Berkeley Real Estate
Berkley homes for sale are located in northern Alameda County, California. The cities of Oakland and Emeryville are to the south of Berkley and Albany is to the north. As a city on the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay, Berkley is the location of many nationally known companies. Grocery Outlet is a chain of supermarkets that is based in the city. Peet’s Coffee played a major role in the creation of Starbucks and opened their first store in Berkley. Berkley real estate includes several diverse neighborhoods.
The most heavily populated part of the city is the area around the University of California campus. Downtown Berkley is the commercial center and is the location of the civic center and the busiest BART station in the city. The Southside neighborhood is south of the campus and is mainly student housing. The Northside neighborhood is a quieter area and Graduate Theological Union is located here.
Neighborhoods in Berkley include numerous detached houses with in-law units behind the homes. In addition, there are many large apartment complexes within the neighborhoods. The main commercial areas are located along major avenues within the city. A high number of homes in Berkley are historic homes that were constructed prior to 1939, followed by homes built from 1940 to 1969.
Residents of Berkley real estate are served by the Berkley Unified School District. Oakland is the location of the main campus of the University of California Berkley. Bay Area Technology School and Berkley City College are two more options for students in the Oakland area. Berkley hosts a variety of annual events including the Jewish Music Festival, Berkley Arts Festival, the Himalayan Fair, Berkley Kite Festival and the Solano Avenue Stroll.
The historic commercial center of Berkley is west of San Pablo Avenue and contains many retail and office spaces as well as residential lofts. Residents enjoy a host of entertainment options including Aquatic Park, a number of parks, art galleries, the steam train rides at Tilden Regional Park, Shorebird Park Nature Center and many more. With a population of 112,580, the city provides an attractive option for families, retirees and young professionals as well as others.