East Richmond Heights, California

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Coordinates: 37°56′42″N 122°18′49″W / 37.945°N 122.31361°W / 37.945; -122.31361

East Richmond Heights is an unincorporated and census-designated place in western Contra Costa County, California, United States. The community is sometimes referred to as Richmond View, especially in the context of real estate advertisements. Its population was 3,357 at the 2000 census.



Situated at the north end of the Berkeley Hills, East Richmond Heights overlooks the northern part of the San Francisco Bay. This small residential community is bordered by El Cerrito to the south, Richmond to the west, and Wildcat Canyon Regional Park to the north and east.

Arlington Boulevard, a major north-south thoroughfare traversing the Berkeley and El Cerrito portions of the Berkeley Hills, runs through the center of the community and terminates at its north end. Interstate 80 is located about one-half mile to the west, and provides access to the community via its Solano and McBryde Avenue exits.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²), all of it land.

Government and municipal services

Police services for the community are provided by the of the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office Bay Station [1]. Traffic services are handled by the California Highway Patrol. The county contracts with the adjacent city of Richmond to provide fire fighting services. Garbage, recycling, and compost collection are provided by the Richmond Sanitary Service.[1] Mail delivered to addresses within the community are addressed to the city of Richmond. Nonetheless, these addresses are not located within the city of Richmond.

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