65 Oak Ridge Road, Berkeley
Offered at: $3,300,000 – SOLD
It is a luxury being able to walk to the Claremont Hotel for tennis and swimming and to the Berkeley Tennis Club for tennis. Our family made use of these lovely places regularly. A few minutes’ drive up Claremont Avenue is Tilden Park for hiking, merry-go-round, model trains and so forth. It is a pleasure walking down to Peet’s Coffee or Rick and Anne’s for breakfast on Domingo, or to the movies at the Elmwood Theater. The tree walking paths and stairs down to El Camino and Domingo are great shortcuts. The freeway to San Francisco and Rockridge BART are 5 minutes away. There are delicious restaurants on College Avenue – Wood Tavern and A Cote are favorites – and the rest of Berkeley offers restaurants of every variety including standouts like Chez Panisse. – Seller
Garber Park (link) On the south slope of Claremont Canyon above the Claremont Hotel, lies one of the best-kept secrets in the Berkeley-Oakland Hills: Garber Park. This 13-acre City of Oakland wildland park has significant stands of big leaf maple, California buckeyes, regenerating coast live oak, and the typical understory found in woodland forests. Harwood Creek meanders through it in winter and spring.
Tilden Park – From a carousel ride and a picnic to a swim at Lake Anza and a stroll through the Botanic Garden, Tilden has a variety to delight everyone. Yet there are plenty of quiet places in Tilden’s 2,079 acres to shelter the wildlife and preserve natural beauty.