About Point Richmond, CA

Point Richmond, also sometimes referred to locally as The Point, is a neighborhood in Richmond, California, USA, near the eastern end of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, between Interstate 580 and the San Francisco Bay. Its compact size and many historic buildings give it a quaint "small town" feel that has also been described as "highbrow".

Originally a tiny village known as East Yards surrounded by abandoned farm lands Point Richmond was Richmond's central downtown area from the late 19th century until the early 20th century, when the present downtown superseded it as the busiest part of town. Since then, its trademark "mom-and-pop" shops have survived. The Point Richmond Historic District has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1978.

The neighborhood is dominated to the north by several industrial operations, including a large… Excerpted from Wikipedia

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