The city offers a wide variety of homes in close proximity to the San Francisco Bay. This proximity allows the citizens to enjoy the boating, kayaking and fishing. The city has the Richmond Swim Center that was recently opened to benefit the residents. Richmond also offers dozens of parks to provide the perfect outdoor escape. These parks vary from coastal parks with trails to family friendly parks with recreation equipment for the kids. The local government of Richmond is dedicated to its citizens, offering tax incentives for Richmond homeowners to make their homes more energy and water efficient. These incentives underscore the commitment the community has to keeping the population and area healthy and clean.

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With its Mediterranean climate, Richmond, California enjoys the wonderful coastal temperatures. Even Canadian geese make a stop here on their annual migrations. The more desirable neighborhoods in Richmond are located on the eastern and northern borders of the city. These homes include larger three and four bedroom homes near the scenic Wildcat Canyon Regional Park. There are a host of homes available in the center of the city including studio apartments, single-family homes, and smaller 2 bedroom homes. Newer developments are being built in the coastal region of Richmond on the outskirts of the city.

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