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739 Cerrito is in a special nook of Albany, set on the hillside overlooking the vista of the East Bay hillscape. The abundance of views welcomes you as you enter the home, with a level-in entry and ideal access for all. The home provides 2 bedrooms and a bathroom on the entry-level, and a spacious eat-in kitchen with plenty of room for entertaining and for those who love to cook. Behind the kitchen and bedroom is a sunroom spanning the rear of the home, with expansive picturesque windows. The sunroom was used by the previous owners as a flexible bedroom space but it could also be perfect as a home office*.
The sunroom leads down to the lower level with a large bedroom suite that opens to the rear yard. The lower level also features a newly upgraded bathroom, laundry, and space with optimal potential for in-law or ADU improvements.*
The rear yard provides multiple dining or lounging areas with 3 level patios, and spacious, level earth spaces which would be great for raised beds or creating a garden.
Flexible floor plan
Opportunity for multi-generational living
Sunroom with stunning East Bay hill views
1,752 sq. ft. of living space per public record
Eat-in kitchen with an induction range and built-in convection oven
Level yard space with room for gardening
3,800 sq. ft. lot per public record
Full-height basement storage
The benefits of an East Bay hill view:
Vibrantly changing seasonal color scape
Crisp morning sunrises
Misty morning fog blankets
Sherbet sunset cloudscape
Iconic BART pass-throughs
*Neither seller nor the listing agent has investigated or verified the accuracy of any of these sources of information nor that these spaces are or may be made into legally habitable spaces. Buyer must conduct their own investigation with the city and appropriate professionals and rely solely on that investigation.
Residents of Albany enjoy convenient access to the Bay Bridge with a fraction of the population density found in San Francisco. Located just a few miles northwest of Berkeley, the real estate in Albany ranges from highrise, oceanview condos up to single family homes less than a mile from the Albany State Marine Reserve.
Albany’s trifecta of entertainment, education, and access make it one of the absolute best neighborhoods in the entire Bay Area. First, there is Solano Avenue, an amazingly well-kept Bay Area street with all the best amenities. If you’re an SF transplant, you’ll feel right at home eating at the award-winning Little Star Pizza. Additionally, Albany is home to one of the best school districts in the Bay Area. Lastly, Albany provides easy access to the rest of the Bay Area. Bordering Berkeley, you’ve got quick access to CAL, and a quick commute to SF via BART and the Transbay Bus. Best of all, you’re along the I-80 corridor, making this neighborhood more accessible to Lake Tahoe without any of the Bay Bridge Traffic and just a quick jaunt to Marin County over the Richmond Bridge.
Interstate 80 and 580 run down the western border of Albany, which makes for an easy commute to and from Oakland, San Francisco, and several other Bay Area communities.
Albany is in the perfect location for undergraduate and graduate students. UC Berkeley is less than three miles away and can be easily accessed with a short ride on Route 52. Business school students and professors can walk or ride to the El Cerrito Plaza BART Station and be at Wharton San Francisco in less than an hour.
Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the full slate of amenities offered at Albany Hill Park. Start your morning with a brisk hike through the eucalyptus tree-lined trail, and take in the occasional views of the San Francisco Bay. Or, jump on the Bay Trail and enjoy incredible SF views while walking or biking.
If you’re looking for excellent food, drinks, and entertainment, Albany residents can find it all on Solano Avenue. Here are a few of the highlights:
A unique Bay Area take on New American whole-animal butchered faire: Jaunita & Maude (just off Solano)
Deep-dish pizza that any Chicagoan will love at Little Star Pizza
Old school ambiance, tasty cocktails and the occasional Surf Rock band at The Ivy Room.
Catch a flick at the old school Albany Theater
Add some greenery to your life and yard at Flowerland… one of the best Bay Area Nurseries
Other Albany greats:
Albany Bowl, which is one of the last great Bay Area bowling alleys.
The El Cerrito Plaza is also an ideal place for Albany residents to do their daily and weekly shopping. Notable stores in El Cerrito Plaza include:
Trader Joe’s: An incredible grocery store with a varied assortment of specialty goods, along with a great selection of wine and spirits.
Bed, Bath & Beyond: Furnish your home with high-quality kitchenware, bedding, and home decor at this popular national retail store.
Barnes and Noble: Peruse aisles of books and magazines or fire up your laptop in the cozy cafe at B&N.
Although there are several fun events on the Albany Event Calendar, the marquee festival is the Solano Avenue Stroll. Held on the 2nd Sunday of September, this festival features an annual theme color, a plethora of local/regional artisans, fantastic food vendors, a slew of entertainers, all tied into one eventful parade. Since 1974, the Solano Avenue Stroll has been a premier Bay Area parade, and something Albany residents can enjoy every year.