The City of Berkeley is located on the east shore of the San Francisco Bay in Alameda County, and is home to many unique shops, restaurants, and other diverse attractions. Commuting to, from, and around Berkeley is conveniently hassle-free with I-80 and I-580 running along its shoreline and Amtrak, BART, and AC Transit stations prominently located. Other modes of transportation such as biking, walking, and car sharing organizations like Zipcar and City Car Share are also very popular amongst Berkeley residents.
The centralized area of Downtown Berkeley is cherished for its exciting and luring theatre district—everything from film, live music and performance art. North Berkeley is defined by Shattuck Avenue and the renowned University of California, Berkeley located directly to the south. For inexpensive foods, unique stores, cultural events and undergraduates galore head over to Telegraph Avenue just south of UC Berkeley’s campus. The City of Berkeley is home to a wide array of fabulous restaurants; the best known being Chez Panisse, Cheese Board Pizza, as well as the original Peet’s Coffee!
In the Berkeley Hills, you’ll find beautiful homes with far-stretching views of the San Francisco skyline, Bay Bridge and Golden Gate combined with the ease and accessibility of nearby shops and restaurants. The Elmwood neighborhood also consists of many beautiful and historic homes. Residents here enjoy strolling to their favorite shops and restaurants along on College Avenue, some of which include: Troy Greek Cuisine, Be Bop Korean Cuisine, Trattoria La Siciliana, and La Mediterranee. Berkeley Marina and the trendy commercial district at Fourth Street—with places like Anthropogie, MAC, Bette’s Diner, O Chame and Café Rouge—are located in West Berkeley.
There’s never a shortage of things to do, see, and/or explore in the City of Berkeley. Make sure to pay a visit (or two) to the Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Rose Garden, Hearst Greek Theatre, Lawrence Hall of Science, and Tilden Regional Park. You won’t be disappointed.