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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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Berkeley, CA 94704

$2,259 and up

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Berkeley, CA (Berkeley, Downtown)


$2,259 and up

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
10

Richmond, CA 94806

Contact for Pricing

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Richmond, CA (Hilltop District)


Contact for Pricing

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
14

Emeryville, CA 94608

$2,234 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Emeryville, CA (Bayfront and Peninsula, Emeryville)


$2,234 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
23

Oakland, CA 94607

$2,525 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Oakland, CA (Central Oakland, Produce and Waterfront)


$2,525 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
15

Alameda, CA 94501

$3,245 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Alameda, CA (Alameda, West End)

(15)

$3,245 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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5

El Sobrante, CA 94803

$2,198 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

El Sobrante, CA (San Pablo)

(5)

$2,198 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
18

Berkeley, CA 94704

$2,970 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Berkeley, CA (Berkeley, Downtown)


$2,970 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
14

Oakland, CA (Central Emeryville, Emeryville)


$2,550 and up

1 Bed1 Bath
15

Tiburon, CA 94920

$2,379 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

17

Tiburon, CA 94920

$3,179 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

11

Berkeley, CA 94703

$1,695

Studio1 Bath

Berkeley, CA (Berkeley, Central Berkeley)


$1,695

Studio1 Bath
1

Berkeley, CA 94704

$2,495

1 Bed1 Bath

Berkeley, CA (Berkeley, South Berkeley)


$2,495

1 Bed1 Bath
20

Berkeley, CA 94705

$5,195

3 Beds2 Baths

Berkeley, CA (Claremont Elmwood, North Hills)


$5,195

3 Beds2 Baths
3

Oakland, CA 94606

$1,550 and up

Studio1 Bath

Oakland, CA (Merritt, San Antonio)


$1,550 and up

Studio1 Bath
7

Oakland, CA 94606

$2,095

2 Beds1 Bath

Oakland, CA (Clinton, San Antonio)


$2,095

2 Beds1 Bath
9

Oakland, CA 94606

$1,695 and up

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Oakland, CA (Clinton, San Antonio)


$1,695 and up

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath