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El Cerrito

Hilly historic refuge surrounded by spectacular bay views.

El Cerrito Real Estate

Founded as a village in the early 20th century, El Cerrito is known for its panoramic views, quiet, peaceful streets, and sprawling outdoor spaces. Favored by young professionals and retirees for the tranquility it affords, this charming neighborhood is the perfect destination for those seeking a laid-back retreat within reach of urban life. A neighborhood dedicated to the environment, El Cerrito enforces a wonderful recycling policy for all residents. Rows of global restaurants fleck its beautiful streets, serving up mouthwatering traditional meals, while locals can enjoy the gorgeous weather in outdoor spaces like Arlington Park. Homes are predominantly midcentury modern, impressively crafted, and boasting ultimate curb appeal.

What to love

  • Green lifestyle 
  • Access to city amenities 
  • Scenic views
  • Ample outdoor recreation

Local Lifestyle 

Many move to El Cerrito to get away from city noise, while enjoying easy access to day-to-day conveniences. Being closely located to Berkely, Albany, and Oakland, El Cerrito provides residents an easy commute and access to the attractions of neighboring towns. With a moderately sunny climate, residents can often be found enjoying the outdoors.

Dining, Entertainment and Shopping 

Local shopping can be found at the El Cerrito Plaza, a sprawling oasis of national chains, familiar retailers, casual and upscale eateries as well as professional services. Grab a book or magazine from Barnes & Nobles, groceries at Trader Joe’s, or settle in for a spicy bowl of ramen at Kyoto Ramen before popping in to grab a box of donuts to-go at All Star Donuts!

Treat yourself to handmade dumplings infused with Chinese flavors at New Dumpling, with classical Chinese music thrilling the air and an artistic ambiance to make you feel right at home. Revel in the taste and flavors of classical Peruvian dishes like the Saltado or Arroz Tapado at El Mono. Chase down your meal with exquisitely mixed cocktails.

Pies are the specialty at Fat Apples, with their lemon meringue and apple pie being the most popular! Their breakfast menu features yummy croissants, cheese puffs, Danish buns, melt-in-your-mouth scones, and lots more. 

Nation's Hamburger is a locally owned business known for its towering burgers made with the perfect combination of tastefully spiced patties, farm-fresh lettuce, and tomatoes, sandwiched between perfectly toasted buns. Their blast-from-the-past decor complements the hearty bar conversations flowing. 

Things to Do 

This town’s dedication to the environment is further emphasized through the El Cerrito Recycle Center, where residents can drop off recyclable items. The center also offers educational programs about environmental and climate changes and is fast becoming a model for community sustainability. 

Residents enjoy exclusive access to The El Cerrito Swim Center, which offers various programs like fitness swim for ages 14 and above, water aerobics for those looking to get in shape via swimming, and a master swim team for those looking to swim competitively as long as they are old enough to do so!

The El Cerrito Splash Park has no pool access but is fitted with a variety of splash tools designed to delight and keep your kids entertained for hours. Watch blockbuster movies with your friends at the art deco Cerrito Theater, with finger meals and drinks served and delivered right to your seats. 


El Cerrito is served by some of California’s top-rated schools, renowned for their innovative academic programs and outstanding extracurricular activities. Top educational opportunities include:


If you are considering moving to this peaceful community, contact Cynthia Speers to learn more about El Cerrito real estate!

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