One of the last neighborhoods in the Berkeley/El Cerrito Hills Range where you can find beautiful view homes at really affordable prices, Richmond View is a genuine neighborhood. Made up of an unusually wide diversity of people, it is a friendly place where people know each other and help each other when needed.
Because it abuts both Wildcat Canyon Park and the El Cerrito Golf Club, many residents are people who are drawn to the natural quiet of this almost rural area. There is an excellent corner store in the neighborhood offering fine food, much of it organic, and it is just a five-minute drive to larger stores such as Safeway, fine restaurants, and the El Cerrito Del Norte BART station. This is the kind of great neighborhood that people grow up in and then stay to raise their own kids.
Despite its name, much of Richmond View is actually in unincorporated Contra Costa County. Some people also call it East Richmond Heights.