Overview of Marina Bay
Looking to have access to the San Francisco Bay Area without also having the astronomical price tag of renting there? Apartments in Marina Bay Richmond may just be the perfect solution. Located in the East Bay just north of Berkeley, Marina Bay Richmond is just a BART ride away from San Francisco and is an ideal neighborhood to come home to.
Marina Bay Apartments in Richmond
Apartments in Marina Bay Richmond are much more affordable than their southern counterparts. Here, one bedroom apartments begin around $1500, while two bedroom apartments begin in the $1900s. Some Marina Bay apartments include a fitness center, tennis courts, some paid utilities, and most offer a balcony or deck with great lake or marina views.
Things to Do in Marina Bay Richmond
By living in this neighborhood near the industrial-chic Craneway Pavillion, you will be able to attend events in this historic Ford Assembly Plant as well as dine at the Assemble Restaurant. Enjoy eating classic American cuisine against a backdrop of the Ford Boiler Room original equipment and spectacular views of the bay. Events at the Pavillion range from Tibetan Opera to Derby Girls roller skating to the Oakland East Bay Symphony. Numerous festivals, including a Chocolate and Beer Festival, take place here. Another nearby option for dining is Salute Ristorante, where you will savor Italian fare while gazing out at spectacular Bay views. You can also enjoy nearby the Artisan Kitchen and Cafe right in the area. Within Marina Bay Richmond, you can taste everything from tapas to casual Mexican to hot dogs at Casper's Hot Dogs, also close to home.
Pet Friendly Marina Bay Apartments
Fido and Kitty will be perfectly at home here, as apartments in Marina Bay Richmond are pet friendly and accept cats and dogs. Local parks include Shimada Friendship Park, Marina Park and Barbara and Jay Vincent Park, so Fido will have much to see and explore.
Commuting from Marina Bay
You will be living a short drive from I-580, which will take you into Marin County in less than 20 minutes or to the Bay Bridge for access into downtown San Francisco. Commuters often take buses to the Richmond BART station and are at the San Francisco Embarcadero Station in about an hour.
Marina Bay Richmond Schools & Education
Your children might attend public schools as part of the West Contra Costa Unified School District, which include Valley View Elementary, Peres Elementary, Leadership Public Schools, Making Waves Academy and Richmond College Preparatory School. Coronado Elementary School, Stege Elementary and Kennedy High School are all close to Marina Bay; West Community High School is another option. Moreover, you will find abundant private and parochial schools in the area, many of which will be close to your new home. For higher education, Berkeley has the University of California, and Oakland is the location of Mills College and the California College of Arts and Crafts, both of which are fine schools. The East Bay holds much in educational opportunities, and community colleges are also part of the educational options.