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Berkeley, CA

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Berkeley, one of the most liberal enclaves in the country, is a beautiful university town nestled on the east shore of the San Francisco Bay. A small-town feel, Mediterranean climate, and gorgeous views of the bay accompany progressive politics and a fascinating history of civil disobedience, making Berkeley a unique place to call home. The city of Berkeley began with the establishment of the first university in the university system of California, UC Berkeley, which today draws visitors from all over the world.

Getting Around in Berkeley, CA

98
Walk Score®
"Walker's Paradise"
69
Transit Score®
"Good Transit"
The average commuter time in Berkeley is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 4.39%
  • 13.44%
  • 3.06%

Historic Berkeley

<p>Berkeley has many distinguished buildings designed by local architects. Bernard Maybeck was an eminent architect in the 20th century Arts and Crafts movement, the influences of which can be seen in the architecture of apartments and homes all over Berkeley. He designed a number of houses and landscapes, such as the Boke House, Chick House, the Rose Walk, and his 1910 First Church of Christ, Scientist, designated a National Historic Landmark! Maybeck also mentored another important Berkeley architect, Julia Morgan, designer of Berkeley's Julia Morgan Center for the Arts and other prominent buildings in Berkeley and the surrounding areas.</p>

The Lawrence Hall of Science

<p>The Lawrence Hall of Science is a science center in the city of Berkeley. The Lawrence Hall was founded in the late 1960s, and since it has operated as a place where the community could gather to learn about science and find scientific resources. Exhibits include &Ograve;Science on a Sphere&Oacute;, which shows an interactive display of the globe with weather patterns and ocean currents, as well as daily changes. There is also an interactive seismograph reading that records earthquakes and other seismic readings throughout the globe.</p>