7.0 out of 10

Carriage Hills North

37.9679069051347 -122.253494611385
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Pest Free
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Good Richmond Commuter Neighborhood"

Carriage Hills North is one of those newer tract house developments, where all the homes were clearly designed by the same home builders—they do not look identical but they all are built in roughly the same style so that you can tell that they all went up in about the same period—I am guessing in the mid to late 1980’s.

Of course, if you placed these same homes in another city in Contra Costa County—say Walnut Creek—they would definitely be priced at over $500 K. But because this is still considered Richmond, none of these properties ever seem to break the half a million dollar mark.

But, as with the rest of the area on the eastern end of Richmond, it doesn’t really feel much like Richmond. It is very leafy here, the streets are wide and everything has that newer 1980’s kind of a look to it.

Something else that is different is the quality of the schools which is generally better here, I think, than it is down in Richmond.

Crime is also fairly low in this area with just a couple of assaults and burglaries in the last 6 months—relatively low for Richmond.

From this location it is just as easy to head into Martinez, Napa, and Berkeley as it is to head into San Francisco or Marin.

There really isn’t much else to this neighborhood.
Pros
  • Nice Affordable Homes
  • Good Spot For Commuters
  • Good Schools
Cons
  • A Little Bland
  • Some Crime
  • Not Good for Property Prices
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers

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