6.9 out of 10

Carriage Hills South

37.9611116511855 -122.248298376853
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Pest Free
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
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Reviews

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

"Not Much Like Richmond"

Carriage Hills South is the farthest east you can go and still technically be in Richmond. The neighborhood, however, doesn’t feel at all like Richmond. To begin, unlike most neighborhoods in Richmond, it is filled with newer homes built right at the end of the 1980’s and being part of planned neighborhood.

All of the homes here have the same homogenous look to them, with adobe walls and red-tiled roofs. The streets are wide and the neighborhood is far enough up that you get views of the green Contra Costa hills nearby.

Home prices here hover around $300 K making it both one of the more expensive areas in Richmond while being one of the best values in the Bay Area.

This is a safe area with virtually no crime. Unfortunately, only the elementary schools around here are strong, middle schools and high schools are plagued by the same problems as the rest of Richmond’s schools.

Overall, this is a good neighborhood—especially if you don’t have school age kids or can afford to send them to private school.
Pros
  • New Homes
  • Affordable
  • Away from the City
Cons
  • Bad Schools
  • Hillside Problems and Rodents
  • Weak Home Values
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers

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