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Life is Good .... on Mound
A great locale, pleasant climate, pretty residential neighborhoods, spectacular bay views, splendid parks and recreational facilities, excellent city services including comprehensive recycling, affordable homes, and a breezy commute into both the City and Marin make El Cerrito a "10" for the best buy in the East Bay.
Buyers who are willing to take the short 8 to 10 minute drive north can easily maintain their Berkeley lifestyle without paying Berkeley prices. Did you know that Mound Street is no further from Solano Avenue than the Elmwood neighborhood is? Both are about three miles away---a short 10 minute drive. Go just a little further through the top of Solano and you're at the Gourmet Ghetto and UC Berkeley.
Quiet Mound Street, "far from the madding crowd", is very convenient to a number of fabulous open spaces for hiking and recreation including the Hillside Natural Area and Wildcat Canyon Park. Nearby is Point Isabel - a popular off leash dog park - with a café serving treats for humans as well as canines.
There is a local farmer's market twice a week at the El Cerrito Plaza, which is home to favorite stores such as Trader Joe's, Barnes & Noble, Pier One, and popular eateries including Jamba Juice and Pasta Pomodoro.
Other nearby favorites include internationally famous Down Home Music, the Natural Grocery Company, beloved Pastime Hardware, and Giovanni's Italian Produce and Grocery, as well as your coffee of choice, Peet's or Starbucks. The recently reopened Cerrito Theater features first-run movies and local events.
El Cerrito's extensive transportation system includes easy access along Interstate 80 - making it convenient to both area airports - two BART stations, direct bus lines to downtown San Francisco and Oakland, and easy freeway access to Marin, Sacramento and other points east.
Come home to El Cerrito where the living is easy and everything is nearby.