Welcome to Elmwood, CA—a picturesque neighborhood that embodies the charm and elegance of Northern California living. Nestled within the vibrant city of Berkeley, Elmwood is renowned for its tree-lined streets, historic homes, and a close-knit community atmosphere. Whether you're a potential homebuyer, a visitor, or a current resident looking to explore more of what Elmwood has to offer, this guide will provide you with everything you need to know. Brought to you by The Clark Group, your local real estate experts, we’re here to help you discover the hidden gems of Elmwood.


Things to Do in Elmwood

Elmwood is a hub of activity with something for everyone. Here are some top recommendations:


Elmwood Shopping District

The Elmwood Shopping District, centered around College Avenue, is the beating heart of the neighborhood. Here you'll find a delightful mix of boutique shops, artisanal stores, and unique specialty shops. Some highlights include:


  • Mrs. Dalloway's: A charming bookstore with a fantastic selection of books, gifts, and plants.
  • Atomic Garden: A curated shop featuring sustainable and eco-friendly home goods and fashion.

Elmwood Theater

A historic landmark, the Elmwood Theater offers a classic movie-going experience. With its beautiful Art Deco design, this theater screens an eclectic mix of mainstream, independent, and foreign films.


Willard Park

For outdoor enthusiasts, Willard Park provides a serene escape with its lush green spaces, playgrounds, and picnic areas. It's a perfect spot for family outings, dog walking, or simply relaxing in the sun.


Places to Eat in Elmwood

Elmwood boasts an array of dining options that cater to diverse tastes. Here are some must-visit eateries:


The Elmwood Cafe

A beloved local institution, The Elmwood Cafe is known for its delicious breakfast and brunch menu. Enjoy their famous avocado toast, fresh pastries, and locally roasted coffee in a cozy, welcoming environment.


Trattoria La Siciliana

For an authentic Italian dining experience, Trattoria La Siciliana offers hearty Sicilian dishes made with fresh ingredients. Their homemade pasta and seafood specialties are not to be missed.


La Méditerranée

This Mediterranean bistro serves a variety of flavorful dishes inspired by the cuisines of Greece, Turkey, and Lebanon. Popular choices include the chicken cilicia and the spanakopita. Visit their website here.


Baker & Commons

A casual eatery with a warm atmosphere, Baker & Commons serves up a range of comfort foods, from savory sandwiches to delectable baked goods. It's an ideal spot for a relaxed meal with friends or family.


Schools in Elmwood

Elmwood is served by some of the top-rated schools in the Berkeley Unified School District, making it an attractive option for families.


Emerson Elementary School

Emerson Elementary is known for its strong academic programs and a supportive learning environment. The school emphasizes a holistic approach to education, focusing on both academic and social-emotional development.


Willard Middle School

Willard Middle School offers a comprehensive curriculum that includes advanced placement courses and a variety of extracurricular activities. The school's commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive community is evident in its programs and initiatives.


Berkeley High School

Berkeley High School, a short drive from Elmwood, is renowned for its academic excellence and extensive range of programs. The school provides students with opportunities to engage in advanced studies, arts, athletics, and community service.


Homes for Sale in Elmwood

The Elmwood neighborhood offers a range of housing options, from charming bungalows to stately historic homes. As of now, there are several beautiful homes on the market. Here are a few listings:


2929 College Avenue

This stunning Craftsman-style home features four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a spacious backyard. The interior boasts original woodwork, modern amenities, and ample natural light. Listed at $1.8 million.


2601 Derby Street

A beautifully renovated Victorian home with five bedrooms and four bathrooms. This property combines historic charm with contemporary upgrades, including a gourmet kitchen and a master suite with a spa-like bathroom. Listed at $2.3 million.


2900 Russell Street

A charming bungalow with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a landscaped garden. Perfect for families, this home is within walking distance of schools and parks. Listed at $1.5 million.


For more information on homes for sale in Elmwood, please visit The Clark Group’s real estate listings.



Elmwood, CA, is a vibrant and welcoming neighborhood that offers a rich tapestry of experiences for residents and visitors alike. From its historic homes and excellent schools to its diverse dining options and community-focused activities, Elmwood is truly a gem in the heart of Berkeley. If you’re considering making Elmwood your home, The Clark Group is here to assist you with all your real estate needs. Contact us today to find your dream home in this charming neighborhood.


For more information, call us at (415) 317-0286 or (510) 847-8688.

Overview for Elmwood, CA

8,547 people live in Elmwood, where the median age is 36 and the average individual income is $66,008. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Elmwood, CA

There's plenty to do around Elmwood, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Explore popular things to do in the area, including Roaming Bean Coffee, Sasha Coffee, and Hammerquist Fitness.

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Dining 3.24 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.16 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
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Active 3.42 miles 22 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Elmwood, CA

Elmwood has 3,353 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Elmwood do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 8,547 people call Elmwood home. The population density is 33,692.933 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Elmwood, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Elmwood. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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