Richmond Annex is a good buy these days. Unfortunately the city of Richmond has had its problems with crime. that and the change in the Real Estate market has really taken a bite out of Richmond's property values. Richmond Annex, even though it is removed from Richmond proper, gets painted with the same brush.
The Annex is actually a really lovely area with beautiful homes that are well cared for and an active neighborhood organization. It is also really close to the El Cerrito Plaza and all the other amenities of El Cerrito.
I think the Annex represents good value to home buyers.
Someone else will have to answer the school question. I'm not really sure.... more