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*Historical - Our town was home to quarries, gambling and nightlife. Since the 1940s El Cerrito has been accurately known as a “City of Homes.” As you walk along San Pablo Avenue, notice the Historic-Cultural Pavers that dot the sidewalk, providing much historical information.
Click here to visit our Walking Tour Page!

*Architectual - Here’s a quick guide to some architectural highlights. Watch this page develop as we add more and more examples! Do you have a favorite building? Or one you hate? Or wonder about? Let us know. Click here to view.

*Natural - El Cerrito Trail Trekkers work toward preserving, rebuilding, and extending the public pathways, stairs, trails, greenways for pedestrian and bicycle use. This is to include creating a system of paths and trails that will connect to the existing Ohlone Greeway, the Hillside Nature Area, the Bay Trail and Rosie the Riveter National Park. Please visit their website to learn more about our wonderful open space. Click here to visit Trail Trekkers website.

*Ecological - El Cerrito is noteworthy for its modern recycling center, a model for other communities.
Click here to read about and view images of this great local resource and click here to learn about the process and steps that led to its construction. Additionally, El Cerrito, Kensington, and Richmond Annex share the Stege Sanitary District, a district with an interesting local history. Learn about this important part of our infrastructure through "Where the Sewage Meets the Sea: The History of Stege Sanitary District and the Growth of the East Bay" an eBook written by David Weinstein of the El Cerrito Historical Society.