Located in Alameda County, Emeryville is considered one of the best places to live in California. The city offers residents a dense urban feel, with plenty of nightlife, restaurants, and parks.
The population of Emeryville is dense, at about 8,750 per square mile, which is 3,666% higher than the California average, and 9,560% higher than the national average.
A period of aggressive re-development in Emeryville started in the 1990s and 2000s, when the industrial and warehouse facilities started being replaced with more modern retail and residential.
Emeryville is home to Pixar studios, and the town is featured in some small way in many of the studio’s famous films, from mentions of the city by name in Cars to the location of Al’s Toy Barn in Toy Story.
The median home value in Emeryville is approximately $442,000 and the median rent approximately $2,000 per month. Currently about 65% of Emeryville housing are renter-occupied.
Emeryville’s largest industries are Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services; Health Care and Social Assistance; and Educational Services. The highest paying industries are Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, and Rental and Leasing. The average salary is approximately $65,000.
As of September 2019, Emeryville had over 2,300 new housing units in various stages of planning and approval, yet all of these are planned to be rental units.
Emeryville is home to two marinas, lots of playgrounds and parks, and is centrally located with shopping, restaurants, and a short commute to San Francisco. A pleasant climate mostly year-round, the attractive setting, and great options for arts and culture make Emeryville one of California’s best places to live.