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805 sea view drive, el cerrito sold for $745,000


Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Square Footage: 1478
Lot Square Footage: 6000
Year Built: 1942


This fixer is brimming with potential. The perfect location nestled in the El Cerrito Hills offers beautiful bay views from the living room while still being in close proximity to the El Cerrito Community Center, Cerrito Vista Park, El Cerrito Plaza, BART, Solano Avenue shops and restaurants and I-80. The garden is overflowing with mature Chinese Tulips, Bougainvillea, Quince, Mock Orange, Pear, and too many other types of trees and flowering plants to mention. Enjoy an evening by the fire looking out at the city lights or a day in the yard cultivating your crop in the flower and vegetable beds. Two bedrooms and one bathroom on the main level allow the third bedroom and second bath the privacy of its own floor below ready to be turned into a great Owner’s Suite or office area along with its own entrance from the outside. Zoned for Kensington Hilltop Elementary School and El Cerrito Jr. High and High 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 almost more than 23,000 and offers many natural and human-made amenities. 

El Cerrito city parks include both recreation/sports parks as well as undeveloped nature areas. 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 here you can find shopping at the El Cerrito Plaza, as well as a farmer's 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 convenient located in the East Bay and 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