Berkeley’s Panoramic Hill Neighborhood
Surrounded by canyons, hiking, ridges and wide-open views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate, Panoramic Hill offers its residents an overwhelming amount of natural beauty. The neighborhood’s major thoroughfare, Panoramic Way, is a steep, narrow and windy road with very sharp turns and curves. The views from the many vistas in this neighborhood are truly awe-inspiring and make one realize how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful area of our nation.
Making use of the views, hillside lots and using queues from nature, Berkeley’s usual suspects of architectural mastery used their skills to provide some unique and spectacular homes to the community. Contemporary homes, Berkeley brown shingles and craftsman style homes enhance the eclectic feel and character of this neighborhood. Most homes are one of a kind. The Panoramic Hill neighborhood is often featured in walking tours focused on these architectural gems. These attributes led to the Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association naming the Panoramic Hill neighborhood “Berkeley’s Most Romantic Neighborhood.”
Restaurants and Shops
While this neighborhood is purely residential, the shops and eateries of the nearby Elmwood, Claremont and downtown neighborhoods are a few short minutes away.
Family and Fitness
With the open spaces of Strawberry and Claremont Canyons within walking distance, there are plenty of well-marked trails and steps for hikers and joggers alike. Walking the neighborhoods steps will surely get you heart pumping as you climb over 300 steps and over 1,000 vertical feet.
There is no such thing as a quick getaway by car in this neighborhood. The twists and curves, sharp grades and narrow streets can be a challenge to navigate. This forces emergency response teams to regularly patrol the area to test their navigational skills in case of emergency.
– Emerson Elementarty School K-5th
– John Muir Elementary School K-5th
– Maybeck High School 9th-12th
– The Academy K-8th
– Willard Middle School 6th-8th
– Kaiser Elementary School K-5th
– Chabot Elementary School K-5th
– Global Montessori International School K-6th
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