Redwood City

Economically and culturally rich and features lovely, tight-knit neighborhoods with a variety of homes for all types of lifestyles.

Overview for Redwood City, CA

83,905 people live in Redwood City, where the median age is 37 and the average individual income is $69,317. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

83,905

Total Population

37 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$69,317

Average individual Income

Welcome to Redwood City

 

An evolving suburb on the edge of modernity, south of San Francisco

Redwood City, CA 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 real estate options 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.

What to Love

 
  • Accessible via commuter rail to San Francisco
  • Small town vibe in the larger Bay Area
  • Diverse restaurants
  • Outdoor summer concerts
  • Stunning landscape and natural amenities
  • A variety of stunning Redwood City houses for sale

Local Lifestyle - Living in Redwood City

 

Redwood City, CA 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.  

Redwood City Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

 

There are many wonderful cozy shops in Redwood City, CA 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.

Things to Do in Redwood City

 

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.

Schools in Redwood City

 

Redwood City is served by the high-performing schools of the Redwood City School District and the Sequoia Union High School District.

 

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Demographics and Employment Data for Redwood City, CA

Redwood City has 30,020 households, with an average household size of 2.74. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Redwood City do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 83,905 people call Redwood City home. The population density is 4,339.25 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

83,905

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

37

Median Age

50.41 / 49.59%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
30,020

Total Households

2.74

Average Household Size

$69,317

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Redwood City, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Redwood City. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
3rd - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
San Mateo County Special Education
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
St Pius Elementary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Wings Learning Center
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
Rocketship Redwood City
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Montessori House Of Children
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Summit Preparatory Charter High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Roy Cloud Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
Roosevelt Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Our Lady Of Mt Carmel School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Redeemer Lutheran School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
San Mateo County Regional Occupational Program
PUBLIC
11th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
McKinley Institute of Technology
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Sequoia Preschool Kindergarten
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
1st - 11th
No rating available
Redwood Shores Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5

Around Redwood City, CA

There's plenty to do around Redwood City, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

1
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
26
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Phil's Gourmet Hotdogs, Sweet E Bakeshoppe, and Baked By Renie.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 3.09 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.8 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.07 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.62 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.52 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars

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