About Redwood City
Redwood City is the oldest city in San Mateo County, it has a long and rich history. Its name is derived from its early uses as a settlement for harvesting and exporting lumber, Redwood City still has the only deepwater port South of San Francisco in the Bay Area. The city is home to several large companies that have headquarters there. Oracle, Electronic Arts, Evernote, Informatica and Box contribute largely to the workforce and the local economy. Redwood City has undergone a tremendous amount of investment into infrastructure and development in the past decade. Downtown has added highrises and hundreds of units of housing. The Caltrain station is one of the hubs between San Francisco and San Jose. Additionally Redwood City is known for its climate, having been dubbed the world’s best climate. Hence the sign saying “Redwood City: Climate best by government test” by downtown.
Geographically it sits very centrally on the peninsula and shares borders with San Carlos to the northwest, Atherton the southeast and Woodside to the southwest. The city is split by El Camino Real down the middle and Highway 101 hugs the edge of the Baylands and the Bay. Interstate 280 runs along the Santa Cruz mountains to the west. The city has many creeks, most famous is Redwood Creek, which was used to float lumber down from the hills to the deep water port in the Bay many years ago.
Redwood City has many things to do, starting with the downtown area. Many of the redevelopments focused on adding attractions like a movie theater and many other excellent restaurant options. A couple walking streets give residents a chance to shop and crisscross the streets in a more shopping friendly environment. There are a few landmarks that are noteworthy also, which include: Sequoia High School, Lathrop House, Fox Theater and Union Cemetery which is a state historical landmark.
Redwood City has a wide array of options to choose from ranging from delicious taquerias like El Grullense’s to upscale dining found at Selby’s. Other notable restaurants include: Milagros Latin Kitchen, Donato Enoteca, Squeeze In (featured on Food Network), Crouching Tiger Restaurant, Canyon Inn and Harry’s Hofbrau. Part of Redwood City’s spree of revitalization has been a focus on creating many healthy and diverse options for dining which is very apparent when going out to eat. There are options for any budget and any pallet.
The city intentionally maintains many large parks and open space preserves. Bair Island Ecological Preserve, Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge and Edgewood County Park are three of the public lands available. A few other parks include: Dolphin Park, Hoover Park, Garrett Park, Red Morton Park and Wellesley Crescent Park. Filoli Gardens is . The yearly Independence Day parade has been a tradition since 1939. The San Mateo County History Museum opened in the San Mateo County Courthouse in 1999. There are regular festival and holiday events that frequently showcase live music. For example the annual Salsa festival and the Oktoberfest celebration. Dia De Los Muertes is another day that is widely celebrated by many of the residents, it is held in Downtown Redwood City.
Schools in Redwood City cover much of the city and take on many students from surrounding areas. The elementary schools are Clifford Elementary, Roy Cloud Elementary School, John Gill Elementary, Hawes Elementary, Roosevelt Elementary, Henry Ford Elementary, Taft Elementary, Hoover Elementary, Fair Oaks Elementary. Redwood City has John F. Kennedy Middle School and Sequoia High School. As well as a mix of private schools that are sprinkled throughout the city. Cañada College sits atop the hill and serves as a community college for the city.
Homes in Redwood City vary considerably based on location. Many of the homes in central Redwood City were built in the early to mid 1900’s when the population went through a large boom. Large tracts of the city had been filled in, followed by expansion into the surrounding hills. Emerald hills and Farm Hills tend to be at a higher price point and have higher ranked schools. The Roosevelt neighborhood is closer to downtown and Sequoia High School. Palm Park and Redwood Oaks are closer to Atherton and shopping along El Camino and Woodside Road. Edgewood Park has some of the more upscale housing, homes here are generally larger and with bigger lots.
Homes for Sale
1184 Davis ST REDWOOD CITY, California
1 Beds 1 Baths 590 SqFt 0.065 Acres
626 2nd AVE REDWOOD CITY, California
2 Beds 1 Baths 1,010 SqFt 0.137 Acres
1282 Woodside RD REDWOOD CITY, California
2 Beds 2 Baths 1,360 SqFt
110 Poplar AVE REDWOOD CITY, California
2 Beds 1 Baths 780 SqFt 0.063 Acres
3535 Oak Knoll DR REDWOOD CITY, California
2 Beds 2 Baths 1,400 SqFt 0.207 Acres
79 Pelican LN REDWOOD CITY, California
2 Beds 2 Baths 1,003 SqFt 0.023 Acres
1148 Davis ST REDWOOD CITY, California
2 Beds 2 Baths 910 SqFt 0.065 Acres
3407 Jefferson AVE REDWOOD CITY, California
2 Beds 1 Baths 780 SqFt 0.072 Acres
230 Redwood AVE REDWOOD CITY, California
2 Beds 1 Baths 900 SqFt 0.140 Acres
50 Horgan AVE 7 REDWOOD CITY, California
3 Beds 2 Baths 1,550 SqFt
505 Alameda De Las Pulgas REDWOOD CITY, California
2 Beds 1 Baths 840 SqFt 0.141 Acres
434 Park ST REDWOOD CITY, California
4 Beds 2 Baths 1,286 SqFt 0.138 Acres
207 Moresby LN REDWOOD CITY, California
3 Beds 3 Baths 1,405 SqFt 0.413 Acres
618 Poplar AVE REDWOOD CITY, California
3 Beds 3 Baths 1,310 SqFt 0.210 Acres
5 Finger AVE REDWOOD CITY, California
3 Beds 4 Baths 1,876 SqFt
112 F ST REDWOOD CITY, California
2 Beds 2 Baths 1,450 SqFt 0.115 Acres
847 Chesterton AVE REDWOOD CITY, California
3 Beds 3 Baths 1,740 SqFt 0.144 Acres
212 Oak AVE REDWOOD CITY, California
4 Beds 2 Baths 1,240 SqFt 0.100 Acres
358 Orchard AVE REDWOOD CITY, California
3 Beds 1 Baths 1,360 SqFt 0.114 Acres
205 Vera AVE REDWOOD CITY, California
3 Beds 4 Baths 1,990 SqFt
1565 Maddux DR REDWOOD CITY, California
3 Beds 1 Baths 1,120 SqFt 0.139 Acres
1587 Valota RD REDWOOD CITY, California
5 Beds 3 Baths 3,150 SqFt 0.189 Acres
926 Iris ST REDWOOD CITY, California
4 Beds 2 Baths 1,520 SqFt 0.131 Acres
1724 Alameda De Las Pulgas REDWOOD CITY, California
3 Beds 1 Baths 1,030 SqFt 0.161 Acres