REDWOOD CITY

A bustling community is known for its diverse population, thriving downtown, and strategic location.

Welcome to Redwood City

The Vibrant Heart of the Peninsula

 

Situated midway between San Francisco and San Jose, Redwood City is a bustling community known for its diverse population, thriving downtown, and strategic location in the heart of Silicon Valley. With its rich history, cultural amenities, and a focus on community engagement, Redwood City offers a dynamic lifestyle that appeals to both professionals and families alike.

​​​​​​​Originally a port town during the California Gold Rush, Redwood City has evolved into a vibrant hub for technology, healthcare, and retail. Incorporated in 1867, the city has managed to maintain its historic charm while embracing modernity and innovation.

​​​​​​​The real estate landscape in Redwood City is diverse, ranging from charming bungalows and mid-century modern homes to luxurious waterfront properties. The city's various neighborhoods offer a range of lifestyle options, from the bustling urban atmosphere of downtown to the serene residential areas that border the San Francisco Bay.

What to Love

  • Diverse community and cultural richness
  • Proximity to major tech companies and Stanford University
  • ​​​​​​​Thriving downtown with dining, shopping, and entertainment options
  • ​​​​​​​Excellent public and private schools

Things to Do

Redwood City offers a wide range of activities and events that cater to its diverse population. The Redwood City Public Library is not just a place for books; it's a community center that offers various programs and events for all ages. For outdoor enthusiasts, the nearby Edgewood Park and Natural Preserve offers hiking trails and stunning views of the San Francisco Bay.

Local Lifestyle

Redwood City is a city that thrives on community engagement and cultural diversity. The city offers a plethora of parks and recreational facilities, including the popular Redwood Shores, which provides opportunities for kayaking, paddleboarding, and bird-watching. The city's downtown area is a hub for dining, shopping, and entertainment, featuring various events like Music on the Square and the annual Salsa Festival.
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Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Downtown Redwood City is a vibrant area filled with a variety of shops, restaurants, and cafes. For a fine dining experience, check out LV Mar, known for its Latin-inspired cuisine and craft cocktails. For those looking for something more casual, the Old Port Lobster Shack offers delicious seafood in a laid-back setting.

Schools

  • North Star Academy, grades 3–8 (highly rated public elementary and middle school)
  • Sequoia High School, grades 9–12 (well-regarded public high school)
  • Summit Preparatory Charter High School, grades 9–12 (excellent public charter school)

Education is a top priority in Redwood City, and the city's schools are a testament to this commitment to academic excellence. Whether it's the high-achieving public schools or the innovative charter institutions, families in Redwood City have a range of excellent educational options.

​​​​​​​Redwood City is more than just a city; it's a community that fosters engagement, values diversity, and offers a high quality of life. Whether you're a tech professional, a young family, or someone who appreciates a vibrant lifestyle, Redwood City has something to offer you.

Overview for REDWOOD CITY, CA

108,876 people live in REDWOOD CITY, where the median age is 39.3 and the average individual income is $66,629.41. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

108,876

Total Population

39.3 years

Median Age

High

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

$66,629.41

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for REDWOOD CITY, CA

REDWOOD CITY has 37,909 households, with an average household size of 3. 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. 108,876 people call REDWOOD CITY home. The population density is 4,204.72 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

108,876

Total Population

High

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

39.3

Median Age

49.71 / 50.29%

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
37,909

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$66,629.41

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

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
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