5.2 out of 10

San Pablo Ave, Alvarado

37.9568455053176 -122.337536416337
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Parking
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Shopping Options
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
Who lives here?
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5

"Nothing Remarkable"

I've heard quite a few things about Richmond, none of them pleasant, and I must say that this was about what I expected. This main drag, directly off of I-80, has the potential to impress given its accessibility off this well-traveled freeway. However, even the Safeway and Bank of America, completely adjacent to one another, couldn't dispel the town of its run-down reputation. Most of the neighboring stores are not as well-known and appear far more run-down. The service and clientele seemed to match the overall feel. I didn't feel unsafe, but this just felt like a dingy, gross town that I didn't need to spend more time in than absolutely necessary.

To make matters worse, the freeway on-ramp is especially tough to interpret and navigate. But on the plus side, there are some really cute houses nearby that I am sure rent for next to nothing.
  • Cheap
  • Dirty
  • Allegedly dangerous at night

Unranked Streets in Alvarado

"Nothing Remarkable"
37.9568455053176 -122.337536416337

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