8.5 out of 10

Fountain Walk, Live Oak

37.8894822809935 -122.272461393645
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Eating Out
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters


5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5

"A Touch of Continent Street Planning in the East Bay"

The Circle is one of the coolest spots in Berkeley. It is a European style traffic circle right at the spot where all the streets in this northern part of town take a 45 degree turn to the Northwest. The major artery that marks this geographical shift, Marin avenue comes right down out of the Berkeley hills in a southwesterly direction right into the Circle and then turns just past the Circle in a westerly direction. A handful of other streets feed off of this knot in the Berkeley map and head out from it like the spokes of a wheel.

Just to complicate matters even further, the Circle is on an elevated mound. Below it, heading in a northerly direction is another major Berkeley artery, Solano avenue. It passes in a tunnel beneath the Circle and then turns and heads in a north westerly direction towards Albany.

At the center of the Circle is a trickling fountain and donut of green grass both of which are very tempting in the summer though I’ve only seen someone succumb to it once in years of passing it.
  • Very Green and Grassy
  • Berkeley Atmosphere
  • Its Just a Circle
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers

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