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With its quiet streets and wide sidewalks, Richmond Heights gives residents a chance to stroll and enjoy the neighborhood scenery. Many of the homes in this peaceful community were built in the 1960s, and as a result, the trees and other vegetation in the landscape are mature, giving the area a rural feel. Richmond Heights has a number of streets named after legendary baseball giants such as Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Ernie Banks and Orlando Cepeda.
Home designs in Richmond Heights tend to be ranch style, and many of the houses in the area were built in the 1960s and early 1970s. There are newer homes in the area, as well as a variety of apartment complexes. Richmond Heights encompasses area code 32811. The area is bounded by Raleigh Street on the north, Burton Boulevard on the east, Chandler Street and Vargas Street on the south, and Willie Mays Parkway on the west. The area is mostly comprised of residences.
Of the many appealing aspects of Richmond Heights is Clear Lake, which lies to the east just across South John Young Parkway. On the southeast shores of the lake is Clear Lake Park, which offers 33 acres of scenic nature trails, a boardwalk, and fishing opportunities, including a dock. There is also a half-mile exercise trail, children’s playground and picnic areas, including pavilions available for rental. Within the neighborhood of Richmond Heights at the intersection of Willie Mays Parkway and King Cole Boulevard is the 4.2-acre Willie Mays Family Park. This has shaded picnic areas, a softball diamond, a basketball court, and two playgrounds. The community is home to a variety of educational institutions, including the First Academy College Preparatory School, which sits just outside Richmond Heights to the east.