The Neighborhood

DISCOVER EMERYVILLE

You'll love the view from here.

Picture this: a sailboat race on the bay; the intriguing islands of Yerba Buena, Treasure Island, Alcatraz, and Angel Island; the uniquely unforgettable cityscape of San Francisco; and, in the distance, the fiery colors of the sun setting behind the Golden Gate Bridge. This is the view from your picnic table in Emeryville's Marina Park. Could it get any better than this? 

Yes, it could. The sophisticated cosmopolitan charms of San Francisco's museums, theaters, art galleries, shops, Golden Gate Park, Chinatown, Japantown, and North Beach, not to mention exquisite dining of almost every ethnicity, are just a bridge away.

We think this is the peak of exceptional senior living. We think you will, too.

Couple on bikes.

A Brief History of Emeryville

Emeryville’s past is as colorful and exciting as its present. In 1859, Joseph S. Emery, a stonecutter from New England and a prominent Bay Area builder, purchased a 185-acre tract north of Oakland. A small, prosperous community emerged along with a flourishing residential area known for its ornate Victorian houses.

Now, it's hard to believe that Emeryville's checkered past of the early 1900s was rife with gambling houses and bordellos. Over the years since World War II, the town has become a thriving arts and business center that includes the impressive Bay Street Shopping Center complex of shopping, cinemas, restaurants, and residences, as well as the farmers' market and the beautiful and superbly functional Emeryville Marina, 

Today, as Emeryville looks to the future, several new development projects are underway, and the city and school district have joined forces to create a magnificent state-of-the art school and community center complex. 

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