“No one considering the history of Berkeley,” wrote the East Bay Express a few years back, “can ignore the hills — because nothing had more effect on the city's development, nor on its social and cultural life, than the hills. Without the hills, Berkeley would never have become Berkeley — a town that glories in the beauty of its wilderness and in wilderness everywhere.”
Once known as the “Contra Costa Range” (from the original Spanish Sierra de la Contra Costa), the Berkeley Hills neighborhood surrounds the San Francisco Bay and offers residents hours of hiking trails through tall grasses and stately oaks.
Secluded and full of natural beauty, Berkeley Hills boasts densely built residential neighborhoods of mostly larger single family homes that date from the 1920s.
Knows as a hiker’s paradise, residents of Berkeley Hills also enjoy a variety of dining, entertainment, and shopping options:
Tilden Park, one of the District’s three oldest parks, is a close jaunt up the hill, and provides endless hours of hiking trails and biking routes for the avid outdoors lover.
With its miles of hiking trails, views of the San Francisco skyline, easy commuter access to the City, temperate climate, and secluded, away-from-it-all feel, Berkeley Hills represents some of the very best that life in a Bay Area suburb has to offer.