From the freeways to the seas, Richmond boasts a wide range of transportation mediums. It features two interstate freeways as well as the new Richmond Parkway. The Oakland International Airport is only 18 miles away and the San Francisco International Airport is 28 miles away leaving any destination possible within a short drive. The Bay Area Rapid Transit systems as well as the AMTRAK make public transit in and out of the city a piece of cake, while the AC Transit local bus lines make inner-city transportation a breeze. The city cares about the environment and is currently undergoing a major transition from heavy industrial towards a more high tech and light industrial environment.
<p>If history is of an interest, you might want to check out the SS Red Oak Victory. It is the only surviving vessel of the 747 ships that were launched at Richmond during WWII. Check out all the nearby historical sites when you're out and about exploring the town. Stop by the Museum of History, the Museum of Jewelry, and the Golden State Model Railroad Museum for a fun and educational experience. The Hilltop Mall features over 140 stores and provides a wide variety of shopping opportunities; check them out here at Simon Malls. For a list of upcoming events in your new city you should also look at Richmond Zvents.</p>
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<p>Richmond sponsors a Juneteenth Parade & Festival as well as a Richmond Homefront Festival to celebrate family, community, and the local culture. Find out more about the community events and get a better idea of what the city has to offer by looking at their website. At the Point Isabel Dog Park there is something for the every member of the family. While the four-legged companions get to run, swim, play, and socialize, the bi-peds can take in views of the Golden Gate Bridge.</p>
<p>Point Richmond is known the Richmond locals as simply ÒThe PointÓ. The Point is a neighborhood within the city of Richmond that has a long history, having preserved many of the cityÕs old historic buildings, residences and shops. Officially, The Point is known as the Point Richmond Historic District, and it was named to the National Register of Historic Places as early as 1978. The Point has a number of different landmarks, including The Plunge, which is a swim center, and the Golden State Model Railroad Museum.</p>