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Berkeley

Incorporated in 1878, Berkeley continues to welcome newcomers from all backgrounds, foster close community ties, and live up to its reputation as an innovative, exciting, and fun place to live. When asked what they like most about living in Berkeley, residents repeatedly cite cultural diversity, art, beautiful parks, innovative businesses, and friendliness amongst neighbors.

City of Berkeley
Rent Stabilization Board
Berkeley Unified School District
Berkeley Parents Network
Lawrence Hall of Science
University of California at Berkeley
Tilden Park

 

Utilities
Gas & Electric (PG&E): 800-743-5000
Telephone (Pacific Bell) 800.310.2355
Water (EBMUD): 510.835.3000
Waste Management: 510-644-8856


Albany

The City of Albany is dedicated to maintaining its small town ambience, responding to the needs of the community, and providing a safe, healthy environment now and in the future.

City of Albany
Albany Unified School District

 

Utilities
Gas & Electric (PG&E): 800-743-5000
Telephone (Pacific Bell) 800.310.2355
Water (EBMUD): 510.835.3000
Waste Management: 510-613-8710


El Cerrito


El Cerrito is a city that boasts a great location, pleasant climate, stable residential neighborhoods, good transit and highway access, numerous parks and recreational facilities, and involved residents.

City of El Cerrito
El Cerrito School District

 

Utilities
Gas & Electric (PG&E): 800-743-5000
Telephone (Pacific Bell) 800.310.2355
Water (EBMUD): 510.835.3000
Waste Management: 510-237-4321


Kensington

Tucked among the East Bay hills just north of Berkeley in West Contra Costa County, Kensington enjoys a charming, small town atmosphere, spectacular views of the bay, and easy access to the 880 corridor for commuting to San Francisco. Two local shopping areas serve the neighborhoods with small markets, restaurants, a bakery, a drugstore with postal service, and other conveniences.

City of Kensington
Kensington Hilltop School
Montessori Family School

 

Utilities
Gas & Electric (PG&E): 800-743-5000
Telephone (Pacific Bell) 800.310.2355
Water (EBMUD): 510.835.3000
Waste Management: 510-237-4614


Oakland

Oakland is home to an outstanding museum, internationally acclaimed zoo, a ballet and a major symphony. In addition to great dining, beautiful architecture, and quaint tree-lined streets there is the magnetism of the hometown teams, the Raiders, the A's and the Warriors. Oakland is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the US.

City of Oakland
Oakland Unified School District
Oakland International Airport
Oakland Museum
Oakland Zoo
Merritt College
Laney College

 

Utilities
Gas & Electric (PG&E): 800-743-5000
Telephone (Pacific Bell) 800.310.2355
Water (EBMUD): 510.835.3000
Waste Management: 510-613-8710


Piedmont

Piedmont is a small community completely surrounded by the City of Oakland. Approximately 11,000 residents live within it's 1.8 square miles. Piedmont is highly regarded for its outstanding school system and city services. Its moderate climate, tree-lined streets, and charming older homes make it an attractive place to live. Many people move to Piedmont for its excellent schools and cohesive, family-oriented neighborhoods, but they often stay after their children are grown.

City of Piedmont
Piedmont Unified School District

 

Utilities
Gas & Electric (PG&E): 800-743-5000
Telephone (Pacific Bell) 800.310.2355
Water (EBMUD): 510.835.3000
Waste Management: 510-613-8710


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