Living in El Cerrito

El Cerrito runs through the hills to the north of Kensington and Albany. This diverse and forward-thinking community is dedicated to creating an environmentally sustainable future through its Urban Greening Plan.

While the average El Cerrito home is modest (the city was founded by refugees from the 1906 earthquake), many hillside properties enjoy incredible views of the San Francisco Bay. Residents can take advantage of a variety of community-supported recreational areas. These include the 165-acre trail-lined Hillside Natural Area open space. El Cerrito also offers 18 acres of school recreational areas, the public El Cerrito Swim Center and the 2.6 mile-long Ohlone Greenway—a beautifully landscaped stretch along the BART right of way through the city that is a favorite with runners, bicyclists and walkers.


Innovative, diverse, family-oriented, dedicated to the environment, spectacular views, commuter-friendly

Uniquely El Cerrito

  • Elevation 66 Brewing Company
  • Hillside Natural Area
  • Historic Cerrito Theater (with full dining menu)
  • Playland-Not-At-The-Beach (with artifacts from SF’s original Playland at the Beach)

El Cerrito Listings

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