Located in the hills north of Albany and west of Kensington, El Cerrito is known for its quiet tree-lined streets and homes from the early to mid-1900s, many of which boast panoramic views of the bay. An excellent neighborhood for first time buyers, El Cerrito combines family-oriented neighborhoods with an easy commute to other bay area cities. Cultural and recreational opportunities include numerous parks (including Arlington Park and Wildcat Canyon), a swimming and recreation center, the Mira Vista Golf and Country Club and the Contra Costa Community Theater. The Cerrito Speakeasy Theatre, a recently restored vintage movie theatre serves food and shows an eclectic mix of films.
The recently remodeled El Cerrito Plaza offers residents convenient access to retail shopping and a Farmers’ Market every Tuesday and Saturday. Two BART stations (El Cerrito Plaza and El Cerrito del Norte) and easy access to Highway 80 give residents quick access to San Francisco and other parts of the Bay Area.
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