Be dazzled and mesmerized every day when you return home to this split level mid-century abode with bay, Golden Gate Bridge, and Mount Tamalpais views. Pour a glass of wine and sit on the balcony to enjoy the most spectacular sunsets. Prepare your dinner with farm to table cooking using fresh herbs and vegetables from your own veggie beds and enjoy your meal while viewing the sparkling city lights. Cozy up by a fire in the fireplace on a cold winter night. Appreciate all the best of bay area life every day from this spacious two bedroom one and a half bath oasis conveniently located in a quiet neighborhood close to markets, restaurants, parks, gyms, and BART.

The home boasts a southwestern facing wall of windows and fireplace in the sunken living room, beautiful hardwood floors, formal dining room open to the living room, newly updated kitchen with quartz counter-tops and new stainless steel appliances, laundry room with newer front loading machines, front bedroom with two closets and views facing the bay, rear bedroom with access to the backyard, and an updated bath with a new vanity. The backyard consists of a patio outdoor living area, a terraced level with veggie boxes and planting areas, a grassy play space, and stairs leading up to a panoramic viewing area. Easy indoor/outdoor flow allows for a great environment for entertaining guests. Additional features include a newly painted interior with designer chosen colors, on-demand water heater for energy conservation, and a large two car garage.

The Mira Vista Heights neighborhood is close to restaurants like Huong Tra for great pho, Taqueria La Bamba for pupusas and other El Salvadoran specialties, Catahoula Coffee, Williams Natural Foods, and DelNorte BART. You are also a stone throw away from Alvarado/Wildcat Canyon Regional park and Berkeley Country Club. There is easy freeway access to Marin County, the Wine Country, not to mention other East Bay locations. With only a short drive to El Cerrito Plaza, Wednesday off the Grid food trucks, El Cerrito Natural Foods and Annex, and Solano Avenue in Albany and Berkeley with tons of restaurants, shops, and entertainment the location is fantastic.


El Cerrito means "the little hill" in Spanish, and the town that is perched on the hill above San Francisco Bay offers easy access to Interstate 80 and Interstate 580 to Marin. Hillside homes along the curving streets deliver sweeping views of San Francisco and sunsets over the Golden Gate Bridge and Mount Tamalpais.  There is an incredibly amount of desirable housing stock, much of which is in the hills while still being a short distance to public transportation and BART. Access to open space and parkland is extensive, with Arlington Park, Cerrito Vista Park, Hillside Natural Area, Huber Park, Poinsett Park, and Tassajara Park & Pottery Studio all nearby. The Ohlone Greenway is a popular trail with hikers and bikers. The University of California, Berkeley is several miles away, and two Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) stations, at El Cerrito Plaza and El Cerrito del Norte, make commuting easy. El Cerrito Plaza is a major shopping center housing grocery stores (such as Trader Joes), restaurants, bookstores, a pharmacy, and smaller mom-and-pop stores. El Cerrito is a friendly place and a manageable size. It has a wonderful green designed city Hall where you can go and speak to public officials and not feel like you are dealing with thousands of layers of bureaucracy like you'd find in the larger cities nearby. There are some very good elementary schools where parental involvement is encouraged and growing.

Mira Vista Heights (Mira Vista in Spanish means “look at the view”) is on the Northeast Border of El Cerrito. There are several neighborhood parks including Canyon Trail Park and Tassajara Park, both offering play equipment for kids, soccer fields, and tennis courts. Also close by is the Berkeley Country Club featuring an 18-hole golf course as well as a fitness center with equipment geared toward improving one's golf game. There are many small businesses along San Pablo avenue, including a diverse mix of Indian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Nicaraguan, Cajun, Mexican, American, and Fast Food restaurants, earning the area a reputation as a low-priced "gourmet ghetto" according to the East Bay Express. There are also Planet Fitness and 24-Hour Fitness gyms and a local natural food store.

A short drive takes you to El Cerrito Natural Foods and Annex. Traveling a little further you come to Solano Avenue where you can enjoy all types of gourmet food and many boutique shops. El Cerrito Natural Area and Alvarado Park, a subsection of Wildcat Canyon Regional Park, are close by for hiking and dog walking on the many trails. The University of California, Berkeley Campus, is just several miles away.


Open Houses:

Saturday May 18th 2-4:30PM

Sunday May 19th 2-4:30PM

Saturday May 25th 2-4:30PM

Sunday May 26th 2-4:30PM

Brokers Tour:

Thursday May 16th 9:30AM-12PM

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Dan Joy

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