Diversity of population, so often a destabilizing factor, would seem, in our case, to have been the opposite. The District’s places of worship bear witness: in addition to a venerable Catholic church, there is an orthodox synagogue, a Lutheran church, a Buddhist monastery, and (the most recent addition) a Pentecostal assembly (see Places of Worship). Of the schools, two are private and one public; all date back half a century or more. Until quite recently, there were two Catholic schools, a girls’ high school and an elementary school, with even longer histories. Overall, the District can claim to have played a pioneering role in Berkeley education (see Schools).
Finally, a large and well-appointed residential facility, part of a statewide chain that provides assisted living for seniors, offers further evidence of the District's reputation as a haven (see Residential).