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Elmwood District
Ranked 1st best neighborhood in Berkeley

"One of the Best Neighborhoods in Berkeley"

- Brian Satterfield
Elmwood is one of Berkeley’s most desirable neighborhoods, with its mix of attractive, older homes, a vibrant restaurant and shopping district, and easy access to transportation. Elmwood is located...
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Ranked 2nd best neighborhood in Berkeley

"Living in South Berkeley since 2001"

- BillF
I love my neighborhood. My neighbors are a diverse bunch of humanity from pretty much everywhere on Earth. We have a great neighborhood group who like to meet for business reasons but also to social...
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Ranked 3rd best neighborhood in Berkeley

"Berkeley's Theater District"

- NightOwlnOrinda
Downtown Berkeley is the section of the city just to the west of campus where you can find a series of restaurants, theaters, and government offices. It is a very urban area, but the City of Berkeley...
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Unranked Neighborhoods



"Home of Alta Bates Hospital"

- NightOwlnOrinda
The tiny neighborhood of Bateman in Berkeley is best known as the home of Alta Bates Hospital, which dominates the neighborhood both in terms of size and prestige. The neighborhood is often considere...
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"The air is sweeter in the Berkeley Hills"

- RobinGaskins
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"Boats and Kites and Skates!"

- NightOwlnOrinda
The Berkeley Marina is not really a residential neighborhood. Not unless you include those few free spirits who are living on their boats or who perhaps stay permanently at the hotel there. In...
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"Berkeley's Ugly Duckling"

- NightOwlnOrinda
I recently heard that of all the cities in the entire country, the SF Bay Area has the second highest number of old houses (defined as being built before WWII) of any city other than Boston. When you...
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"Parks and Families and Parks and Parks"

- NightOwlnOrinda
Cragmont is one of the most upscale neighborhoods in Berkeley, former the area of the Berkeley Hills just north of the Rose Garden and the La Loma Park. Its moderately winding streets are filled with...
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"The Berkeley Bowl Neigbhorhood"

- NightOwlnOrinda
The area just west of Telegraph to Shattuck, south of Dwight and North of Ashby is the residential area known as the Hillegass Area. It is known as a student neighborhood. It is not as nice as Elmwo...
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Live Oak


"Park and Tunnel Berkeley"

- NightOwlnOrinda
Just north of the Gourmet Ghetto as the restaurant rich stretch of Shattuck is known, is the Live Oak neighborhood of Berkeley, so named because it surrounds Live Oak Park. Live Oak Park itself is a...
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"Classic Eastbay Architecture"

- NightOwlnOrinda
North Claremont is one of those little hide away neighborhoods that no one ever hears about outside of the area, but that those who live in the area dream of moving to. North Claremont is the area to...
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"A Graduate Student Neigbhorhood"

- NightOwlnOrinda
The two main blocks that form the main commercial hub for the neighborhood are filled with fresh produce and breads to the point where you might simply consider it to be a permanent farmer’s market....
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"Quiet Professor's Neighborhood"

- NightOwlnOrinda
The area just north of the Cal campus that goes up to Cedar is known as Northside. It is virtually the polar opposite of Southside. It is, to begin, an older demographic. Whereas, the median age in...
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"Open Air Promenade, Berkeley Style"

- NightOwlnOrinda
This area of Berkeley right by the Marina used to be largely industrial area and you can still see the many warehouses that once dominated the area. Even then, however, Brennan’s, an Irish pub style...
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"Berkeley's Frat Row"

- FlowerGirl
I am surprised no one has reviewed this section of Berkeley before. The Panoramic Hill section of Berkeley is basically Frat and Sorority row. It is just to the southeast of the college, located rig...
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"The Intellectual Heart of the Bay"

- NightOwlnOrinda
Southside is perhaps the most famous area of Berkeley, containing the section of Telegraph that leads right up to the campus at Sather Gate and having that famous sixties Mecca, People’s Park, within...
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"Temple, Castle and Cyclotron"

- NightOwlnOrinda
Berkeley Terrace is a neighborhood in the Berkeley hills with many narrow winding roads and hidden attractions. The 1923 Berkeley Fire destroyed the neighborhood spurring new construction by one of th...
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"I House and the Eastern Border of Campus"

- FlowerGirl
Piedmont is a wide tree lined lane with a large meridian and lots of European style turnabouts. Traffic is terrrible but it is great for pedestrians and taking in the flavor of the campus. Internati...
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