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If you still think of Berkeley as the counter-culture center of the Sixties then you are in a pleasant surprise. Berkeley has become a culinary and cultural destination home to UC Berkeley, great local shops and restaurants, visual and performing arts, and outdoor recreation. Families are drawn to the diverse range of family friendly activities and attractions.

Many Berkeley neighborhoods were established in the 1920’s with quiet tree-lined streets, brown-shingled homes and lushy landscaped yards. Berkeley is one of the most densely populated cities in the Bay Area. From the art industry in West Berkeley to the amazing views of the bay from the Berkeley Hills there’s an ever evolving mix of culture.

In the Berkeley Hills you will find a quiet residential community with beautiful view and great walking trails. The Hills are home to many long time residents and UC Professors. The home styles range from 1920’s traditionals to 1950’s ranch style.

Claremont area is generally referred to as the area near the Claremont Resort and Hotel. This neighborhood is made up of grand, expensive homes with very few rentals.

North Berkeley is referred to as the ‘gourmet ghetto’ which is north of Shattuck Avenue. This is where the gourmet food shops and famous restaurants are located. Through the Solano Tunnel and down Solano Avenue is where you will find many restaurants, cafes and bookstores.

Westbrae is a quiet residential neighborhood just north and west of the North Berkeley BART station. This neighborhood consists of small homes, duplexes and fourplexes. This is where you will find the infamous Berkeley Bowl specialty produce store. At the near by middle school you will find tennis, jogging track, pool and playground all available to the public.


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