Home to one of the most prestigious universities in the country, Berkeley offers the intellectual and cultural stimulation of a campus within walking distance of downtown. Many Berkeley neighborhoods were established in the 1920s, with quiet, tree-lined streets, brown shingle homes and lushly landscaped yards. In Thousand Oaks, the original developers preserved ancient oak trees and left rock outcroppings intact. Kensington in the hilly streets above Berkeley, boasts commanding views and sunny, terraced yards. In Claremont, the Claremont Hotel, a gleaming white Victorian era landmark, has provided generations of Bay Area residents with a luxurious getaway.
Berkeley has long been in the forefront of innovative food. Locals flock to the Gourmet Ghetto near the UC Berkeley Campus, where Alice Waters invented California Cuisine at Chez Panisse Restaurant. Just up the street is the original Peet’s Coffee Shop. For residents who like to savor their meals at home, small retail districts sprinkled throughout Berkeley allow them to shop like Europeans, going from store to store to purchase everything they need. Shoppers in a hurry can always visit major grocery stores nearby.
Neighborhood green spaces abound throughout Berkeley, from small community gardens to the Berkeley Rose Garden, with more than 3000 rose bushes. The gem of the area is 2000-acre Tilden Park, with its miles of biking and hiking trails and the naturally landscaped swimming hole at Lake Anza.
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