Berkley has some wonderful areas; especially on the waterfront. The waterfront is on the Taunton and Assonet Rivers. These properties especially the higher end ones will retain their value better than those not on the water.
I moved to Berkley 4 years ago. A lot of friends asked 'why Berkley?'. It's a great town with great people. I have a gorgeous home listed in Berkley. Please check it out on Trulia and feel free to get bck to me with any questions.