Tom, Home Buyer in El Cerrito, CA

Is Richmond Annex a good buy in today's market? Do children in the Annex attend El Cerrito schools? Thanks.

Asked by Tom, El Cerrito, CA Wed Nov 28, 2007

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The children in the Richmond Annex and Southwest Richmond Annex both go to the same schools as nearby parts of El Cerrito. I would say this area is a best value for many people, especially young families. It is safe, clean and convenient while fairly cheap for how close in it is. You can pay a lot more for the same thing in a much worse neighborhood nearby. Richmond as a whole, although it has had problems in the past, is in a revival. Crime is at historic lows and development is increasing.
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The Richmond Annex continues to evolve into one of the best neighborhoods for young, bright, community minded families. It's been a somewhat secret treasure for those that have lived there for decades but it's potential is just beginning to be tapped by those looking for affordability while still wanting to stay in heart of the progressive Bay Area. Take a walk down Santa Clara street and count the dog walkers, baby strollers and smiles you pass. It's diversity, intelligence and appreciation of culture is why we live in the Bay Area.

Schools? Children go to the Fairmont Elementary in El Cerrito which is diamond in the rough and improving by leaps and bounds each year as the many young Annex kids become school age and their involved parents enter the picture. Given the make-up of the neighborhood this will no doubt continue and should be a very cool thing to be a part of. Looking for something meaningful to be a part of...this is it!
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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.
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