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Best Places To Live In Richmond, CA

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  • Richmond, CA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 108,303
  • I moved to Richmond, CA from Charlotte, NC about two years ago. There really isn't that big of a difference in the two cities as they are both large in size, and there are plenty of things to do,…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score87
  • Lafayette, CA
  • City: 13.8mi / 22.2km away
  • Population: 25,381
  • Lafayette is an incredible small city across the bay from San Francisco. It is tucked in between many small parks that are very fun to spend time in, no matter what time of year it is. The Lafayette…[read more]
86
  • Mill Valley, CA
  • City: 10.4mi / 16.7km away
  • Population: 14,318
  • At the foot of Mount Tamalpais is Mill Valley. Accurately named for long-ago lumber milling operations, the town remains fairly eclectic. You can find money stuffed executives living next to pauper…[read more]
86
  • Contra Costa Centre, CA
  • City: 16.8mi / 27.0km away
  • Population: 6,190
86
  • San Anselmo, CA
  • City: 11.6mi / 18.6km away
  • Population: 12,623
  • San Anselmo, California is a industrial urban town of more than 12,000 residents. The cost of living is expensive, however the quality of homes are worth the pay. The job market here is blooming, jobs…[read more]
86
  • Ross, CA
  • City: 11.0mi / 17.7km away
  • Population: 2,381
86
  • Upper Rockridge, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 10.3mi / 16.6km away
  • Population: 5,996
85
  • Larkspur, CA
  • City: 9.2mi / 14.9km away
  • Population: 12,268
  • Larkspur, California is the best place to call home in the entire state! We have a great community full of friendly people. There are several different things to do here, the weather is spectacular, and…[read more]
85
  • Saranap, CA
  • City: 16.1mi / 26.0km away
  • Population: 6,211
85
  • Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, CA
  • City: 10.9mi / 17.5km away
  • Population: 10,605
  • Imagine finding a town with all the beauty that California has to offer, great people who are more than just neighbors and friend, a solid economy with an active job force, great schools to educate your…[read more]
84
  • Piedmont, CA
  • City: 11.4mi / 18.4km away
  • Population: 11,201
  • Living in the city of Piedmont is an amazing, yet expensive experience. When I lived in Piedmont, there was never a dull day. This city is full of life and excitement. There is always somewhere to go…[read more]
84
  • Kensington, CA
  • City: 5.1mi / 8.3km away
  • Population: 5,602
84
  • Fairfax, CA
  • City: 13.0mi / 20.9km away
  • Population: 7,598
84
  • Tiburon, CA
  • City: 7.0mi / 11.2km away
  • Population: 9,170
83
  • Shepherd Canyon, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 12.3mi / 19.8km away
  • Population: 1,863
83
  • Glen Highlands, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 10.9mi / 17.5km away
  • Population: 1,473
83
  • Belvedere, CA
  • City: 8.1mi / 13.0km away
  • Population: 2,017
82
  • Corte Madera, CA
  • City: 8.1mi / 13.1km away
  • Population: 9,694
82
  • Alamo, CA
  • City: 20.1mi / 32.4km away
  • Population: 16,078
  • I've lived all over the beautiful state of California and I can honestly say that Alamo is one of the best areas in the whole state to call home. Living in Alamo (a suburb of San Francisco Bay/East Bay)…[read more]
81
  • Crocker Highland, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 12.1mi / 19.5km away
  • Population: 2,280
81
  • Strawberry, CA
  • City: 9.1mi / 14.7km away
  • Population: 5,689
81
  • Montclair, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 11.8mi / 19.0km away
  • Population: 4,011
80
  • Kentfield, CA
  • City: 10.9mi / 17.5km away
  • Population: 6,907
80
  • Twin Peaks, San Francisco, CA
  • Neighborhood: 14.6mi / 23.5km away
  • Population: 7,538
80
  • Strawberry CDP (Tuolumne County), CA
  • City: 9.1mi / 14.7km away
  • Population: 116
80
  • Orinda, CA
  • City: 11.5mi / 18.6km away
  • Population: 18,936
  • I guess if you are 55+ years old, this quiet little town is fine for you. I would not recommend it to younger folks. After 8 PM the whole town seems to fall asleep. Even nearby Moraga has more going…[read more]
80
  • Port Costa, CA
  • City: 11.5mi / 18.5km away
  • Population: 228
79
  • Acalanes Ridge, CA
  • City: 15.7mi / 25.3km away
  • Population: 1,000
79
  • Forestland, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 11.6mi / 18.7km away
  • Population: 1,954
78
  • Moraga, CA
  • City: 14.9mi / 24.0km away
  • Population: 16,977
  • I have lived in Moraga, CA for a couple of years now and it is a wonderful place to create a life for yourself. The city has access to all of the fun of the San Francisco bay area without the hustle and…[read more]
78
  • Mills College, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 15.5mi / 24.9km away
  • Population: 907
78
  • Reliez Valley, CA
  • City: 14.1mi / 22.7km away
  • Population: 3,595
78
  • Albany, CA
  • City: 4.8mi / 7.8km away
  • Population: 19,420
  • Living near San Francisco can have its perks, you know. A small town like Albany gives you so much flexibility when it comes to where you want to work, send your kids to school, and where you like to…[read more]
78
  • Outer Richmond, San Francisco, CA
  • Neighborhood: 14.0mi / 22.6km away
  • Population: 36,055
78
  • Benicia, CA
  • City: 14.0mi / 22.5km away
  • Population: 27,780
  • What Inlove about Benicia is it’s not as an Francisco or Sacramento. It’s a nice small town with a lot to offer, and right of the back I would recommend for any family of any size. It was great growing…[read more]
78
  • Shell Ridge, CA
  • City: 18.1mi / 29.1km away
  • Population: 1,123
78
  • Merriwood, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 10.8mi / 17.4km away
  • Population: 3,273
78
  • Martinez, CA
  • City: 13.8mi / 22.2km away
  • Population: 37,544
  • I've lived in Martinez for over 20 years and Pleasant Hill for 15 years. What I like about living in historical downtown Martinez are the old custom homes, and the proximity to the water and the weather…[read more]
78
  • Sleepy Hollow, CA
  • City: 13.0mi / 21.0km away
  • Population: 2,275
77
  • Walnut Creek, CA
  • City: 17.8mi / 28.6km away
  • Population: 67,568
  • I've lived close to Walnut Creek, located in the San Francisco East Bay, for most of my life. The city has a Mediterranean climate--moist, cool winters and dry, hot summers. Granted, it is more of a…[read more]
77
  • Panoramic Hill, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 9.0mi / 14.4km away
  • Population: 1,751
77
  • Sausalito, CA
  • City: 9.7mi / 15.5km away
  • Population: 7,115
  • Earlier this year I took a big leap and moved out of my beloved San Francisco to Sausalito. I had always like visiting Sausalito on the weekends but the idea of living in a small town (village) was a bit…[read more]
77
  • Lincoln Highlands, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 13.4mi / 21.6km away
  • Population: 2,445
  • It gets more comfortable and safer as you get up the hill in Dimond and into Lincoln Highlands, and you even start to see great views of the city the further up you get. Although it is a bit secluded,…[read more]
76
  • Alto, CA
  • City: 9.2mi / 14.8km away
  • Population: 649
76
  • Alameda, CA
  • City: 15.5mi / 25.0km away
  • Population: 77,409
  • Alameda is nestled between Coast Guard Island, and the city of Oakland and the bay water. We have 3 bridges and 2 tunnels that link to the city of Oakland, and 1 bridge that links to Bay Farm/Harbor…[read more]
76
  • San Miguel, CA
  • City: 18.2mi / 29.3km away
  • Population: 3,214
76
  • Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA
  • Neighborhood: 11.8mi / 18.9km away
  • Population: 19,716
75
  • Outer Sunset, San Francisco, CA
  • Neighborhood: 15.4mi / 24.8km away
  • Population: 50,788
75
  • Woodminster, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 13.9mi / 22.3km away
  • Population: 1,530
75
  • North Gate, CA
  • City: 20.0mi / 32.2km away
  • Population: 465
74
  • Pleasant Hill, CA
  • City: 15.5mi / 25.0km away
  • Population: 34,395
  • I love Pleasant Hill! On my off days, I'm usually enjoying a cool drink or checking out the news while catching a relaxing breeze in Gregory Gardens, Grayson Woods, Poests Corner, and El Dorado Park.,…[read more]

Listed above are the best places to live in Richmond, CA for 2021. The list of best places is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - Richmond, CA, followed by the best places to live near Richmond, CA, sorted by Livability Score.

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