Famous as a center for academics, free speech and the arts, Berkeley is situated along San Francisco Bay’s eastern shore and is home to the University of California, Berkeley. Nearly 70 percent of residents have an associate’s degree or better, and residents enjoy luxuries like multiple parks and an Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. The main thoroughfare for entertainment venues in the city is Shattuck Avenue, which passes through several distinct neighborhoods.
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