6.9 out of 10

Hilltop Bayview

37.9837930807685 -122.325035480895
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parking
  • Shopping Options
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Public Transport
  • Schools
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • LGBT+
  • Students


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

"The Mall and Apartments"

Of course, when talking about Hilltop-Bayview we have to start with what draws people here: the Hilltop Mall. This is basically one of those giant Fast Time at Ridgemont High style malls where you have everything from Radio Shack to JC Penny. If you are not into malls then this is nothing you will be interested in, but for those who like the convenience and entertainment of having so many stores under one roof, this is a pretty good place to go. It has everything you could expect in a mall from ample parking to a big movie theater.

Just to the east of the mall there are couple of motels: Courtyard Richmond and Extended Stay America, placed strategically right by Highway 80.

To the north of the mall are probably the nicest apartment complexes in all of Richmond. These are very nice, newer looking complexes, with covered parking spaces and green spaces inbetween. These are nicer, 1980’s style apartment buildings. Very livable.

On the far western end of the neighborhood there is an office park that is home to a Post Office, the California Autism
Association and businesses like CK Enterprises—a kid’s clothing manufacturer--, Trans USA—a shipping company--, and Aspheric—an optics company. There are also a couple of different schools here: A Better Chance and Making Waves Academy.

Overall this is one of the better neighborhoods in Richmond both for living and shopping.
  • Big Mall
  • Nice Apartments
  • Good Commercial Area
  • Some Crime
  • Bad Schools
  • Busy
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • LGBT+
  • Students

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