“No one considering the history of Berkeley,” wrote the East Bay Express a few years back, “can ignore the hills — because nothing had more effect on the city's development, nor on its social and cultural life, than the hills. Without the hills, Berkeley would never have become Berkeley — a town that glories in the beauty of its wilderness and in wilderness everywhere.”
Once known as the “Contra Costa Range” (from the original Spanish Sierra de la Contra Costa), the Berkeley Hills neighborhood surrounds the San Francisco Bay and offers residents hours of hiking trails through tall grasses and stately oaks.
Secluded and full of natural beauty, Berkeley Hills b...
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