Redwood City is one of the most popular cities for startups and technology companies in the Bay Area. Oracle, Electronic Arts, and Box Inc. all call this vibrant community home. The community has a rich historical legacy with a recently renovated and revitalized downtown. Redwood City is characterized by a progressive atmosphere, with many young professionals and families calling it home today. The climate is also considered ideal, and the city adopted the motto “Climate Best by Government Test” all the way back in the 1920s to attract new residents. Even a century later, that wonderful weather is still a key draw for those living in Redwood City.
There’s a variety of real estate, home styles, and lifestyles available here. The downtown is vibrant and fun, while San Francisco Bayfront homes in Redwood Shores can also be found, or you could opt to call the lovely rolling hills of the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains home. Home styles range from single-family homes of all sizes as well as newer townhomes and modern condominiums.
One of the things Redwood City residents love the most about their community is the variety of lifestyles available here. The vibrant downtown offers semi-urban living. Those who want luxury waterfront living find homes overlooking the San Francisco Bay in the Redwood Shores area. Meanwhile, those who would prefer views of the mountains can get them in the Emerald Hills area close to the green spaces in the Santa Cruz mountains.
There is no shortage of good dining options for residents in Redwood City. Some favorite local hangouts in Redwood City include the Pasha Mediterranean & Hookah Lounge, Old Port Lobster Shack, and Mistral.
Pasha Mediterranean & Hookah Lounge offers authentic Mediterranean dishes plus a hookah bar. Old Port Lobster Shack was founded by a Bostonian in 2006 and offers a true, old-fashioned-style lobster shack right in the heart of Northern California. Mistra Restaurant & Bar has terrific gourmet-style food. There are plenty more, including lots of places serving different international cuisines, in the new downtown.
Also in the revitalized downtown area, there is a new 20-screen movie theater. The classic Fox Theater also remains open, hosting concerts, plays, and other events. The Peninsula Boardwalk and Sequoia Station offer good shopping mall options close to downtown Redwood City.
There are some great local attractions in Redwood City. The Pulgas Water Temple is a lovely monument built to honor the engineering feat that brought fresh water to the Bay Area in 1934. The Greek-style columned monument is situated in a lovely park. The Filoli Historic Home and Gardens is also a lovely place to visit. The San Mateo County History Museum is located in the historic courthouse in downtown Redwood City.
There are a number of small local city parks in Redwood City, including Red Morton Park, Marlin Park, and Stafford Park. For larger green spaces, head to Edgewood Park and Natural Preserve just outside of town. There are plenty more trailheads to explore the hills and mountains nearby. Emerald Hills Golf Course and Stanford Golf Course are also close by for those who want to hit the links.
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