El Cerrito, CA

Population: 24,646

Key findings

  • El Cerrito has a Livability Score of 73/100, which is considered excellent
  • El Cerrito crime rates are 57% higher than the California average
  • Cost of living in El Cerrito is 25% higher than the California average
  • El Cerrito real estate prices are 56% higher than the California average
  • Rental prices in El Cerrito are 21% higher than the California average

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      Top Rated Schools in El Cerrito

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      Madera Elementary SchoolKG - 6498n/a
      Fairmont Elementary SchoolKG - 6540n/a
      Fred T. Korematsu Middle7 - 8715n/a
      Prospect Sierra SchoolKG - 8477n/a
      Elementary School9 - 121,482n/a
      CameronM - Mn/an/a
      Montessori Family SchoolKG - 877n/a
      Summit Public School K27 - 12426n/a
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      The Great Views in El Cerrito, CA

      My grandparents moved from India to El Cerrito in the 60's. I have been here all my life. I love living in the Bay Area. Our little city has charming hills where you can see vistas of the San Francisco Bay Bridge. Great parks are seemingly everywhere. The best park in El Cerrito is the huge and beautiful Huber Park, set on 80 acres. I love to walk my dogs there. Aside from that, there's like 5 or 6 other great parks around. This makes El Cerrito a wonderful place to live for urban dwellers who also like to bike and hike.

      Another reason I appreciate about El Cerrito is that it's really convenient. Interstate 80 runs right through it. The public transportation is awesome. We're also a stop on the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) and it doesn't take long to get to Oakland and San Francisco airports. It's also nearby the University of California Berkeley campus.

      My favorite place for entertainment is the Cerrito Theater, where you can watch movies while having wine and beer served. Playland-Not-At-The-Beach is an amusement park themed museum. It's a unique stop and I often bring out of town guests there. I love to play the variety of pinball machines there.
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      Source: The El Cerrito, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).