Living in Richmond

City of Richmond

Richmond is undergoing a transformation that is attracting home buyers because of its affordability, new ferry service to San Francisco, waterfront paths, and hiking trails with stunning views, restaurants, brewpubs, and newly constructed houses and condos. Freeway access, AC transit, and BART make getting around easy. This diverse city has a community-building vibe and pride.

Neighborhood highlights include:

Richmond View

Richmond View is one of those little hidden gems that many buyers often overlook, but is beloved by the people who live there. It’s close to everything but tucked away enough to feel sheltered and quiet. The gentle hills are ideal for FitBit walks, strolling with a tyke, or walking the pup. Residents are a mix of long-timers and new families moving in.

Marina Bay

The picturesque Marina Bay neighborhood provides the perfect balance between the hustle and bustle of the Bay Area and the quiet relaxation of living near the water. You will find a lot of condos with private patios, fitness studios, and swimming pools in this neighborhood. The best part of living here might be the easy access to the new weekday ferry service that runs from the Marina Bay to San Francisco’s Ferry Building – an easy 35-minute trip and no traffic jams.

North + East

This friendly neighborhood of modest homes is filled with new families and first-time homebuyers. It is conveniently located near local parks, Wildcat Canyon, San Pablo Avenue shops and restaurants, with easy access to public transit and freeways. Popular parks include Burg and Solano Playlot.


Point Richmond

Point Richmond is a thriving waterfront enclave of historic buildings and cafes tucked into rolling slopes. From this quaint village, it’s easy to forget that you are mere minutes from a busy freeway and Chevron refinery. Point Richmond has the popular Plunge indoor pool, restaurants and boutiques, yacht club, and Keller Beach.


Read about exciting new home construction trends in Richmond here.


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Dining – so many choices! Just to name a few: Anh Vietnamese KitchenHotel MacBubbaloo CaféGalaxy DessertsAssemble RestaurantPortumex, and lots of Latino restaurants and bakeries down 23rd Street, including Bionicos Yahualica.

If this sounds like the perfect city for you, check out our listings of houses for sale in Richmond today.





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