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NO•BE, [No' bē]:

noun

  1. 1.NOBE: The North Oakland/Berkeley/Emeryville neighborhood coveted by professionals, hipsters and families alike for its central location, cultural diversity, great climate and homes with choice architectural details and high walkability.

Where is NOBE?

NOBE consists of the following communities, mostly falling within the 94608 and southernmost areas of the 94609 and 94703 zip codes (see map):

  1. Longfellow

  2. Santa Fe

  3. Golden Gate

  4. Eastern Emeryville

  5. Southernmost of South and Southwest Berkeley: Historic Lorin District

  6. Lorin South Berkeley: Yelp

Why Live In NOBE?

As you search for a home, consider these pros for the NOBE (North Oakland, Berkeley, Emeryville) neighborhood:

  1. Great Housing Stock with good bones and desirable prices. The majority of these homes have charm, architectural details and the warmth from another era. 

  2. Commuter and Walker’s Dream!  Check out the map, this area has easy access to transportation and proximity to many excellent restaurants and cafes.

  3. Increased Pride of Community

Partake in Community Gardens! (Golden Gate & Bushrod Community Garden)  With the great “mediterranean climate” the area is conducive to growing “just about everything.”  The fabulous edible garden movement is in full swing in this area.  It’s not uncommon to find neighbors crop swapping their homegrown edibles and frequenting the local Farmer’s Markets: http://www.yelp.com/biz/berkeley-tuesday-farmers-market-berkeley.

Neighborhood and community groups are strong and organized as evidenced by the East Lorin Neighborhood Association and the Shattuck Crime Prevention Council's recent efforts to prevent more liquor stores. The Lorin Neighborhood Association has rallied to keep south Berkeley clean and free of litter, graffiti and blight and brightening it up with new landscaping. And the Halcyon Neighborhood Association has long been active in South Berkeley.  There are also several email groups that work to keep neighbors connected and informed.

 

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