How to Survive the Heatwaves in Your Richmond, CA Apartment

pool and lounge at bella vista at hilltop apartments

Summer is here! Longer days and extra hours of sunlight mean barbecuing and outdoor activities can really be enjoyed. The hot weather gives us a chance to cut back on using our power-intensive home items, which can cut some of your utility costs at Bella Vista at Hilltop Apartments.

Enjoy Our Outdoor Amenities

It’s easy to cool down at Bella Vista apartments — just jump into one of the four pools for a refreshing dip to wash away the stress of the day. The tennis courts are lit, so you can play in the evenings when the temperature drops or avoid the sun altogether by working out in the air-conditioned gym.

Rental-Friendly Ways to Cool Down Your Home

The biggest strain on energy use and the costs of running a home come from heating and cooling systems. There are some items you can add to increase the cool and some things you can avoid doing that increase your home’s temperature. Add black-out blinds to keep sunlight and heat out. Use fans to circulate air. Ditch using your oven in the summer months, instead barbecue outside at Bella Vista’s poolsides, or use your microwave. You can also air-dry your clothes instead of using your dryer.

Local Attractions That Will Help You Keep Cool

There are many parks in Richmond surrounding our community that will cool you right down with their tree-lined walkways and rest spots. Nearby Pinole Shores Park has wonderful walking routes where you can enjoy a refreshing ocean breeze while you take in the natural wonder. Take a drive to Fosters Freeze and indulge in an ice-cold milkshake or sundae to beat the heatwave.

It’s safe to say the main attractions for staying refreshed are right on your doorstep at Bella Vista at Hilltop! Make the most of the pools, barbecues, and tennis courts during summer, and remember to be sun-safe!

Holiday Events in Richmond

Tis the season to be merry! From baking your top-secret sugar cookie recipes, to gift shopping, and spending time with loved ones, our favorite time of year is here. With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it can be overwhelming. This year, let us help you with things to do for the holidays in Richmond. We have wonderful suggestions near your chic Richmond apartments!

Holiday Family Traditions

During the holiday season, most families fly across the world to be with loved ones. There will be many gatherings with close friends and family. Many holiday traditions will be in full effect, including caroling, roasting s’mores, and family dinners. To help keep the spirit of unity, we’ve lined up things to do for the holidays in Richmond.

Holiday events in Richmond

If you are looking for things to do for the holidays in Richmond, look no further! Hosted by the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts and Richmond Main Street Initiative, we have something special for you! Richmond Downtown Holiday Festival will be held on December 18th, from 4 PM to 8 PM. This is a free holiday event, perfect for close friends and family. The event will feature 2 performances of The Nutcracker, followed by the Macdonald Ave holiday street lighting and caroling at 7:30 PM. The event will provide light refreshments for all!

East Bay Center for the Performing Arts is located on 339 11th St in Richmond.

Let’s Celebrate!

We hope that you are spending the holiday season with family and friends. If you are looking for holiday events in Richmond, we hope you will be able to take advantage of this special event!

How will you be celebrating the holiday season? Let us know!

Where to Celebrate Memorial Day with Your Family

Apartments in Richmond

Where to Celebrate Memorial Day with Your Family

Apartments in Richmond

Are you looking for the best way to spend Memorial Day Weekend with your family this year? Well, look no further! This holiday weekend, why not discover one of the largest Latin and Caribbean festivals in the country! Carnaval San Francisco takes place every Memorial Day Weekend in the Mission District and has something for everyone!

No matter how you like to spend your free time, there is something for everyone at Carnaval San Francisco! The crown jewel of the festival is the parade which features incredible, colorful floats that not only inspire but inform. Make sure to arrive early, as snagging a great spot for the parade can be tricky. Afterwards, be sure to visit the festival booths which include great food, drink, and shopping. Finally, there are live music stages featuring fantastic local bands!

There is no better way to spend Memorial Day Weekend than at Carnaval San Francisco, so make a plan to visit today! The festival takes place on May 26th and May 27th in the Mission District of San Francisco. For more information on the event, including schedules and parking information, visit The Mission District in San Francisco is located just forty-minutes from the Bella Vista Apartments in Richmond, CA.