Emeryville, CA
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Emeryville residents enjoy spending time on Telegraph Avenue, a historic downtown district that runs from Oakland to Berkeley where a plethora of restaurants, boutiques, bookstores, and music venues are found. Emeryville is also just a short distance away from Temescal, one of Oakland’s oldest neighborhoods that gets its name from Temescal Creek. In Emeryville, take advantage of the proximity to the water by visiting Aquatic Park, a prime destination for jogging, boating, and bird-watching. Emeryville is also home to the Shellbound, a sacred burial site of the Ohlone population. Photos of the site can be seen at the Bay Street Shopping Center.

Cost of Living

The cost of living in Emeryville is higher than the state and national averages, largely due to its proximity to major cities in Silicon Valley. However, the cost of housing, goods, services, and health care is notably less expensive than those of the Bay Area’s more populous cities.


The Interstate 80 runs through Emeryville, just a little north of where that freeway meets Interstate 880 and Interstate 580. This interchange is used by thousands of commuters every day and is often referred to as the MacArthur Maze. If opting for public transportation, Emeryville residents can take the Amtrak, followed by a bus connector across the Bay Bridge, to get to San Francisco. For commuters working closer to home, the AC Transit provides bus service around Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. In addition, the city runs a free shuttle system called Emery Go Round that can take passengers to the MacArthur BART, the Amtrak station, and other destinations around Emeryville and Berkeley.


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