It is a matter of opinion but you can check the crime stats and decide for yourself. I am not a realtor, rather a resident of Berkeley and I consider it safe but you need to decide for yourself.
Check out the neighborhood at ALL times of day and see if you feel comfortable.
Overall, Realtors are prohibited by law from telling you whether or not any specific neighborhood is safe. Itâ€™s called â€œsteeringâ€ and we are prohibited by our code of ethics and federal law from providing such information. Here are a couple posts that explain more:
NO STEERING ALLOWED: 3 Important Facts To Know As A Buyer
Donâ€™t Get â€˜Steeredâ€™ in the Wrong Direction
However, we CAN tell you where to go to get information. In your case, for Richmond crime statistics, go to the following site:
You can also call the Berkeley police department directly via phone and ask about crime in specific neighborhoods.
Good luck in your search and let me know if you have any other questions!
Better Homes and Gardens | Mason-McDuffie Real Estate
2095 Rose Street, Suite 100
Berkeley, CA 94709
DRE # 01902004