Its thyme has come…This is an up and coming neighborhood!! South Berkeley as a whole, with its quiet neighborhoods of small bungalow homes and historically significant multi-units, has it all. Bordering the upscale Elmwood and close to the amenities and pulse of downtown, residents enjoy a neighborhood feel with the ability to walk to their favorite bars, stores and restaurants. There are scattered attractions for all residents and visitors; however: epicures and organic food lovers flock to the large Whole Foods at the corner of Telegraph Avenue and Ashby Avenue and to the landmark Berkeley Bowl (justly famed for its voluminous produce section) at the corner of Shattuck and Russell streets. Retro-. At the Ashby BART station, the Berkeley Flea Market has been drawing big crowds of bargain hunters every weekend for thirty years. In the evening, Café de La Pena and The Starry Plough offer music events that showcase artists and musicians young and old, while serving pitchers of tasty microbrew. Kirala, for those in the know, offers the freshest and most delicious sushi in the east bay.
At a time when the real estate market is rather cool, this area is really hot as shown by the recent sales