El Cerrito, California

El Cerrito is located in Contra Costa County, bordered by Albany and Kensington to the south.

Homebuyers are attracted to El Cerrito mainly due to its fantastic location within driving distance of Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Berkeley, Napa and Sonoma counties, Lake Tahoe, the Santa Cruz mountains, and the Pacific Ocean. The amazing weather allows residents and visitors to enjoy the outdoor activities throughout the year.


El Cerrito SchoolsView of El Cerrito, California- courtesy of Buyer's Broker Inc, specializing in El Cerrito California Real Estate.

El Cerrito's high school has approximately 5,487 students, and a student-teacher ratio of 21:1. 94% of the school's seniors graduate from high school and 90% of those students go on to pursue higher education options.

Find out more about schools in El Cerrito here.

El Cerrito Real Estate

The city is one of the most desirable places to live since housing prices are among the most affordable in the Bay Area.

The average home in El Cerrito, CA in April 2008 was $695,600. These figures represent both single family homes and condos. While this data is collected from the MLS and is deemed reliable, it is not guaranteed.

Points of interest in El Cerrito, California:

- El Cerrito Plaza - the largest shopping center in the city with grocery stores, restaurants, a chain bookstore, shops and boutiques.
El Cerrito Facts:
  • Area - 3.6 sq mi 
  • Population - 22,234
  • Median income - $69,397
  • Median age of residents - 43 years old