5.1 out of 10

East Shore

37.9198362911815 -122.329655194223
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Nightlife
  • Parks & Recreation
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A Nice Slice of Richmond"

The East Shore neighborhood in Richmond is a tiny, little pizza slice of a neighborhood, which strangely, is not really on the east shore, as far as I can tell, since there really isn’t a shore on the eastern end of Richmond.
The streets here are narrow and lined by older Ranch style homes. It turns out these homes here are not as old as they seem with homes from the 1940’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. These homes are not luxurious, but some of them are rather cute. Despite the fencing and metal re-inenforced doors, the yards are well-kept and display a pride of ownership which you might not expect.

The median home here sells for around $175 K. The price range here is roughly from $70 K to around $400 (with only an occasional home going for more than this. The Foreclosure Crisis has hit this neighborhood pretty hard, just about every home that is for sale here is on the market due to foreclosure.

One of the problems here is that the schools are pretty bad—a real drawback for a neighborhood like this.

Like in all of Richmond, there are crime worries here, though they are mostly not in the East Shore neighborhood itself. Within this little neighborhood, there have been no murders and only one assault so far this year (we are half way through at this point).

Overall, it’s a nice little corner of Richmond—though I think the crime worries will keep most people away.
Pros
  • Affordable Homes
  • Crime Not Too Bad
  • Some Neigborly Spirit
Cons
  • Bad Schools
  • Kind of Old Looking
  • Tons of Foreclosures

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