Commuters (BART is nearby in Rockridge and Downtown Berkeley), dog-lovers, and friendly neighbors predominate locally. There’s a lively business area on College, filled with busy cafes, shops, and plenty of places to dine out. The closeness to the University rubs off - it’s possible to find something to do on the most “off” nights - and easy to bike over for campus events. Elmwood Theater is a beautiful distraction - it shows not only major movie releases, but hosts special showings, as well. All in all, Elmwood has a distinctly local feel, but draws in other Berkeley visitors - a neighborhood to be proud of.
Neighborhood icons like La Méditerranée and Naboloom Bakery, have been serving up street cafe style for decades on College Avenue, and stopping in for a bite will give visitors a view of the local life from table height.