Berkeley Real Estate
City of Berkeley
Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northern California. Its neighbors to the south are the cities of Oakland and Everyville. To the north are the city of Albany and the unincorporated town of Kensington. The Eastern city limits coincide with the county line (bordering on Contra Costa County) which generally follows the ridgeline of the Berkeley Hills.
Berkeley is the site of the University of California, Berkeley, the flagship campus for the University of California, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Hall of Science, Space Sciences Laboratory, and Mathematical Science Research Institute, which are on the campus grounds.
While Berkeley is a relatively small city, a number of distinct neighborhoods have developed.
Surrounding the University of California campus are the most densely populated parts of the city. West of the campus is Downtown Berkeley (Downtown Berkeley Association), the city’s traditional commercial core, home of the civic center, the city’s only public high school, the busiest BART station in Berkeley, as well as a major transfer point for AC Transit buses. South of the campus is the Southside neighborhood (Southside – Wikipedia), where much of the university’s student housing is located. The busiest stretch of Telegraph Avenue is in this neighborhood. North of the campus is the quieter Northside neighborhood (Northside – Wikipedia).
The southeastern corner of the city, bordering Oakland is the Claremont neighborhood – (Claremont – Wikipedia), home to the Claremont Hotel and the Elmwood district, with thriving shopping area on College Avenue.