Consistently rated one of the best American places to live, Berkeley, California graces the eastern shore of Alameda County’s San Francisco Bay. This city has a population of just over 112,000 and is one of the most progressive and vibrant cities in the United States. Here you’ll find the internationally prestigious University of California, Berkeley, the acclaimed Berkeley Rep Theatre, endless options for award-winning organic dining, and so much more. Meanwhile, the city of San Francisco is less than a half hour away, ideal for those who commute or who just wish to enjoy the city’s famed attractions.
Not surprisingly, Berkeley real estate is particularly desirable, so make sure you explore it with the most knowledgeable Berkeley realtor in the business. Real estate in the area is diverse and attractive, offering an outstanding variety of property types, styles, and price ranges from affordable to ultra-luxurious. Nearby communities include Albany, which borders Berkeley’s north, and Emeryville, located south of Berkeley. Call your Berkeley realtor at PHA Realty today!
Read on to learn about real estate in Berkeley, CA. You can also start browsing the MLS below for all properties in the city currently available for sale.
Wonderfully Sunny 2BR/1BA home in the desirable San Pablo Park neighborhood. This sparkling craftsman bungalow has an updated kitchen & bath with easy indoor-outdoor flow. Enter into a good sized living room with warm matchstick wood floors, wonderful brick decorative fireplace & huge west facing picture window. Bright & spacious dining room featuring original built ins perfect for entertaining. Smartly updated kitchen with quartz
Sunny and bright, this apartment at Berkeley Town House is for active seniors, aged 55+ years. It has an enclosed lanai with dual pane windows and recently remodeled kitchen with newer appliances and bathroom with walk-in shower. Open floor plan. BTH residents plan and participate in on-site activities that have included concerts, movie nights, book groups, art classes, political discussions, exercise groups, game nights, potlucks and more.
Extensive renovation of this Leola Hall-designed home with top of the line high-tech bells and whistles and an array of luxurious detailing. Award-winning upgrades in the heart of Berkeley’s Elmwood neighborhood, this house combines classic Craftsman detailing with modern convenience. Elegant light-filled living room with original wood paneling and curved ceilings, seamlessly merges into the completely renovated open kitchen with all modern
Brilliant penthouse unit in Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto. Clean lines, luxury finishes, and spacious rooms define this newly remodeled home. Spectacular views of SF Bay, bridges and cities. Master suite has views of Berkeley Hills. Radiant heat and in-unit laundry for comfortable living. Just steps away from great dining and boutique shopping in one of the Bay Area's most desirable neighborhoods. Open Sundays 1/21 & 28, 2-5.
Claremont Knolls beauty with off the charts cool factor! Claremont Knolls Beauty with Off the Charts Cool Factor! Walls of windows highlight the expansive canyon views from this beautiful Claremont Knolls home. Features large architecturally interesting rooms with beamed ceilings, a sunken living room/dining room combination with a deck off the living room and lower family room. There is a wood-burning fireplace in the living room and a wood
Serene, elegant, beautifully appointed Victorian condominium. Lovingly cared for and refurbished to honor its original aesthetic, this property boasts elements of detailing reflecting that era. Built in 1896, it has been updated throughout. The clinker brick fireplace in the formal dining room bordered by Inglenooks (one removed in order to add the kitchen), was replaced with an insert to offer energy efficiency and an impressive and comforting
CALLING ALL INVESTORS, or OWNERS With SPECIFIC TASTE! Finish this adorable Craftsman exactly to your personal aesthetic. 3 bedroom, 1 bath fixer with original charming detail in Poets Corner North Berkeley only 1.6 miles from UC Berkeley campus with a 99 bike score and 93 walk score is ready for your TLC. Plans have been submitted to building department to make this a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with 1,341 sq ft of living space. Minor 2nd round
This Mid Century traditional home PLUS separate cottage, both with gorgeous bay views is located on one of North Berkeley's most coveted streets! The great location is just a few minutes from UC Berkeley campus, Solano shops, gourmet ghetto and downtown Berkeley. Both the main home and the cottage have been retrofitted with engineered foundation piers and the main house with seismic upgrades. (Reports and drawings by D.Olnes & Ward Constr.)
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Real Estate in Berkeley, CA
The city of Berkeley is divided into several different neighborhoods, each with their own identities. Popular neighborhoods include Claremont, Berkeley Hills, Northwest Berkeley, Southwest Berkeley, South Berkeley and Northside where the UC Berkeley campus is found. Single-family homes dominate the Berkeley real estate market, and you’ll find houses varying in styles from Mediterranean estates to modern houses and charming character homes. There are many mature properties on large lots featuring beautiful homes which have been well-cared for over the years and tastefully renovated.
Condos for Sale in Berkeley, CA
Condos for sale in Berkeley, CA are particularly popular near the university, though there are different condominium buildings found throughout the community. Prices vary, though these properties are often more affordable than single-family homes.
Living in Berkeley, CA
Residents enjoy a moderate Mediterranean climate with dry summers and wet winters. This enlightened city places emphasis on protecting and revitalizing the environment by planting trees in the urban area and restoring the natural wetlands and creeks that flow through the city from the Berkeley Hills. Those considering real estate in Berkeley will be interested in knowing that the community is very walkable and bikeable. Owning a car is not necessary, thanks to transit, car sharing programs, and safe routes for cyclist and pedestrians including bike boulevards. There are almost 2,000 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Berkeley, including several gourmet restaurants to indulge in.
Local public schools are operated by the Berkeley Unified School District, while students can also attend the Bay Area Technology School. This public charter school is tuition-free and focuses on science and technology, affording its students great connections to some of the nation’s best universities. Along with UC Berkeley, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is found in the city, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science, which focuses on unclassified scientific research.
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