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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.

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
27
(2)

San Francisco, CA 94107

$3350 - $5700

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (South Beach)

(2)

$3350 - $5700

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
25
(301)

San Francisco, CA 94109

From $2715

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Downtown, Lower Nob Hill...)

(301)

From $2715

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
18

San Francisco, CA 94158

From $3201

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Mission Bay)


From $3201

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
32

San Francisco, CA 94107

$3149 - $5971

Studio-1 Bed1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (South of Market)


$3149 - $5971

Studio-1 Bed1-2 Baths
33

San Francisco, CA 94107

$2845 - $8192

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (South of Market)


$2845 - $8192

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
16
(269)

San Francisco, CA 94158

From $3662

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Mission Bay)

(269)

From $3662

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
41
(605)

San Francisco, CA 94107

From $3580

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Mission Bay)

(605)

From $3580

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
50

San Francisco, CA 94158

From $3850

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Mission Bay)


From $3850

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
16
(59)

San Francisco, CA 94158

From $3137

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Mission Bay)

(59)

From $3137

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
48

San Francisco, CA 94103

From $3365

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (South of Market)


From $3365

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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21

San Francisco, CA 94102

$2277 - $4933

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Civic Center)


$2277 - $4933

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
16
(405)

San Francisco, CA 94115

From $2740

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Lower Pacific Heights)

(405)

From $2740

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10

San Francisco, CA 94107

From $3200

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Potrero Flats, Potrero Hill...)


From $3200

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
18

Lafayette, CA 94549

From $2213

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Lafayette, CA (Downtown Lafayette, Moraga Boulevard)


From $2213

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
27
(83)

San Francisco, CA 94102

From $3200

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Hayes Valley, Mint Hill...)

(83)

From $3200

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
2

San Francisco, CA 94114

$3609 - $6901

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Castro, Mastro)


$3609 - $6901

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
38

San Francisco, CA 94129

From $3386

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths

22
(508)

Walnut Creek, CA 94597

From $2275

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Walnut Creek, CA (Larkey Park, Palos Verdes)

(508)

From $2275

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
19

San Francisco, CA 94122

$2655 - $5283

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

San Francisco, CA (Inner Sunset, Sunset District)


$2655 - $5283

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath