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About El Cerrito CA Real Estate

El Cerrito

El Cerrito homes for sale often take advantage
of the El Cerrito hills to enjoy San Francisco
Bay views.

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El Cerrito homes for sale are located on the border of Alameda County in Contra Costa County between Albany, Kensington, and Richmond. El Cerrito, California has a population of just under 25,000.

This East Bay community is a short distance from the University of California Berkeley and offers easy access to other parts of the Bay Area by freeway and public transportation. El Cerrito has two Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) stations – El Cerrito del Norte and El Cerrito Plaza.

El Cerrito Homes For Sale – Central Location with Local Amenities

El Cerrito – or “little hill” in Spanish – gets its name from Albany Hill in nearby Albany California, a nearby landmark, and was little more than ranch land until the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake.

Displaced residents of the famous city across San Francisco Bay settled here and quickly formed a community of 1500 residents. Its gentle climate and easy commute to the rest of the East Bay and the Bay Area helped El Cerrito grow and establish itself as a bedroom community of the East Bay area with its own shopping areas, city parks, and central location.

Today, El Cerrito combines its central location and easy access to other parts of the East Bay with several parks and wilderness areas within the city of El Cerrito. These include Huber Park, Poinsett Park, the Hillside Natural Area, Cerrito Vista Park, Arlington Park, and the Canyon Trail Park and Art Center on Gatto Avenue.

El Cerrito is part of the West Contra Costa Unified School District which operates three elementary schools, one junior high school, and one high school. They are:

  • Fairmont Elementary School
  • Harding Elementary School
  • Madera Elementary School
  • Portola Junior High School
  • El Cerrito Senior High School

El Cerrito is also has several private elementary and middle schools.

One way to describe El Cerrito is “above average” – the median home prices, median age of its population, percentage of foreign born residents, and percentage of population with a bachelor’s college of more are all about the state average.

Neighborhoods in El Cerrito include Del Norte, El Cerrito Hills, Midtown, and El Cerrito Plaza.

Visit El Cerrito and see why living here makes El Cerrito homes for sale an easy choice!


Robert Lilley

Bob Lilley
Owner & Managing Broker

Mobile: 925.787.3209
Office: 925.932.0220
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