6.9 out of 10

Panoramic Hill (University Terrace / Claremont Hills)

37.8663704833824 -122.247749902152
Great for
  • Nightlife
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Professionals


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Berkeley's Frat Row"

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 right up against the hills and the now old football stadium (it was the stadium when I was there).

In addition to Sigma Pi and Alpha Delta Pi and the like there is also the Oscar Wilde House which is not a museum to the famous author but a residence specifically for LGBT students--a pretty cool idea I think. This is also where you will find the Clark Kerr Campus with it amazing looking Spanish style architecture. There are tennis courts and a big Olympic size pool up there.

Just above the fraternity houses there are large older homes, many of which are about a century old. These homes are along narrow winding streets and have street level garages and a tight feel that is more European than North American. You can see Coit Tower from here and I assume you get some pretty good bay views from the upper balconies and windows as well.

This is great spot to live if you are student since you can be on Campus within 5 minutes and since you are so close to action. I suppose I would love to be in one of those big homes as well. A pretty nice spot.
  • Close to Campus
  • Cool Older Spanish Style Homes
  • Oscar Wilde House
  • Packed with Frat Boys
  • Parking and Traffic
  • Party Noise
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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