Eat Shop Play Live – Do it Here
Eat: We feature over 50 dining establishments, 99 percent of them independently owned and operated – most of them Zagat rated. Please see our sortable list of international dining.
Shop: Choose from a vast selection of gifts on Solano Avenue / highlights include art galleries such as Abrams Claghorn, Art Thou, Neilsen Arts, and YJM Photography and Fine Art or jewelry from Fishers Custom Design; Hansen’s Manufacturing and Oaks Jewelers.
Native American gifts (and art) from Gathering Tribes / international gifts from Japan, Kathmandu and Oaxaca. Toys from Five Little Monkeys, or Chloe’s Closet – or how about a book from Pegasus or some Shoes from Shoes on Solano.
Play: See a movie at Landmark Theatre’s Albany Twin (owned by NBC Shark Tank’s Mark Cuban). How about a workout? Solano Avenue includes a dozen specialty fitness studios including a YMCA; or visit our 12 acre park and tot-lot for some sun.
Live: We have an assortment of places that offer home decor items such as:
Flowers (and plants) from Flowerland; Golden Poppy and Orchid Florist. Oriental Rugs from Noor and Sons; how about custom lamps and shades from Sue Johnson or Ensler Lighting.
Want to “live” on Solano Avenue? We have a host of Realtor’s and property managers who are standing-by to help.
How about opening a business on Solano Avenue? We have high foot traffic (two elementary schools, two grocery stores and a movie theater are a few of our anchors), we have a dynamic range of business types and free parking (mostly). Solano Avenue is one of the safest districts in the region. Contact us for a vacancy list and more information. Here is a district summary (PDF).
Solano Avenue is a one-mile long commercial district that spans two cities, Albany and Berkeley (California / USA). It is surrounded by the “Thousand Oaks” residential district of Berkeley, and the residents of Albany, who consider Solano Avenue to be their “downtown”.