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El Cerrito

El Cerrito

A hidden gem near the bustling Berkeley.

Welcome to El Cerrito

El Cerrito is a vibrant fusion of convenience and community spirit, offering residents an irresistible blend of modern amenities and a heartwarming, family-centric atmosphere. While its proximity to Berkeley provides a touch of city flair, El Cerrito has its own unique charm that captures the heart of anyone fortunate enough to call it home. Dive into a neighborhood that harmoniously balances city life perks with a close-knit community feel, making you immediately welcome.

What to Love

  • Stellar education with top-tier public schools
  • Culinary delights with an array of restaurants and bars
  • Outdoor enthusiasts rejoice with amazing hiking trails
  • Highly sought-after living area 
  • Seamless commutes with excellent transportation links

Local Lifestyle

The local lifestyle of El Cerrito is largely influenced by its pleasant weather, making outdoor activities and community events an essential part of everyday living. With a climate that's gentle on the senses, residents often find themselves indulging in outdoor brunches, park visits, and evening strolls.

Dining and Entertainment

Jenny K. is more than just a gift shop — it's an experience. As soon as you walk in, you're greeted by its friendly staff and unique treasures. Here, you’ll find everything from charming gift cards to one-of-a-kind gifts.

For those with a sweet tooth, Fat Apples is a revelation. Stepping inside feels like a warm embrace, and the array of sweet delights on offer will leave you spoiled for choice. Beyond the pastries, every dish is crafted with utmost care and premium ingredients, creating an unforgettable gastronomic journey.

Wine aficionados or those simply in search of a cozy evening should look no further than Banter Wine Bar. Here, wine isn't just a drink but an experience, with each bottle telling its own unique story. Paired with their delectable small plates, it's an evening waiting to be cherished.

And for the health-conscious or those seeking organic delights, El Cerrito Natural Grocery is the ultimate shopping destination. Beyond the fresh produce, what truly stands out is the store's unwavering commitment to local producers and sustainable choices.

Things to Do

El Cerrito is buzzing with activities throughout the year. One such highlight is the July 4th World One Festival, a vibrant celebration of global cultures and music, offering a day of unity, fun, and entertainment. And for those looking for a slice of nostalgia and community bonding, the Easter Egg Roll at Arlington Park promises a day filled with laughter and games.

If you're seeking tranquility, the El Cerrito Natural Hillside Area offers breathtaking views and serene hiking trails. Movie buffs will adore the vintage charm of the Rialto Cinemas Cerrito. Golf enthusiasts can tee off in style at the Berkeley Country Club, while families can ensure a fun and educational day out at the Tri-Cities Safety Day.



Overview for El Cerrito, CA

5,872 people live in El Cerrito, where the median age is 33 and the average individual income is $42,275. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

33 years

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Around El Cerrito, CA

There's plenty to do around El Cerrito, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Somewhat Walkable
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Good Transit
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Sonrise Ranch, Mama Green's, and Serrvasana.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.41 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.5 miles 26 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.95 miles 24 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.79 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.12 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.14 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for El Cerrito, CA

El Cerrito has 1,982 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in El Cerrito do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 5,872 people call El Cerrito home. The population density is 14,477.642 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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Median Age

53.83 / 46.17%

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Schools in El Cerrito, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby El Cerrito. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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