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Emeryville is located in a corridor between the cities of Oakland and Berkeley, extending to the shore of the San Francisco Bay just north of the Bay Bridge. It is the home of Pixar Animation Studios, Peet’s Coffee and Tea, Jamba Juice, and Clif Bar. In addition, several well-known biotech and software companies have made their home in Emeryville such as Leapfrog, MobiTV, Grifols (former Novartis and Chiron). It is unique in that jobs to housing ratio is in favor of the former with day time population increasing by almost three times. Emeryville is converting from an industrial enclave and early 20th century neighborhoods to a midrise mixed-use center with lofts and office towers.  Home of marinas, animation, artists and tech firms, the city is becoming more walkable and bikeable.  Emeryville has a walkscore of 81 out of a possible 100.

How to get to Emeryville:

  • By BART and bus: From downtown Oakland, take BART to MacArthur Station and then catch the Emery-Go-Round, a free shuttle operated by Emeryville businesses.

Amtrak Station


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Emeryville City Hall










Guide by Miroo Desai

Photos by Lorrayne Leong

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