Welcome to Redwood City
Contemporary and community-oriented
Redwood City’s rich history began with Spanish Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza
’s arrival and exploration in 1776
. By the 1840s
, there was an inundation of Americans migrating west. During the California Gold Rush in 1848
, the town became industrious, with logging, tanning, and shipping being its primary services. The area developed further in the early 1900s, and by 2000
, Redwood City’s population grew to over 75,000 people.
Real estate prices are high though lower than other neighboring towns, with the median home value being approximately $1.3M
. This historic town offers a wide range of home architectural styles
, including Victorian, Queen Anne, Eastlake, bungalow, Spanish Revival, and the more contemporary California ranch-style. So many different home styles offer something for everyone’s liking.
What to Love
People & Lifestyle
split of homeowners and renters and a good mix of suburban and urban landscape make this city a premier destination for families and young professionals alike. The average commute
takes 25 minutes, and the majority of people drive. There are plenty of shops, cafés, and eateries to keep you satisfied.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Leisure activities are plentiful in this lively community. Head to Redwood Downtown 20 and XD
or the historic Fox Theatre
to catch a movie screening. If movies aren’t quite your thing, there are many other attractions to entertain you.
Stop by for scrumptious pork meatballs and wood-fired pesto cheese pizza at Vesta
. For tasty Latin-inspired fares such as beef birria tacos and sizzling skillet fajitas, check out Milagros
. Enjoy some eats on the outdoor patio at Canyon Inn
, featuring American classics such as hot links and club sandwiches.
Things to Do
From museums to parks and theaters to seasonal events, you’ll never tire of the activities available to you and your family in Redwood City.
The Redwood City-Police Activities League (PAL)
hosts a variety of events
throughout the year, including the PAL Music Festival, Summer Community BBQ, and a Halloween Haunted House. PAL holds a Toy Drive
during the holidays to help provide families in need with gifts and holiday cheer! Redwood City provides its community with live music events
year-round, including a Classical Series and Music on the Square.
Fine educational institutions are well within reach and include:
- Sequoia High School, 9-12, a public school with an interdisciplinary Visual & Performing Arts Department
- Summit Preparatory Charter High School, 9-12, a public charter school with a high-quality college preparatory curriculum
- North Star Academy, 3-8, a public magnet school for high-achieving and gifted students
- Woodside High School, 9-12, a public magnet school that offers many classes in its Advanced Placement Program
- St. Pius School, PK-8, a private Catholic school with a core curriculum of religion, language arts, and mathematics
- Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, PK-8, a private Catholic School offering enrichment programs in fine art, music, physical education, Spanish, and technology