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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.

27

Richmond, CA 94804

$2000 - $2700

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

37

Berkeley, CA 94702

$2100 - $6000

Studio-5 Beds1-4 Baths

Berkeley, CA (West Berkeley)


$2100 - $6000

Studio-5 Beds1-4 Baths
12

Berkeley, CA 94704

From $3000

1-3 Beds1 Bath

Berkeley, CA (Downtown, UC Campus Area)


From $3000

1-3 Beds1 Bath
23

Berkeley, CA 94704

$3000 - $5500

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Berkeley, CA (Downtown)


$3000 - $5500

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
9

Berkeley, CA 94704

From $2740

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Berkeley, CA (Downtown, UC Campus Area)


From $2740

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
25

Richmond, CA 94806

$1919 - $2821

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

10

Richmond, CA 94806

Contact for Pricing

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Richmond, CA (Hilltop Bayview)


Contact for Pricing

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
21

Emeryville, CA 94608

From $2097

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Emeryville, CA (Aquatic Park)


From $2097

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
18

Emeryville, CA 94608

$2395 - $4295

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Emeryville, CA (MacArthur Maze)


$2395 - $4295

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
11

Oakland, CA 94607

From $2425

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Oakland, CA (Loft District, Produce and Waterfront)


From $2425

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
15

Richmond, CA 94804

$2805

1 Bed1 Bath

Richmond, CA (Midtown, Richmond Annex)


$2805

1 Bed1 Bath
14

Richmond, CA 94804

$2860

1 Bed1 Bath

Richmond, CA (Midtown, Richmond Annex)


$2860

1 Bed1 Bath
10

Berkeley, CA 94707

$2090

1 Bed1 Bath

Berkeley, CA (North Berkeley, Thousand Oaks)


$2090

1 Bed1 Bath
15

Alameda, CA 94706

$6534

3 Beds2 Baths

Alameda, CA (Downtown, Solano Avenue...)


$6534

3 Beds2 Baths
13

Berkeley, CA 94707

$2700

Studio1 Bath

Berkeley, CA (Berkeley Hills, North Berkeley Hills)


$2700

Studio1 Bath
5

Berkeley, CA 94703

$1850

1 Bed1 Bath

Berkeley, CA (Central, North Berkeley)


$1850

1 Bed1 Bath