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Overview of El Cerrito

Located about 20 miles from San Francisco and 10 miles from Oakland, El Cerrito, Calif., is a colorful, fun and dynamic city. According to City-Data, El Cerrito is home to more than 23,000 people. This interesting suburban town boasts numerous family friendly amenities, easy access to many nearby must-haves and a high quality of life. Those searching for El Cerrito apartments for rent will appreciate the San Francisco Bay Area's dynamic lifestyle, beautiful weather and easy access to California hot spots.

Living in El Cerrito, CA

El Cerrito is located along the dividing line between Contra Costa and Alameda counties. The county line was a hot spot for travel throughout the earlier part of the 20th century, and is still home to many exciting communities today. El Cerrito was once known as Rust, a town that was formed when refugees from the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 sought to rebuild their lives in new settlement within the Bay Area.

Today, El Cerrito enjoys many amenities and offers an exciting yet suburban way of life. Those living in El Cerrito rentals will enjoy easy access to the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system, which connects El Cerrito to San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley and other cities via public rail transit.

For an escape to nature, residents frequent the city's local parks and recreation spots. Spaces like the Hillside Natural Area, Canyon Trail Park, Ohlone Greenway, Cerrito Vista Park, Canyon Trail, El Monte Softball Field and Tassajara Park and Pottery Studio allow for hours of recreational enjoyment, exercise and creative fun.

El Cerrito Attractions and Special Events

El Cerrito is home to a thriving arts scene, which builds on a large appreciation for the arts throughout the Bay Area. Residents and visitors attend shows at the West End Opera house or the Contra Costa Civic Theater. The El Cerrito Art Association ensures that residents have access to artistic entertainment and provides numerous avenues for art appreciation throughout the year.

To find an El Cerrito apartment or rental, check out our apartment listings. Rent.com® is happy to help you find your next home.

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El Cerrito, CA 94530

$1875 - $2215

1-2 Beds1 Bath

El Cerrito, CA (Midtown)

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$1875 - $2215

1-2 Beds1 Bath
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Emeryville, CA 94608

$2395 - $4295

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Emeryville, CA (MacArthur Maze)


$2395 - $4295

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
6

San Francisco, CA 94102

$2975 - $5560

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Civic Center, NOMA)


$2975 - $5560

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Berkeley, CA 94710

$2406 - $3605

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Berkeley, CA (Aquatic Park, West Berkeley)


$2406 - $3605

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Berkeley, CA 94710

From $2760

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Berkeley, CA (Aquatic Park, West Berkeley)


From $2760

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Berkeley, CA 94702

$2300 - $5000

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Berkeley, CA (Southwest Berkeley)


$2300 - $5000

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Richmond, CA 94806

$1543 - $9713

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Richmond, CA (Hilltop Bayview)


$1543 - $9713

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Emeryville, CA 94608

$2602 - $4945

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Emeryville, CA (Aquatic Park)


$2602 - $4945

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Richmond, CA 94806

$1794 - $2674

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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(78)

Emeryville, CA 94608

From $2209

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Emeryville, CA (Aquatic Park)

(78)

From $2209

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Emeryville, CA 94608

From $2649

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Emeryville, CA (Aquatic Park)


From $2649

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
31

Oakland, CA 94612

$2585 - $4874

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Oakland, CA (Downtown, Lake Merritt District...)


$2585 - $4874

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Oakland, CA 94612

$2321 - $4664

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Oakland, CA (San Pablo Gateway, Uptown)


$2321 - $4664

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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(91)

Oakland, CA 94607

$2378 - $5062

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Oakland, CA (Produce and Waterfront)

(91)

$2378 - $5062

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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San Francisco, CA 94105

$2790 - $8025

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Embarcadero, South Beach)


$2790 - $8025

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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(251)

San Francisco, CA 94105

From $3896

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Financial District South, Rincon Hill...)

(251)

From $3896

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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San Francisco, CA 94107

From $2698

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (South Beach)


From $2698

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
25

San Francisco, CA 94105

From $3520

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Financial District South, Rincon Hill...)


From $3520

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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