Redwood City’s official city slogan “Climate Best by Government Test” has been celebrated in Redwood City since 1925, after government tests revealed the city to be at the center of the world’s best three climates, along with the Canary Islands and the Mediterranean coast of North Africa. While the weather hasn’t changed much over the years, Redwood City has grown! More than 85,000 people call Redwood City home. Improvements to the Downtown area have made Downtown Redwood City a destination point for visitors throughout the area. Downtown offers the landmark Fox Theater, 20-screen movie theater, and Courthouse Square – which hosts movie nights, Music on the Square, arts, and festivals. You can also enjoy a variety of boutique shops and a diverse variety of cuisine from local eateries. The annual Independence Day Parade and Festival is a local, time honored tradition. Redwood City offers 30 parks, including the beautiful Edgewood Park & Natural Preserve with miles of hiking trails. Redwood City is home to major employers including Box, Evernote, Kaiser Permanente, Stanford Hospitals & Clinics, Equinix, Shutterfly and GoFundMe.
Redwood Shores is technically part of Redwood City; however, it is recognized as its own community on the Peninsula. Redwood Shores is located east of Belmont and San Carlos. The 1,500-acre master-planned community of Redwood Shores lies in between Foster City and Redwood City. In 1964, the Redwood City Council authorized construction plans for this development, which included an aquatic amusement park named Marine World, and the expansion continued into the 1980s. Eventually, Marine World relocated outside of Redwood Shores, and its former site was converted into a commercial development boasting two high-rise buildings. Software giant, Oracle, became the first tenant of this complex, and later obtained the entire development for use as the company’s corporate headquarters. Redwood Shores is also home to entertainment software company, Electronic Arts. Redwood Shores has grown over the past twenty-five years with two new elementary schools being opened as part of the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District, a public library, new commercial buildings, the Marketplace Shopping Center with retail & dining options, and private health club. Residents of Redwood Shores can enjoy spectacular water views throughout the community. Nature enthusiasts can observe the local birds and wildlife. Redwood Shores’ central lagoon offers three calm-water swim courses, ranging in length from a half-mile to two miles. Redwood Shores also offers miles of bay trials for walking, hiking, and biking.
Redwood City/Redwood Shores Statistics
Median Income: $90,461
# of Single Family Homes: 16,110
# of Condominiums: 3,061
Average Sales Price of Single Family Homes in 2017: $1,634,673
Average Sales Price of Condominiums in 2017: $893,164
Average Price per Square Foot of Single Family Homes in 2017: $959
Average Price per Square Foot of Condominiums in 2017: $755
“population estimates, July 1, 2016” and “median household income (in 2016 dollars), 2012-2016. All home price and price per square foot stats were pulled directly from the MLS.