My World #24: Emeryville, CA

13 Apr

What used to be a sleepy industrial town full of factories is now a living, working, and dining and shopping destination.  Emeryville is situated at the foot of the Bay Bridge and is between San Francisco and Berkeley.  With its ideal location (not too far from Silicon Valley) companies made this their home including:  Pixar Animation Studios, Peets Coffee & Tea,  and Jamba Juice.

Biotech and software companies call this home too.  Among them are: LeapFrog, SendMail, MobiTV, Bayer, and Novartis (formerly called Chiron).

Shopping and dining are big here with the arrival of Ikea and Bay Street.  One of my favorite places to eat is Asqew Grill on Bay Street.

On the first image, the red roofed building on the left houses offices, but on the ground floor, it’s a dining experience.  Ground floor is home to Public Market , the place where I used to destress after work.

My first job was in Emeryville when it was still a sleepy town so it has a soft spot in my heart.  Plus, it’s difficult to forget this city, I pass this on my way to work twice a day. 

All photos are snapped from across the bay in Berkeley at the marina. 

My World is a weekly meme featuring wonderful posts from all over the globe.


Posted by on April 13, 2009 in My World


35 responses to “My World #24: Emeryville, CA

  1. Gmirage

    April 13, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Wow, Id love to visit Pixar if possible! No wonder they chose this place, artists would be inspired seeing such a lovely view everyday!

  2. Jane

    April 13, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Nice photographs, I like the early evening light on the buildings thanks for sharing them with us:)

  3. Louise Cannon

    April 13, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    It’s hard to imagine this as a sleepy town, but it’s pretty. So beautiful with the modern buildings by the water.

  4. Carver

    April 13, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Beautiful shots and an interesting post.

  5. sylvia

    April 13, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    It is indeed hard to imagine this lovely city as a sleepy village! It is in a great location! Beautiful shots! Thanks for sharing Your World!

  6. Martha

    April 13, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    I’ve heard of Emeryville, been through Emeryville but knew nothing about it, until now.

  7. Antigoni

    April 13, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Great place and excellent photos.

  8. Mary Elizabeth

    April 13, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Lovely photos I love the view.
    Thanks for sharing
    Have a wonderful week
    Mary ElizabethBlog.

  9. kayleen

    April 13, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Georgeous photos. Amazing how the area has grown and changed.

  10. koala

    April 13, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    I’m not familiar with some of the companies you mentioned but I take it as a good thing.

  11. Fishing Guy

    April 13, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Ewok: What a neat city view, you captured the town very well.

  12. babooshka

    April 13, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Not one company am I familiar with but it sure doesn’t sound like a sleepy town, but a thriving oe.

  13. Janie of Utah

    April 13, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    It’s certainly not sleepy now. Looks like business is booming.
    Great cityscape shots.

  14. Maria

    April 13, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Interesting post, great information! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  15. Lanny

    April 13, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Those are really pretty buildings. Isn’t it amazing how towns, or cities, can change so much, seemingly overnite.

  16. Arija

    April 13, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    I know Fan Francisco and Berkley, but Emeryville had, up to now, not come my way. Nice shots from across the water, and a sympathetic description.

  17. Erin

    April 14, 2009 at 12:01 am

    last time i was there…it was a sleepy little town…my how quickly it grew up.
    beautiful shots. thanks for stopping by my blog…appreciate 🙂 have a great evening.

  18. Wren

    April 14, 2009 at 12:13 am

    it looks like it’s no longer completely overshadowed by Berkeley, Oakland, and San Francisco. That whole area is so lovely, I don’t know how you get any work done.

  19. Titania

    April 14, 2009 at 12:20 am

    It is so interesting to see the places far away, where people live work and call it home. A modern city rising from the water like Atlantis! Great photos and thank you for the information.

  20. Alicesg

    April 14, 2009 at 1:14 am

    Glad to see you back in bloggerland. Nice photo with the neat buildings. Lovely scenery.

  21. Lantaw

    April 14, 2009 at 1:40 am

    Still looks sleepy 🙂 I think cities can be develop while at the same time maintaining what it used to be

  22. Secondary Roads

    April 14, 2009 at 1:48 am

    I’ve visited that area and can see why people want to live there. Thanks for sharing your world with the rest of us.
    — Chuck

  23. Ebie

    April 14, 2009 at 2:09 am

    You have a very beautiful city. We just drove by when we visited our friends in the Bay area. Your photos are just so inviting. Have a nice week.

  24. seniorhiker

    April 14, 2009 at 2:16 am

    Very interesting post! There are many interesting companies in Emeryville and it would be neat to visit some of them. Another reason for my interest is that my middle name is Emery!

  25. sakaigirl

    April 14, 2009 at 4:40 am

    Great shots! i wonder where u took these photos, on a boat? Or the opposite brink?

  26. marites1034

    April 14, 2009 at 5:18 am

    the signs of progress is very obvious. It doesn’t look sleepy at all:) I like the 2nd shot, very nice!

  27. Gattina

    April 14, 2009 at 6:34 am

    It looks like a very new town ! and you have Ikea too, lol ! I think it’s almost all over the world !

  28. Indrani

    April 14, 2009 at 9:02 am

    Hopefully they will sprinkle bit of greenery between the concrete structures.

  29. Reader Wil

    April 14, 2009 at 9:40 am

    Thanks for sharing your world and town! Your photos are very beautiful! Thanks for your visit. The sweet little puppy in my header is my Australian daughter’s doggie!

  30. J

    April 14, 2009 at 10:30 am

    It looks like a pleasant place: big enough to have good job opportunities and facilites but small enough not to be too hectic.

  31. Ruth

    April 14, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    Hoping you had a wonderful Easter and a good break. Looks like a lovely place to work. I love to be near water.

  32. magiceye

    April 14, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    wonderful images of your world!

  33. Maggie May

    April 14, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    I love the little boats on the water.

  34. Glennis

    April 15, 2009 at 3:34 am

    Neat city shots, that city doesn’t look very sleepy.

  35. Carolyn on Haida Gwaii

    April 15, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Thank you for sharing your world with us. I was born in San Rafael and lived in San Francisco until I was nine, went back briefly when I was 19 and am now enjoying learning about my home town through others eyes. I am taking my daughter to SF and area in the fall to show her where I was born. I look forward to following your and other Bay area bloggers to become re-aquainted. Thank you. You have a great blog.


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