The University of California was founded in 1868, born out of a vision in the State Constitution of a university that would “contribute even more than California’s gold to the glory and happiness of advancing generations.”
Downtown Berkeley is twenty-five block neighborhood at the center of Berkeley, just west of the UC Berkeley Campus, a short walk to Telegraph Ave, and North Shattuck/Gourmet Ghetto. Approximately 6,000 people live in Downtown Berkeley.
Telegraph Ave is on the southern edge of the UC Berkeley campus. Here you will find restaurants, coffee shops, record stores, street vendors, & more. Eat, shop, and play!
Temescal is a vibrant neighborhood full of innovative and diverse people creating small independent thoughtfully-curated shops, restaurants and services, with an emerging arts and culture scene.
Not to be confused with Piedmont, a small city in Alameda County, Piedmont Avenue is one long sidewalk of restaurants, shops, and home bric-a-brac, stacked side by side, with nearly nothing vacant. This cute area is full of shopping, eats, and historical architecture.
Lake Merritt in Oakland, California is one of the most unique urban spaces in the United States. It is a special place where nature and nurture migrate and mingle daily, featuring a three mile necklace of lights along its shoreline.