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The City of El Cerrito has a proud history of civic involvement. We hope you will join us to help make El Cerrito a great place to live, work, shop and play!
Located on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay, this 3.9-square-mile city is blessed with a pleasant climate year-round. Its residents enjoy the 80-acre tree-lined Hillside Park open space, as well as 45 acres of parks, 18 acres of school recreational areas, and 38 acres of other amenities. These amenities include the Ohlone Greenway, a pleasantly landscaped area which runs along the BART right of way the length of the city and is popular with walkers, runners and bicyclists.
One of the city's greatest assets is its residents. El Cerrito is a well-educated community, with 70 percent of people 25 and over having attended college. Its population, estimated at 23,596, has a history of civic involvement.