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Apartments for Rent in El Cerrito, CA
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    11720 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530
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    2 BEDS $2,733+
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    841 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706
    2 BEDS $1,625
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    2520 Ohio Ave. - 2601 Center Ave., Richmond, CA 94804
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    1 BED $1,279
    2 BEDS $1,439
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    2100 Nevin Avenue, Richmond, CA 94801
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    2+ BEDS $2,283
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    4935 San Pablo Dam Rd, El Sobrante, CA 94803
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    2 BEDS $2,395+
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    4255 & 4257 & 4259 San Pablo Dam Rd, El Sobrante, CA 94803
    2 BEDS $2,395+
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    1620 SAN PABLO AVE, BERKELEY, CA 94702
    Studio $90+
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    1432-1434 Arch St., Berkeley, CA 94708
    Studio $1,795
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    4576 Appian Way, El Sobrante, CA 94803
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    1 BED $2,095
    2 BEDS $2,295
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    2025 Francisco St., Berkeley, CA 94709
    2 BEDS $2,995
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    1749 Oxford Street, Berkeley, CA 94709
    Studio $1,900
    1 BED $1,950
    2 BEDS $2,850
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    1729 Arch Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
    2 BEDS $4,695
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    2363-2365 Le Conte Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
    2 BEDS $3,995
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    2067 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
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    1 BED $2,600+
    2 BEDS $100+
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    1799 Euclid Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709
    Studio $2,495
    1 BED $2,895
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    2010 Fifth St, Berkeley, CA 94710
    Studio $2,597+
    1 BED $2,688+
    2 BEDS $3,946+
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    1950 Addison St., Berkeley, CA 94704
    Studio $2,847+
    1 BED $2,966+
    2 BEDS $4,613+
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    1771 Highland Place, Berkeley, CA 94709
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    1 BED $2,995
    2+ BEDS $3,995
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    2020 Kittredge St Suite D, Berkeley, CA 94704
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    2028 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
    Studio $2,795
    1 BED $2,845+
    2+ BEDS $3,695
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    2025 Durant Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
    Studio $2,095
    1 BED $1,895+
    2 BEDS $3,795
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    2124 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
    Studio $2,895+
    1 BED $2,895+
    3 BEDS $6,595
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    2322 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
    Studio $1,895
    1 BED $2,195
    2+ BEDS $2,995
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    2126 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
    2 BEDS $3,495
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    2241 Durant Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
    Studio $1,895+
    2 BEDS $3,095+
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Average rent in El Cerrito, CA

$2,722/mo El Cerrito, CA average rental price, March 2024
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The average monthly rent of apartments in El Cerrito, CA is $2,722.

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Getting around in El Cerrito, CA

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Car-Dependent
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Some Transit
16 /100
Somewhat Bikeable
Walk Score®: 25, Transit Score®: 34, Bike Score®: 16

Frequently asked questions

When were prices and availability in El Cerrito, CA last updated?

Prices and availability in El Cerrito, CA were last updated on 24 Jun 2024.

What are the best apartments in El Cerrito, CA?

The best apartment in El Cerrito, CA is: Del Norte Place Apartment Homes.

What is the average rent in El Cerrito, CA?

The average rent in El Cerrito, CA is $2,722. Start your search for apartments in El Cerrito, CA now.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in El Cerrito, CA?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in El Cerrito, CA is between $2,733 and $3,288. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in El Cerrito, CA now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in El Cerrito, CA?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in El Cerrito, CA is between $2,733 and $3,288. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in El Cerrito, CA.

What type of rental buildings are in El Cerrito, CA?

In El Cerrito 39% of the housing is rented out compared to 61% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 10% of El Cerrito’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 57% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 33% are single-family rentals.

What do typical apartment communities look like in El Cerrito, CA?

The age and size of multifamily buildings are among the most visible characteristics of the rental market in a city.  In this case, the apartment buildings in El Cerrito are about 22 years old, on average. Of these, 41% have been built since 2000, representing the newer options on the market and typically offering more amenities. Rental buildings in the city have an average height of 4 stories. About all of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, none are mid-rises, and none are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.

What apartment floorplans are common in El Cerrito, CA?

Studio apartments in El Cerrito are around 3% of rentals, while 1-bedroom floor plans represent 46% of the total stock. For those in search of larger rentals, 2-bedroom floorplans make up 47% of all rentals. More generous apartments with 3 bedrooms or more are also available in this city for those in search of more space.

Living in El Cerrito, CA

With an amazing view of the San Francisco Bay to the east, the apartments and houses for rent in El Cerrito, CA, are in a location that's as incredible as its waterside scenery. Renters in El Cerrito are not only 10 miles north of Oakland and 15 miles southwest of San Francisco, but also 40 miles northwest of Fremont, 50 miles northeast of Santa Rosa, 53 miles northwest of San Jose, and 72 miles southwest of Sacramento. The local economy has formed around healthcare and social assistance; manufacturing; and food services. And, the growing small town continues to meet an increased need for hotel rooms, commercial space, and new apartments and houses for rent.

Renting in El Cerrito, CA

Renters in El Cerrito tend to be well-educated professionals with tech backgrounds looking to commute to the San Francisco Bay Area's many tech companies. To better accommodate renters, El Cerrito has major multi-million-dollar projects underway to revitalize the downtown, midtown and uptown areas running from San Pablo Avenue to Eastshore Boulevard. These projects include new residential districts and affordable senior apartment rentals on San Pablo Avenue and new townhomes for rent on El Dorado Street. Meanwhile, the pricier rentals are on the south side of town closest to the San Francisco Bay, while the less expensive houses and apartments are for rent to the west. Renters will find El Cerrito to be very walkable. Specifically, the Ohlone Greenway is a beautiful hiking trail extending four miles through the East Bay Area throughout San Pablo Avenue and Richmond Street. Renters especially enjoy visiting the large Contra Costa County Library.

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Shopping in El Cerrito, CA

Renters in El Cerrito have a lot of options for day-to-day shopping and grocery runs. For instance, the Pacific East Mall is the most popular shopping destination when renting in El Cerrito, followed by the Cerrito Galleria and Del Norte. Big-brand stores when renting in El Cerrito include Target, CVS, Ross, Marshalls and various dollar stores. Rentals in El Cerrito are also near grocery stores like Safeway; FoodMaxx; Foods Co.; Super Save Market; Arlington Market; Smart & Final Extra!; and other options, some of which are in the neighboring small town of Richmond, just minutes away. Otherwise, when eating out, renters recommend local favorites, such as Los Moles; Brasil Bistro; and Larb Thai Food & Tapas.

Transportation in El Cerrito, CA

Renters are served by two Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train stations - El Cerrito Plaza and El Cerrito del Norte. Getting to San Francisco from El Cerrito takes about 35 minutes using public transportation. To do so, renters take the Orange BART Line from El Cerrito to MacArthur Station, where the Yellow BART Line will take them the rest of the way into the city. The Orange BART Line can also take renters into Oakland within 20 minutes. If so desired, renters can also take a Greyhound bus from Oakland to reach San Jose within two hours of leaving El Cerrito. Finally, the nearest airport to El Cerrito is Oakland International Airport (20 miles south).

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