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View Poll Results: Which "Richmond" is better, Richmond CA or Richmond VA
Richmond, CA 16 17.78%
Richmond, VA 74 82.22%
Voters: 90. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-24-2009, 06:51 PM
 
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I thought it would be interesting to compare these two cities, especially since both cities have the same name. Both are pretty big, diverse cities ... unfortunately, both cities have some crime issues. Which Richmond would you rather live in?
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Old 09-24-2009, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Richmond, BC

jk...I'll take Richmond, CA-maybe somewhere in Point Richmond.
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Old 09-24-2009, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Richmond, VA. Can the two even compare historically? I envision Richmond, CA to be essentially a mid-1900s suburb of the Bay Area with a lot of ramblers/ranchers whereas Richmond, VA has a lot of 1800s-era architecture.
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Old 09-24-2009, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Richmond, VA. Can the two even compare historically? I envision Richmond, CA to be essentially a mid-1900s suburb of the Bay Area with a lot of ramblers/ranchers whereas Richmond, VA has a lot of 1800s-era architecture.
You would be right. Richmond, CA is definitely a mid-1900s suburb with a lot of ramblers/ ranchers.

As far as architecture, obviously Virginia's Richmond is the winner.
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Old 09-24-2009, 08:54 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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What is Richmond, CA known for besides "Coach Carter"?
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Old 09-24-2009, 09:26 PM
 
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I chose Richmond, VA obviously. And not just because I now live here.

I hope a few pics are appreciated:

http://www.richmondwiki.org/blog/wp-content/themes/thesis_16b/custom/rotator/Richmond1.jpg (broken link)












Taken by myself:





Someone from the other Richmond (CA) cant post pics of that city. I would do it but I wouldn't know where to begin as I'm not familiar with the city.
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Lovely pictures of Richmond, VA.
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Old 09-24-2009, 11:05 PM
 
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What is Richmond, CA known for besides "Coach Carter"?
It's known for being one of California's most crime infested cities. In 2007 Richmond, Ca had 47 murders (let's not forget it only has around 90,000 residents) For a couple years it has had the highest per-capita homidcide rate in California. It's not the best place to be.

Here is an idea of what people in Richmond,ca go through


YouTube - When It Hits Home, Richmond CA
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Old 09-25-2009, 09:26 AM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Default Richmond, TX

I choose other...
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Old 09-25-2009, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Springfield VA
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Richmond, VA. Can the two even compare historically? I envision Richmond, CA to be essentially a mid-1900s suburb of the Bay Area with a lot of ramblers/ranchers whereas Richmond, VA has a lot of 1800s-era architecture.
I don't think that alone makes a place better. I personally like newer houses and not a fan of older houses. So that alone would make Richmond CA better. However, from my understanding Richmond, CA has a lot of problems. I hear there's a lot of crime like the lesbian who was beaten to death because of some bumper stickers. Richmond VA has a lot of problems but seems to have a brighter future. This is not a stomp against Richmond, CA though I've never been there just going by what I've read.
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