Northbrae / Westbrae

This quiet, relaxed residential community is composed of charming bungalows.

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Welcome to Northbrae / Westbrae

Perhaps everything you need to know about Northbrae is that it is included in the Hidden Gems of Berkeley Bicycle Tour. Centered on Hopkins Street, at the foot of the Berkeley Hills, this quiet, relaxed residential community is composed of charming bungalows, California Craftsman homes, English Tudors amongst community gardens, tree-lined creeks, and outdoor galleries.
The Westbrae strip, which covers a few blocks of Gilman before it ends at Hopkins bisects a peaceful neighborhood where the only sign of the surrounding urban bustle is the periodic sound of a BART train rushing past on the nearby elevated tracks. Favorite stops include Lalime's restaurant, a gorgeous community garden, and, along Westbrae's southern edge, a spacious park.
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Community green spaces include the 3-acre Cedar Rose Park and the Peralta Community Peace Garden. For those embarking on home horticulture projects, Berkeley Horticultural Nursery on McGee, and Westbrae Nursery on Gilman Street offer advice, seeds, plants, and implements.
The two-block-long retail district may be small, but it is crammed with gourmet food purveyors. It's possible to shop here like a European, going from store to store, purchasing everything you need for the week's dinner. The Monterey Market, an institution for 30 years, Monterey Fish, Magnani Poultry, and Toot Sweets bakery have turned Northbrae into a Mecca for food lovers. Outdoor cafes, like Espresso Roma, offer opportunities to enjoy a latte in the glorious weather. Lalimes serves Mediterranean-style cuisine in a warm, relaxed setting.
Northbrae is within walking distance to the North Berkeley BART, and the North Branch Community Library. Designed by architect Julia Morgan in the early 20th Century, this building is one of the most gracious civic buildings in Berkeley. Schools include Martin Luther King Middle School and its "Edible Schoolyard."

Overview for Northbrae / Westbrae, CA

3,172 people live in Northbrae / Westbrae, where the median age is 41 and the average individual income is $72,811. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Northbrae / Westbrae, CA

There's plenty to do around Northbrae / Westbrae, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Explore popular things to do in the area, including Roaming Bean Coffee, Sasha Coffee, and Hammerquist Fitness.

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Dining 1.74 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.32 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.55 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.66 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.46 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.18 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Northbrae / Westbrae, CA

Northbrae / Westbrae has 1,171 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Northbrae / Westbrae do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 3,172 people call Northbrae / Westbrae home. The population density is 23,924.169 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Northbrae / Westbrae, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Northbrae / Westbrae. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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St Mary's College High School
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