About This Place
Berkley is a city in Oakland County of the U.S. state of Michigan. It is an inner suburb of Detroit. As of the 2010 census, the total population was 14,970.
Berkley's downtown area stretches along 12 Mile Road between Greenfield Road and Coolidge Highway, and along Coolidge Highway between 12 Mile Road and 11 Mile Road. Berkley's municipal offices and public safety headquarters are located on 12 Mile Road just east of Coolidge Highway. The Berkley Parks and Recreation department is located at the community center on Catalpa Drive, just east of Anderson Middle School. This includes the tennis courts, ice arena, baseball diamonds, and a park.
Since Berkley's eastern border is formed by Woodward Avenue, the city is an active participant in the annual Woodward Dream Cruise, a popular classic car showcase in the Metro Detroit area. The Berkley police even patrol the Woodward Dream Cruise using their own custom police vehicle (see photo below).