Established Neighborhoods

El Cerrito’s businesses are located in distinct areas that are well-connected and easy to access by BART, AC Transit, freeway, San Pablo Avenue and the Ohlone Greenway.

Downtown: San Pablo Avenue, Carlson to Eureka

Downtown El Cerrito is anchored by the El Cerrito Plaza shopping center, a number of smaller shopping centers, the Rialto Cinemas Cerrito theater, numerous banks, a post office, El Cerrito Plaza BART Station and numerous national and regional outlets as well as small, independent businesses and services. It is easily accessed by all modes of travel from I-80, 580, San Pablo Avenue, Fairmount and Central Avenues and the Ohlone Greenway. It is a hub of activity, connecting the residents of El Cerrito, Albany, Richmond, Kensington and North Berkeley.

Join Trader Joe’s, Pastime Ace Hardware, Rialto Cinemas Cerrito, Noodles Fresh, Quad Republic Skate Company, Elevation 66 Brewing Company, Barnes and Noble and others in locating your business in Downtown El Cerrito!

Midtown: Eureka to Gladys

Midtown El Cerrito consists of several large-format and smaller shopping centers, a growing hub of small businesses at Stockton and Moeser and dotted along San Pablo Avenue. It is home to El Cerrito City Hall, the Department of Motor Vehicles, banks, a post office as well as several new apartment buildings and new businesses recently or soon to be constructed. It is well connected to thoroughfares bringing residents from the hills of El Cerrito and Kensington, Cerrito Vista Park and the Ohlone Greenway.

Join 24 Hour Fitness, Bank of America, El Cerrito Natural Grocery Company, PennDel’s Bakehouse, Bank of the West and others in locating your business in Midtown El Cerrito!

Uptown: Potrero to Macdonald

Uptown begins at Potrero Avenue, which carries residents from the hills of El Cerrito and stretches to the border with Richmond, with very easy access to I-80 and the del Norte BART Station and transportation hub. It is home to both a growing number of local popular restaurants and national and regional chain retail and grocery. A 124-room hotel is scheduled to break ground in 2023 across from the newly constructed 156-unit Mayfair Station residential project.

Join Los Moles Beer Garden, El Mono Fresh Flavors of Peru, Petfood Express, Safeway, GangNam Tofu Korean Cuisine, Brasil Bistro, Banana Leaf Thai Cuisine and others in locating your business in Uptown El Cerrito!

Upper Fairmont: Upper Fairmont is a small, commercial district anchored by the long-time Fat Apples Restaurant and Bakery, and home to a florist, ceramics studio, dry-cleaners, real estate offices, salons and other small businesses.

Join FatApple’s Restaurant & Bakery, Golden Poppy Florist 2, MudWorks Pottery, Phil’s Barber Shop and others in locating your business in Upper Fairmount El Cerrito!

Upper Stockton: Upper Stockton is a very small commercial district, with a café, frame shop, gift shop, medical offices and other small businesses.

Join Jenny K. Gifts, Well Grounded Tea & Coffee Bar, JUKU and others in locating your business in Upper Stockton El Cerrito!