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sharof2003, Home Buyer in Richmond, CA

which area of the Richmond Ca. is safer with a good neighborhood and low crimes? Thanks!

Asked by sharof2003, Richmond, CA Tue May 8, 2012

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Jessica Webster’s answer
Not a realtor, I'm a resident, recently returned after 30yrs' city life If you consider Richmond a metropolitan area (makes the map a LOT easier to navigate), I'd recommend San Pablo. While any town may show variations block to block, this town here shows a consistency of values: bootstrapping personal responsibility, and neighborly generosity, are key features. My previous experience with Richmond/San Pablo/El Sobrante was as a child, living in El Sob and attending St. Paul's in San Pablo. I've lived in El Sob since, as an adult, and spread my dollars at Richmond merchants, and each area has something uniquely awesome. At risk of pushing sensitive buttons, I'll put on my Anthropologist [Cal, ,'94] hat and offer that the safest feeling/most stable areas, whatever economic strata, are often the most religious if not demonstrably observant. San Pablo is older than CA: originally settled as pasturage for the equines serving Mission Dolores, it has a palpably Catholic, multi-ethnic, polyglot and amazingly populist vibe. Bonus: courteous drivers.
Highly recommended.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 8, 2012
Realtors are prohibited by law from telling you whether or not any specific neighborhood is safe. It’s called “steering” and we are prohibited by our code of ethics and federal law from providing such information. Here are a couple posts that explain more:

NO STEERING ALLOWED: 3 Important Facts To Know As A Buyer…

Don’t Get ‘Steered’ in the Wrong Direction…

However, we CAN tell you where to go to get information. In your case, for Richmond crime statistics, go to the following site:
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Aug 6, 2012
I've lived in the North and East for almost 25 years. We have a yahoo list of over 200 people, and we regularly have parties, meet for coffee, go for walks, and help each other out, whether it's someone needing a specific tool or looking for a wheelchair - when someone is sick, or otherwise needs help, we find out what is needed and all pitch in. Financially, we could easily afford to live in a "better" neighborhood, but I have never seen a place where people come together as much as we do here. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions - my email address is
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Atchison Village is very safe. I have lived there for 5 years (with my family) with no problems. There is some crime, but with lots of neighbors at home much of the day or in and out and an active neighborhood watch, we have much lower crime than surrounding areas. As AV members, we get a monthly crime update from the beat cop and that is relayed to the membership in a newsletter. Again, much lower than surrounding areas! Can't beat the location for the price!
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here are some links about it:
Flag Sat Jun 9, 2012
I am a native of Richmond and feel it should not be blanket labeled by what you may read in the media. There are quite a few decent neighborhoods throughout the city, where you might consider purchasing a home. As a Realtor, I cannot "steer" buyers and sellers to or from any particular area, but by going to the City's official website, below, you can judge for yourself. Feel free to contact me for assistance with your real estate needs!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 8, 2012

We are prohibited to make comments on the crime and safety of any areas as realtors....however, there is a site that you can look up any crimes any particular area....

Here is the link:

Please let me know if you would like to go view any properties in person as I work in the Richmond/Pinole/El Sobrante area
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 8, 2012
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
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