One of Berkeley’s oldest neighborhoods, Westbrae offers the perfect blend of cultural diversity, tranquil gardens and parks, and affordability.  Tree-lined streets are filled with Craftsman bungalows, Spanish-Revival cottages, and post-war modern homes plus a few remaining Victorians and farm houses. Wonderful Cedar-Rose Park boasts three acres comprising of a huge grassy area for picnicking, two enclosed playgrounds, and tennis courts. Ohlone Greenway slices through Westbrae offering a pleasant walking or biking shortcut to BART, plus Gilman Street offers easy freeway access. Local shops and restaurants include Berkeley Natural Grocery, Lalimes, Coffee Conscious, and my family’s very own, Reliance Antiques. If ever you need your Wedgewood or O’Keefe & Merritt stove repaired, or are searching for beautiful antique pine furniture, please pay my family’s business a visit! Located on the corner of Gilman and Sixth Streets, kitty corner from Lalimes’ sister restaurant, popular Jimmy Beans.