El Cerrito is a charming residential community located within San Diego. El Cerrito is Spanish for “little hill,” and is fittingly named. The community is situated on a small hill and surrounded by Overlook Drive. El Cerrito is mostly made up of suburban homes, but there are also some commercial establishments within the community. As a suburban community, El Cerrito offers homes which are perfectly sized for families. The community is served by the San Diego Unified School District.