Richmond Real Estate
The city of Richmond is located 16 miles northeast of San Francisco, directly across San Francisco Bay. Richmond is on a peninsula separating San Francisco Bay (on the south) and San Pablo Bay (to the north), and the city has 32 total miles of shoreline. The city’s total area is 56.0 square miles, of which 33.7 are land area and 22.3 are water area. Richmond’s central location. Richmond is situated near major metropolitan cities and major new growth areas. San Francisco is within 35 minutes from Richmond by freeway; Oakland is 20 minutes; San Jose is approximately one hour’s drive to the south; and Sacramento, the state capitol, is approximately 90 minutes to the east. Central Marin County is 15 minutes from Richmond directly across the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. The freeways provide direct access from Richmond to major new growth areas along Interstate 80 north and east to Vallejo, Fairfield and Sacramento; along Interstate 680 in central Contra Costa County; and south along Interstate 880 to the San Jose area. The population within a 30-mile radius of Richmond is over 3.7 million, and within a 70-mile radius is approximately 7.8 million. Location in Contra Costa County. Richmond is located on the western shore of Contra Costa County, and is the largest city in the “West County” region consisting of five cities: Richmond, El Cerrito, San Pablo, Hercules, and Pinole.
Richmond covers 56 square miles and has a population now estimated at 93,000. Richmond’s economy is currently undergoing a major transition from its former heavy industrial character toward more high technology (“high tech”) and light industrial companies, and new business parks accommodating light industrial and “office/flex” land uses. Biotechnology, in particular, has developed as an important new “niche” in Richmond’s growing economy. At the same time, the City’s major manufacturers such as Chevron and Zeneca (formerly Stauffer Chemical) have continued to upgrade their Richmond facilities, making major investments to modernize and expand their facilities. Today, Richmond is a growing maritime, industrial and residential community with a thriving and changing economy, a dynamic business environment, and a Strong potential for further growth.
Richmond includes the friendly communities of North Richmond, East Richmond, Point Richmond, Richmond View, Richmond Annex and Marina Bay. If you are looking to buy or sell a home in any of these fine communities, call Dave and Carla Higgins. Double Your Expectations.