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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 94129

From $3386

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Northwest San Francisco, Presidio National Park)

(27)

From $3386

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths
15
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Martinez, CA 94553

$1665 - $3170

1-2 Beds1 Bath

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306

San Francisco, CA 94122

From $3185

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

San Francisco, CA (Inner Sunset, Southwest San Francisco)

(306)

From $3185

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
6
5

Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

$1500 - $1925

1 Bed1 Bath

27
165

San Francisco, CA 94131

From $3240

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Diamond Heights, Southwest San Francisco)

(165)

From $3240

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Walnut Creek, CA 94597

$1849 - $2899

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Walnut Creek, CA

(21)

$1849 - $2899

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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354

San Rafael, CA 94903

From $2160

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Rafael, CA (North San Rafael Commercial Center)

(354)

From $2160

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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508

Walnut Creek, CA 94597

From $2405

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Walnut Creek, CA

(508)

From $2405

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
37

San Francisco, CA 94124

$2700 - $4460

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Bayview, Southeast San Francisco)

(37)

$2700 - $4460

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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306

Walnut Creek, CA 94597

From $2010

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Walnut Creek, CA

(306)

From $2010

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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357

Walnut Creek, CA 94597

$2061 - $2800

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Walnut Creek, CA

(357)

$2061 - $2800

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Walnut Creek, CA 94596

From $1988

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Walnut Creek, CA


From $1988

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
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365

San Rafael, CA 94903

From $2415

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

San Rafael, CA (Smith Ranch)

(365)

From $2415

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
15

Vacaville, CA 95687

$1575 - $2025

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Vacaville, CA


$1575 - $2025

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
18

San Francisco, CA 94134

$2762 - $5897

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Candlestick Point State Recreation Area, Southeast San Francisco)

(18)

$2762 - $5897

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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253

San Francisco, CA 94112

From $2770

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Southwest San Francisco, Westwood Park)

(253)

From $2770

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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3

Novato, CA 94949

From $2485

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Novato, CA (Southwest Novato)

(3)

From $2485

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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284

Daly City, CA 94015

From $2260

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Daly City, CA (Daly City, Serramonte)

(284)

From $2260

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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329

Pacifica, CA 94044

From $2350

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Pacifica, CA (Fairmont, Pacifica)

(329)

From $2350

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
24
217

Pacifica, CA 94044

$2579 - $6166

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Pacifica, CA (Fairmont, Pacifica)

(217)

$2579 - $6166

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths