Point Richmond is a neighborhood in Richmond, California, in the USA. Often referred to as simply ‘The Point’, it is situated at the eastern end of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. Point Richmond features several historic buildings. It is small and compact, projecting the feel of a ‘small town.’ It is considered to be an affluent neighborhood.
Point Richmond’s economy is dependant on education, petro-chemicals, healthcare, retail, government, and industrial. Top Employers in Point Richmond includes the West Contra Costa Unified School District, Chevron, the City of Richmond, Kaiser Permanente, SunPower, Pacific Gas and Electric, United States Postal Service, and Target.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There are many things to see and do in Point Richmond including the historic downtown area and the Point Richmond History Association Museum. This museum features photos and artifacts dedicated to the local history. Nicholl Knob is a nearby hill that is part of the Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline. This area is great for hiking, and exploring the coastline. Point Richmond is also home to Keller Beach. Across from the beach’s picnic area is the Golden State Model Railroad Museum. Dining options in Point Richmond include The Baltic, Kao Sarn Thai Cuisine, and Hotel Mac. Pikanhas Brazilian Steak House is famed for their grilled banana and pineapple as well as a range of delicious and well-cooked meats.
The nearest major airport to Point Richmond is Oakland International Airport. Featuring international and domestic flights from Oakland, California this airport is 23 miles from the city center. Point Richmond is served by AC Transit and by Golden Gate Transit’s local bus and commuter service.