Berkeley Thousand Oaks Homes For Sale

Everyone knows not to build your house on shifting sands.  Those who built their homes in the Thousand Oaks neighborhood of Berkeley took this principle very seriously.  Their hills are full of rocks--big and little.  Better known as Northbrae rhyolite, the rocks make a solid foundation for the many homes that began to be built in the area after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.[ Read more about Thousand Oaks...]

Thousand Oaks Real Estate

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Subdivided in 1909, Thousand Oaks became one of many new northern Berkeley housing developments that began to appear in the hills.  Served by an amazing streetcar system, residents could, for a five cent fee, ride to the University of California in ten minutes.  If San Francisco was their goal, they could be there in 40 minutes.
Growth came quickly to Berkeley, and in 1912, the federal census cited the city as one of the fastest growing cities in the state.  Houses were built close to the stores and services of Solano Avenue, and then moved uphill.  Handsome, roomy homes with wonderful gardens and outstanding marine views line the many streets that make up the neighborhood.  Shopping is outstanding, and just moments away  Whether one wants to see a film at the classic Oaks Theater, or find a special text at Pegasus Books, or have a leisurely cup of coffee at Starbucks, it is all available and reasonably priced.  This truly meets the criteria for a neighborly neighborhood![ Back To Top of Thousand Oaks page]