5.1 out of 10

Green Ridge Heights

37.9631383176861 -122.297538622448
Great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
  • Pest Free
  • Cost of Living
Who lives here?
  • Retirees
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
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Reviews

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

"As Old as the Old Folk's Home"

This is a tiny neighborhood just off San Pablo Dam Road. (San Pablo Dam Road is a back way that many people use to commute deeper into Contra Costa County from the Richmond area. It allows people to avoid the Caldecott Tunnel traffic and the other problems associated with Highway 4. It is especially good for getting to Lafayette and Moraga and that area.)

There really is not much to this neighborhood. There is a senior home up at the top and a bunch of older Ranch homes along the five or so streets that make up this area. It has more the feel of El Sobrante than Richmond, because it is hilly and a little bit out of the way. Homes in the area are still fairly inexpensive with prices in the high $300 K range.

The main benefit of living here is that you are away from the worst parts of Richmond in terms of crime and well situated for commuting to other places. Now, just recently (in the past 2 weeks before this writing), there has been a murder in neighborhood just to the west—this is not however highly typical. There have also been a fair number of assaults in the area. So it is not the safest neighborhood, but there are fewer incidents here than in other areas.

The houses here are okay too—there are some individual homes that are nicely kept and have a certain appeal to them.
Overall, something about the look just feels a little bit run down and out of place, but the combination of price and location make it worth it for some, I believe.
Pros
  • Affordable Homes
  • Good for Commuters
  • Away from the Street Action
Cons
  • Some Recent Troubling Crime
  • A Little Shabby and Rundown Looking
  • Poor Schools
Recommended for
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers

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Upland Dr

3/5
"Perfect street to grow up on"
37.962028690976 -122.297735435767

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