Located across the bay from San Francisco, on the eastern shore, the hilled region of El Cerrito (meaning Little Hill) is home to 24,000 civic-minded, well-educated residents. Made popular in the World War II years, El Cerrito has developed from a ranching town into a bustling community. Community events such as annual Egg Hunts, Earth Day celebrations, art shows, and the National Night Out, an prevention awareness program/block party against criminal activity, are just a few of the community’s annual events.
El Cerrito boasts a pleasant climate and stable residential neighborhoods. Hillside Park has over eighty acres of open space, and Ohlone Greenway is a popular spot for walkers, bicyclists, and joggers. El Cerrito has great public transportation access, including two Bay Area Rapid Transit stations, and many parks and recreational facilities. More information can be found here.