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Berkeley Real Estate

Named after 18th-century philosopher George Berkeley—the Bay Area city of Berkeley is known for its culinary innovation and small-town charisma. Home to one of America’s most prestigious universities, this city splashed in sunshine has become a hotbed for academics, culture, and politics. Locals revel in the vibrancy of an engaged community buzzing with dynamic energy amid the charm of century-old streets shaded with redwoods and oaks. Strewn with cute cafes, global restaurants, spacious green parks, and plenty of trails, Berkeley is where every day feels like an adventure close to home. Quaint neighborhoods abound here to suit various lifestyles, with historical bungalows set back against lushly landscaped yards and hilltop mansions flaunting stately architecture. 

What To Love 

  • Scenic views
  • Great schools 
  • Vibrant lifestyle 
  • Walkability 
  • Stately architecture
  • Culinary paradise

Local Lifestyle 

In Berkeley, cravings don’t go unsatisfied. Be it moments of magical adventure through nature or relishing scrumptious meals anywhere in town. While technically a city, its small-town attitude and laid-back vibrancy set Berkeley apart from many. The Bay Bridge connects residents to San Francisco, making commuting easier via BART. Walkable and radiant with energy, Berkeley is ever bubbling, attracting a vast student population alongside young professionals looking to grab all the perks while living life to the fullest!

Dining, Entertainment and Shopping 

Chez Pannise is a local restaurant renowned for its farm to fork organic meals. Pick a spot downstairs with your friends to enjoy upscale menus or plop down in the upstairs cafe to enjoy an exquisite selection of wines. Indulge in the veggie pizza of the day at Cheeseboard, where live music thrills in the background, the smell of freshly baked pastries pervading the air.

Simplicity at its peak is what you get when you step into Iyasare. However, don't be fooled! Their classic sashimi salad and nigiri paired with sake yaki will delight your taste buds. 

Cross out items from your grocery list at Berkeley Bowl, a massive supermarket offering organic vegetables and fresh produce of every variety. You can also shop healthy recipes from their websites should you want to try something new for your family meal. 

Things To Do 

Right in the heart of Berkeley is the University of California, lying close to downtown—a citadel of higher education attracting students from all over the world. Many will delight in the multitude of restaurants, boutiques, and cafes strewn around UC Berkeley, while for professionals, it might be a dream come true as the university ranks as one of the highest employers in Berkeley. The campus itself is a sight to behold, with murals and art lining the sidewalks, and architecturally impressive and historic buildings the hallmark.

Activities go on year long at Tilden Park. Gorgeous weather allows residents to go on hikes, biking trips and jogs along the trails that wind through. Golf at the multi hole course or fish with kids on Lake Anza. Families can also spread out for a picnic on the lush grass while the kids enjoy a fun time on the, going round on a  merry-go-round or riding steam trains with their pets.

Gourmet Ghetto is the famous, historic dining neighborhood of Berkeley. Spanning across blocks holding a host of upscale restaurants, you can stop for a classy French dinner at Grégoire Restaurant, sip handcrafted cocktails in Zut! on Fourth Street or pick out gorgeous books at Moe’s Books on Telegraph Ave. This unique bookstore buys and sells books for all ages — including rare and antique books! Join in on the fun at Berkeley Kite Festival and experience sensational live music, Rokkaku battles, and free kite making lessons. 


Schools in Berkeley offer students an enriching and culturally fulfilling education, with options ranging from public to private. Some of the area’s most coveted schools include:


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