5.3 out of 10

East Richmond

37.9405326338837 -122.322597939799
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Cost of Living
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
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Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Low Crime But Bad Schools"

East Richmond, as the name indicates, is the long stretch of neighborhood just to the east of Highway 80, ranging from Canyon Park to McBryde Ave.

This is definitely one of the nicest neighborhoods in Richmond. Although this is not really a hilly area, for the most part, the neighborhood is on an incline. Like in most of Richmond these are very old homes, mostly dating from before 1960. But they are a little better kept here than in other parts of Richmond.

Despite this being a nicer neighborhood in appearance, however, the prices here are still depressed by being located in Richmond. The median home price here is $275 K, with less than 10% of homes breaking the half million dollar barrier.

This is somewhat unjustified however. East Richmond is a significant improvement on many Richmond neighborhoods. Take the level of crime here. There were only a handful of assaults and robberies here in the last 6 months. The freeway seems to provide shield from much of the violence that plagues the rest of Richmond.

Unfortunately, one of the areas that is not improved is the school situation. Schools here are just as bad in as in the rest of Richmond, offering below average results for students. Mira Vista Elementary, for example, has a 4 out of 10 API, while de Jean Middle School is even worse, with an API of 1.

Overall, I suppose it is an okay, fairly affordable place to live if you send your kids to private school or if you don’t have kids.
Definitely a good deal in terms of price.
Pros
  • Low Home Prices
  • Relatively Safe
  • Close to Freeway
Cons
  • Bad Schools
  • Old Home Problems
  • Close to High Crime Areas
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Retirees

Unranked Streets in East Richmond

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4/5
"Great parks nearby"
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"Another tough highway stretch"
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