Between the great views, gorgeous homes, and strong culture, it has something to offer everyone who is looking to call the area home.

Welcome to Emeryville

A waterfront community.
Located in the northwest region of California, Emeryville is a small city neighboring Oakland, Berkeley and the San Francisco Bay. Residents of Emeryville can soak in gorgeous scenic views while being close to it all.
One thing about Emeryville is it’s a city enriched with culture. The area is home to countless artists and musicians who put their work back into the community. Embracing the arts is something the city has been doing for more than three decades now. Emeryville’s Art in Public Places Program has paid for art projects to be done all over the city. There is a lot to love about the city of Emeryville. Between the great views, gorgeous homes, and strong culture, it has something to offer everyone who is looking to call the area home. 

What to Love

  • Short commute to San Francisco 
  • Beautiful coastline views 
  • Centrally located to restaurants and entertainment districts

Local Lifestyle 

Emeryville is a city enriched with art, with over 200 art installations across the city. Emeryville has sailboat marinas, wildlife sanctuaries, and gorgeous parks. You will see residents out on the lake, walking the trails, and enjoying the gorgeous California weather.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

While Emeryville is a short commute to San Francisco, there is no need to leave when looking for good dining and entertainment. Trader Vic’s is a bar and restaurant with a constantly growing menu specializing in Asian fare. The Indonesian Rack of Lamb with BBQ pineapple is a local favorite, along with the Wood Fired Scallops marinated in coconut aminos and ginger. The restaurant also offers a private dining experience for those who want to book the location. 
Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe is a local restaurant with a wide-variety menu and a fun atmosphere. Unlike Trader Vic’s, Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe focuses on breakfast and lunch. Their menu has traditional favorites like a meatloaf sandwich and cheesy macaroni. The Cafe also hosts trivia contests for patrons. 
For any meal, Honor Kitchen and Cocktails is a must-go for those in Emeryville. They have a wide-variety menu, including building your own pizza and countless specialty drinks to choose from. Honor Kitchen and Cocktails has a fabulous brunch. The blueberry Lemon Ricotta Beignets are as delectable as a dessert. The Dungeness Crab Benedict is another local favorite. Either will pair perfectly with the Jameson & the Giant Peach cocktail made with ginger-infused Jameson apricot liqueur with hints of lime and peach. Honor Kitchen can also be rented out for parties or other private dining needs.

Things to Do 

The place Emeryville is known for is the home of Pixar Animation Studios. They hold countless events the whole family can enjoy. Patrons can learn about animation art, the technology, and science behind animation, and even listen to musical performances by a live orchestra. 
For a wide range of activities in one spot, the Public Market in Emeryville is the place to go. It is a food hall with 17 different restaurants in one spot. You can sample the rosemary fried chicken from Minnie Bell’s Soul Movement, a quinoa salad from Paradita, and banana nut ice cream from Mr. Dewie's Cashew Creamery. It will all go nicely with a fresh brew from Peet’s Coffee.  
If you want to soak in some of Emeryville’s scenic views, stop by the Emeryville Marina Park. Along with being right on the water, visitors can enjoy picnic areas, walking trails, and nearby restaurants.


The community of Emeryville is served by the Emery Unified School District. 

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Overview for Emeryville, CA

33,755 people live in Emeryville, where the median age is 34.8 and the average individual income is $63,394. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Emeryville, CA

Emeryville has 15,442 households, with an average household size of 2.18. 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. 33,755 people call Emeryville home. The population density is 12,267.01 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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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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North Oakland Community Charter
K - 8th
Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy
6th - 12th
Aspire Berkley Maynard Academy
K - 8th
9th - 12th
Anna Yates Elementary
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