UC Berkeley / Southside
Berkeley’s UC Berkeley / Southside Neighborhood
Situated just south of the UC Berkeley Campus, Berkeley’s UC Berkeley Southside neighborhood (aka South Campus) is most notably associated with the college campus. That being said, this neighborhood enjoys a vibrant youthful atmosphere and a bustling cultural district centered on Telegraph Avenue and Bancroft Way. Students aren’t all you’ll find here, homeowners and tourists are drawn to the areas unique shops and eateries and the hustle and bustle of the younger demographic.
The architecture of South Campus is as diverse as its population. Many stunning homes are found here that were designed by some of the area’s first and most notable architects, including Julia Morgan and Frederick Law Olmsted. Shingled cottages, beautifully restored historical Victorians and Craftsman bungalows offset a few more modern designs. Tree-lined streets and beautiful landscaping complete the laid back but diverse setting.
Restaurants and Shopping
Telegraph Avenue is home to numerous cafés and ethnic eateries, while the intersecting Bancroft Way offers stores, boutiques, and coffee houses where students and residents can browse and dine. The infamous “People’s Park” is also found here. Some local favorites are Café Durant, Berkeley Thai House and the sandwiches at Sam’s Market.
– Emerson Elementary K-5th
– Le Conte Elementary K-5th
– Washington Elementary K-5th
– King Child Development Center Pre K
– Berkeley Technology Academy
– Berkeley Arts Magnet at Whittier Elementary K-5th
– John Muir Elementary K-5th
– Willard Middle Shcool 6th-8th
– Berkeley High 9th-12th
Crisscrossed by the Channing Way and Hillegass / Bowditch Bicycle Boulevards the flat terrain here is easily navigable by bicycle. The Downtown Berkeley BART features a convenient bike valet, and AC Transit also services the area making commuting to nearby cities a breeze.