Safe neighborhoods near BART in Berkeley/Oakland

Hi, I’m planning to move from San Francisco to Berkeley or Oakland. I’d appreciate any advice on safe neighborhoods near Bart or other easy public transportation. My budget is $3500/month to rent a 1-2 BR. Thank you 

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Rockridge is probably one of the safest neighborhoods near BART and I think in your price range. There's also lots of AC Transit options.

North Berkeley (north end of Shattuck Avenue) is relatively safe and only a 10-15 minute walk to downtown Berkeley Bart.

I cannot speak to the rental market around here but my family and I moved from san francisco to  North Berkeley close to the bart here, and it's been wonderful.