From its earliest days when it served as the land of the Ohlone people, to its role as port city for the transportation of lumber and other goods, to it latest iteration as home to some of the biggest names in technology (Oracle and Electronic Arts among them), Redwood City has long held an attraction for those living on the Peninsula.
In a Few Words
Family-friendly, excellent schools
Although ranked among the most populated urban centers of San Mateo County, Redwood City has managed to harmonize residential, industrial, and commercial elements into a pleasing cityscape.
The only deep water port in the South Bay, Redwood City’s waterfront provides a yacht harbor and is distinguished as the fastest growing small port in the State of California.
Expansive open space and a newly revitalized downtown area provide all sorts of excuses to get outside — something that’s easy to do year round, thanks to Redwood City’s irresistible climate.
Civic pride in Redwood City runs deep — and has from the beginning.
In the early 1920s, after a study found Redwood City had the best climate outside of the Canary Islands and North Africa’s Mediterranean Coast, city officials sponsored a contest to come up with a slogan that would allow them to brag about their accolade. The resulting, “Climate Best By Government Test” is still proudly displayed on many of the city’s signs.
Why Redwood City?
Thanks in part to the residents’ determination to maintain low-density housing and protect its natural beauty and historic heritage, Redwood City’s reputation for excellent schools and a town government that includes a significant number of generous and energetic volunteers makes it one of the most desirable places to live in the Bay Area.
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