Peaceful Side of Berkeley Near Campus
Living in North Berkeley, Home to the Famous Gourmet Ghetto
Of course, the “gourmet ghetto” is no longer called that. But everyone knows it’s the stretch of Shattuck home to the world-famous Chez Panisse restaurant, Berkeley’s cult favorite co-operative Cheeseboard bakery and pizza, Saul’s Deli, the original Peet’s Coffee…and I could go on.
North Berkeley is a beautiful place for students, professionals and retirees alike
North Berkeley begins where Euclid and Oxford end at the UC Berkeley campus. Often called Northside, tree-lined streets such as Virginia, Le Roy and Hearst pack in small, beautiful multi-family buildings as well as larger Mid-century condo buildings and spectacular estate homes..
Edwardian homes and “Berkeley Brown Shingles” line Shattuck Ave where Chez Panisse, Peet’s and other ground-breaking eateries put Berkeley on the food map.
Berkeley’s Thousand Oaks Neighborhood – Storybook Stone Walls and Bay Views Near Shops
As you wind up Shattuck Avenue to Arlington Circle and beyond, you arrive at the coveted Thousand Oaks neighborhood, where stone walls line many homes in this charming area with windy streets in North Berkeley near Solano Ave. shopping and great schools.
The little town Albany, famed for its schools, is right next to this area, toward the Bay.
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