I was living in Richmond West for a couple years before relocating elsewhere. The city itself is southwest of Miami and close to the Everglades. It's a small city that doesn't have a terrible lot to offer, but for some folks, it may be just right.
The city itself doesn't offer too much in the way of education, so it's better suited for people who have already graduated from college. The job market is a little stronger and the average income is quite a bit above the state average.
As far as shopping goes, there's enough variety right in Richmond West to cover your day-to-day needs. I think the best area in Richmond West is Zoo Miami, which is a fun and enjoyable place that you can either visit your family with or by yourself. If you enjoy the year-round warm weather and places like the Everglades, then Richmond West will probably be a good choice for you.