Berkeley. Berkeley is more a city than a burb. It’s very academic. All my professors at Cal lived in the area. The public school system is very good. The food is outstanding. Chez Panisse, Gourmet Ghetto, everything organic and locally-sourced. Doesn’t get any better. Food and good schools. Those are key reasons to buy a home in Berkeley.
Check out this cute 3 bedroom going for $475,000. Look at that yard!