8.6 out of 10

College Ave, Elmwood District

37.8585604966136 -122.253232437459
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles


5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5

"Just One of the Greatest Streets in the World!"

Wow! Am I really the first person to review this street? I'm astonished. This is not only the most aesthetically pleasing street in Berkeley, but perhaps a one of the best streets in Northern California. In fact, I think it may be my favorite of all streets. You can literally walk from one end of college to the other and never really come across a truly ugly block.

It also can claim three great coffee houses and an assortment of eclectic restaurants. You can eat Russian food, Chinese food, a Barney's hamburger, a Chicago style pizza, a fantastic pesto crepe, a great traditional pancakes and bacon and eggs breakfast all on College. Its a street filled with Victorians and wonderful archetecture all just in the shadow of the Contra Costa mountains. It's got bookstores and used clothing stores.

If I had to live the rest of my life only on one street in the East Bay, this might be it.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

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37.8585604966136 -122.253232437459
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