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151 colusa ave, el cerrito sold for $1,301,000


Bedrooms: 2
Baths: 1
Square Footage: 1042
Lot Square Footage: 3900
Year Built: 1940

Splendid 2BR/1BA split-level home in El Cerrito’s highly desirable St. Jerome’s neighborhood. Level-in access to the spacious living room anchored by the vintage fireplace. Formal dining room connects to the deck and kitchen for easy entertaining. Eat-in kitchen features stainless steel appliances and additional access to the deck and yard. Upstairs includes 2BR and shared hall bathroom with tub/shower, as well as large attic space for storage or kids’ play area. Lower level with laundry, additional room for home office, and attached garage. Back yard features a large Trex deck & deep yard below with space for playing, raised beds for gardening, and privacy to relax. The location is highly desirable for its proximity to Colusa Circle, El Cerrito Plaza, Solano Avenue, and Harding Elementary School.


The city of El Cerrito was founded by refugees from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, who named the camp Rust after its first postmaster. Later realizing that this was an unfortunate moniker, the villagers later changed it to El Cerrito (or "little hill"). Today, El Cerrito has grown to a population of more than 25,000 and offers many natural and human-made amenities. 

El Cerrito city parks provide both recreation and sports as well as undeveloped nature areas to explore. Most notable are the 80-acre Hillside Natural Area open space and access to Wildcat Canyon Regional Park to the east. El Cerrito is also home to a 2.7-mile segment of the Ohlone Greenway, a trail that runs the length of the City along the BART right-of-way and is popular with walkers, runners, and bicyclists.

San Pablo Avenue stretches the length of El Cerrito and is the primary commercial and retail corridor of the city. Along it you can find shopping at the El Cerrito Plaza, as well as a farmers market on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Or, see a movie at the historic Cerrito Theater, a restored two-screen movie theater that is known for offering beer, wine, and a full dining menu.

El Cerrito is also a short trip to San Francisco. The city's primary transportation infrastructure consists of the El Cerrito Plaza and El Cerrito del Norte BART stations along with AC Transit bus access to the nearby cities of AlbanyBerkeley and Richmond.

Useful Links:
City of El Cerrito Homepage
West Contra Costa Unified School District
El Cerrito Patch
El Cerrito Historical Society