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A diverse city in easy striking distance of San Francisco or cities in the Valley.
Studio / 1 BR
36% Complete
2,250
2 Bedrooms
49% Complete
3,050
3 Bedrooms
74% Complete
4,600
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete
6,225

Good For
  • Creatives
  • Families
  • Professionals
  • Singles

 

What's around
  • 25 Schools
  • 410 Shops
  • 202 Fitness options
  • 303 Restaurants
  • 39 Grocery stores/markets
  • 30 Banks
  • 54 Nightlife options

 


PUBLIC TRANSITAverage

WALKABILITYAverage
Safety

Redwood City has a below average violent crime rate and a below average property crime rate compared to other cities in the United States.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Redwood City LIKE?

Redwood City is technically outside the traditional boundaries of Silicon Valley since it's located in San Mateo County. But as tech startups expand north in search of cheaper office space it's commonly lumped in with the Valley scene. Plus, it's a heavy hitter already: technology companies like Oracle, Evernote, and Electronic Arts are headquartered here.

Culturally, it’s a mix of San Francisco hipster and Silicon Valley nerd – its location sandwiched between the two may have a lot to do with that. And its northerly location makes it a great location to commute to either San Francisco or the Valley.

Redwood City is more diverse -- both ethnically and economically -- than many of its Valley neighbors. In addition to the largely white and Asian populations that are prominent throughout the Valley, there's a large Hispanic population here. And while there are certainly millionaires around town, you'll also find plenty of working class residents. This diversity translates into a well-rounded community.

It also translates into a huge range of dining options, from Greek to Chinese to Gastropubs to Peruvian to Italian to Mexican and more, and from $2 tacos to fine restaurants. It's also got a respectable nightlife: you'll find bars, clubs, lounges, and live music venues.

There’s no shortage of transportation options for commuters, although you’ll do best with a car to get around and run errands. SamsTrans buses connect Redwood City to the CalTrain station and from there it's easy to head north to San Francisco or south ot Silicon Valley.

Redwood City can be broken down into dense urban North and East neighborhoods, the suburban West, and the wealthy, sparsely populated hill neighborhood in the South. Housing-wise, there’s a healthy mix of affordable subsidized housing, apartments, single family homes, and even large mansions in the Redwood Shores area of the city.

For those with kids, there are top rated elementary, middle, and high schools.

Compared to many cities in the Valley, Redwood City is a relatively affordable place to live. Residents here have median incomes comparable to the rest of the United States, whereas Silicon Valley as a whole is a bubble of wealth and high income earners.

Although the crime rate is higher than other cities in the Valley, it’s still significantly lower than the rest of California and in generally a safe place.

Redwood City Silicon Valley City Image

 

Local Flavor   Redwood City LOCAL schools

n/a GRADES
Wings Learning Center
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.23 mi
PK-8 GRADES
Peninsula Christian Schools
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.27 mi
K GRADES
Kiddie Garden Pre School
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.27 mi
K-12 GRADES
Wings Learning Center
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.33 mi
K-5 GRADES
Orion Alternative School
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.47 mi

 

Local Flavor   Redwood City Local Flavor

San Mateo County History Museum
San Mateo County History Museum 2200 BROADWAY ST, REDWOOD CITY, CA 94063 MAP
http://www.historysmc.org

This small, but packed museum tells the story of the Bay Area, providing details on earthquakes, historical buildings, and more. It also hosts events throughout the year.

Pulgas Water Temple
Pulgas Water Temple 80 CANADA RD, REDWOOD CITY, CA 94062 MAP
http://sfwater.org/index.aspx?page=93

An engineering marvel and iconic landmark, this Beaux Arts-style water temple was built during the Great Depression to commemorate a project to bring fresh water to the Bay area. It's surrounded by a serene garden. Weekends are reserved for events such as weddings, but it's open to the public Monday-Friday.

Gourmet Haus Staudt
Gourmet Haus Staudt 2615 BROADWAY REDWOOD CITY, CA, 94063 MAP
http://www.gourmethausstaudt.com

Home to ten German beers and three guest taps, this local spot offers an authentic beer garden experience. They have a great selection of German food, as well as a gift shop with imported German and European foods.

Club Fox
Club Fox 2209 BROADWAY ST, REDWOOD CITY, CA 94063 MAP
http://www.clubfoxrwc.com

This small live music venue is a unique place to come listen to blues, jazz, and salsa music. There’s dancing for those that are inclined and the fun loving patrons make it a great place to socialize and make new friends

Fox Theatre
Fox Theatre 2215 BROADWAY ST, REDWOOD CITY, CA 94063 MAP
http://www.foxrwc.com

Just a few minutes' walk away from Club Fox, Fox Theatre is a historic theater opened in 1929. Originally a cinema, today it hosts live performances.

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