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Redwood City is located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the technology-rich region extending from the San Francisco Peninsula to the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. It is the third largest city within the County of San Mateo, with almost 86,000 residents. Its government center in the heart of downtown makes Redwood City the county’s hub.
The median sold home price in Redwood City is $1.6 million in 2024. The median listing price per square foot is $1,000.
Neighborhoods in Heart of Silicon Valley
The city is continuing to grow at a rapid rate, with mixed-use developments on the rise. Many tech companies call downtown Redwood City home, allowing many to live and work in the same city. It has neighborhoods like Emerald Hills, which provides hilltop escapes with lush trees and wooded scenery. It also features Mt. Carmel which offers tree-lined streets, charming homes, and manicured lawns. For more on Mt. Carmel, check out our feature in Punch magazine.
What Makes This City Unique
The city enjoys an average of 255 sunny days a year, which it boasts via the city slogan: “Climate Best by Government Test”. Incorporated in 1867, it is home to the San Mateo County History Museum (located in the county’s old courthouse) and the only active deep water port within the south bay of San Francisco.
Redwood City Parks
Family Friendly Events Year Round
Redwood City’s vibrant downtown, quickly becoming known as the entertainment hub of the San Francisco Peninsula, offers residents, visitors, and businesses a unique retail, entertainment, and restaurant experience. With beautiful parks, good schools, and a strong sense of community, there is something for everyone. For more on family-friendly event happenings, check out our blog.
The Redwood City School District includes five California Gold Ribbon schools for K-8 children. Showcasing its cultural diversity, more than 35 languages are spoken at home by children from the RCSD! Redwood High School is in the Sequoia Union High School District. You can verify which high school you are assigned to by clicking here.
Hungry? We recommend you check these local restaurants out:
Milagro’s is a fun Mexican restaurant in downtown Redwood City. They have a large outdoor space that’s a great space for the kiddos and their friends on a weekend afternoon. Of course, while you sip margaritas. (no reservations required)
Are you sensing a pattern here? We like their margaritas at Quinto Sol too. Their guac is really good and the entrees feature enough spice to keep you honest. The Sopa Azteca is perfect as a meal or an appetizer. (reservations)