The industrial warehouses of West Berkeley are now home to traditional manufacturers, artisan businesses, and a thriving community of R&D companies. West Berkeley overflows with hidden gems. It’s a place where bakers and glass blowers rub shoulders with researchers creating everything from plant-based meats to cures for infectious diseases. The up-and-coming SoU District along 4th and 5th Street features experimental and handcrafted food, crafts and fine art. The Aquatic Park research zone is a world class hub of biology and technology innovation. The Design Loop along San Pablo Avenue is a hub for sustainable interior design and furnishings.
Hidden gems including artisan crafts, eco design and art collectives, coffee roasters and fresh baked bread, Indian food, unique ethnic stores and sari shops.
A mixed-use district with creative spaces, research and office space, new residential developments and eclectic businesses.
Bike-friendly neighborhood with multiple bus lines (51, 72), an Amtrak station and West Berkeley Shuttle service to Ashby BART. Easy access to Interstate 80 at University and Ashby.