Considering moving from Berkeley to El Cerrito Hills
I'm considering moving to El Cerrito from North Berkeley and would like some advice. I love Berkeley, but with an expensive rental market here and a toddler who needs more space, I started looking elsewhere. I was surprised to find a great rental in El Cerrito near Huber Park. Before I sign the lease, I have a few questions:
*I've read that wildfires are a threat in El Cerrito because of the proximity to Wildcat Canyon. What level of threat do you feel? How do you feel about the current evacuation plan in place in your city?
*What is the wildlife situation like in the El Cerrito hills? The rental I'm considering has lots of fruit trees in the yard - which seem amazing! - but I'm worried that will be a draw for all kinds of animals.
*My husband is currently working from home but will eventually go back to working in SF. How is the commute to SF from the El Cerrito hills?
Thanks very much for your help!