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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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San Francisco, CA 94122

From $2565

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

San Francisco, CA (Forest Knolls, Sunset District...)


From $2565

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
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Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

$1450 - $1750

1 Bed1 Bath

Pleasant Hill, CA (Downtown Pleasant Hill)

(5)

$1450 - $1750

1 Bed1 Bath
27
(165)

San Francisco, CA 94131

From $3320

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Noe Valley)

(165)

From $3320

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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(21)

Walnut Creek, CA 94597

$1724 - $3039

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Walnut Creek, CA (Waldon)

(21)

$1724 - $3039

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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(354)

San Rafael, CA 94903

$2085 - $2900

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Rafael, CA (Commercial Center, East San Rafael)

(354)

$2085 - $2900

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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(67)

San Rafael, CA 94903

From $2336

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

San Rafael, CA (Commercial Center, East San Rafael...)

(67)

From $2336

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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(306)

Walnut Creek, CA 94597

From $1770

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Walnut Creek, CA (Waldon)

(306)

From $1770

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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(357)

Walnut Creek, CA 94597

$1761 - $2555

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Walnut Creek, CA (Diablo Hills, Waldon)

(357)

$1761 - $2555

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
16
(374)

San Rafael, CA 94903

From $2262

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

San Rafael, CA (East San Rafael, Smith Ranch)

(374)

From $2262

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
16
(150)

San Francisco, CA 94134

From $3952

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Bayview Heights)

(150)

From $3952

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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(253)

San Francisco, CA 94112

From $2805

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Twin Peaks West, Westwood Park)

(253)

From $2805

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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(284)

Daly City, CA 94015

$2225 - $3116

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Daly City, CA (Serramonte)

(284)

$2225 - $3116

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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(329)

Pacifica, CA 94044

$2650 - $3110

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Pacifica, CA (Fairmont, Fairmont East)

(329)

$2650 - $3110

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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(176)

Pacifica, CA 94044

$2579 - $4662

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Pacifica, CA (Fairmont, Fairmont East...)

(176)

$2579 - $4662

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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 $3881

1-3 Beds1 Bath

Berkeley, CA (Downtown, UC Campus Area)


From $3881

1-3 Beds1 Bath
23

Berkeley, CA 94704

$2700 - $5375

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

11

Richmond, CA 94806

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1-2 Beds1 Bath

25

Richmond, CA 94806

$1684 - $2915

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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