Overview

Redwood City is a multi-faceted community located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Situated halfway between the metropolitan centers of San Jose and San Francisco, the city enjoys a premier location that places it at the very center of the Bay Area’s exciting industries and vibrant economy.

 

Historic Growth

A deep-water channel that connected San Francisco Bay to what is now Redwood City was found in 1851, poising the area to become a prime shipping destination. Over the years, activity at the port has ebbed and flowed, yet today Redwood City’s port is still a functioning entity—it is the only active deep-water port within the southern portion of San Francisco Bay.

 

Like the port, activity in residential development has occurred in waves, resulting in eclectic subcommunities with diverse housing options and features. The tech industry has become the most recent anchor of Redwood City’s growth, spawning expansive office developments now occupied by Oracle, Shutterfly, Electronic Arts, and Google. This growth spurt has drawn employees of these companies to find homes within Redwood City’s charming neighborhoods.

 

A Fitting Name

The city’s moniker was derived from the towering trees that once covered the San Francisco Peninsula, vestiges of which still surround City Hall. Even though the expanses of trees in the area may be diminished, Redwood City still retains much natural beauty that can be glimpsed throughout neighborhoods and around office campuses and commercial developments. This scenery blends with its well-balanced climate to make it a choice place to live. In fact, prior to WWI, Germany and America actually conducted research that found Redwood City to be one of three locations with the best climates in the world.

 

Leisure & Recreation

The city showcases a vibrant downtown and is considered one of the best entertainment hubs of the Peninsula, offering residents and visitors excellent retail, entertainment, and restaurant experiences. In addition, residents enjoy multiple parks and access to scenic open space preserves abounding with trails and beautiful views of the bay. Plus, with such a central location, residents relish the fact that new sights and sounds beyond the city are never very far away.

 

Best Of Both Worlds

Redwood City is a pleasant combination of its southern neighbors. Though it may not be nearly as renowned as adjacent Atherton nor quite the tech influencer that Palo Alto may be, the community has attracted several notable companies and has seen very impactful recent developments. It is also served by several school districts with many schools highly sought after for their quality of education and high testing scores. Additionally, Redwood City is relatively affordable compared to its more prolific neighbors, allowing residents to have lower housing costs but easy proximity to work, school, and play.

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Redwood City is a down-to-earth, family-friendly city that provides easy-going suburban character coupled with modern urban amenities. Because of its exquisite location and excellent choices of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks, many families and young professionals choose Redwood City as their place to call home.

 

 

Notable Residents—Past and Present

Davante Adams, NFL player

Kevin Bass, San Francisco Giants MLB player

Geoff Blum, MLB player and broadcaster

Greg Camarillo, NFL player

Linda Cardellini, actress

Jeff Clark, renowned surfer

Julian Edelman, NFL player

Joyce Mackenzie, actress

Ross Malinger, actor

Lydia Pense, musician and singer

Matangi Tonga, NFL player

Population
86,200
MedianFamily Income
99,026

The public schools are among the best in the nation. Graduates from the local high schools attend the most prestigious colleges and universities in the country, with a much larger than average number admitted to neighboring Stanford. Abundant bike paths make it easy for most students to bike to their local schools, giving them a sense of independence that is valued by parents and children alike.

active
120 el camino real,
redwood city
$6,000,000
high school acres etc.
active
5 ariana ln,
redwood city
$4,495,000
horgan ranch etc.
6Beds / 5Baths / 4584SqFt
active
7 ariana ln,
redwood city
$4,495,000
horgan ranch etc.
6Beds / 5Baths / 4579SqFt
active
738 sylvan way,
redwood city
$3,850,000
cordilleras heights etc.
6Beds / 5Baths / 5915SqFt
active
454 buena vista ave,
redwood city
$3,398,000
horgan ranch etc.
5Beds / 5Baths / 3190SqFt
active
238 beresford ave,
redwood city
$3,198,000
horgan ranch etc.
5Beds / 4Baths / 2687SqFt
active
2561-67 el camino real,
redwood city
$3,100,000
6385SqFt
active
1716 whipple ave,
redwood city
$3,050,000
high school acres etc.
5Beds / 4Baths / 3244SqFt
active
121 fox crossing ct,
redwood city
$2,999,888
cordilleras heights etc.
4Beds / 4Baths / 3668SqFt
active
227 rutherford ave,
redwood city
$2,998,000
horgan ranch etc.
4Beds / 4Baths / 2650SqFt
pending
8 colton ct,
redwood city
$4,298,000
cordilleras heights etc.
8Beds / 9Baths / 7540SqFt
pending
379 greendale way,
redwood city
$3,998,000
cordilleras heights etc.
6Beds / 5Baths / 6183SqFt
pending
247 santa clara ave,
redwood city
$3,598,000
horgan ranch etc.
5Beds / 5Baths / 3244SqFt
pending
97 wayne ct,
redwood city
$3,195,000
dumbarton etc.
7Beds / 6Baths / 5250SqFt
pending
655 hillcrest way,
redwood city
$2,295,000
cordilleras heights etc.
pending
888 chesterton ave,
redwood city
$2,198,000
farm hills estates etc.
4Beds / 3Baths / 2090SqFt
pending
1703 kentucky st,
redwood city
$2,175,000
central park etc.
4Beds / 3Baths / 2054SqFt
pending
669 sylvan way,
redwood city
$2,100,000
cordilleras heights etc.
4Beds / 3Baths / 2016SqFt
pending
816 mohican way,
redwood city
$2,098,000
cordilleras heights etc.
5Beds / 3Baths / 3610SqFt
pending
1135 harrison ave,
redwood city
$1,998,000
high school acres etc.
4Beds / 2Baths / 2082SqFt
sold
2045 nassau dr,
redwood city
$2,999,000
horgan ranch etc.
4Beds / 4Baths / 2843SqFt
sold
11 wilmington acres ct,
redwood city
$2,995,000
farm hills estates etc.
4Beds / 4Baths / 3630SqFt
sold
267 w oakwood blvd,
redwood city
$2,695,000
horgan ranch etc.
4Beds / 4Baths / 3140SqFt
sold
321 arlington rd,
redwood city
$2,650,000
high school acres etc.
3Beds / 3Baths / 2440SqFt
sold
265 myrtle st,
redwood city
$2,595,000
high school acres etc.
4Beds / 2Baths / 2600SqFt
sold
561 harbor colony ct,
redwood city
$2,495,000
marlin park/cole
5Beds / 3Baths / 3060SqFt
sold
2641 carolina ave,
redwood city
$2,328,000
central park etc.
4Beds / 3Baths / 2020SqFt
sold
282 elwood st,
redwood city
$2,198,000
high school acres etc.
3Beds / 2Baths / 2065SqFt
sold
8 sequoia ct,
redwood city
$2,195,000
horgan ranch etc.
4Beds / 2Baths / 2400SqFt
sold
150 somerset st,
redwood city
$2,100,000
high school acres etc.
3Beds / 2Baths / 1850SqFt