Berkley

The quaint town of Berkley, Massachusetts was established April 18, 1735 and is perfectly located approximately 40 miles south of Boston and 30 miles east of Providence, RI in Bristol County.  The US Census Bureau estimates the town's population in 2018 was 6,802.  The 2019 property tax rate is $14.64 per $1,000. The median single family sales price in 2018 was $381,750.

The town of Berkley is conveniently located for commuters, shopping and dining with easy highway access to Routes 24 and 140. 

The center of town is a historical area, known as "The Berkley Common".  Citizens can find the new town hall, the Berkley Public Library (1918 Carnegie Library), the Public Safety building, that houses the police and fire/rescue departments, the transfer station/recycling center and the Berkley Historical Museum at the Berkley Common.  There is also a small playground, basketball court and baseball field for community use.  

Berkley is home to beautiful scenic areas.  The Dighton Rock State Park is an 85 acre park located, overlooking the Taunton River, on Bayview Avenue.  Here you can enjoy a picnic, fishing, hiking or visit the museum that houses the historic Dighton Rock that is known for its petroglyphs, carved designs of ancient and uncertain origins.  Berkley Village Heritage Park is another wonderful scenic area, located on Elm Street, that overlooks the Taunton River the Berkley-Dighton Bridge.  The park is perfect for a picnic, canoeing or simply enjoying the wildlife.

Berkley has two schools located within the town, the Berkley Community School for grades PK-4th and the Berkley Middle School for grades 5th-8th. Berkley is part of a regionalized school district at the high school level. Berkley high school students may attend Somerset-Berkley High School but also have many other options such as Bristol-Plymouth Vocational High School or Coyle Cassidy High School both located in Taunton, MA or Bristol Agricultural High school located in Dighton, MA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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