This urban renegade was incorporated 100 years ago. Originally, it was home to heavy industry, then horse racing and gambling. Today it’s home to Ikea, Target, Bay Street shopping center, the large Watergate condo community and a ton of new developments. Considered urban chic by many, its close proximity to the City is a big drawing card. Also, it’s been said, when you can’t build anywhere else, you can build it in Emeryville. Prices for a 2-bedroom condo average $675,000.