University of California Berkeley
- Average rating
Just west of campus, Downtown Berkeley offers quick access to well-regarded restaurants, bars, cinemas, museums, and the Berkeley BART station.
Downtown Berkeley, with its prime location and many public transport lines, connects you to the best that Berkeley and the Bay have to offer. This is a very popular area for students, and there is always something new for you to explore in Downtown. You’ll find streets lined with trees and a mixture of apartments and houses, around the ever-buzzing Shattuck Ave.
You'll fall in love with:
The sheer number of different restaurants, shops, and establishments to explore just in Downtown.
What to expect
Countless options to have a fun day or night out. Very reliable public transport with BART and numerous AC Transit bus lines.
Students, young professionals, families - all sorts of folks
Expensive rent due to the prime location. Leases go fast because families and young professionals often look for housing in this area as well.
- Sproul Plaza: 11 minutes
- Center Street Restaurants: 5 minutes
- Berkeley BART: 3 minutes
- Frat Row: 23 minutes
- Gourmet Ghetto: 13 minutes
- Berkeley Bowl: 15 minutes
Around the block
EAT UP: Center St. is lined with great food options as you walk back home from campus.