Introduction to Emeryville, California
Emeryville, California, in Alameda county, is 2 miles N of Oakland, California. The city has a population of 6,882.
The community was colonized by Spain in the year 1776. Prior to that, the area was occupied by Native Americans. Emeryville was officially incorporated as a town in 1896. It was named in honor of Joseph Stickney Emery, the town's founder. Emery became the president of the California and Nevada Railroad in 1884. Emeryville began to prosper as an industrial city from the latter part of the nineteenth century to the first half of the twentieth century. The community is home to Jamba Juice and the Pixar Animation Studios.
Emeryville and nearby Attractions
- African - American Museum & Library at Oakland
- Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area
- Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia
- Paradise Beach County Park
- Museum of Craft & Folk Art
- Don Castro Regional Recreation Area
Things To Do In Emeryville
Local museums include the Bay Area Discovery Museum, the Marin Museum of the American Indians, the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology, the Chabot Space & Science Center and the Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia. Other popular local destinations include the Book Zoo, the UC Botanical Garden at Berkley, the East Shore State Park, the Redwood Valley Railway and Children's Fairyland. Local parks include the Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area, the Charles Lee Tilden Regional Park, the Ardenwood Regional Preserve and the Tiburon Uplands Nature Preserve.
Metropolitan Oakland International is the nearest major airport.
Emeryville Higher Education
Coastal Valley College, Merritt College, Contra Costa College and Laney College are the local colleges.