Tidbits of Interest
The advantages of urban living in a suburban atmosphere can be found less than 10 miles from downtown Detroit in this city of well-kept homes. Known countywide for its outstanding services, Berkley offers friendly neighborhoods that reflect exemplary civic and residential pride. Berkley roads are the first to be plowed after a snowstorm, and leaf-collecting service operates weekly in the autumn. Residents enjoy close proximity to the metropolitan advantages of Detroit and the downtown districts of Birmingham and Royal Oak. Even more importantly, they enjoy the quiet charm of Berkley’s small-town spirit and prime location.
Close-knit neighborhoods along tree-shaded streets are primarily lined with neat homes in brick ranch style and modest bungalow designs Community spirit and civic involvement are evident in the preservation of the city’s heritage and many annual events such as the Berkley Christmas parade and tree lighting or the annual Berkley Days. Parks and recreation facilities are conveniently located throughout the community, adding to the family oriented atmosphere, and the Berkley School District serves area youngsters with a quality public education. A small commercial and industrial base is clustered along Twelve Mile Road, which also serves as the city’s Main Street.