I love El Cerrito. Sure, I might be biased- after all I have lived in El Cerrito for 10 years (ok, I also had a brief stint in Albany and Kensington, but who is keeping track?). But what I love about El Cerrito is that the city is really trying to make a mark on the map.
Not only is El Cerrito home to the great El Cerrito Plaza (think Trader Joes, Barnes & Noble and more), but this small city has become a major destination point for the arts. Arhoolie Music, Ifshin Violins, Down Home Music, Guitar Center and 33 Revolutions have made El Cerrito a destination location for music aficionados around the Bay. Theater buffs can enjoy live performances at the Contra Costa Civic Theater; in 2007 The Cerrito Theater, part of the Speakeasy fame of Oakland, reopened.
Getting to and from El Cerrito is a snap: there are two BART stations, direct bus lines downtown, and San Pablo Avenue is a hop from the 80 Freeway. El Cerrito has wonderful public parks, a brand new City Hall, the Mira Vista Country Club, and a state-of-the-art swimming and recreation center. A farmer’s market is held twice a week at the El Cerrito Plaza. Currently all of the streets are being repaved and San Pablo Avenue is being landscaped.
The public schools in El Cerrito are being redone; in early 2009 El Cerrito High School students will finally have access to their new campus. Several well-respected private schools are located in El Cerrito.
Above the winding, tree-lined streets you will find some of the best views of the Bay in town. Try driving up to the top of Moeser and you will see what I am talking about.
A minute in the life of Berkeley Real Estate Agent and Business Coach, Krista Miller. Hold on tight and check back often! The real estate market in the East Bay is movin’ and shakin’ and will surely keep you on your toes…