5.4 out of 10

Oxford St, University of California Berkeley

37.8711095785848 -122.266022360539
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  • Childcare
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Medical Facilities
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"The Western Border of Campus"

Oxford Street forms the western border of the Cal campus. It begins right around the Berkeley Crescent, the curving driveway that serves as a drop off and bus stop at this part of the campus. Right around this section you will find several of the local eateries that form the edge of downtown Berkeley proper. Nothing too amazing right on Oxford, but it is more about location at this point. If you really want to get something to eat head down one of the arteries (University has a good Indian food place if that is what you are into).

Once you pass Hearst, Oxford turns into a residential street with lots of three story apartment buildings on the north side. Lot’s have “For Let” signs outside but don’t bother to list them so this is sometimes a good way of finding housing near campus. The buildings are okay but old with all the drawbacks and pleasures that go with age. (Think plumbing problems and noisy pipes.) The south part of the street is mostly empty for a bit and then it turns into apartment buildings and houses as well. This is the way it continues most of the way.

Here are the exceptions. There is a nice Temple five or six blocks down just past Rose (Congregation Beth El ). A couple of blocks further and you find Oxford Elementary School (North Berkeley has lot’s of families—its not just Cal students). Just past Marin, Oxford turns sharply to the west and dead ends on Indian Rock Avenue.
  • Close to Campus
  • Restuarants and Coffee Shops
  • Close to Downtown Entertainment
  • Busy
  • Nighttime Crime
  • Lots of Homeless Types Around
Recommended for
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  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students

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Oxford St

"The Western Border of Campus"
37.8711095785848 -122.266022360539

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