Welcome to Emeryville
A vibrant, small city with a big-city vibe and hype
Emeryville is a vibrant city in northwest Alameda County between Berkeley and Oakland. This small city is a gateway from San Francisco to the East Bay. Its proximity to San Francisco, the University of California, Berkeley, and the Bay Bridge has spurred recent economic growth.
From an industrial hub, Emeryville has grown into a technology-focused community housing Pixar Studios. The homes in Emeryville consist of newly constructed loft-style condos and converted vintage industrial buildings with a touch of elegance.
What to Love
- The vibrant urban vibe
- Scenic views of neighboring cities
- Easy access to San Francisco
- An eclectic shopping and dining scene
Most of Emeryville's residents are renters and enjoy a dense and vibrant urban vibe. With easy access to San Francisco, this small enclave has a big-city vibe. Active residents ride their bikes or walk to various locations along the Greenway, Emeryville's bicycle path, and Pedestrian Boulevard.
Emeryville also provides a free city shuttle that connects neighborhoods and shopping districts, also called the Emery-Go-Round, for an easy commute. The vibrant community enjoys many green spaces and parks alongside the marina with scenic views of neighboring cities.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The small city of Emeryville boasts numerous dining and shopping establishments. Several shopping centers opened in the late 1990s are located near the intersection of Interstate highways 80 and 580. Shoppers from East Bay and San Francisco flock to this area with high-end furniture and home improvement stores like IKEA.
Shop at the new multi-use development, Bay Street Emeryville, located along Highway 80. The shopping mall houses iconic retailers such as the Apple Store and several elegant restaurants. Enjoy outdoor shopping at Powell Street Plaza, which has a variety of stores, services, and eateries.
Satisfy your taste buds with delectable vegetarian pizza at Arizmendi Bakery & Pizzeria or fantastic American comfort foods at Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe. This modern take on a retro diner also serves vegetarian options. Those with a sweet tooth should visit Nothing Bundt Cakes for homemade baked goods sure to impress even the pickiest of palates.
Things to Do
With lots of green spaces, an art gallery, and fun festivals, there is always something for everyone in Emeryville. Bring your furry friend for a stroll at Emeryville Marina Park and enjoy scenic views as you bond. Have a family day at Doyle Hollis Park, whose grounds offer many amenities. There are basketball courts, a playground, picnic areas, and an amphitheater.
The Emery Unified School District serves Emeryville and parts of Oakland. Private schools are also available nearby. Top public and private schools within the area include:
Anna Yates Elementary School, grades K-8
Emery Secondary School, grades 9-12
Amelia Earhart Elementary School, grades PK, K -5, #5 in Best Public Elementary Schools in Palm Springs Area