Richmond Homes for Sale
Western Contra Costa County, East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area
Richmond is a fantastic place to live because the community prides itself on supporting the people and places that have been in the area for decades. Richmond offers history, many different types of wildlife, sunshine and variety of activities for a new resident.
Things to do in Richmond
Hiking, Eating, Museums, Historical Parks, and many more!
In Richmond, if you’re a hiker, biker, or photographer, it’s the perfect place for you. The Richmond Bay Trail has amazing panoramic views of the Bay Area. The trail makes up a chunk of what will eventually be a continuous 500-mile network around the San Pablo and San Francisco Bays. One of the most popular local hangouts is Caspers Hot Dogs, a Bay Area chain that has several locations throughout the East Bay. Regulars love it for the vintage décor, steamed buns, and, of course, the hot dogs. During World War II, more ships were constructed in the Richmond Shipyards than anywhere else in the country, and Richmond is immensely proud of its naval history. So, while you’re on the waterfront, check out the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park.
Neighborhoods in Richmond
Richmond is divided into smaller areas like Northern Hilltop/El Sobrante, Eastern Central/East Richmond, Downtown/Iron Triangle and Southern Point Richmond/Marina Bay. The Iron Triangle, gets its name from the nearby railroad tracks that form a triangle around the neighborhood, is mostly residential but includes Richmond’s downtown business district. Iron Triangle is the center of the city, Richmond’s downtown area, which has many commercial and retail stores and upscale homes, bungalows and villas for those wishing to cut their commutes working in the city.
For more upscale living options, look at the Marina Bay, with apartment complexes, condominiums, townhouses and single family houses all on the water front and protected by Richmond’s Inner Harbor.
To experience a small-town feel, head out to Point Richmond, more commonly known as “The Point,” filled with many historic buildings and retail shopping including surviving mom-and-pop stores.