1032 Park Hills Road
Berkeley, CA 94708
1032 Park Hills Road, Berkeley, CA 94708
3 Bedrooms BD
3 Bathrooms BA
About 1032 Park Hills Road
1032 Park Hills offers the very best of the Berkeley lifestyle. This casual mid-century bungalow has been lovingly maintained and updated to create a wonderful entertainers’ home nestled into a luscious natural setting. Located at the edge of Tilden Park, you’ll feel like you are living in a Tahoe retreat, while just a short distance from Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto and Solano shops, Farmers Markets and all of Berkeley’s great foodie, educational, and entertainment options.
The home is sited on a double lot & a corner, giving a maximum feeling of loftiness with verdant nature views in every direction. The quiet serenity of the area provides for a contemplative home or work-from-home life, but you’ll want to host many events in the open flow layout. Family get-togethers, dinner parties, and house concerts will organize themselves in this wonderful setting for gatherings.
Tilden Park & Park Hills Neighborhood
Tilden Park is known as the jewel of the East Bay regional parks. Its recreational activities have become a happy tradition among young and old alike. With more than 2000 acres of park, Tilden Park hosts a wide variety of activities from Lake Anza for swimming and picnicking, a carousel, the Little Farm (petting farm) to the Steam Train ride, stables, & many, many hiking, biking, and off leash trails. Wildlife abounds: deer, foxes, turkeys,& raptors are not uncommon to see. Wildcat Canyon corridor is a major touring bike route through the hills & connects over to Orinda and Briones areas for long distance bicycling. At 1032 Park Hills, Tilden Park is right outside your door. Residents frequently walk or bike over for a swim or hike or a carousel ride without ever having to get into a car.
Park Hills is known as a community within a community. It was developed in the 1940’s by the sons of Frank Olmstead, the world renowned park designer (of NY Central Park fame). The Olmsted Brothers designed the neighborhood to integrate as seamlessly as possible into the natural environment and blend with Tilden Park. The original homeowners were largely affiliated with UC Berkeley, many being faculty. Some original owners still reside there. As they are aging out, younger professionals are moving in, and the community continues to be an internationally diverse mix of academics, technologists, scientists, artists, and creative thinkers of the day. The location tends to attract owners who want to be close to the natural environment. The area is central to not only Berkeley, but is the easy access non-freeway route to Orinda and Cal Shakes.
There are three common areas in the development – a children’s play park across the street on The Crescent, a meadow down near the entry, and the entry gates, that are maintained by the association through the HOA dues.
The Park Hills association has an annual party for its residents. There are regular Friday night gatherings of the dog owners at Crescent Park plus informal gatherings for dog socializing dates for the younger dogs on Tuesday mornings. Park Hills has an active emergency preparedness group and phone/email tree, including some car pooling possibilities.
1032 Park Hills Road is a very unique home and opportunity. Please visit our open houses to experience all that is special here.