r6_philly wrote:I am visiting this week. This doesn't sound too swell. My wife will have a lot of input on this, so maybe she won't be too impressed.
Marrieds and marrieds w/kids: look at areas outside of the circle around the campus: North Berkeley is fabulous (and near amazing restaurants and schools); Lafayette/Moraga/Walnut Creek (15 minute drive, but right on the BART line ~6 minutes on BART + 20 minutes on bus... you can sit back and read, so it's not a wasted commute) - these areas have amazing schools and are absolutely beautiful; Albany - Berkeley family housing with direct bus to campus, great schools and restaurants nearby, similar commute to towns above.
And Congratulations to all the new admits! I'll be giving some tours this spring for admits doing visits, so hopefully we get a chance to meet. And if you're coming to campus without an official visit, let me know and we can arrange for you to sit in on a class and meet some current 1Ls.