Once upon a time, Emeryville was an industrial city teetering on the brink of becoming a mini-rust belt. Dig back into its not-too-distant past and you will find that, even in the 1950s, Emeryville was one tough town. It was an amalgam of the wild West and gritty factories.
Not any more.
In recent years Emeryville has burst onto the scene as the hot, post-industrial place to live and work -- and with good reason. Set along the waterfront at the foot of the San Francisco Bay Bridge, the city's temperate climate, first-class retail shopping, entertainment venues, thriving businesses, and world-class bayside setting offer an amazingly high quality of life.
Emeryville's real estate and housing choices
are as diverse as its population. Whether it's a modern townhouse complex, a waterfront high-rise condominium, a live/work artist's loft, or a quaint Victorian style home, Emeryville has something to offer any lifestyle.
People flock to Emeryville from all over the Bay Area to work and play. Retail magnets include an IKEA
store, the Bay Street shopping area
, Emery Bay Public Market
, two theaters, Trader Joe's grocery store, Home Depot and several major US "big box" retailers. Some of the city's largest employers are Pixar
Emeryville is easily accessible from highways I-80 and I-580 and just a short hop over the Bay Bridge from San Francisco. This little city also offers free local transportation via a mini-bus system, called the Emery-Go-Round
, that services all of the commercial areas as well as the nearby MacArthur BART station in Oakland