One of Berkeley
's most affordable communities, Westbrae is an older Berkeley neighborhood full of character, cultural diversity, and residential tranquility. Gorgeous community gardens
, a spacious park, playgrounds and a soccer field make it an ideal place to raise a family.
Westbrae's tree-lined streets are attractive and well-kept. Homebuyers of Westbrae real estate
have their choice of Craftsman bungalows, Spanish revival cottages, post-war suburban-style homes, and a few early Victorians and farmhouses from when the town was first settled.
The jewel of Westbrae is the three-acre Cedar-Rose Park
, a grassy expanse featuring two fenced playgrounds, picnic areas and public tennis courts. A jogging track, pool, and more are also open to the public at King Middle School
. James Kenney Park
offers midnight basketball, summer camps, tennis courts, a library, and a softball/soccer field.
For neighborhood shopping, Gilman Avenue is the spot. Some of our favorite places are Berkeley Bagels
, Berkeley Natural Grocery
, Coffee Conscious
and Kiku Sushi
. And just down the street is the up-and-coming Gillman District
, which features Whole Foods
, Philz Coffee
, and Farm Burger
. The neighborhood is also home to the highly rated Lalime's Cafe