East Bay Real Estate – A Fresh Approach

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Life in El Cerrito Revisited

Posted on | April 12, 2011 | No Comments

A great locale, pleasant climate, pretty residential neighborhoods, spectacular bay views, splendid parks and recreational facilities, excellent city services including comprehensive recycling, affordable homes, and a breezy commute into both the City and Marin make El Cerrito a “10” for the best buy in the East Bay.
Savvy buyers willing to take the short 8 to 10 minute drive north can easily maintain their Berkeley lifestyle without paying Berkeley prices. Solano Avenue with all the great restaurants, shops and movie theatres is but a short 5 minute drive even from central El Cerrito! A few more minutes and you’ve arrived at the Gourmet Ghetto, UC and downtown Berkeley.

Neighborhoods here range from the tree-lined “flats” to the winding hills above with more stately homes that look out over the dazzling San Francisco cityscape below. The natural hillside area features hiking trails with some of the most incredible views of the Golden Gate Bridge in all of the East Bay. Nearby is Point Isabel – a popular off leash dog park – with a café serving treats for humans as well as canines.

El Cerrito Plaza, home to favorite stores such as Trader Joe’s, hosts a local farmer’s market. Remnants of “old El Cerrito” can still be found on San Pablo Avenue where merchants include a funky store specializing in acoustic and folk music and Giovanni’s Italian Grocery. Fat Apple’s Restaurant, between Fairmount and Stockton Avenue, is a local hot spot with some of the best pastries and desserts around.

The historic Cerrito Movie Theater was built in the 1930’s and has maintained its original facade, complete with neon lights. Now they have a restaurant and bar inside the building so you can sit and have a good time around the sofas or at a table inside the actual theater. The Contra Costa Civic Theater offers great plays and popular live theater productions.

El Cerrito has recently received a face-lift. The new City Hall, a building constructed with being green in mind, offers picturesque streams and water features throughout. El Cerrito High School is recently built and absolutely lovely.

Strategically located along Interstate 80, El Cerrito is less than 30 miles from San Francisco and Oakland International airports. Its extensive transportation system includes two BART stations, direct bus lines to downtown San Francisco and Oakland, and easy freeway access.

Come home to El Cerrito where the living is easy and everything is nearby.

For more information check out the following:

El Cerrito Recreation

Public Schools

Private Schools



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