will enjoy living in Berlin. With an average one way commute time of only 18 minutes, getting to and from work is a breeze compared to the national average of 26 minutes.

Living in Berlin can be a positive experience for anyone moving to the town. Having said that, in the state of New Hampshire, there are many desirable places to live, so choose wisely! When searching for a new neighborhood, several factors play a vital role in determining its suitability. Safety should be a top priority, ensuring a secure environment with low crime rates. Proximity to your workplace or school helps minimize commuting time and allows for a better work-life balance. Availability of essential amenities such as parks, coffee shops, restaurants, grocery stores, and healthcare facilities contributes to convenience and well-being. Access to reliable public transportation options facilitates easy commuting and connectivity. Additionally, considering the sense of community and the overall atmosphere that resonates with your lifestyle and preferences fosters a harmonious living experience. Finding the best places to live in Berlin and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes cost of living, commute, employment and other important metrics.

Berlin, NH receives 65/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #57 in New Hampshire and #11,088 in the USA. For each of the livability categories, we see that Berlin ranks very well for crime (A), cost of living (A+) and housing (B-). There is at least one category that did not score well in Berlin. The following was graded with a disappointing score: amenities (F), education (D-) and employment (F).

Low violent crime rates (murder, rape, robbery, assault) provide a safer environment for residents, reducing the risk of personal harm, property theft or violence. Low crime can also lead to increased property values and desirability. With 185 crimes per 100,000 residents, Berlin has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

A healthy real estate market serves as a key economic indicator. It could signify overall local economic strength, stability and reflects consumer confidence in the area. Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Berlin has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

Being close to public transit, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Berlin. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Berlin are affordable. Median real estate prices in Berlin come in at $85,100, which is 64.5% lower than the New Hampshire average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Berlin, the home price to income ratio is 2.2, which is 37.1% lower than the New Hampshire average.

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      Berlin transportation information

      Statistic Berlin New Hampshire National
      Average one way commute18min27min26min
      Workers who drive to work73.8%81.0%76.4%
      Workers who carpool13.8%7.9%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.0%0.9%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.2%2.9%2.8%
      Working from home5.1%6.1%4.6%
      Source: The Berlin, NH data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).