Richmond

Provides the opportunity to live in a gorgeous natural landscape on the water’s edge while still having access to the benefits of a big city.

Welcome to Richmond

A waterside haven with historical charm in the San Francisco Bay Area.
 
Richmond is an expensive neighborhood in the East Bay. This temperate pocket of the metropolitan area is surrounded by a lush array of state parks, beaches, and access to stunning shorelines. In the heart of the Bay Area, Richmond provides the opportunity to live in a gorgeous natural landscape on the water’s edge while still having access to the benefits of a big city.
 
With a rich historical background, the architecture, culture, and lifestyle of this great town gives a nostalgic and comfortable feel. Richmond offers the conveniences people want as well as access to the entertainment and amenities of a city.
 

What to Love

  • In the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Unparalleled natural landscapes, parks, and preserves
  • Historical architecture and heritage
  • Suburban living and homes on the expansive coastline of California

Local Lifestyle

The jewel of Richmond is by far its exquisite natural landscape. Residents are attracted to Richmond for the access to a major city while being able to enjoy the peace and beauty of the shoreline. The residents of Richmond go to work, hike in a national park, and sample fine dining without needing to leave their neighborhood.
 

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

The commerce and culture of Richmond leave nothing lacking. The town has an array of cultural cuisines and fine dining experiences to offer. Richmond is known for its delicious Latin food such as the famous Quesabirria tacos at El Garage. It is one of the few places where you can find strawberry Horchata, and it is made from scratch at El Garage in Richmond. Cinco De Mayo celebrations are widely visited and hosted by the Latin-owned businesses on 23rd Street in the Spring. Beautiful shoreline establishments, like Lara’s Fine Dining on the water, make for a special night out, any night. Favorite area coffee shops include Kaleidoscope in Point Richmond and Catahoula Coffee in East Richmond Heights.
 

Things to Do

Weekends can be spent, first and foremost, enjoying the pristine nature preserves. Richmond residents enjoy taking their pets to Point Isabel Regional Shoreline to play. Or they enjoy watersports, like kayaking and windsurfing. People enjoy the beautiful waterside park while learning a little history at the Rosie the Riveter Historical Park or take a refreshing hike among the greenery in Wildcat Canyon Park. Another popular spot is the community pool, the Richmond Plunge
 
 
Beyond the innumerable outdoor activities, the town’s entertainment and nightlife are bustling. Dancing and cocktail bars, like The Factory Bar, and beer gardens are all available to meet new people and socialize. They serve craft beers along with specialty cocktails such as Ms. Gladys with tequila, mezcal, Cuyano, pineapple, and lime, 
 
Richmond Country Club is atop a hill in Richmond and offers gorgeous views of the Golden Gate Bridge while you play the links on their 188-acre course. The course is also a picturesque location for weddings and other special occasions. The Richmond Art Center and NIAID Art Center are wonderful places to spend some time on rainy days when you can’t be out on the water.
 

Schools

Richmond is served by the West Contra Costa Unified School District. There are a variety of high-quality schools in the area both public, private, and charter, 24 public district schools, 11 public charter schools, and 57 private schools exist within the district boundary totaling 92 schools for grades K-12.
 
 
 

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Overview for Richmond, CA

31,443 people live in Richmond, where the median age is 33.6 and the average individual income is $26,732. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

31,443

Total Population

33.6 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$26,732

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Richmond, CA

Richmond has 9,407 households, with an average household size of 3.31. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Richmond do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 31,443 people call Richmond home. The population density is 1,784.41 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

31,443

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

33.6

Median Age

49.85 / 50.15%

Men vs Women

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  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
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9,407

Total Households

3.31

Average Household Size

$26,732

Average individual Income

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Schools in Richmond, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Richmond. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Washington Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
Cesar E. Chavez Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
Lincoln Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
Peres Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
Williams & Brown Academy
PRIVATE
K - 7th
No rating available
Leadership Public Schools: Richmond
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
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