El Cerrito Real Estate
El Cerrito California is a small East Bay city located on the far western edge of Contra Costa County, just north of Kensington and Albany. Two conveniently located BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) stations and a strategic location along Interstate-80, put Oakland, San Francisco, and even the North Bay cities of Marin County within easy reach, making El Cerrito a popular choice for homeowners who work (or play!) in neighboring Bay Area communities.
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In addition to a pleasant climate and great location, El Cerrito offers its residents plenty of recreational opportunities. A local golf course, many acres of parks and open spaces, and a landscaped trail that runs the length of the city give hikers, bikers, and outdoor enthusiasts access to a broad range of sporting activities. The community center offers classes and activities for residents of all ages, and a bi-weekly farmers market serves as a popular gathering place.
El Cerrito CA calls itself a “City of Homes”, which is a reflection of its family-oriented, residential character. Many homes in El Cerrito were built during the 1920s, ‘30s, and ‘40s. In the 1950s, the post-war building boom brought mid-century modern architecture to El Cerrito with a mix of sleek contemporary and comfortable California ranch-style homes.
El Cerrito Homes
From quiet, wooded streets to traditional, suburban neighborhoods with manicured lawns, real estate in El Cerrito CA has a lot to offer. Custom homes with fabulous panoramic views of San Francisco and the Bay can be found in the El Cerrito Hills. Homes in the Mira Vista area offer views and proximity to the Mira Vista Golf and Country Club. Closer to the conveniences of town, the popular neighborhood of St. Jerome’s is filled with charming bungalows built in the 1930s and ‘40s. Homes in El Cerrito tend to be less costly than nearby Berkeley, Rockridge, or Orinda, making it a viable alternative for house hunters looking for the cachet of the Oakland/Berkeley Hills at a relatively affordable price.
Contact the East Bay Modern Real Estate Team for more information or assistance buying or selling a home in El Cerrito, California.