If you're a digital nomad who specializes in web development or creative design then Berkeley might be the perfect coliving destination for you. Located only 10 minutes north of Oakland and 20 minutes from San Francisco, this small city is only home to about 115,000 residents and a quick drive to two major cities and Silicon Valley. Both Bayer and Siemens also have large offices here and Berkeley is home to one of the University of California’s leading schools.
Surrounded by the tech capital of the world this is a great hub for remote workers on all kinds and walks of life. This is a relatively active and healthy community as well, with bicycle paths all around the city to get you around. If you're looking for nightlife or world-class cuisine you won't have to look too far. If you can't find what you're looking for in Berkeley, then just hop on the freeway for a quick drive south and in no time at all, you can be exploring the city of Oakland or downtown San Francisco.
Transport here is mostly limited to bikes and cars as there is no mass transit system in the town. But there are still public buses and the interstate 80 runs right through the town which can take you from San Francisco to New York City in a straight shot. Living close to Oakland and San Francisco gives you great access to two major international airports as well. With San Francisco being a hub for United Airlines, you can get anywhere by direct flights through one of these airports.
Fun facts about Berkeley:
- Standing at 307 feet tall, the Campanile is the third tallest bell and clock tower in the world
- Home to the original Peet’s Coffee. If you're a coffee lover then you know what we're talking about
- UC Berkeley is the oldest branch in the University of California system