El Cerrito

Refuge to a Home
El Cerrito became an unofficial neighborhood established by the San Francisco earthquake refugees in 1906. In 1917, when many of the refugees decided to remain in El Cerrito, it was established as an official California neighborhood. Right in the center of town is the popular Hillside Natural Area. The name El Cerrito translates to little hills, in reference to the town’s hilly landscape. This 102-acre park sits along the hillside. It features greenspace, walking trails, and breathtaking views. The neighborhood is involved with Asian food culture too, featuring two Asian-themed grocery stores called 99 Ranch Market and Yaoya-San.

El Cerrito is a popular option to live thanks to its restaurant and bar scene. Either in or near the neighborhood are tons of options for some good food or drinks. Restaurants include Los Moles Beer Garden, El Mono | Fresh Flavors of Peru, Sichuan Fusion, Ancient Szechuan, Brasil Bistro, and Hương Trà Restaurant & Deli. Bars in the area include Little Hill Lounge, McBears Social Club, Mel-O-Dee Cocktails, Hotsy Totsy Club, and Club Mallard. El Cerrito is a neighborhood with an interesting history that the residents love to live and enjoy every day.
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Studio $2,690
1 Bed $2,925
2 Beds $3,640

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1 Bed $1,975
2 Beds $2,180

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