Aventine, A Commuter’s Paradise
Are you looking for convenient apartments in Oakland CA or the Bay Area?
Aventine apartments located in Hercules, California, is the perfect midpoint to grant you access to Berkeley, San Francisco, Oakland, and all of the many wonderful sports arenas, restaurants, and musical entertainment venues in the surrounding community.
With that said, we’ll take a look at some of the major attractions, entertainment venues, restaurants, and other interesting locations today.
We’ll discuss the venues themselves and give a ballpark estimate of the distance from Aventine and how long it’ll take to get there while driving.
But before we get into that, we’ll also take a look at BART, which is the commuter train system known as the Bay Area Rapid Transit.
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
The best part about living in Aventine is easy access to the commuter train.
Some people prefer not to drive because I-80 can get really congested at times. Others love the ease and convenience of taking a relaxing train ride to get to their next most important destination.
The best part about BART is that it covers so much ground across the entirety of the Bay Area.
So, no matter where you are in this region, you’ll definitely be able to catch a train to get you where you need to go next.
In fact, this rapid transit system can get you to many of the local hotspots in Oakland, San Francisco, Berkeley, San Leandro, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, San Bruno, South Hayward, Walnut Creek, Pittsburgh/Bay Point, and just about anywhere else you dream about going in this community.
And it’s very easy to catch a commuter train when living in Aventine because they are located right in the area.
So, if you’re looking to go to Balboa Park, the Civic Center, the Coliseum, Downtown Berkeley, Oakland International Airport, Lake Merritt or anywhere else, you’ll have no problem reaching your destination quickly, easily, and conveniently on Bay Area Rapid Transit trains.
Local Bay Area Restaurant Commutes
There are at least 100 fantastic restaurants with great food that are truly worthy of your time and attention.
We’ll talk about a few of our favorites, share some information about the food, and then tell you more about the commute while driving.
Acquerello is the first restaurant that we should mention.
It’s conveniently located in San Francisco at 1722 Sacramento St.
It’s not too far from Hercules, California, and it will take you about 45 minutes to get there from your apartment in Aventine.
You’ll have to get there via Interstate 80, and you’re probably going to hit some traffic going to and from the restaurant.
But the food is incredible and it’s definitely worth the trip.
This is a classy fine dining at its best.
They serve some tantalizingly inspirational meals including their specialties like bourbon caramel semifreddo, Marsala and black truffles, Parmesan budino, and ridged pasta with foie gras to name a few.
Leila by the Bay is a bit closer to home and located right in the heart of Hercules, California.
This amazing restaurant is a community favorite located at 1991 Railroad Ave. in Hercules.
The best part about this delectable hotspot is that it’s literally right around the corner. It only takes two minutes to drive there from your apartment in Aventine, or if you feel like walking it’s only going to take you about 10 minutes or so.
This eatery is a local hotspot because it’s a wonderful romantic restaurant with outdoor dining and a luxurious view of the San Francisco Bay.
It’s truly a diner’s paradise and it’ll be your favorite little piece of heaven when you want a bite to eat right in your own backyard.
Some of their best delectable dishes include the blackened salmon, chicken marsala, lemon garlic prawn fettuccine, the seafood linguine, and everybody seems to love their crab mashed potatoes.
So if you’re looking for a great place to eat right in the community that’s just minutes away from your home, you definitely need to check out Leila by the Bay.
Commuting to Musical Entertainment Venues
Concertgoers are going to love living in Aventine because of all of the wonderful places to visit to see incredible Bay Area concerts.
First up, we have The Greek in Berkeley.
This concert venue is located at 1815 4th St. in Berkeley, California.
It’s really easy to get here from Aventine apartments as well. In fact, the entire trip is only 13 miles from your luxury apartment and by car it’ll only take about 15 minutes to get there.
So if you’re in the mood for intimate indie rock music, you’re going to love UC Berkeley’s Hearst Greek theater, more affectionately known as The Greek.
Next up, if you’re looking to enjoy a fancy, elegant evening then there’s no better place to visit than The Paramount in Oakland.
This gorgeous concert hall located in the Paramount Theater is the perfect place to go to enjoy symphonic bliss.
It’s located at 2025 Broadway, Oakland, California.
And if you’re visiting from Aventine in Hercules, it’s a little more than 18 miles from home and it’ll only take about 25 minutes to get there.
That’s not too bad for an evening of elegance and beautiful music, right?
Sports Venues Commutes
Lastly, we’d like to take a look at some of the local sports venues.
There are many professional teams in the bay area alone including the San Francisco 49ers, the San Francisco Giants, the Golden State Warriors, the Oakland Raiders, the Oakland Athletics and the San Jose Sharks to name a few.
The Golden State Warriors currently make their home in the Oracle Arena located at 7000 Coliseum Way in Oakland.
It’s about 25 miles and 30 minutes from your apartment in Aventine.
The Oakland Raiders and Oakland A’s play in the Oakland Alameda Coliseum, which is at the same address as the Oracle Arena. So it will take the same length of time to get to and from this venue.
The San Francisco Giants play at AT&T Park, while the 49ers play in Levi Stadium. Both venues are about 30 to 40 minutes from your home in Aventine.
Finally, the San Jose Sharks play at the SAP Center in San Jose California.
It’s located at 525 W. Santa Clara St. in San Jose, which is about 60 miles and an hour and 15 minutes from your home.
So obviously this is a little bit further than the other sports venues, but if you love the San Jose Sharks, it’s definitely worth the trip!
As you can see, Aventine truly is a commuter’s paradise.
It’s conveniently located right in the heart of the Bay Area and it gives you access to easily get to some of the hottest spots in this community.