Berkeley is situated just south of I-70, and on the west side of I-25. With Federal Boulevard on the east, I-70 on the north, Sheridan Boulevard on the West, and 38th avenue on the south, Berkeley is considered Northwest Denver (1). Perpendicular to this charming neighborhood is West Highland, though it is often incorrectly grouped together with the Highlands in general.
Not only does Berkeley contain two lakes within its boundaries, but several parks and the William Scheitler Recreation Center. While the neighborhood formerly played host to the Elitch Gardens that relocated in 1994, Tennyson Street in particular has become a cultural and commercial hub of Denver. Business owners on the street have collaborated on an Art Walk for some time now, holding it on the first Friday of every month. In terms of restaurants, Berkley has a delicious array of Italian joints, notably MAS KAOS Pizzeria and Taqueria, Hops and Pie, and PARISI pizzeria, trattoria e vino. Mexican/American fare from Cozy Cottage has remained consistently delicious, and is served up in a homey atmosphere representative of the Berkeley neighborhood. Finally, El Chingon Mexican Bistro persists as a favorite of locals, operating out of a historic, renovated old Berkeley house.
Nightlife and culture in Berkeley is another incredible asset the neighborhood has to offer— the Oriental Theater has been entertaining people from all over since the 1920s with its live music and tributes, comedy shows, and interactive events. They give back to the local community and enrich the neighborhood’s culture through events like School of Rock, in which students get an opportunity to take the center stage (2).
From quaint bungalows, to modern townhomes and condos, Berkeley has a diversity of housing options available at a range of prices suited to various budgets!