Situated on the east side of San Francisco Bay, it’s home to the University of California, Berkeley. The city is full of diverse dining, from Michelin starred restaurants to mom and pop favorites. Clustered on and near Telegraph Avenue, south of the university, are cafes, shops, and music stores. Houses tend to be from the 1920s onwards with lots of character, and neighborhoods have a real sense of community. College Ave has a multitude of restaurants and chic independent stores. Great transport links taking you throughout the rest of the bay area. People tend to put down roots here, and housing stock goes fast.
1. Great transport connections BART, Amtrk & Hwys
2. College and professional air
3. Great schools K-12
4. Vibrant shopping, dining and bar scene
Favorite Spots Around Town
Best Coffee & Bakery
This small artisan bakery and pastry shop is a local go to with one of the original Peet’s Coffee shops next door, it’s got everything for your morning get go.
Alice Waters’ world-famous restaurant, serving a nightly-changing, fixed menu of organic, seasonal and locally grown food.
The Hearst Greek Theatre at U.C. Berkeley 100 year old outdoor venue overlooking the San Francisco Bay with spectacular views of The Golden Gate & Bay Bridges, Mount Tamalpais and San Francisco.
Tupper & Reed
Creative cocktails and music since 1906.
Berkeley’s convenient and central location in the Bay Area makes it a regional transportation hub. The city is served by three major airports. With three BART stations, an Amtrak station and an extensive bus network. Berkeley is only a 13 mile drive to downtown San Francisco. Cycling is another popular alternative and the city has a very high walk score.
Need to Know
BART – Rockridge, Ashby, Downtown Berkeley & North Berkeley | http://www.bart.gov/stations