Richmond Real Estate
Richmond California is located approximately
20 minutes North East of San Francisco. It has
a population of about 125,000 making it one
of the larger communities in the local area.
Richmond borders El Cerrito, Albany, San Pablo
and El Sobrante. Public transportation is very
good in Richmond with the AC Transit System,
San Pablo Transit System and Amtrak sharing
a hub. This central location, moderate climate and affordability make Richmond Real Estate a good investment. Don't forget to visit these other fine Bay Area Cities. El Sobrante Real Estate, Hercules Real Estate, El Cerrito Real Estate.
With the never ending negative media spin about Richmond many people have the wrong idea about the local community. The facts are that Richmond has many very desirable neighborhoods, communities and organizations. There will always be more desirable areas in a metropolitan environment than others.
Richmond is one of the
main transfer points for Amtrak and is close
to Interstate 80, 580, the San Rafael Bridge
and has direct BART access with the Richmond
Bart Station. Richmond has a diverse population
with Thirty One percent Caucasian, Thirty Six
Percent African American, and Thirty Percent
Hispanic. Richmond is home to the Richmond Marina
and Point Richmond where many goods are shipped.
During World War II, Richmond played an active
roll and was a major ship building facility.
After the war, the City of Richmond built temporary
housing for war veterans and the population
really started to grow. Many businesses have
been in Richmond including Ford Motor Company,
Standard Oil, JC Penny’s, Macys and Woolworth’s.
Some of Richmond’s largest employers are
the Chevron Corporation, Kaiser Permanente,
and the Social Security Administration.
The climate in Richmond
is very moderate with the average winter temperature
being 59 degrees F and in the summer averaging
74 degrees F. The unique trait about Richmond’s
weather is the wind. Richmond is windier than
most cities in the Bay Area. Point Richmond
is famous for its mom and pop businesses like
the historic Hotel Mac. There is also the historic
Red Oak Victory Ship that has been restored
and is on display. Richmond is also home to
Hilltop Mall and Mexico Town featuring Latino
owned and operated storefronts. There is also
the Ranch 99 market close by specializing in many different
Asian foods and produce. They have live fish
tanks and all different kinds of seafood. Ranch
99 also has many different restaurants and stores
along with a Chinese bookstore and a karaoke
store with many different kinds of music. There
are many different parks to visit including
the Miller/Knox regional Shoreline, The San
Francisco Bay Trail, and the Point Pinole Shoreline.
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Richmond Real Estate
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