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Old 11-18-2012, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I'm NOT planning on moving or going there.
Except a friend of mine recently moved from the Iron Triangle neighborhood to Vallejo, CA.
I just want to know if it's as bad as everyone says it is (the City)
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:31 PM
 
Location: South Korea
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Ask your friend?
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Ask your friend?
I did, he said it was crap. But to see what others thought about the city as a whole
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:59 PM
 
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So Richmond is a city of about 100,000 people. It certainly has some very tough neighborhoods--I've seen what I was pretty sure was street commerce walking to a meeting at City Hall. The Iron Triangle is usually seen as a very tough place. The violent crime rate is high. There's also a lovely historic district in Point Richmond where expensive homes overlook the Chevron refinery (Chevron recently got two pro-Chevron Councilmembers elected, thereby re-establishing its control of the Council). There are sort of "hillbilly" neighborhoods on the hilly city edge in El Sobrante--some of which is in the city and some of which is not. Finally there are new suburban tracts. Like most cities of any size, it's hard to generalize.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:12 PM
 
Location: The Bay
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I did, he said it was crap. But to see what others thought about the city as a whole

That depends on what part of Richmond you're in. Richmond has some very nice areas, some very crappy ones and a lot of areas in the middle... O/A the city skews more towards being seedy but one can easily live a nice life in Richmond. That is, as long as you don't mind the pollution from the Chevron plant, don't have a family (Richmond schools suck) and don't mind the relative lack of things to do.

Point Richmond, East Richmond, Richmond Annex, Hasford Heights and Hilltop are all stable middle class/upper middle class neighborhoods. Most of North & East is as well although it gets worse the closer one gets to 23rd or Barrett.
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:36 AM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA/São Paulo, Brazil
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Its not as bad as it used to be, not by a long shot.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, CA
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The Iron Triangle is the single worst part of the city. Lots of gang violence (especially by cambodian gangs lately). You know a place is bad when Vallejo is considered an "upgrade".
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:32 AM
 
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Point Richmond is a very cute area, the town doesn't overlook the refinery, it is on the other side of the bridge. There are some newer developments there as well. It is a bit isolated though.

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Old 11-19-2012, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, CA
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The Iron Triangle is like a quarter of the entire city, it's not "out of the way". It's also one of the most dangerous places in the Bay Area next to West Oakland, Hunter's Point, and East Palo Alto.
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Wrong troll, the Iron Triangle is in "North Richmond" which is not actually Richmond, it's a small unincorporated area part of West CC County with less than 5000 people. Stop doing wiki searches to find out about the bay area. Wiki tends to have inaccurate information. People who are NOT from the area are often confused by this. No surprise you're WRONG again. Troll.
who's this for? Because I honestly did not know
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