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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

$1975 - $2315

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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Berkeley, CA 94704

$2925 - $6300

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Berkeley, CA (Gourmet Ghetto, North Berkeley)


$2925 - $6300

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Berkeley, CA 94710

$2188 - $3810

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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Berkeley, CA 94710

From $2715

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Berkeley, CA (West Berkeley)


From $2715

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Berkeley, CA 94702

$2585 - $5375

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Berkeley, CA (West Berkeley)


$2585 - $5375

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Richmond, CA 94806

$1809 - $17331

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Richmond, CA (Hilltop Bayview)


$1809 - $17331

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Emeryville, CA 94608

$2426 - $4616

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Emeryville, CA (Bayfront and Peninsula, North Bayfront)


$2426 - $4616

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Richmond, CA 94806

$1797 - $2605

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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Emeryville, CA 94608

$2280 - $4939

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Emeryville, CA (Bayfront and Peninsula, North Bayfront)

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$2280 - $4939

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Emeryville, CA 94608

$2395 - $4295

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Emeryville, CA (Central Emeryville, East Bay Bridge)


$2395 - $4295

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Hercules, CA 94547

$2150 - $4250

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Hercules, CA (Central)

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$2150 - $4250

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Oakland, CA 94612

$2389 - $5137

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Oakland, CA (Central Oakland, Koreatown-Northgate)


$2389 - $5137

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Oakland, CA 94612

$1995 - $4486

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Oakland, CA (Central Oakland, Downtown...)

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$1995 - $4486

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Oakland, CA 94606

$2594 - $4038

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Oakland, CA (Merritt, San Antonio)


$2594 - $4038

1-2 Beds1 Bath
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Oakland, CA 94607

$2552 - $4209

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Oakland, CA (Central Oakland, Produce and Waterfront)

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$2552 - $4209

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Alameda, CA 94501

$2535 - $5165

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Alameda, CA (Marina Village, West End)

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$2535 - $5165

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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San Francisco, CA 94105

$2750 - $7290

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (South Beach, Southeast San Francisco)

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$2750 - $7290

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths