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Emeryville boasts an unbeatable Bayfront location and a quick, upward trajectory.

Welcome to Emeryville

An honorary Silicon Valley city, the small town of Emeryville boasts an unbeatable Bayfront location and a quick, upward trajectory

Centrally located for optimal convenience, the effervescent city of Emeryville is a California dream growing with an influx of commuters, young entrepreneurs, and families. Its urban layout and dynamic hustle keep things exciting for locals, whether that’s shopping the wares of Public Market & Bay Street or taking a one-of-kind tour of Pixar Animation Studios, whose headquarters are based right in Emeryville. 
Emeryville was incorporated in 1896 and has long-held status as a small but mighty powerhouse of industry, tech, and residential living. Modern-day Emeryville has a population of just under 12,000 residents but serves as the base for headquarters and branches of major corporations, including Wargaming America, LeapFrog, Peet’s Coffee and Tea, and Clif Bar. 
The residential real estate in Emeryville might predominantly consist of high-priced smaller spaces, studio apartments, and chic condos, but the city’s incredible, coveted location means that what’s on the market doesn’t typically stay for long. A solid number of new-build townhomes in contemporary styles exist for families, too, though buyers tend to gravitate towards high-rise developments that feature jaw-dropping, panoramic vistas of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.

What to Love

  • Only 25 minutes to Downtown San Francisco, 10 minutes to Oakland and Berkeley
  • New condos and apartment complexes suited to city living
  • Tons of shopping and dining available around every corner

Local Lifestyle

Proximity to both Berkeley and Silicon Valley has contributed to the recent growth of Emeryville, and industries are likely to continue gravitating towards the city as time goes on. Waterfront living keeps things mellow, as residents are able to sail out onto the bay or enjoy gorgeous vistas from waterside parks. 

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Emeryville’s retail and commercial districts are generally centered around two unique areas: Public Market and Bay Street. The Public Market is the heartbeat for dining in Emeryville, and here a unique food court concept allows for a multitude of great eats, including restaurants such as Paradita Eatery, Minnie Bell’s Soul Food, and Super Duper Burgers. R
The expanse along Powell Street and pressed out onto the town’s thin peninsula is a hotspot for divine waterfront dining. Trader Vic’s is home to the original Mai Tai cocktail, and the venue’s airy, festive island aesthetic is the ideal match for its spectacular Polynesian cuisine. Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood Restaurant lies further out on the peninsula, dishes out magnificent, authentic Chinese fare on the daily. 
Bay Street is a shopper’s paradise, and its manicured sidewalks are lined with storefronts carrying brands from Apple and LUSH to west elm, Sephora, Banana Republic, and Barnes & Noble. Several popular chain eateries also populate this retail district, including those like Starbucks, P.F. Chang’s, and Black Bear Diner.

Things to Do

As with many other Bay Area cities, Emeryville has the advantage of being multifaceted in terms of events and entertainment. When locals aren’t out shopping the goods of Bay Street Mall or dining at Public Market, they’re frequently found relishing the mild weather at outdoor locations like the Emeryville Marina Park
The park contains the city’s ferry terminal that transports residents and visitors to and from San Francisco while additionally featuring amenities like a boat launch and plenty of picnic spaces. Emeryville’s additional city amenities for fun can range from lively dance halls and health clubs, yoga studios and movie theaters. 
Despite its small size, Emeryville has several community celebrations throughout the year. The most loved of these events might be the annual Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony, a decades-long tradition and family-oriented affair certain to evoke Christmas spirit in all attendees.


The city of Emeryville has many excellent schools. To request more specific information about local schools, please use our contact form and we will be happy to provide you with more information.

Overview for Emeryville, CA

12,747 people live in Emeryville, where the median age is 34.8 and the average individual income is $78,428. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

34.8 years

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Around Emeryville, CA

There's plenty to do around Emeryville, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Very Walkable
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Biker's Paradise
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Destine Fantasy Games, Jessie Holland Ayurveda & Yoga, and Trivium Games.

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Shopping 4.7 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.84 miles 198 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.63 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.83 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.69 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Emeryville, CA

Emeryville has 7,256 households, with an average household size of 1.76. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Emeryville do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 12,747 people call Emeryville home. The population density is 10,011.77 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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49.09 / 50.91%

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Schools in Emeryville, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Emeryville. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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9th - 12th
Anna Yates Elementary
K - 8th

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