Emeryville Travel Guide
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- 98%Family Travelers
- 74%Luxury Travelers
- 51%History Buffs
- 51%Business Travelers
- 51%Green Travelers
- 51%Budget Travelers
Member Reviews (6)
- EmeryvilleMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Nov 11, 2013
This was one of my most favorite places to live ever anywhere. It’s a mostly industrial urban environment. However dotted here and there throughout the community are all kinds of lofts/flats, restaurants, and major corporations.
This city is so unique in many ways. It has a great view of San Francisco and easy access right across the bay from it. It has a BART station providing quick access around the bay, with a free shuttle to and from BART to various spots around town. There is also an Amtrak station here.
A lot of the buildings have some absolutely beautiful facades. Stucco and brickwork seem to be everywhere. Almost everything in the area has great character. Including several High Rise Apartment/Condominium buildings.
Some of the major Companies with Corporate offices or large facilities in Emeryville include, Chiron (Novartis), Bayer, Pixar, Jamba Juice, Ikea, Semifreddi’s Bakery, Peet’s Coffee, Bay Street shopping center, Emeryville Public Market, etc.
Consequently the few residents (10k in the last census) have very good services due to the corporations paying into the coffers.
I really miss living in Emeryville. Some great and interesting times were always happening here.
- EmeryvilleCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Jul 04, 2012
I lived in Emeryville for a year and enjoyed it very much. I don't think I would've wanted to stay there any longer than I did, as the construction of new condos would mean more congestion that it already had. The majority of people within the city limits any given day are usually non-residents, as Emeryville caters to a lot of businesses. In fact, it's the fancy companies that make the Emery-Go-Round, a shuttle that runs regularly from BART throughout Emeryville, free.
- EmeryvilleMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jul 04, 2012
When I first visited Emeryville back in the early 1980s, there was nothing here except Watergate on one side of the Freeway and old Industrial on the other. Now Emeryville is teaming with activity, challenging traffic, and a wide variety of businesses and housing, both new and old. As such, I pretty much avoid Emeryville when I can and limit my visits to Arizmendi Bakery and to just pass through.