Economically and culturally rich and features lovely, tight-knit neighborhoods with a variety of homes for all types of lifestyles.
An evolving suburb on the edge of modernity, south of San Francisco
Redwood City is a Bay Area suburban community in San Mateo County, a stone’s throw south of San Francisco. It is only one block from Caltrain, the commuter rail line that connects the city to the rest of San Francisco. Once a place for cattle herders and corn mills, Redwood City is home to high-tech Silicon Valley firms and is the headquarters of the powerhouse, Oracle.
The city is economically and culturally rich and features lovely, tight-knit neighborhoods with a variety of homes for sale for all types of lifestyles. In fact, it is an architectural haven for the devoted, showcasing modern Redwood City homes with stark and clean lines and Victorian homes with decorative balconies and flowering gardens. The residential landscape is equally varied and features the best when it comes to Redwood City's condos for sale in addition to single-family homes in the hills, among manicured farms, or along the coast and waterways. With so many desirable locations to choose from and a great job market, it's no surprise that this is a popular area and real estate hot spot.
Redwood City is home to a strong economy that celebrates innovation and generates a constantly evolving culture. Given its proximity to the heart of Silicon Valley, Redwood City is a hub for professionals of all types. It also offers a family-friendly and walkable way of life, with the chance to live near a great school, parks and recreation, and many shopping, entertainment, and professional opportunities. This quintessential suburban city is built on the idea of "livability." It’s a creative place where residents can take a beat to relax from their busy lives and gather with neighbors for culture and recreation.
There are many wonderful cozy shops in Redwood where you can find something for everyone on your list and just as many eclectic dining options to please every palate. The many tasty and varied restaurants here offer everything from the imaginative French pastries of Mademoiselle Collette Bakery and wood-fired pizza of Vesta to craft cocktails and California cuisine at Timber and Salt.
Venture to the recently revitalized Courthouse Square, or “the Square” as locals call it, which has been transformed into a dazzling arts and entertainment venue where residents gather for concerts in the outdoor amphitheater on summer evenings.
The Little Fox Art Theater, built in 1929, is one of the oldest movie theaters in the nation and is now a cornerstone of the downtown district’s theater renaissance. Downtown Redwood City is now arguably the most happening entertainment mecca between San Francisco and San Jose.
There's always something going on in Redwood City, from live music to dance performances to festivals celebrating everything from Indian food to salsa. The beach is a bike ride away, and the downtown area is just a short walk from your door. The Redwood City coastline has astounding views with whale watching, kayaking, and easy access to the Bay Trail. Make it a point to take a hike regularly along the paths that snake through fields of colorful wildflowers every spring at Edgewood Park and Natural Preserve.
Along with Music on the Square, there are many other high-energy, fun events in downtown Redwood City, including Thursday Movies on the Square, Saturday Pub in the Park, and Shakespeare in the Park on weekends. Special holiday celebrations include Octoberfest, Lunar New Year, Dia de Los Muertos, and a sparkling Holiday Parade. Redwood City is fun for adults and children, with community events happening year-round.
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